Food & Drink Darts Farm


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Presentation for DCC Food & Drink project at Darts Farm, Devon, 12th November 2008

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  • Welcome to everyone, introduce myself and encourage all to enjoy, participate and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Explain the cameras and filming being done this evening so that the materials can be made available online.
  • Food & Drink Darts Farm

    1. 1. ICT for the Food & Drink Sector Julie Harris, Chief Executive, COSMIC COSMIC
    2. 2. Project <ul><li>Organised by Devon County Council </li></ul><ul><li>Development and support for Food & Drink sector across Devon </li></ul><ul><li>Findings from research at DCC - need to improve use of ICT - access to new markets, product development, distribution, new contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from Devon Renaissance </li></ul>
    3. 3. Project Stages <ul><li>Events and case studies - demonstrate the value of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Identify training needs and develop training courses </li></ul><ul><li>Training delivery - workshops, courses, 1-to-1 </li></ul><ul><li>Research appropriate software and provide subsidies for software if training undertaken </li></ul>
    4. 4. Source : Step Ahead Research May 2008
    5. 5. ICT in Devon SMEs Source : Step Ahead Research May 2008
    6. 6. ICT in Devon SME Sectors Source : Step Ahead Research May 2008
    7. 7. ICT and You <ul><li>Computer or laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Blog? Twitter? Second Life? ....... </li></ul>
    8. 8. ICT what is it? <ul><li>Information and Communication Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Computers, phones, digital TV, websites, email, e-commerce, databases, spreadsheets, etc... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More importantly - its all about how you use it </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. ICT - your business ‘tool cupboard’ Filing Marketing Finances HR Sales Orders Reporting Tracking
    10. 10. Your Website <ul><li>Your Gateway for the World </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a look around </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buy! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Websites <ul><li>Useful - updated, tracking visits </li></ul><ul><li>Effective - ease of use, doing the business </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive - get people doing things </li></ul><ul><li>Adding value - to your business </li></ul>
    12. 12. Switched On <ul><li>Connections - broadband, email, VOIP, phones, VPN </li></ul><ul><li>Content - web, e-commerce, blogs, newsletters, podcasts, video </li></ul><ul><li>Capability - staff skills, e-learning, technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Computers - hardware, software, networks, peripherals, servers </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Case Study - Rod & Bens
    15. 15. Computer Skills Check
    16. 16. <ul><li>Time for a Break </li></ul>
    17. 17. Success with ICT <ul><li>Planning ICT for your business </li></ul><ul><li>Fit for purpose - does the job </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you need - specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Research and seek advice </li></ul><ul><li>Use email properly (don’t let it take control!) </li></ul><ul><li>Get good quality training and support </li></ul>
    18. 18. Computers and Software <ul><li>Beware - salesmen at work! </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for the future - not for now </li></ul><ul><li>Sector specific software - traceability, accounts, e-commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for recommendations </li></ul>
    19. 19. Websites and E-commerce <ul><li>Design and construction </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance and updating </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>E-marketing plan </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Moving on - interactivity, feedback, ordering, consultation </li></ul>
    20. 20. E-commerce <ul><li>22 million people shop online in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Average spend = £647 </li></ul><ul><li>By 2011 32 million people will shop online </li></ul><ul><li>By 2011 total value online sales = £52bn </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source : BMRB August 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Risks of not having ICT <ul><li>Competition - being left behind </li></ul><ul><li>Business - fit for purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Traceability - legal implications </li></ul><ul><li>Business expansion - growth </li></ul>
    22. 22. New ways with ICT <ul><li>Blogging and online news </li></ul><ul><li>Sat Nav for your deliveries </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking for marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts and video on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual shops? </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Questions ? </li></ul>
    24. 24. Case Study DevonVale DevonVale DevonVale
    25. 25. <ul><li>Julie Harris </li></ul><ul><li>COSMIC </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01404 813226 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>John Baker </li></ul><ul><li>D.C.C </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>01392 382837 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    26. 26. Thank you!