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Businesses have one week to Connect to the Future

Time is running out for businesses to book on to our digital technology event. In a week’s time businesses in Cornwall will gather at Goonhilly Earth Station to explore the opportunities that digital technology presents.  ‘Connect to the Future – how digital technology can help boost your business communication’ is all about how  technology can […]

How Artificial Intelligence is being used to do business

How you manage your business, develop its markets, handle sales and support customer services could all be transformed with AI (Artificial Intelligence). Digital Business Enabler Steve Edwards from Superfast Business Cornwall, a fully-funded service by the European Regional Development Fund, tells businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly about the benefits of AI. For […]

Why your business can’t afford to ignore social media

Today, our use of social media has become so widespread that someone, somewhere on the many networks available, may well be talking about your business. Which begs the question: wouldn’t you like the opportunity to be involved in those conversations and get your message across in the way you would like it to be presented? […]

Speakers announced for digital technology event Connect to the Future

Major advances in digital technology, including the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence and the internet of things, demonstrating how businesses can use these to transform the way they operate will be the focus of a one day event hosted by Superfast Business Cornwall. ‘Connect to the Future – How digital technology can help boost your […]

Understanding what an ICT strategy can do for your business

Technology is transforming the ways in which businesses work, with the connectivity speeds of Superfast Broadband providing a range of opportunities for exploiting new business models and offering innovative services to your customers. But how do you ensure that you make the most of these opportunities? From the outset it’s essential that you establish a […]

Why an ICT strategy is good for your business

You wouldn’t start out on a car journey without knowing where you were going or whether your car ran on petrol or diesel. Almost inevitably you would end up getting lost, running out of fuel or stuck down a dead-end. It’s just the same with the ICT systems that support your business activities – you […]

Get prepared for the biggest change to data protection law in a generation

In May 2018, the way in which data protection is governed will undergo a major transformation when the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. All businesses that process personal data should be taking action now to ensure that they are ready to comply with GDPR when it takes effect. Some have […]

New fully funded Digital Knowledge Bank

An online resource to help Cornish businesses benefit from digital technology has been launched by Superfast Business Cornwall. The Knowledge Bank is packed with impartial information and advice to help Cornwall and Isles of Scilly based businesses exploit digital technology to develop and grow. It includes handy guides, checklists, top tips and videos on everything […]

Want to win the race to success? Then use website analytics…

Did you know that Formula One cars have up to 300 on-board sensors? During a Grand Prix these continuously transmit data to the driver’s technical team, showing them how the different parts of the vehicle are running. The team can then radio their driver and tell him how to get the very best performance from […]

Superfast digital IT expertise and investment drives business success

Businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are enjoying accelerated growth and job creation thanks to expertise and investment from Superfast Business Cornwall. Superfast Business Cornwall offers a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital development, coupled with grants to enable new digital IT related projects. It is fully funded by the […]

How video conferencing could benefit your business

Using low-cost video conferencing services could transform how your business manages its internal communications, training and its relationships with customers and commercial partners The face-to-face meeting is still a powerful marketing and sales tool. Businesses that add video conferencing to their communications could vastly reduce their travel costs and even expand their market. Connecting via […]

altcom Limited – Job Vacancies

Job title: Software Developer Number of vacancies: 1 Hours of work: Full time Job type: Permanent Salary: Competitive Salary details: Dependent on experience and skills Job sector: Software development Employer: altcom Limited Employer website: www.altcom.co.uk Place of work: 13 North Parade, Penzance, TR18 4SL Nearest town: Penzance Job description: The role involves working in a […]

The Skills Support for the Workforce programme

The Skills Support for the Workforce programme offers eligible businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly fully funded training courses to help them to grow. The programme is developed to upskill employees within small and medium sized businesses and seeks to provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance employees’ skills, increase […]

Enhancing productivity through the online office

Is your business taking advantage of the rich features offered by today’s online office suites, which, when coupled with the improved connectivity of Superfast Broadband, can streamline processes and improve productivity? The more popular online office productivity suites such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google’s G Suite, typically offer a range of integrated programs for […]

