Feeds

Cisco slams small business for resisting Internet revolution

Network nabob launches Web site for... er... companies without Web access

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Cisco has claimed the spirit of Ned Ludd lives on in a quarter of British businesses, who have specifically "rejected" technology from fax machines to PCs. The Great Satan of Routers bases its allegation on the results of a survey of Europe's small businesses conducted by NOP, commissioned by Cisco. The study found that, overall, one in five European small businesses can't be bothered with disk crashes, tech support calls, oily sales reps and unrecoverable application errors, the fools. Not surprisingly, Cisco finds this lack of interest in the hi-tech world disturbing and appears to have a real problem getting its head around the idea. "It's remarkable that as we move into the next millennium we will still have businesses in Europe who have yet to buy a PC," said a poitively flabbergasted Goran Strandberg, Cisco's European director for SME business. "There's a revolution going on in the business world today, and so far these companies have failed to notice," he added. "They are missing out on major cost savings and losing opportunities for revenue generation that this technology can offer." They are, of course, also missing out on the cost of all this technology, but Cisco seems to have missed that point themselves. Still, passing up on the chance to take place in the great information revolution, the Internet and the joys of network installation, means all these businesses won't be able to download the handy guide to small business IT Cisco has published on its Web site to put them right. You'd have thought even Cisco would have figured that one out. ® Click for more stories Click for story index

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.