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 Technology News – 23 October

Property Management Software Arthur Launches COVID-19 Tool The new addition to its letting agent platform allows tenants to flag if they are self-isolating, are in a risk group, an other day-to-day issues that both tenants and estate agents face from the...

What SME Owners Need To Know About The Cloud And Kubernetes

Jay Keshur, Co-Founder and COO at Appvia, which provides developers and DevOps teams with a range of cloud-native enablement tools and solutions, explains one of the key technology trends in the market, and what it means for your small business.  Small and medium...

How Invoicing Inefficiencies Hold Small Businesses Back

Patrick Manasse, CCO at MonetaGo shines a light on the inefficiencies in invoice financing that make double financing a real risk. This in turn, makes it more difficult to get much needed cash to SMEs that need it the most. The coronavirus outbreak has seen a spate of...