Why flexible working is here to stay

In 2016, Vodafone carried out a worldwide business survey which showed that 75% of companies around the globe have now introduced some form of flexible working. These working practices include allowing employees to vary their working hours, moving them from fixed hours to flexi-time, job sharing schemes, and using the latest technologies to allow staff […]

What Superfast Broadband Technology can do for your business

The arrival of Superfast Broadband is transforming the way that businesses operate – and that includes even the smallest businesses. Conventional broadband is delivered using copper wiring. Superfast Broadband uses fibre optic cables which transmit information as pulses of light. This enables a massive increase in the connection speed that can be achieved. The impact […]

Ten key questions to ask when developing a systems specification

How do you ensure that you get the right digital technologies in place to support your business in the most effective way? It’s unquestionably getting more difficult with a plethora of on-premise, hybrid and cloud options available. Accessing the cloud via superfast broadband offers a variety of tools, technologies and potential solutions to meet your […]

“Connect to the Future” Event Announced

We are pleased to confirm our annual event this year “Connect to the Future” Use digital technology to boost your business communication Goonhilly Earth Station Thursday 19 October 2017 9.30am – 4pm     Digital Technologies can open up new and exciting opportunities for business communication and what better place to explore this than at […]

Match funding available for new digital technology projects

Superfast Business Cornwall which aims to boost business competiveness through an increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology has announced funding for digital projects that develop new products/services and create jobs. The service which uses a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital development, is currently advertising for applicants for projects of over […]

Specify before you buy – getting the right technology solution for your business

The aim of a system specification is to help identify and document your business objectives and the associated technology requirements. A good specification then forms an excellent starting point for any discussions you have with suppliers about potential solutions. So, you’re thinking about buying a new car. You’re looking for a four door model for […]

Streamlining your business processes with systems integration

A new customer has just bought a product from your online shop. ‘Behind the scenes’ your back-office systems kick in and the information they have input is used to automatically generate an invoice which is sent out via email, whilst a text message is sent to their phone indicating when to expect delivery of the […]

Great service feedback received

“I’d like to thank all the team for their help, it’s been an incredibly well supported journey for us from start to finish, professional, swift, proactive, understanding, friendly and a feeling that there’s a desire to get things done and make difference.” Dan Dicker, Managing Director,  Ashortwalk

We are recruiting – Workshop Facilitator

Superfast Business Cornwall are looking for a Workshop Facilitator who is an active communicator that can bring tech to life and explain its benefits with practical examples and current information. We have materials prepared and a rolling programme of events but you will be able to design and deliver your own content and input into future […]

Match funding available for new digital technology projects

Superfast Business Cornwall which aims to boost business competiveness through an increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology has announced funding for digital projects that develop new products/services and create jobs. The service which uses a tailored programme of high quality information, advice and digital development, is currently advertising for applicants for projects of over […]

Support available for new digital projects

Superfast Business Cornwall, which aims to boost business competiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology, has announced funding for digital projects that develop new products and services and create jobs. The service runs until March 2019 and is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, so there is no charge for eligible […]

SFBC Procurement Opportunity – Content Writing Reference 019-2016-S-SFBC

Superfast Business Cornwall (SFBC) is a service for SMEs across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that aims to boost business competitiveness through increased understanding and exploitation of digital technology. The service offers SMEs, start-ups and social enterprises a tailored programme of high quality information, advice, and digital skills development. Match funding is available to […]

Tech for Growth 2017 Inspires Cornish Businesses

Businesses in Cornwall were given an insight into how to use digital technology to remain competitive  at Superfast Business Cornwall’s event ‘Tech for Growth 2017’ in Wadebridge last week. The event drew small to medium sized eligible businesses from across Cornwall who were inspired to adopt digital technology for growth through a series of keynote […]

Your website must harness the incredible power of video

One of the most eagerly anticipated movie releases ever was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Six months prior to release, Disney posted a trailer for the movie online. Within 24 hours it had been viewed 88 million times. And when a second online trailer appeared, Disney saw their stock market value leap up by over […]

How a CRM could future proof your business’s sales and customer service

At Superfast Business Cornwall we speak to countless small businesses that all understand that in today’s commercial environment, they need to do more to support their customers and commercial partners within their supply chain. Whether your business is B2C or B2B, a CRM could become a vital component of your business to compete in today’s […]

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