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Small businesses have never been under so much pressure. National economic factors have combined with growing global online business to make competition in local markets more intense than it has ever been.
The web means that local businesses now not only have to compete against their local peers and the powerful big chains (who continue to encroach ever further onto local markets), but also a growing band of SME's from around the world who also want some of the action.
So it is surprising that so many SME's still do not have any effective web presence at all.

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Many websites use extra software programmes to deliver useful and sometimes not so useful functionality that you might not get with good old HTML (in all it's variants).

Posted by adrianb

I don't think I am alone in once believing that Linkedin would be a bit more responsible with my data than Facebook, but the latest furore over data privacy and Linkedin seems to show I have been proved wrong, and I think that Linkedin product manager Ryan Roslansky doth protest too much in his blog on the matter.

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For those who actually read the official guidance put out by the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), it was pretty obvious no-one was going to get punished for non-compliance on day one, as long as you could show that your organisation is reviewing the impact of the new rules and has some kind of plan in place to ensure your online activities meet the requirements.