E-skills has launched a business IT guide to help small businesses make the most of IT.
The ICT Yorkshire Business IT Guide aims to help smaller firms increase their productivity and competitiveness through better use of technology.
E-skills said the guide will help businesses understand what techonlogy is relevant to their particular organisation, and support them in implementing it.
Topics covered include developing a website, implementing security, investing in hardware and software, manage communications, and using technology to enhance sales and customer relationships.
Karen Price, chief executive at e-skills, said many smaller firms do not know where to go for impartial advice on introducing new technology. "Technology has the power to improve efficiency, open up new markets and enhance customer service. But for many smaller firms it can be difficult to know where to start."