Day: May 27, 2020

Why many businesses will outsource their IT needs after COVID-19

As more and more businesses are cutting their IT budgets to manage the effects of the coronavirus, it begs the question, will remote IT support and other services be the cost-effective solution future companies opt for?

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry and the majority of companies are looking to cut costs in any way they can — and for many, they are doing so with their IT solutions. This may come as a surprise to some, because of how vital IT is for businesses in the digital age. However, in-house IT departments do come at a cost — so it may develop into a trend where remote service simply proves to be a more appealing alternative.

In this post, the experts at ITRM, a specialist provider of managed IT services in London, will discuss the increasing interest in outsourced IT solutions following COVID-19 budget cuts.

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International trade specialist The Last Slug launch Covid-19 export package

Business seeking to increase export and import capabilities are in line to benefit from a new offer which launches today.

The Last Slug (TLS), one of the UK’s fastest growing international trade advisors has announced expansion of its services to support businesses seeking to increase export growth during the Covid-19 crisis.

The company, founded in London 2019, already provides consultancy to some of the world’s largest food and beverage providers, and fast-moving consumer goods specialists on both import and export strategies.

TLS has a team of over 10 staff, including local country representatives in major continents to provide on-the-ground market intelligence and oversees total revenues £15million.

The new TLS Covid-19 support package will offer companies seeking to enter new markets with a free upfront consultation, including a summary of the logistics, regulatory requirements and compliance needs for enhancing global trade. The company has recently increased its headcount of special

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Local TV stations running Amazon’s PR on workplace safety

Local news stations are running a segment produced by Amazon touting its efforts to keep warehouse employees safe from the coronavirus, reports Annie Palmer of CNBC.com.

Palmer reports, “It’s unclear how many television stations ran the segment. At least two stations promoted the segment on Twitter, while other TV reporters on Twitter called out Amazon for sending them the pitch.

“An Amazon spokesperson disputed claims that the segments were crafted as an attempt to reframe the story about its warehouse working conditions.

“‘We welcome reporters into our buildings and it’s misleading to suggest otherwise,’ the spokesperson said in a statement. ‘This video was created to share an inside look into the health and safety measures we’ve rolled into our buildings and was intended for reporters who for a variety of reasons weren’t able to come tour one of our sites themselves.’

“Company-produced segments such as these, often referred to as

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