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Is Technology Ruining your Chances of Getting a Job?

Information technology continues to affect the way in which people are employed. Robotics, together with computer systems are replacing some roles, whilst helping to simplify and eliminate a range of repetitive tasks. This delivers greater productivity whilst decreasing overall costs and improving organisational control. However, whilst mobile technology is also allowing the office to become ever ...

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Been Unemployed for a While? Top Tips to get you Back in the IT Action

If you’ve been made redundant or perhaps come to the end of a long-term contract, it can be an attractive option to take a few weeks or even a couple of months off. But at Maximus, we believe you should beware; it’s all too easy to get stuck in unemployment - and then it becomes harder to find another job.As everyone knows, in an ideal world you would find a new job before leaving your old one, ...

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Social Screening - Just a Bit of Fun or an Invasion of Privacy?

We live in an age where our lives are shared with the world and where everything we do leaves a digital trail online. These days, many people have multiple social media accounts, sharing photos, statuses, and personal information. In some respects, sharing your life in this way, especially if the accounts don't have high security settings, can be an invitation for the wider world to explore your ...

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What a Salesforce Acquisition Could Mean for the Future of CRM

Recent murmurs in the marketplace suggest that Salesforce.com Inc. is ripe for take-over. As a result of these rumours, the company apparently hired a team of financial advisers to help fend off potential acquisition bids.Initially, these reports led to a fall in the company's share price, however, shares subsequently rose at an unprecedented rate and the value of Salesforce.com now stands at ...

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What will Technology Look Like in Ten Years?

Back in 2005, the technology world looked very different from today. The iTunes store was getting into its stride, with 200 million downloads in 12 months, mobile phones were just beginning to challenge the iPod, Google Earth was launched, and the first cellphone viruses appeared. A decade on, and although we still don't have the silver foil suits and jet packs of old sci-fi movies, things have ...

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Top 10 Free Apps for Business

Smartphone apps can be an indispensable asset for business users, with many free downloads making it easy to manage various aspects of your life throughout the working day. Here are just ten of the top apps you can download without paying a penny.Adobe ReaderAlthough there is a premium version of the app available, if you just want to be able to access and view PDF documents on your mobile ...

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Women in Tech: 5 Women who Broke the Glass Ceiling

The British technology sector has been growing three times as fast as the overall economy, but this success story still needs more female role models. There is a huge variety of career options available to women in the tech sector, ranging from programming to marketing and data processing to finance. Not only do these positions come with impressive salaries and travel opportunities, but there are ...

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3 Times CRM can Save the Day

If you already have a CRM system in place for your business, then you would probably struggle to imagine life without it. But many small-business owners are struggling along in exactly that way - with no CRM system in place to help them with their customer service. If you are trying to persuade your bosses to let you implement a formal CRM system, here are three examples of occasions when CRM can ...

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Maximus futureproofs recruitment processes with Mercury xRM

One of Europe’s top ERP recruiters, Maximus, has futureproofed its recruitment processes and made its consultants fully mobile after investing in the latest recruitment technology platform, Mercury xRM. Mercury xRM will replace an ageing system, which was struggling to support maturing business processes, restricting company growth. The Mercury xRM solution will enable Maximus to fluidly ...

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Avoiding the top 3 CRM mistakes

Implementing a CRM system can be a massive benefit to your business but only if it’s done correctly. All too often, CRM system rollouts go wrong because of poor preparation or organisation, this can result in a damaged company brand and taint the decision makers perception of a new CRM for a long time to come. Before you try to implement a CRM into your business, it’s important you ...

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What actually is the Internet of Things?

Whenever you see articles about technology these days you're likely to find some mention of the ‘Internet of Things’. But what exactly is it and what will it mean for our everyday lives?   Until recently the internet was made up of computers, tablets and smartphones - devices which allow people to interact and access content from around the world. It was a way of finding out ...

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The anatomy of a successful SAP implementation

SAP is a powerful tool that a lot of SME’s are eager to implement, but it is also one that is expensive to deploy and one that requires specific expertise that not all businesses have in-house. All too often, IT directors attempt to roll out SAP, only to find that the deployment goes wrong and then they are forced to bring in consultants to save the program - wasting a lot of time and money ...

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How social media and CRM can work together

Social media is becoming an increasingly important part of everyday life for many people. In some parts of the western world, Facebook has a market penetration of more than 70% and more than half of all Facebook users check their accounts at least once per day. The penetration for Twitter, Instagram and the other major social networks is lower, but they are gaining more and more users and ...

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Apple Watch: useful or useless?

The Apple Watch has undergone two launch events and is currently entering the tech market on a wave of hype. But there is also a healthy degree of scepticism about Apple's next gadget, with industry commentators and consumers alike wondering whether this wearable will actually be capable of achieving the same levels of success as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.   That Syncing ...

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5 best Cloud storage devices in 2015

Cloud computing is helping businesses to lower IT costs while providing them with access to cutting-edge tools that can boost productivity, sales and growth. And in Europe, businesses are only just starting to catch on to the benefits of the cloud.   There are many cloud-based storage devices which organisations can harness in order to accommodate the ever-increasing amounts of ...

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5 Fun and Quirky Ways to Spice Up Your Employer Brand

Employer branding may not be a new phenomenon, but many business owners are not giving it the attention that it rightly deserves. Spending time honing your employer brand not only helps to create the right image and impression for potential employees and existing staff, but it can help to attract and retain the best candidates. If your branding is in need of spicing up, here are five fun ...

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5 killer tips for the everyday Salesforce user

Millions of businesses are reaping the rewards of using the Salesforce CRM. This is why the company was named as the Fortune World's Most Admired Company for 2014 and holds fifth place in the MIT Technology Review list of the 50 Smartest Companies. This reinvention of the cloud makes it simpler than ever to access the business information you want and need. But are you making the most of all ...

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6 tips for selecting and implementing an ERP system

ERP systems are inherently expensive and complex, but they're also essential to the smooth operation of the business. Selecting and installing one is therefore, perhaps the most crucial task that an IT function will ever undertake. So how can companies ensure that they don't make expensive mistakes? The following are some key tips to help make the selection and implementation of ERP run ...

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5 things that IT professionals need to know about the future of the Tech Industry

The information technology sector is in a state of constant change. For anyone working in the sector, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest trends or risk getting left behind. But what are the main trends that will drive technology in the next few years?   1. The Internet of Things   The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be what everyone is talking about ...

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The 'Race to Zero' - Is the cloud as fluffy as it seems?

Cloud computing is widely hailed as the future of IT, allowing businesses and consumers to access almost limitless resources without having to invest in expensive hardware on-site. And unlike the traditional IT market, this is an emerging industry which is highly competitive, with no single vendor dominating at the moment.   This state of affairs has led to many companies ...

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ERP trends, growths and forecasts for 2015

The ERP and CRM industries are growing rapidly, and the trend for 2015 appears to be continued growth, with the changes in those industries having a huge impact on the world of IT over the next year. Here is a quick look at some of the most important ERP trends for 2015.   Hybrid Cloud becoming a part of the Mainstream Hybrid cloud strategies became an important part of the IT ...

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