Feeds

E-biz video diaries not waste of money

O'Really?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

UK online for business - a Government-backed scheme to promote ebusiness among firms - has denied that an online video diary soap is a waste of taxpayers' money.

The video diaries were unveiled yesterday and will track the day-to-day experiences of two small UK companies as they grapple with various e-business strategies.

Gripping stuff, eh?

According to the bumph, these videos will give people the chance to see real life examples of companies using technology. Ultimately, it's hoped that seeing these companies in action will give others the "confidence to take the next steps to develop their e-business activity".

Is that so? El Reg tried to see the video diaries for itself to see if they were any good. Through our bog standard dial-up connection, we could only get sound. There were no images - just a blur. So much for seeing ebusiness in action.

A spokeswoman for UK online for business denied the initiative was a waste of public money. She also declined to say how much the year-long scheme would cost tax payers.

Elsewhere, the BBC is reporting that critics are savaging a government-funded course in Birmingham where grown-ups are being taught how to text and download ringtones. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
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?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.