Free yourself from paper and stop wasting time

Free yourself from paper and stop wasting time

There are countless advantages to a paper-free office.

Let’s start with the obvious environmental benefit. Less paper = fewer trees being cut down. Any way your business can make less of a negative environmental impact is excellent.

Then there’s the time-saving impact for you and your team. No one needs to transcribe meeting minutes because it’s already done.

No more photocopying notes and trying to decipher handwriting – just forward a document. No more piles of mess in the office; everything is tidied away into files on your network.

And if you’re not already sold, how about this: less interaction with your office printer 😃

This is the 2020 office. And the technology for it is here now. And proven.

Office 365 has a whole array of hidden features which can help:

  • Microsoft StaffHub can replace annual leave requests, and printed schedules
  • Microsoft Teams allows for online document sharing/editing, meetings and chat
  • Microsoft OneNote can replace all of your notepads and scrappy pieces of paper

What about the shelves full of files, customer information, accounting documents, and marketing?

There’s a place for all of that within your network too. You can create a cloud-based filing system, giving access to anyone who needs it, and securely locking out anyone who doesn’t.

As long as it’s all done properly and with security in mind, you can shred all of that paperwork and clear more physical space in your office too.

Don’t know where to start? That’s OK, it can be a big task. We know, we’ve done it countless times. And that’s why we’d be delighted to help your business to go properly paperless.

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected] to talk through your requirements.

Now’s the time to book your strategic IT review

Now’s the time to book your strategic IT review

3 questions:

  1. When did you last review how your IT is working for you?
  2. Will it help you to accomplish your business goals this year?
  3. As your business grows, will its capabilities keep up or hold you back?

Do you even know the answers to these questions?

I’d like to offer you a strategic IT review. I do these with my clients all the time.

We’ll talk about your plans for the year ahead. And look at how your IT can work harder to help you get there faster.

To arrange your review, call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected]

How to make your next project disruption-free

How to make your next project disruption-free

When you’re working on multiple projects it can be disruptive to everyone involved.

Everyone needs to become a bit more flexible. Remote workers might need to come to the office, or office workers will need to go out to site meetings.

And people working ‘unusual’ hours might have to change their schedule to fit in with everyone else.

It’s never easy.

Office 365 has got a great solution for exactly this situation: Microsoft Teams.

If you’re not already familiar with this application, think of it as a highly structured WhatsApp for work – and so, so much more.

It’s an online space where you can create projects and pick your contributors.  Arrange online meetings, calls and even share and edit documents.

There’s also a mobile app to keep you connected when you’re not at your desk.

We love it. So this month we’ve created a video to show you how it works.

Watch this new video right now:

Your staff are going to take you down

Your staff are going to take you down

Do you invest in training your staff so they learn new skills and expand their knowledge?

Of course you do. It’s in your best interest to give them every tool available to become experts at what they do. If they’re amazing at their job your business will make more money and grow bigger.

What about training them to protect your business from one of the biggest risks of the modern age: Cyber crime.

Believe it or not, your staff are your weakest point when it comes to a cyber security breach.

As hacking techniques become ever more sophisticated, it’s becoming very difficult for them to decipher a genuine email or web page from a fake.

Hackers target all businesses with phishing emails, malware and even ransomware. In some cases, an attack is enough to cripple and potentially kill your business.

It’s never been more crucial to make sure everyone in your business is aware of the risk.

So we’ve written a guide to help you get your staff on-board with cyber security.

It details 9 key ways you can prevent your business from falling victim to an attack.

Click here to instantly download this new guide