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Less than 100 days to go…

In less than 100 days, Microsoft officially switches off all support for lots of very popular software. It will reach its end of life. Meaning if it breaks or gets hacked, Microsoft won’t fix it. And this isn’t obscure software we’re talking about. It’s Windows 7,...

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Are you giving away too many secrets???

Your social media profiles provide strangers with all sorts of information about who you are. If those strangers have criminal intentions, you could end up having your business accounts hacked, losing valuable data (and money). This is real. If a member of your staff...

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A new culture of safety

Cyber crime is now officially the number one threat to businesses in the UK. So it’s never been more important to get your online security nailed. But it’s not 2005 any more. Keeping your data safe is about much more than just buying anti-virus software. Hackers can...

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You have 7 seconds

It’s said that humans decide whether they like each other within the first seven seconds of meeting. Whether right or wrong, that all important first impression has won and lost interviews, contracts and first dates all over the world. Unfortunately, winning people...

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Do you use Chrome?

Do any of the devices in your business use the Chrome browser? I’d be surprised if none of them did… it is the most used browser in the UK (two thirds of people use it). We’ve noticed a flurry of security alerts over the last few months about extensions that can be...

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An Excel trick so clever you could lick it

Excel. A critical app. But also one that can make you fall asleep. Especially when you’re using it to try to present data to other people. Did you know there’s a way to share data in a more dynamic way? It’s called Microsoft 3D Maps. And it’s so beautiful you could...

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Dave in accounts has a password disaster

So you probably know that cyber crime is a massive threat to businesses everywhere. You probably also know that poor password practice is a major contributing factor in data breaches and hacking attacks… … if not THE major contributing factor. If you've already got...

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Inbox Zero

For some people, the idea of ZERO emails waiting for them… is bliss. In fact, there’s a whole movement called Inbox Zero. Where you aim to clear your inbox every day, by being more efficient in the way you read and process emails. The BBC did a great article on it...

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Wait… Dave sold his old mobile on eBay?

Flexible working and the ability to access files on the go are among the most sought after perks of the modern workforce. But if your employees are using their own mobiles and laptops for work, it’s important that you know they’re not putting your organisation at risk...

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming

There’s a new Wi-Fi standard which is going to speed up your connection to the internet. And make it easier for more devices to get a speedy connection at the same time. It’s called Wi-Fi 6. We think you’ll want to upgrade at the end of the year or early next year. So...

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The 2020 problem is stalking you

Did you know there’s a major new computer problem on the horizon? Tech experts are calling it the 2020 problem, and it’s predicted to affect half of all businesses in the UK. In January Microsoft is ending the life of some of its most popular business software,...

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Always check your spelling

I am not the greatest speller, my typing is terrible and lets not even talk about my grammar. Always check your spelling when posting online or even sending an email. I find Grammarly a helpful addon. #twitter #socialmedia...

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Winter blues

Staff suffering from the winter blues? Here are a few tips to get them smiling. #hr #teams #business #healthyworkplaces 1) Encourage them to use their annual leave: Ok, they may have just had a Christmas break, but it’s amazing what a bit of winter sun can do for...

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STOP! Before you open that email…

STOP! Before you open that email, are you sure it’s really from who you think it is? There is a lot of information about your company already in the public domain. Anything from the company hierarchy to what accountant you use can be found online and this WILL be used...

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Hook, line and sinker

Phishing scams are not always easy to spot. They are designed to come from sources you automatically trust and look genuine enough to fool a casual glance. Fraudsters are even able to appear to come from legitimate phone numbers to strengthen that trust...

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