Our experts answer the seven big questions that SMEs are asking about the rising threats to IT security
How engineering start-up Viper Subsea is enjoying phenomenal growth thanks to relentless R&D – and a foothold in booming Brazil
Combining grassroots innovation with the ambitious plans of multinationals can make the UK a leading player on the global digital stage
Omnifone's Jeff Hughes on running a fast-growing tech firm
Lack of engineering experience at the heart of government hampers UK business, argues Andy Hopper
LivingSocial's Peter Briffett on the rise of the daily deals industry
Ten steps to make it pay for your business.
What it is, how it works and why it can revolutionise manufacturing
We identify the latest business travel trends that make your trip more productive and enjoyable
The bring-your-own device phenomenon is here to stay —we tell you how to manage it, how to reap the benefits and highlight the problems to watch out for
Fascial scanners, talking vending machines and virtual stores — retailers are launching a High Street revolution
It's no secret that switching your IT to the cloud can save you money. But a crowded marketplace and industry jargon are making it ever more difficult for businesses to choose the right provider, say our experts
With innovative technology and specialist knowhow, Britain can be the new star of a booming sector – but it needs the right government support
Rural enterprises are fighting back against the squeeze on consumer spending and the slow pace of broadband progress
The dos and don'ts of converting status updates into successful sales
From cloud computing to social networking, why this year promises opportunities to maximise the advantage of developing technology
Sophisticated e-criminals are out to steal everything from sensitive corporate data to credit card details
Crowdsourcing is transforming business but it's still not yet mainstream. We talk to three experts about the benefits of collaborative working and how it could give your company the competitive edge
Creativity is already being used to boost parts of the economy but we can and should do more, says the Design Council's Sir Martin Temple
Archos squares up to Apple with its new generation of tablet PCs
The iPad and its imitators can be superb business computers. But which models matter most in 2011 and beyond?
For as little as £12,000 small companies can create a no-frills app to communicate with customers and boost brand loyalty. As the smartphone market grows rapidly, how do you win a slice of the action?
George Coelho built his reputation turning Silicon Valley start-ups into valuable businesses. Now he's promising that cleantech will change the world. Here he enthuses about green energy, great mentors and guiding young entrepreneurs
10 original thinkers, 10 big ideas to shape the UK's recovery
Hubs, clusters and hotspots offer the prospect of a jobs bonanza but their success may depend on less competition and more collaboration. It's an idea government, academia and many businesses are keen to promote
Technology is reshaping the business landscape. Here are 10 trends directors need to know about in 2011 — from cloud computing to serious social networking...
Will Findlater picks the best business gadgets of 2011
Do smartphones reduce productivity?
The trend for sharing and borrowing belongings could pose a threat to established notions of ownership and obsolescence
Ten tips for a successful digital business
If you want to turn a competitor's advantage into a weakness, start by widening your sources of inspiration, says IDEO's Tom Hulme
Behavioural targeting gauges Web browsing habits to predict the products people might want to buy. But is the technique putting privacy on trial?
Tom Allason's Shutl promises to shake up the world of e-commerce
Why the latest, trendiest mobile devices could present a security risk in the office
Are the likes of Twitter and Facebook too negative for corporate consumption?
From medicine to transport, UK firms are creating transformative technologies that will define the future
With sales of apps topping three billion, the smartphone boom offers developers a wealth of opportunities. And UK companies are digging deep to cash in
From hauling mining gear at high altitude in Chile to floating a wingless Concorde down the Thames, ALE is an innovative company really going places. It's a proud British success story that could inspire a new generation of engineers
Should businesses trust the cloud?
How Steve Jobs's tablet computer divided opinion among critics
Are accelerator programmes, like The Difference Engine, good value for entrepreneurs?
From iMacs to eBooks... 20 must-have gadgets for the busy director this Christmas
A patent battle has created a legal loophole that could threaten UK technology start-ups
Technologies such as cloud computing threaten to sound the death knell for the IT department. But there's still a role for in-house experts as outsourcing comes of age
Can the UK afford its own space industry?
The battle of the search engines is hotting up with Microsoft's newcomer giving the market leader food for thought
Why the internet's development will mimic that of the human brain
Tesla's electric Roadster will soon be available from a showroom near you
Private sector IT bosses are leading the way in carbon reduction
The Web's ruling body says it won't allow new top-level-domains until trademark risks are minimised
Flair flourishes among our budding entrepreneurs, but are we doing enough to nurture their talent and keep Britain competitive?
