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Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

I bet there are a few people coughing and spluttering in your office this week. Just as you have to be careful of people spreading illnesses to each other, it’s exactly the same with your IT. It only takes one person to click one link in one dodgy email… and your...

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Overseas clients? Translate docs like a pro

Overseas clients? Translate docs like a pro

Office 365 contains lots of useful features you might not be aware of. One of our favourites is Microsoft Translator, which has recently been added to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can find out more about it in our brand new video: https://youtu.be/zewNYGAwebQ...

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You’re STILL not prepared for The 2020 Problem?

You’re STILL not prepared for The 2020 Problem?

This is going to be a great decade for technology. No wonder Microsoft has been so keen to kill off its outdated software. Windows 7, Office 2010 and a load of server software all die this month. Officially they reach end of life. That means they’ll no longer be...

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Your strategic review for 2020

Your strategic review for 2020

Business moves fast. And that’s why I like to do strategic reviews with my clients, normally every year. It’s where you can fill me in on your growth plans. And together we can agree your tech strategy. Would you like to book your review now for next year? Call us on...

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‘Tis The Season To Lose Your Mobile (tra la la)

‘Tis The Season To Lose Your Mobile (tra la la)

Christmas. It’s a classic time for accidental stupidity. How many of us have had a few beers, jumped on the last train home, fallen asleep and rushed off in a panic at the right station… only to leave our laptop or mobile behind? You might not have done. But loads of...

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Make sense of your scribbles

Make sense of your scribbles

Office 365 contains lots of features you might not know about yet. One of our new favourites is Ink Replay. It lets you replay exactly what happened when you scribbled a note on a Word document or PowerPoint. Great for remembering what you were thinking at the time....

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Windows 7 is your January headache

Windows 7 is your January headache

We loved Windows 7. But now it’s old hat. Its time has come. And on 14th January, Microsoft kills it for good. (long tear slowly drips down from eye) If you have a single Windows 7 machine in your business after this date, you’ll be at increased risk of hacking and...

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Don’t change your password

Don’t change your password

Possibly not the advice you were expecting from your IT support company. After all, haven’t you been told for a long time to change your password on a regular basis? Well, that advice changed in April. Microsoft previously advised all passwords were changed every 60...

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72% haven’t done it yet

72% haven’t done it yet

This doesn’t make for comfortable reading. The latest data shows that 72% of UK organisations still fall short of their GDPR requirements. That’s 18 months after the legislation became law. Oops. GDPR compliance is essential for businesses of all sizes. No matter how...

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Email is your greatest tool. And biggest threat

Email is your greatest tool. And biggest threat

Do you know how much cyber attacks are predicted to cost businesses around the world, by 2021? Five. Trillion. Pounds. That’s a lot. And many of these attacks start with an email. Hackers are getting more cunning. And their tools are improving every day. So we created...

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Remote control

Remote control

Did you know that more than 1.54 million people in the UK now work from home on a regular basis It’s essential that you can be confident the business is doing what it’s supposed to be doing… while offering your staff flexibility. So how do you get the balance right?...

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Be the business people REALLY want to work for

Be the business people REALLY want to work for

Is recruitment a pain for your business, too? In our IT world, recruitment of competent staff with a great attitude is a real issue. It’s why we work so hard at keeping our existing team happy. Research shows that the best staff look for more than job security and a...

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Is your website still legal? (new guidance)

Is your website still legal? (new guidance)

Cookies. Not the delicious ones with chocolate chips in. But the online ones, that let websites track people who have visited before. The Information Commissioner’s Office has released new guidance about cookies. And it’s important that your website complies. In a...

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Say goodbye to email clutter (finally)

Say goodbye to email clutter (finally)

Is your email inbox out of control? Most business owners and managers have this problem. They spend far too much time dealing with basic email management, at the expense of doing the really important stuff (like growing the business). Are you spending more time trying...

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The 9 cyber threats you need to know about now

The 9 cyber threats you need to know about now

I’m sure you’re already aware that cyber crime is the hottest topic for all businesses right now. And the biggest business crime in the UK. But do you know about the latest cyber threats and how to prevent them? My team and I have been busy compiling a new guide. It’s...

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“It seemed a bit weird, but I paid it anyway”

“It seemed a bit weird, but I paid it anyway”

Imagine this. You get back from a lovely holiday abroad. And on a routine check of the business’s bank account, you see a payment for £5.5k made to a supplier you don’t recognise. So you check with Sandra in accounts. And her words make you feel sick. “You asked me to...

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Less than 100 days to go…

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???

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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