Rural Digital Divide

Rural Digital Divide

E RADAR and the HD8 Network are calling for more strategic investment to help rural businesses realise the full potential of the digital economy and narrow the rural digital divide. Speaking at a high-level round-table at the European Commission in London, HD8 Network’s founder Merewyn Sayers expressed concern that many businesses across rural Kirklees are struggling […]

How to manage VAT on Digital Services

How to manage VAT on Digital Services

“If you are providing telecommunications, broadcasting or electronic services (‘digital services’) to consumers across the European Union, you must comply with new laws concerning VAT on digital services and account for VAT where consumers live or are located.” The EU introduced these new rules amid concerns that suppliers trading cross border were avoiding VAT payments on […]

‘Grassroots’ Strategy Key To DSM Success

‘Grassroots’ Strategy Key To DSM Success

The EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) cannot succeed without a ‘grassroots’ strategy that enables, supports and promotes businesses, groups and individuals already working at the heart of local communities across Europe. DSM implemented bottom up, not top down. Our recent DigiChampz case study in rural Yorkshire concludes that a network of accredited digital champions can offer strategic vision, help, […]

9 Reasons Why Rural Broadband Connectivity Is An Election Priority

9 Reasons Why Rural Broadband Connectivity Is An Election Priority

BDUK has released figures to the end of December 2014 purporting to show how well their so-called “rural” broadband programme is going. The trouble is, the figures are fairly meaningless because they only show how many premises could potentially connect to Superfast (24 Mb+) broadband. What the report doesn’t don’t show is how many homes and […]

New EU guidelines to help businesses get the most out of the Cloud

New EU guidelines to help businesses get the most out of the Cloud

The European Commission has published new Guidelines today to help business users save money and get the most out of cloud computing services. Developed by the Cloud Select Industry Group as part of the Commission’s European Cloud Strategy to increase trust in cloud computing services, the Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardisation Guidelines have the backing of top businesses, including […]