Small Business Technology News – 16 October

by | Oct 16, 2020

TP-Link Launches New Networking Products

TP-Link has unveiled a new set of products for the business market, which offer fast, secure and reliable wireless connections. The products are designed for the hospitality, retail and office environment, and come with a host of features for small business IT teams. The products are part of its Omada range, and can be managed with an easy-to-use app. “With this technology, we can support businesses in meeting the connectivity demands of future workspaces,” said Will Liu, Managing Director of TP-Link UK.

McKinsey Research Finds Digital Is Here To Stay For B2B Sales

COVID-19 means in-person sales meetings now only account for 15 to 25 percent of all sales interactions, and increased the use of remote self-service  according to new research from McKinsey. 14% of business leaders make a £750K purchase without an in-person meeting, and 60% would be happy to spend up to £38,000. 88% of B2B decision makers expect the remote and digital model to stick around for the long run too.

HR Platform Breathe Acquired By ALMO

Breathe, an HR software provider for SMEs, has been acquired by ELMO Software Limited. Jonathan Richards, co-founder and CEO of Breathe said, “My brief is to continue focusing on supporting the UK SME community. The Breathe team and the Breathe product will go from strength to strength over the coming months and years.”

Receipt Bank launches “one place to pay” app

Receipt Bank has launched Pay which helps small businesses track and pay invoices in one place, regardless of who they bank with. The mobile app promises “pain free payments” – by reducing the number of apps needed to pay invoices and cutting down on admin time. 

DWF launches ‘Netflix for learning’ 

DWF has launched a new digital learning platform, called DWF Advantage, for employee learning. Available via subscription, it means businesses can deliver training remotely and uses proprietary and third party content that can be accessed from any device, anywhere, at any time.

Degreed launches Career Mobility product

Degreed a workforce upskilling platform, has launched Degreed Career Mobility helping HR teams and managers match employees to projects, assignments, and roles. If it identifies a skills gap, the platform presents relevant learning options. Staff can map their career goals and skills to make sure they’re developing, and Degreed says that team managers can reduce bias in decision making to make the most of talent.

Small Business Laptops – Ultimate Buying Guide

Laptops have been a key part of the small business office environment for some time now. This is especially true for roles involving client or site visits. However, the shift to working from home means businesses whose staff used desktops in the office have had to...

7 Steps To Creating A Thriving Small Business Online

Gytis Labašauskas, CMO at Zyro discusses the seven key steps to creating a thriving and sustainable business, while avoiding some of the more common pitfalls. The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the ecommerce industry forward at a rate that would have otherwise taken...