Business gate­way of­fer dig­i­tal work­shops

West Lothian Courier - - News - Mar­jorie Kerr

West Loth­ian busi­nesses look­ing to en­hance their dig­i­tal skills are be­ing urged to sign up to a range of work­shops. the Dig­i­talBoost work­shops and on­line tu­to­ri­als in­clud­ing an im­por­tant new train­ing pro­gramme on the gen­eral Data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tion.

the new gDpr on­line tu­to­rial and guide is a cru­cial ad­di­tion to the Dig­i­talBoost port­fo­lio.

new data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions will replace the cur­rent rules on May 25, 2018, and will ap­ply to ev­ery business no mat­ter what its size.

the gDpr will give greater pro­tec­tion and rights to in­di­vid­u­als on how per­sonal in­for­ma­tion can be used by or­gan­i­sa­tions hold­ing it.

as a re­sult, busi­nesses that do han­dle per­sonal in­for­ma­tion will need to re­view how they man­age per­sonal data and how that data can be used to en­sure they con­form with the new reg­u­la­tions.

the free sem­i­nars of­fered by Business gate­way, pro­vide lo­cal busi­nesses with an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove their tech­ni­cal and dig­i­tal knowl­edge and help them use dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy to en­ter new mar­kets, trade in­ter­na­tion­ally, in­crease ef­fi­cien­cies and po­ten­tially, em­ploy more staff.

Jim Hen­der­son of Business gate­way West Loth­ian, said:“Dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy opens up new op­por­tu­ni­ties for all busi­nesses and can help with growth as­pi­ra­tions sMEs may have. Know­ing how to make best use of dig­i­tal and how it can im­pact and pro­tect your business is at the heart of the Dig­i­talBoost pro­gramme.”

as well as on­line and face-to-face train­ing on the im­por­tant forth­com­ing gDpr reg­u­la­tions, other ar­eas of dig­i­tal business skills in­clude cy­ber re­silience; Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing strat­egy; paid for ad­ver­tis­ing; Email Mar­ket­ing;Face­book for Business; twit­ter and Hoot­suite; Cloud for Business Essen­tials and Ef­fec­tive E-com­merce.

In ad­di­tion to the free half day work­shops, one to one ad­viser ses­sions with dig­i­tal spe­cial­ists are also avail­able.

sMEs can also ben­e­fit from a free on­line Dig­i­tal Healthcheck which will as­sess the busi­nesses dig­i­tal readi­ness through a se­ries of ques­tions. the re­sults di­rect the business owner to rel­e­vant guides, on­line tu­to­ri­als and work­shops that might as­sist them fur­ther.

to take the Healthcheck visit: www. bgate­­i­talboost. Dig­i­talBoost’s on­line tu­to­ri­als can be found at www.bgate­ on­line-tu­to­ri­als

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