Government's PC scheme 'could aid IT company umbrella contractors'
A new initiative set up by the government could see more IT contractors with umbrella companies emerging in the UK.
Jonathan Bowers, communications director at UKFast, has shown optimism for a scheme that will offer £98 PCs to 9.2 million adults in the country who have no broadband access.
The expert pointed out that a cheap computer could encourage more households to connect to the internet and see what is available online.
Furthermore, he added: "An offshoot of that is to encourage them to actually think about setting up their own business and seeing how easy it is to run an online business and be successful at it."
He went on to note that there are currently one million businesses in the UK with an internet presence associated with them, with many realising ways of making money through adopting online techniques.
Meanwhile, a recent report by Gartner found that 350.9 million PCs were shipped around the world last year, a jump of 13.8 per cent from the previous year, company umbrella contractors in the IT industry may be interested to hear.