Robots taking over? Science fiction, perhaps... yet deep inside Silicon Valley Singularity University will explore how rapidly advancing technologies can revolutionise business and fight global scourges such as hunger and poverty
From the jet engine to a chocolate-powered racing car, the UK has always been a hotbed of innovation. But how do you turn an ingenious idea into a lasting commercial success?
Stuffy board meetings are becoming a thing of the past as new technologies improve efficiency and cut carbon footprints
More than 30 years ago, Meridian saw the future of home entertainment was digital. What keeps this British high-tech success story centre stage?
Some have billed it as the next Google, but Wolfram Alpha is much more than that
Professor Andy Hopper says the government's innovation strategy is poorly conceived
Digital Britain is under threat from cyber criminals
Large organisations may have the money and manpower to develop new products and systems, but the reality is that small firms have long been acknowledged as the innovators
Richard Palmer explains how he turned his innovative orange gunge into a solid business prospect
IBM wants to persuade the corporate world that social networking can create real business value. It's a big ask
Richard Noble hopes his latest record attempt will inspire a new generation of engineers
Academics call for more funding and closer ties with business
Cloud computing promises to do everything from cutting IT costs to creating new businesses. Entrepreneurs are beginning to reap the rewards
Wealthy Middle Eastern backers are behind SmartCity Malta—a high-tech hub for digital and media companies. But is big money enough to create a successful cluster and which sectors are best placed to take advantage of a growing business trend?
Games to business software helps directors say goodbye to the office environment
Sony is pinning high hopes on a small British developer to rekindle its fortunes in console gaming
E-commerce is one of the few bright spots in the British economy, with figures reaching record highs last year. But many small businesses still lack an effective online presence. How can they get a slice of the action?
Technology incubators got a bad press when the dotcom bubble burst. Today, they're back, promising new, improved formulas for start-up success—all for a price, of course. Will entrepreneurs take the bait?
Joe Svetlik tries out some top gear, to get you from A to B without a detour through C
Neat, portable and more versatile than a PDA. Joe Svetlik tries out the latest ultra-mobile computers
An apple for the chief executive?
The UK's lead in funding new companies in the sector has been squandered, says Trevor Clawson
Steve Ranger, editor of business and technology website silicon.com, looks at where VCs will be spending their money in 2008
The internet is a powerful medium. One negative comment on a blog and your brand could be ruined in minutes. But there is help at hand. Claire Coleman talks to some of the PR companies offering online reputation management
When the late 1990s dotcom boom went bust, so did several of the entrepreneurs at its epicentre. Where are they now and what lessons can they impart to fellow entrepreneurs?
A new report, IT Risk—Closing the Gap, argues that the boffins in the IT department aren't usually very good at explaining to the board where IT risks may lie
Remote working and teleconferencing can save costs and improve productivity. Andy McCue talks to the technology directors of four companies that are reaping the rewards. Plus, the top machines for mobile directors
Sometimes you have to follow the action—and for a lot of tech start-ups, that means a move to California's Silicon Valley. But what can you get there that you can't get in the UK?
There may be some honourable exceptions, but if you're looking for the golden age of British design and innovation you can skip the last 60 years, says Design Council chairman Sir George Cox
How has the relationship between business and science has changed over the last sixty years and what are the opportunities for the future?
Among the 12 finalists of the government's Enterprising Britain Awards— announced in September—are examples of how community efforts can revive local economies—and spirits
Ten ways to stop your IT expenditure running over budget
The launch of the Boots Centre for Innovation aims to help entrepreneurs and small businesses
The chief executive of London Technology Network speaks to Amy Duff
An organisation that unites industry with universities is successfully promoting innovation across London and the south east
The UK had a strong showing at the inaugural European Union Women Inventors and Innovators awards, but it was a Finnish concrete engineer who won top honours at the mid-June ceremony in Berlin
The sale of the UK-based social music platform has got industry experts talking about a second dot.com boom
Small companies don't need a consultancy to do a DIY risk-assessment. It's all about asking the right questions, says security expert Ian Mann
We look at some of the most common technology scams and how to avoid them
How to make blogging work for your business
Big brands and budding entrepreneurs alike are investing in Second Life, the online phonomenon with its own GDP. Kevin Braddock reports
When it comes to data security too much management attention is focused on external threats when one of the biggest dangers are your own staff
Businesses thinking of introducing email monitoring should tread carefully
Videoconferencing allows companies to reduce their carbon emissions, says David Woodward
A generation weaned on technology will soon be entering the job market. Business leaders must prepare for a new style of empowered employee