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A “byte” to eat for free - digital support at Darlington Business Week

A “byte” to eat for free - digital support at Darlington Business Week

THE IMPORTANCE of technology in an ever- changing business environment is covered in a range of free workshops during Darlington’s first ever Business Week.

THE IMPORTANCE of technology in an ever- changing business environment is covered in a range of free workshops during Darlington’s first ever Business Week taking place from Monday 18 – Friday 22 September.

Cyber crime, data protection, developing a business using modern technology as well as practical advice and information on how to set up networks and online sales and marketing, are amongst the workshops on offer.

As the old traditional metal filing cabinets hit the scrap heap, businesses are becoming more and more reliant on digital technology to store commercial information and to carry out day to day business, laying themselves open to the potential problem of a cyber attack and other issues around data protection. To help businesses overcome this, a workshop will take place on the first day of Darlington Business Week, Monday 18 September from 1-4pm at Business Central.

As well as potential problems around online security, digital technology brings with it the power to transform a business. This is explored in a morning workshop presented by Digital City on Wednesday 20 September at Teesside University Darlington Campus. This event will show how traditional businesses are using technology to become more efficient and profitable and will include relevant case studies.

A free “byte” to eat is on offer for businesses attending an IT systems workshop on Wednesday 20 September from 11am-1pm at Business Central. This will cover software options and back-up solutions. Later in the day, also at Business Central, advice and information will be on offer at an online sales and marketing session.

Councillor Chris McEwan, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Economy and Marketing said:

“Digital technology is advancing at an alarming rate and businesses must keep up to date if they want to develop and remain competitive. These workshops cover a wide range of work areas under the digital umbrella and will be useful to new and established businesses.”

Places on the workshops are free and can be booked by following the links from:

www.darlington.gov.uk/businessweek the page also details other events throughout the week.

For more information on Darlington Business Week, call the business team on 406305 or email business.support@darlington.gov.uk