650hours CEO helps boost British business at MSP channel event

650hours CEO Stewart Boutcher was one of 15 channel leaders heading up the recent Transmentum/VARTrends MSP Peer Group event in Milton Keynes. The channel partner event is designed to help VARs and MSPs to better streamline, manage and market their businesses as well as build sustainable recurring revenue. Stewart spoke about How to Build a […]

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World Book Day is more than just a fad

Since it began 19 years ago World Book Day has instilled panic in parents with last minute costume requests in the first week of March. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity […]

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Ad blocking will reach hundreds of millions in 2016

For those in the know ad blocking has been around for years – preventing annoying pop-ups or flashy adverts on all sorts of websites. But 2015 was a pivotal year for the technology as it went from being something which was only discussed within the industry to being a cultural pop reference in three episodes […]

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Google changes things up again

In its continual bid to improve its platform, Google has made more changes to its social networking service Google+. Google’s changes are ongoing into 2016. Having completely redesigned things during the Summer – when it pulled out its photos stream into a separate package which launched December 10 – Google has been continually tweaking the […]

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Think big for your business in 2016

As we enter into the New Year, what are your business aspirations for 2016? The experts say, think big, start small and learn fast. Regardless of your objectives, here are some important factors to consider to help make your business a success.  With the rapidly developing online market, digital marketing is also an essential component to […]

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Study looks at social media popularity

As we enter into a New Year, we take a look back at social media popularity in 2015 and make predictions as to where the user share is likely to be heading in 2016. A Pew report released last year on social media habits revealed that Facebook still ruled the roost – however, Instagram and […]

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Black Friday – is its future in online sales?

As we move into 2016 after the hectic Christmas and Boxing Day sales period, we look back at the biggest online shopping campaign of the year – Black Friday on  November 27 – and examine its origins and its future. On Black Friday, consumers in the UK spent over £1.1 billion shopping online. Companies including […]


Get networking with re-invented LinkedIn groups

Many of us have a profile on LinkedIn but how many of us are using LinkedIn groups to help build our connections further? In 2004, when LinkedIn was a fledgling site with 500,000 members, the platform introduced LinkedIn Groups – where professionals could come to exchange their knowledge and build relationships. Today, there are more than […]

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Avoiding Content Clutter

We all love the process of creating and sharing original content. But, we have to ask: Is it all useful? Is it in the best interest of our clients and their brands? Are we really adding value – or simply creating content clutter? Content strategy has evolved – rather than focusing purely on the creation […]

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