Firstly, let me deal with an urban myth which says the more hours you work, the more you will get done.
Improved mobile connectivity, enabled by 5G, will take retailers and commercial businesses’ understanding of how customers shop to entirely new levels, a landmark new report from mobile operator O2 has concluded.
Philip Hammond has announced in his first Spring Statement that Britain’s next business rates revaluation will take place one year earlier than planned, in 2021.
Unlocking the “digital potential” of Britain’s rural businesses by increasing connectivity and removing constraints around ecommerce could add up to £26.4bn to the rural economy annually, a new study has found.
It stands to reason workers on the go must stay connected, but two-thirds feel anxious without WiFi, while others confess using devices at the most inappropriate times.
While the UK remains the third largest eCommerce market in the world – the biggest in Europe – its lagging broadband speed is blocking further growth.
Amazon has joined forces with Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by rural businesses throughout the UK.
That we’ll need better connectivity to compete online has been made clear by government statistics. Global internet traffic is forecast to be 95 times that of 2005 in 2020, with mobiles outnumbering mankind seven to one. But will our 5G ambitions be realised in time to capitalise on the change?
If your connection speed is already slow, you may want to rethink allowing staff to use their smart devices for download purposes at work.
Enabling workforce flexibility and ensuring cybersecurity are at the top of the agenda for every business in 2017. However, these objectives don’t always go hand in hand. In fact, companies often pursue the former at the detriment to the latter – and it seems the CEO is often the greatest mobile security risk.
Using data from January to March 2017, Which? was able to identify the cities that suffered most from slow broadband – and it doesn’t look good for Scotland.
At the Connected Britain conference in Grange St. Pauls, digital minister Matt Hancock recommitted to the already-established broadband and mobile networking policy.