February 14, 2013 5:09 pm |
There’s been some good news released for small businesses today with a survey revealing that 89% of SMEs are now maximising the use of technology within the workplace.
In a study by Hiscox, conducted in November and December last year, businesses are proven to be using technology to its full potential, which ultimately means that small businesses are ensuring their position at the forefront of technology.
But there is some bad news. This also means that workers are now constantly attached to their smartphones, with it being found that up to 37% of businesses and workers wind up working, even where they’re off duty.
Alan Thomas, small business insurance expect at Hiscox explained the findings: ‘As SMEs seek to keep their businesses running at all times, the option to clock off at 5pm is fast diminishing and being ‘switched on’ is becoming a normal way of life. Thanks to the reliance on, and access to technology, SMEs have become masters of technology but slaves to their work’.
Despite what may be seen to be a downside to these findings, it’s promising news that SMEs are being successful with the use of developing technologies, and are able to use technology to maximise their output!
November 30, 2011 1:37 pm |
So, we’re halfway through the day which has seen more than one million public sector workers in England go on strike over pension changes.
Whether the strikes are right or wrong is not our place to argue, but the impact on business is undeniable.
With the majority of schools closed due to the teachers’ strike, working parents have faced huge challenges to find childcare in order to be able to go to work. Those who can’t find cover have had to take the day off, leaving some businesses short staffed.
One positive impact of the disruption (for me, anyway!) was that the rush hour traffic was lighter than usual this morning. But anyone using public transport to get to work has faced a whole different set of problems, with the strikes meaning the some services are cancelled altogether. Others are running on limited service.
The strikes highlight the need for disaster planning to ensure continuous service for your customers, even if your staff can’t get into the office to answer the phones.
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