Britain being left behind in cloud adoption, entrepreneur sells business for $30M after three months

SMEs in UK slower to adopt cloud computing than Europe’s firms: Small businesses in Britain are adopting internet-based software, storage and communication services more slowly than European peers, a survey of companies across Europe and published by The Telegraph suggest. The research findings, whilst not discussing American based businesses would also highlight that both Britain and Europe are behind their US counterparts. 

Internet entrepreneur sells app firm for $30million – just three months after he founded it! There is a lot of coverage today, and it’s a story straight from the dot-com boom – except it happened yesterday. The Daily Mail are covering the story that in January Adam Cahan came up with a social networking tool to let people tell their friends which TV shows they are watching.

Clever UK companies have the world at their feet. Many assume that exporting is the preserve of well-established large businesses, it is generally thought that expanding into such a vast and complex country like India is beyond all but the most sophisticated organisations. Yet The Independent reports that Lord Green is keen that SMEs should be among those seizing the opportunities in this rapidly developing market. Indeed, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the Government-backed body helping businesses to trade overseas, last year helped about 3,000 UK companies in India – and the vast majority of these were SMEs.

Is multi-tasking multiplying your stress levels? Some days seem to pass in a busy whirl, but at 5pm you’ve got no idea what you’ve achieved and you can’t really cross anything off your task list. In fact, weeks can pass and you’re still pretty much looking at the same old to-do list. The idea that multi-tasking is good for productivity is a myth – in fact the reverse is true. Women.unlimited says that whilst many say that women are supposedly good at multitasking maybe it is only the case because often there is no choice.

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