14 10, 2019

Robots in Industry

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|

Robots in Industry - a Good or Bad Thing? Every day and in every walk of life, technology is rapidly advancing. We’re all well-used to computers, mobile phones, even virtual and augmented reality. The sphere of manufacturing is no different. Of course, here too computers take a central role, but also there’s been a huge world-wide increase in the use of robots in industry and other fields generally. The beginnings of robots in [...]

14 10, 2019

Asset Finance Optimism

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Accounting, Asset Finance|

11 Year High for Asset Finance While the Office for National Statistics reports a 0.1% contraction in the UK economy Bearing in mind that the last two quarters showed decline, the situation part way through the third quarter has raised further concerns from some commentators that the UK is sliding into recession. The ONS has also reported a 0.5% productivity fall in services and manufacturing from April-June 2019. The fall follows two consecutive [...]

8 10, 2019

Cyber Security for Schools

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Cyber-Security: A Growing Challenge The whole world is having to face up to a growing threat from cyber-criminals and those who mean to do us harm online, and that means not only being mindful of how we conduct ourselves with the internet, but also how we have to evolve to meet this constantly changing threat. But while cyber-security can be problematic for the individual, the threat increases many-fold when levelled at an organisation [...]

8 10, 2019

Antivirus Software for Schools

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Which Antivirus Software is Best for Your School Devices? The internet can be a dangerous place to navigate without the proper antivirus software, or know-how. There are many threats on the internet and users who are not prepared could have a lot of problems. This is particularly true for students, especially in secondary schools, who may not know what dangers lurk on the internet or how to look after themselves properly. As a [...]

4 10, 2019

Social Media Policy in Schools

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Education|

When it Comes to Reviewing a School’s Social Media Policy, OFSTED May Not "Like" What They See Why schools that aren't proactive around regulating social media could put both their pupils and staff at risk In the world of social media, it can sometimes feel like school administrations are fighting a losing battle. Much like Hercules fighting the Hydra, it seems each time a head is chopped off several more grow back. While the [...]

9 09, 2019

Modular School Buildings

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Modular School Buildings Space-Creation For Schools As budgets get ever tighter in both state-funded and independent schools, the question of funding much-needed new school buildings rears its head. With the school-age population increasing, schools can often struggle to provide even basic assets but need more space year on year, so what chance do they have of expanding their capacity by traditional new building? The answer may lie in using modular school buildings. What [...]

3 09, 2019

Asset Finance Growth Continues 

September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|

Growth Trends Show Businesses are Investing Despite Economic Uncertainty The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first quarter of the year and only 0.2% in the second, which was below Government expectation and has prompted recessionary fears. But in contrast, the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show how asset finance continues its growth in 2019. Whilst the OECD’s Business Confidence Index has recorded declines in 2019, the [...]

19 08, 2019

Is Your Network Safe?

August 19th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance, IT Leasing|

Cyber-Crime 5 types of cyber-attack and how to combat them Pretty much everyone has heard of cyber-crime, hacking, malware, spyware etc at some point in their interaction with the internet, but what can these things really mean to the individual or organisation? Quite a lot. Being the victim of cyber-crime can result in a whole heap of trouble, ranging from annoying but pretty harmless right through to having your banking login and passwords [...]

25 07, 2019

Alternative Business Finance

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|

What is Alternative Finance for Business? Google ‘alternative business finance’, and you’ll be greeted with a plethora of adverts and articles promoting a wide range of different types of alternative business funding. But what exactly is alternative finance and how might it be useful for your organisation? The alternative business finance market has developed over the last decade, since the 2008 credit crisis, as many organisations found it increasingly difficult to access funding [...]

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