Digital Poverty in the UK in 2021

Digital Poverty

Many of us take connection to the internet for granted…we have phones, laptops and plenty of them. We all know what it’s like when we lose our mobile or, heaven forbid, internet connection. So imagine living in a world where you don’t have a phone, a laptop or internet connection… how would you get by?

 
Home Office image by Ivan Samkov

The Home Office of the Future: A Checklist

If you’re not doing it all of the time, you’ll be doing it some of the time and if you’re not doing it at all you’ll be the envy of many who don’t have a choice. ‘Working from home’ sounds great and it was always the ultimate working blag… “yeah, sure you are”.

What are the biggest threats to your business?

What are the biggest threats to your business?

As the world limps on and businesses in the UK contend with the challenges of another period of lockdown, B4 members representing the Business Services, IT & Communications Hub marked Data Protection Day on Thursday 28th January 2021 by discussing what the major threats were to their businesses. With thanks to Darren Aston (Aston & James), Neill Lawson-Smith (CIS Ltd), Paul Ballinger (STL Communications), Salim Benadel (Storm Internet) and Kellie Peters (Databasix).

Social IS Business

Social IS Business

At the beginning of 2020 Databasix hosted a webinar wherein we discussed the data protection challenges for the year ahead. At no point during the preparation or delivery of the webinar did I talk about working through a global pandemic.

twin town racers at Blenheim

T…WINNING

Brendon Cross is the public face of STL, he’s also the founder of the phenomenal Twin Town charity event.

Introducing the Award-Winning In-House Technology: RapidMooc from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

We recently won the Best In-House Technology award at the annual Academic Venue Awards, hosted in London.

STL straight talking webinar

STL – Straight Talking Webinar

Spotlight on B4: Building Business Resiliency – How to adapt your business model using technology.

Positive Steps to Recovery With… Salim Benadel of Storm Internet

Positive Steps to Recovery With… Salim Benadel of Storm Internet

1. Customer care. Great opportunity to demonstrate customer care. We called up everyone of our customers just to check how they were and if there was anything we could do to help them further – had a lot of good feedback from doing this.

No Sense In Caring

No Sense In Caring

In the last issue of B4, Paul Ballinger, Managing Director of STL Communications, featured in our lead article alongside founder, Brendon Cross, the man who has backed Paul to help him drive the company’s ‘next exciting chapter’.

Has Business & IT Changed Forever?

Has Business & IT Changed Forever?

The enforced lockdown due to the Coronavirus has placed a new demand for IT systems and technology like never before.

Cloud Technology

Why Cloud is a technology today that can future proof your business tomorrow

When it comes to clouds, it seems everyone is talking about them and they are everywhere, but are they important to you and do you know how your company can benefit from using them?

Workplace productivity tools

Workplace productivity tools

STL Communications provide IT and Communications to businesses in Oxfordshire, and have over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Paul Ballinger, gives his thoughts on how technology can help organisations embrace the modern workplace.