BCS launches portal for small businesses

The British Computer Society has added two new sections to its website in an effort to provide more information and support on a wider range of IT-related subjects.

The British Computer Society has added two new sections to its website in an effort to provide more information and support on a wider range of IT-related subjects.

With small and medium-sized enterprises making up the highest percentage of companies in the UK, the BCS has launched a portal designed to support these organisations. The portal contains articles on all manner of subjects that are suitable for SMEs.

The BCS has also launched a section covering professional ethics on its website. This covers subjects such as climate change, personal behaviour, identity and liberty, professionalism, charitable work, and user accessibility. There is a lot to discuss in ethics and IT, topics that the BCS has not covered in depth previously.

The website now features the online edition of its membership magazine, IT Now. The BCS also publishes a security magazine, Information Security Now, which incorporates the Information Security Specialist Group. Health Informatics Now is the newsletter of the BCS health informatics community.

The latest issue of Health Informatics Now focuses on health informatics in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and how the approach to IT there differs to that in England. The summer issue of Information Security Now focuses on information privacy and discusses subjects such as ethical hacking and code vulnerability detection.

The BCS website is also being used to showcase the society's podcast, oddIT. Put together by the publishing and web team, the weekly podcast covers the interesting, amusing and weird in IT.

Highlights from the podcast are also being covered in the BCS blog, which covers topics such as process modelling, digital rights management, games, health informatics and data migration.

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