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SMEs not prepared for the threat of cyber criminals – Barclaycard

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Research from Barclaycard claims cyber security is not being prioritized by small businesses, putting numerous organizations at risk of attack.

How SMEs are benefitting from hybrid cloud architecture in the best of both worlds

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Hybrid cloud architecture has been a while maturing, but now offers businesses unparalleled flexibility, ROI and scalability. The smaller the business, the more vital these traits are, making hybrid cloud the number one choice for SMEs in 2016.

Google said to be on cloud shopping spree

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Google is rumoured to be planning the acquisition of a number of businesses to bolster its cloud computing platform and suite of workplace applications.

Cloud business users grow faster and are twice as profitable says study

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Companies that commit themselves to cloud computing are likely to grow faster and enjoy twice the profit of their non-cloud using rivals, according to a study. The research also indicates that the UK is leading Europe in cloud adoption. However, one critic said there is no evidence that cloud computing creates productivity, or is a consequence of it.

NEC and SAP partner to bring cloud-based ERP to SMEs

NEC and SAP are partnering to deliver the latter's SME-focused ERP solution on the former's hardware

Setting their sights on South East Asian SMEs, NEC and SAP have entered into a partnership this week that will see NEC provide small and medium-size businesses in the region with SAP’s Business ByDesign ERP solution. The companies want to dispel the myth that SAP’s cloud solutions are only suitable for larger enterprises.

IRIS acquires KashFlow to strengthen SME, accountancy penetration

Iris Software Group says its acquisition of KashFlow will help strengthen its offering to SMEs

The Iris software group announced today that it has acquired Kashflow, a provider of cloud-based bookkeeping software in a bid to strengthen its position in the global SME and accountancy market.

HGC launches enterprise cloud services

HGC is playing with different pricing models for cloud services for SMEs and large enterprises

Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecom International on Wednesday launched a slew of enterprise cloud services for SMEs and larger enterprises globally.

US carriers missing $16bn SME opportunity, says consultancy

The US telecom industry could be missing out on as much as $16bn in annual revenues by failing to properly address the needs of SMEs, according to research released recently by consultancy Inzenka.

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