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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...

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Old tech isn’t just slowing you down

Technology moves on so quickly. As lovely as it is to keep up with the latest models of phones, laptops and tablets… unless you have an endless pot of money, it just isn’t realistic. But when your devices are really out of date, they can start to expose you to all...

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Your long lost uncle emailed

I bet you’ve received an email along those lines before, haven’t you? These phishing emails promising you thousands, if not millions of pounds from a wealthy relative, if you just send over your bank details. Erm, no thanks. But while most of us are clued-up to this...

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Especially working at home, you’re a target

Small businesses are often a big target for cyber criminals because they lack the security measures of larger corporations. In fact, hackers are targeting all businesses, all the time, using clever automated tools. With this in mind, is it time you step up your...

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Plan for the return to your workplace

We have no idea when the lockdown will end, of course. Or how any kind of phased return will work. But we do know it WILL happen. So it makes sense to be as prepared for it as you can be (those businesses that were fully prepared for working from home had a much less...

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That offer’s too good to be true

We all love a bargain. Buying things online is getting the country through this crisis. However, when you’re searching for stuff online, it’s always worth remembering that if something seems too good to be true… it probably is. Of course a fancy coffee machine at 90%...

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The assembly point is the car park

You might not be there right now. But you have a fire escape plan in your workplace. Of course you do, it’s a legal requirement. You’ll have one or two people who act as marshalls. When that fire alarm sounds, it’s their job to make sure everyone’s out of the building...

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Keep your data safe when staff use their own devices

Because we have to work from home for now, your team are probably using their own devices. Which is fine… so long as your business’ data security isn’t compromised in any way. That’s a big ask. Especially if your staff are sharing their devices with other members of...

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This protects your data in your staff’s homes

Did you know that allowing staff to access company data on their own devices is called BYOD (for Bring Your Own Device)? It’s a critical way to get things done right now… But the big downside is that data security can accidentally be compromised. So to help you while...

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*Frustration Alert* Install updates?

Isn’t it frustrating when that message appears? Do you want to install updates? Typically, you’ve just sat down, full of enthusiasm for the day ahead… when an update message pops up. So what do you do? If you’re like most people you’ll ask it to remind you later....

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A bad workperson blames their tools

And, sometimes that workperson is right. Here’s what I mean. It’s likely that in your business your team have different jobs. George might use most of his time writing emails to clients Alice may spend her day editing images And James uses his time creating...

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Get rid of your little black book

No, not that little black book 🙄 I mean the one you use to write down your passwords for each piece of software or application you use at work and at home. You may have disguised the passwords to look like something else, but it probably wouldn’t take a detective to...

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The year 2000 called. It wants its phones back

Technology changes really quickly. Just think back to the mobile phone you had in 2000. Probably a Nokia, or a Motorola flip phone, right? What about your computer? A big grey or beige box that took over most of your desk, with an even bigger monitor? How about your...

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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...

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Now’s the time to book your strategic IT review

3 questions: When did you last review how your IT is working for you? Will it help you to accomplish your business goals this year? 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...

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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’...

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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...

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Stuck in a network traffic jam?

Road traffic can be a nightmare at this time of year, what with icy roads and dark nights. But did you know that network traffic is a really important part of keeping your IT system secure and running smoothly? What is network traffic? It’s the data flowing between...

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