A group of IT industry sponsors and business support organisations have produced and online Business IT Guide stocked with practical advice and information to help small companies better exploit computer and communications technologies. John Stokdyk reports
The bulk of the site's guidance is contained in a library of 76 downloadable reports, ranging from topics such as buying a computer and software to data security, IT law and bread and butter issues such as payroll management and customer order processing.
A self-help questionnaire provides one route into the material by asking users about the issues that most concern them. There is also a free section of tips and facts, plus a news/blog page.
The guide is based on the idea that businesses could improve their effic...