Do it for the trees

Do it for the trees

Has your business been planning to go paperless for a while?

I bet during lockdown you did a pretty good job of switching to digital though, didn’t you?

So ahead of a proper return, now is the perfect time to put your paperless office plan into action. You’ve already got some great habits in place.

But what do you need to consider for when things start to get back to normal?

Well first, you need a reliable cloud-based file storage system. You need to consider who needs access to what information, and what will be compatible with the applications you already use within the business.

Then you should probably consider how you get all those paper folders online.

And you obviously need really good security measures to keep everything protected. And constantly backed up, just in case.

Remember, this is exactly the kind of planning that we excel at, as your strategic partner.

If this is something you need help with, call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected] to see how we can help.

BRB I’m WFH

BRB I’m WFH

So it turns out that having your people working from home isn’t the disaster you’d imagined it to be.

You’re managing to keep your team motivated, productivity hasn’t dropped in the way you’d anticipated, and some people are really rather enjoying it.

And that’s not to mention the money you’ve saved by not popping out for an over-priced coffee or sandwich. Plus the time you’ve gained by not having to commute.

It’s actually, dare we say it… OK.

So once things ease up, is it likely that you’ll offer home working as a permanent or at least regular option for some of your people?

Increasingly, it’s looking like you’re going to have to.

So there are still some technical considerations for you. For example, if your team are working on their personal devices, you may want to swap them for company issued devices.

You need to:

  • Make long-term security decisions
  • Carefully choose a VPN (Virtual Private Network, to allow access to your network remotely), and
  • Look at a long-term solution for virtual meetings too

This is exactly the kind of planning that we excel at, as your strategic partner.

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

PS BRB = Be Right Back. And WFH is Working From Home.

This could make everything easier

This could make everything easier

With many people still working from home, it’s been harder than usual to keep up-to-date with what everyone else has been working on.

Virtual meetings have been vital, haven’t they? But the glitches, poor connection, messing about… wouldn’t it be great if we could just do our work without a video conference a few times every day?

SharePoint could be the solution you need to help your people create, store and share documents. As well as staying updated on company news. And with access to the right documents exactly when they need them.

Watch our brand new video on the power of SharePoint:

 

5 difficult questions to ask your IT support company

5 difficult questions to ask your IT support company

Sometimes in life we have to ask awkward questions. How much did that cost? Do you really need a second piece of cake? What’s that smell?

But you don’t usually expect to feel awkward asking questions of an IT support company. Well, you should.

A few tricky questions could help you to decide if they’re really the people you want to protect your business and its data.

Make the wrong decision on which IT support company to work with, and you’ll lose time, money…  and a lot of productivity too.

Worse still, if they’re not what they claim to be, you could also put your customers’ information at risk.

And at the moment, you really need to check their safety measures to protect your people.

We’ve written a new free guide, listing the 5 most important questions you should ask your IT support company. And not one of those questions is to do with how much they’ll cost you.

Download our guide here.