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Technology is an essential part of any modern business, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to stay competitive and innovative in their market. Technology can help SMEs improve their efficiency, productivity, customer service, and profitability. It needs to be considered at a strategic level throughout any organisation and it needs time and attention.

One of the most promising and exciting aspects of technology is the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), which can offer many benefits for SMEs. AI can help SMEs automate tasks, optimise processes, enhance decision making, and increase employee productivity. AI can also help SMEs create new products and services, personalise customer experiences, and generate insights from data. Rather than being seen as a threat, AI needs to be viewed as a tool that can augment your internal skills and capabilities. SMEs that embrace AI will gain a competitive edge and achieve their business goals more effectively. As exciting as it is, however, it is still a relatively new type of technology that needs to be used with some caution in a business setting.

From excitement to fear; cyber security is a vital aspect of technology that SMEs also need to pay attention to. Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent, sophisticated, and damaging, targeting not only large corporations but also small and medium-sized businesses. Cyber-attacks can compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business data and systems, resulting in financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liabilities. SMEs need to stay aware of the latest cyber threats and adopt best practices to prevent and mitigate cyber risks. Cyber security is not just a technical issue that can be delegated to the IT department, but rather a strategic issue that requires leadership and commitment from the board level of the business. SMEs need to foster a culture of cyber awareness and responsibility among all employees and stakeholders and invest in appropriate cyber security solutions and training.

How are you keeping on top of all of this in your business?  Wouldn’t it be great if there was an event you could attend that would offer insight and advise on all of these topics and more? That’s exactly what we aim to do with our latest event ‘Nexus Presents: Brilliance’. Taking place on Thursday 5th October at Winslade Manor, it will feature talks from international brands to regional public sector organisations.

We specifically curate the speakers and topics in these events so that the content is insightful, actionable and relevant. Come and be inspired about your next steps!

Hear from some of the best; speakers include:

Jonathan Murch – Met Office

Dave Woodfine – Cyber Security Associates

Jaye Cowle – Launch Online

Amy Ralston – Stephens Scown

Danny O’Callaghan – Dell

Sam Parsons – SW Cyber Crime Unit

James Court – Natwest

Ian Collinson – Exeter City Council

This event is also sponsored by some of the best names in tech:

Dell: Computers and technology solutions

SonicWall: Next-gen firewalls & cybersecurity solutions

Gamma: Business communications and connectivity

Kaseya: Systems for streamlining and automating IT and cyber security

If you’re a business owner or leader, come and be inspired at this all-day conference and stay on top of the technology landscape for your company.

 To book tickets and for further details can be found here.

 Established in 1998, Nexus has 25 years’ IT support experience and a highly qualified team of just under 50 people supporting clients across the UK. If you’d like to speak to us about any of your technology needs call our team on 01392 205095 or email us at [email protected]