How do you grow an environmentally responsible business while working with low margins?
We look at how Australian company Acacia Environmental Management continues to be an industry leader in this field by staying true to its environmental values.
What’s behind the World Computer? Demystifying cloud computing
Cast your mind back to the 1980s. PCs were a luxury. Business computing was basic at best. Today, things couldn’t be more different.
Succeed in the digital transformation era
It’s mostly about your own cultural mindset. This is part 2 to ‘Business survival depends on digital transformation’ in XU Magazine, Issue 19.
Business survival depends on digital transformation
Digital transformation, or ‘DX’, has been happening for many decades. You may think of milestones like Apple’s first iPhone release in 2007 or when you first heard the term ‘cloud’, IOT (Internet of Things) or AI (Artificial Intelligence) as occasional leaps forward. The reality is the changes have been continuous and it’s the digital developments in between that have largely gone under the radar of mainstream business.
Keeping business in balance
Clemi Hardie is not your conventional CEO. She has achieved the desire of many; balancing her passion for the sport of surfing with running UK-based event technology company, Noodle Live. We discover her secret of finding the energy required to succeed yet calmly stay on her feet in both business and personal life...
Xero works for large businesses too
We hear a lot about how Xero helps small businesses, such as cafes or bike repair shops. But what about larger businesses? Should we be hearing about how Xero helps them?
How North Group’s journey to the cloud has improved business insight and budget control
Pure cloud software continues to rapidly replace outdated on-premise and hosted applications. Gartner Research Vice President Milind Govekar, has said that as soon as 2019, at least a third of the largest software vendors will have moved from cloud-first to cloud-only. But that still leaves many businesses at risk of being held back because familiarity makes it seem easier to put up with old software applications or spreadsheet files rather than investing in new cloud systems. We speak to North Group about their experience of ditching on-premise and moving to the cloud...
When it comes to Managing stock and inventory, it pays to keep things tidy
Accurately knowing the value, availability and flow of stock is key to staying in control of your inventory and can make or break a business; your customer reputation and profitability. Whether you’re selling individual items or manufacturing part or whole products, keeping track of materials, availability and costs is essential to your bottom line. We talk to two different businesses about the smart ways they keep things tidy when it comes to stock and inventory....
International trade? It’s essential for business success and survival.
A company is more likely to succeed (11% more in the UK) if it does business abroad. We ask three different businesses about the opportunities offered by international trade.
SME managing projects, materials and stock? Cloud technology can boost your profitability.
When it comes to winning and managing profitable work, small and medium enterprises have the same challenges as the largest enterprises. Quoting, pricing, costing and managing time and money on projects and products in the construction, technology and industrial environment is often detailed and complex. Three SMEs and two business consulting professionals share their insights into how they solve these challenges:...
Catching up with Tidy
Tidy just released their new website and a new partner programme. XU Magazine asks Kevin Mann, CEO of Tidy International for more details and if there are any new features in the products.
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