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SMBs can take Digital Transformation lead, leapfrogging their larger peers

We don’t always think that SMBs have advantages when it comes to leading the way in digital transformation. Large companies have bigger pockets, meaning more investment in new technologies, they also tend to have larger teams, with whole departments dedicated to things like cyber security. But one thing that SMBs have that, generally speaking, larger

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Reflect & Recharge Workshop – Registration now open

Come along to our workshop to reflect on your current processes and recharge your Digital Transformation strategy   On 5th September we are holding a Reflect & Recharge workshop at the Marriott hotel, Preston. This is a chance for you to reflect on the suitability of the current systems you’re using and get the information

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To Install, To Host or To Rent The Ghost

Technology brings choices: Invest in a traditional IT infrastructure and install your business applications upon it Rent hosted IT infrastructure and deny the need for internal IT resource Opt for cloud technology where you really can’t see it, touch it, or (in some cases) explain it Owner managed businesses of today face a very different

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Developing a business growth strategy

One thing that all organisations have in common is the desire to be successful and drive growth. To do this there are a few factors that need to be assessed if you are to develop a feasible business growth strategy. People Your people are your most important asset when it comes to whether your business

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DCS Lead discussions at the Northern Power House Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Our experts in digital technology for SMEs took part in discussions on the importance of industry 4.0 for manufacturers in the UK, at the recent Northern Powerhouse Advanced Manufacturing Conference. The conference, organised by Insider magazine, took place on 27 June in Greater Manchester and was opened by presentations from Barry Leahey, Managing Director for

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A round up of our recent workshop

On 12th June we held the first in our series of Reflect & Recharge workshops at Robinsons Brewery, Stockport. The day was hosted by our SAP experts – James Peel, Jason O’Brien and Adam Rawlins, who addressed the specific challenge’s attendees were facing and made suggestions on how SAP Business One can be implemented to

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Congratulations to the DCS team for completing the Three Peaks Challenge

Over 900 road miles, 24 walking miles, 21 hours of driving, 3 mountains, 8600 feet of elevation (that 1.6 miles straight up), 80,000 steps, many blisters, 50 litres of water, ice cold summits, 0 lost walkers, 1 stranger in the night, ups, downs, 29 hours of climbing – And over £2k raised for Francis House

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Cyber Protection from £53 per week

Many businesses see a lot of cyber security articles in the press but are unsure of how to grapple what’s happening.  Attacks are evading traditional security measures and the number of attacks is increasing as the method of delivery also advances.  Seemingly genuine payload is being used to transmit and propagate malware and it’s becoming

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DCS explain how big data can be made accessible for SMEs at Insider Round Table

As lead sponsor of a recent Insider Round Table discussion, DCS headed up a discussion with leaders from a varied mix of SME businesses in the region to understand the business challenges they face when making plans for growth. With an emphasis on big data analytics, the discussion was framed around the value of data;

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Don’t close your eyes. It’s time to be aware. Know the threats.

In recent weeks I have spoken with clients and prospective clients who have been subjected to attack by cyber criminals.  Cyber-attacks on SMEs are becoming more common and more sophisticated.  In some cases, the attacks were successful and there was resulting business interruption from system downtime and data-loss from ransomware encrypting critical business files. A

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