Ballymoney set for IT boost

BALLYMONEY Borough is one of only three areas within Northern Ireland where the uptake of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) including PC, broadband and smartphone usage for business purposes is relatively low.

In order to keep up with the competition, together we need to enhance the ICT skills of the Ballymoney workforce.

Ballymoney Council and Acorn the Business Centre are keen to improve this position and are delighted to welcome the LOGON-NI Mobile demonstration Unit to Ballymoney Tues 7th to Friday 10th August: for four days of dedicated help for our area.

The venues are: Seymour St Car Park (Lidl) on Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th August and Acorn, the Business Centre on Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August.

LOGON.NI can offer FREE and IMPARTIAL advice on many ICT topics. Some of which are listed here: Basic IT Training; Getting broadband; Using the Internet; Getting a website; Using social media; Other eMarketing tools; Government Services Online; Smart Phones; Selling online.

Speaking about the forthcoming visit by LOGON.NI, Winnifred Mellett, President of Ballymoney Chamber of Commerce, said: “It is vital that ALL Ballymoney businesses avail of the free IT training opportunities being offered to them by Logon.ni. I would appeal particularly to my fellow town centre retailers to make time for this important one to one training event over the period 7th to 10th August.”

Chair of Ballymoney Council’s Development Committee, Alderman Bill Kennedy, added: “Information Communication Techonology (ICT) is changing at a fast pace and affects every single business to a lesser or greater extent. By ensuring our businesses are up to date with all the technology, we are placing them in the best position possible to keep up with the competition and retain their customer base.”

Call the logon.ni team now on 0800 0540001or email freehelp@logon-ni.co.uk and book an appointment to meet with one of their advisors between 7 and 10 August in Ballymoney.