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Digital high street breakfast workshop: getting technology to work for you

14 May 2015


Digital High Street

Digital High Street

Join us for a free Digital High Street breakfast workshop for local retailers who want to find more about social media and eCommerce.

The high street is operating in an ever more challenging economic context. It is important that retail businesses adapt to change in order to maximise their profile and customer base.  This workshop will be of interest to retail businesses from across Salford that are looking to continually improve their business performance and gain an introduction to the potential benefits of digital technology to their business.

Salford Business School and Salford City Council are working together to help local retailers to use technology and social media more effectively for their businesses.  This will be an opportunity to network with colleagues from the retail sector, gain a few insights into how technology can benefit your business along with a few tips from the taster sessions.

Date: Thursday,  11th June 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM


Social media security

28 March 2014
social media security

Social Media Security (CC)

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) looks at the security issues connected with social media platforms such as  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.  This MOOC builds on content from the Information Security modules that is part of the BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology programme. This MOOC covers topics including…

  • Controlling privacy settings
  • Choosing and managing passwords
  • Physical security precautions
  • Location settings and social media

Improve your understanding of social media security and avoid becoming a victim of hackers and scammers. Read more…..

What is Bitcoin?

20 January 2014
Bitcoin image

Bitcoin logo

Over the last few months this seemingly simple question has crossed the minds of academics, reporters and many others. In the Centre for Digital Business our discussions have focussed on the real impact that bitcoins will have on mainstream eCommerce.

For the moment we have no definitive conclusion. However, the technology press picked up on the rapid increase in the exchange value of these things called bitcoins and, slowly, ripples of awareness have spread more widely. The enthusiasm is explainable.

The exchange rate for bitcoins has risen from around $US100 in recent months to as much as $US1,000.