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Harnessing Digital Technologies Project October 29, 2007

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Harnessing Digital Technologies

Merit and Liverpool Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to deliver a new and innovative project assisting SMEs on Merseyside to harness digital technologies more effectively helping them to develop and grow.

Businesses will be able to receive grants towards the training costs associated with their IT project where it can be demonstrated that this project and specifically the training element of it will benefit the business by enhancing its potential to grow.

Businesses wishing to engage with the project should visit the project website in the first instance.

Harnessing Digital Technologies – www.hdtp.co.uk

This project is part funded by ESF through the Enterprise Programme managed by The Mersey Partnership on behalf of Government Office for the North West.

ESF Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Merit

Next Free MERIT Event – Monitor, Control And Secure Your IT Network October 2, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Events, Merit, Technology.

IT security is an increasing concern to companies across all sectors. Unfortunately it can also be an administrative burden with countless applications in place to protect the multiple elements of your network.

With the increasing use of mobile technologies, and sophistication of external dangers such as spyware, how can you ensure your most valuable assets – namely your employees and clients – are protected?

The FREE session will address ways in which to control:

  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Web Content Filtering
  • Spam
  • Email Journaling
  • Firewall Implementation
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Anti-Virus & Spyware
  • Zero Hour Threats
  • Removable Device Control

This 60 minute session will outline how you can best protect your network and valuable data whilst greatly reducing the associated administrative burden. It will introduce technology that enables you to monitor, control and secure your entire network from a single user interface.

Register for Free

Registration 11:00 – 11:30
Presentation 11:30 – 12:30
Lunch & Networking 12:30 – 2:00

ICDC Liverpool Digital2nd Floor
Babbage House entrance
Edge Lane
L7 9NW

Find MERIT with Google Maps

Future Merit Events:
Social Media: Building a Better ‘Web Presence’ – 17/10/2007
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Training Workshop – 25/10/2007

MERIT’s Next Free Event – Mobilise Your Workforce September 10, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Business, Events, Flexible working, Merit, Technology.
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MERIT are holding their next free business seminar, Mobilise your Workforce, The Mobile Phone has Changed on Wednesday 26 September.

The advent of new mobile data solutions has changed the way we work. Being able to access Email on the move is now a necessity for businesses. New technologies make accessing your office applications whilst out in the field a reality and provide a valuable service. Software and devices are constantly being developed to increase the remote users productivity. But what is right for your business?

At this FREE presentation, Antony Morse of O2 will look at the current mobile services, the challenges in accessing office systems in the field and introduce some new services designed to assist with other aspects of out of the office communications. Antony will be on hand to offer advice and support on how to guide your business through the steps of mobilising your office. The presentation will take a closer look at the range of services currently available:

  • Field force automation – Workflow
  • Digital Pens
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Fleet Management, Tracking, Full and Basic
  • Sales Force Automation – Client Data Bases
  • Basic Workflow – Email job allocation
  • Converged Devices – Multiple applications
  • Email

Guest Speaker: Antony Morse of O2

Registration 11:00 – 11:30
Presentation 11:30 – 12:30
Lunch & Networking 12:30 – 2:00

Book your free place online now.

ICDC Liverpool Digital
2nd Floor
Babbage House entrance
Edge Lane
L7 9NW

Find MERIT with Google Maps. 

Free MERIT Event – Social Media: Building A Better ‘Web Presence’ July 11, 2007

Posted by liverpoolchamber in Events, Merit, Technology, World Wide Web.
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If you think having a great web presence is about having one great website, this free two part seminar is for you.

Katie Lips of Liverpool based Social Media Consultancy Kisky Netmedia will show how by using free and open source software, businesses can build a truly useful web presence in multiple locations and communities online.

The Social Media space is revolutionising how we do business online. Katie will illustrate how businesses have successfully harnessed these free or very low cost tools to impact their bottom line.

The second session will see professional Podcast Consultant Don McAllister bring you up to speed on the technology that powers podcasting, together with a look at some of the unique features which make it such a powerful tool.

By the end of the session you will have glimpsed at the amazing potential of this new medium and understand just how easy it is to adopt within any organisation and appreciate the multitude of benefits that it can bring.

Guest Speakers: Katie Lips of Kisky Netmedia & Professional Podcast Consultant Don McAllister.

In Association with Merseyside ICT

Date: Thursday 26th July 2007

Registration 11:00 – 11:30, Presentation 11:30 – 12:30, Buffet Lunch & Networking 12:30 – 2:00


Liverpool Digital
2nd Floor
Babbage House
Edge Lane
L7 9NW

See a Google Map of this location for directions.

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Of course, here on the Chamber blog we’re all over social networking like a flashmob at Starbucks…

Next MERIT Event – Mobilise Your Business with BlackBerry April 2, 2007

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MERIT is holding its next free event on Wednesday 25th April 2007.

SME employees often find themselves caught between the benefits and challenges that typically characterise this size of organisation. On one side they work with great flexibility and have the independence to choose when and where to work.

However, the SME business environment can also be extremely demanding, having to fill multiple roles and resources often being stretched, with businesses finding themselves spending long periods out of the office.

This free event will explore the benefits of using Blackberry using real life cases studies to illustrate how it can offer a Return on Investment; improvement in productivity & quality of life.

The Blackberry from O2 is the most popular email solution available in the market place today. The mobile data market is growing rapidly thanks to email on the move solution.

Learn how BlackBerry from O2 can improve your productivity with a demonstration of the product and an offer of a free no obligation 28 day trial.

Register for this FREE event at www.merit.org.uk

Date: Wednesday 25th April 2007

Registration 11:00 – 11:30, Presentation 11:30 – 12:30, Buffet Lunch & Networking 12:30 – 2:00

Location: Merit,
Liverpool Digital,
2nd Floor, Babbage House,
Edge Lane,
L7 9NW.

Register Now