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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...

‘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...

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....

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...

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...

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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This one thing makes a big difference

This one thing makes a big difference

Have you heard of multi-factor authentication? It’s when you’re logging into something, and you generate a code on a separate device. So proving it’s really you. Which makes it really, really hard for someone to log in to your systems – even if they’ve somehow got...

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Office move next year?

Office move next year?

This year has been an eye opener, hasn’t it? Purely from a business perspective, we’ve seen more changes in 8 months than most of us have in 5 to 10 years. Fortunately, not all of the changes have been negative. The pandemic has allowed us to be more open minded with...

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Microsoft Teams deserves a second chance

Microsoft Teams deserves a second chance

If you’ve tried Teams before for video calling but found it wasn’t for you, it might be time to give it another chance. You see, Microsoft has been busy rolling out some impressive updates. They’ll make your video meetings more productive, smoother, and easier than...

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Are you under attack?

Are you under attack?

From hackers armed with ransomware, I mean. Hopefully you can answer ‘no’ to that question. But do you really know you’re not under attack at this moment? Or are you guessing, because you haven’t seen any obvious signs of ransomware? Obvious enough to tell us about...

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Sorry boss, I’m leaving

Sorry boss, I’m leaving

As a business owner, you get this from your team now and again. Sometimes it’s expected; sometimes it’s out of the blue. Frankly, it’s annoying. One of the things you must consider when anyone leaves, is how to make sure your business’s data is fully protected. Of...

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Sorry we missed your call…

Sorry we missed your call…

Is that something your customers or prospects hear regularly from your team?   If it is, then it’s likely that you’re missing out on sales and risking losing current customers, too. As a customer, it’s frustrating to need to speak to someone and to be kept on hold or...

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This is a list you need to know about

This is a list you need to know about

I like a good top list. Top TV shows, celebs, latest gadgets, etc… And there’s a new list that you’re going to want to know about. It’s the top scams relating to the current situation. I know; it’s not the light relief I usually like in a list either. But it’s vital...

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I’m letting you in on a secret

I’m letting you in on a secret

How safe is your business data, really? Sure, you’ve got the latest security software. And you’re using a password manager and multi factor authentication. But there’s one element of risk I bet you haven’t considered… … your team. You’ve heard the saying that your...

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WFH? There’s an app for that

WFH? There’s an app for that

Did having your team working from home open your eyes to a new way of life? OK, it probably did for most of us. Eating, sleeping, working and relaxing all in the same place was a little overwhelming at times. But for some of us, it worked just fine. Some people really...

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There’s a new kid in town…

There’s a new kid in town…

You’ve heard of phishing I’m sure, where a criminal sends an email pretending to be someone else, to try and get info out of you. But have you heard about the new kid in town? Smishing. Yep. It sounds… like nonsense really. But trust me when I say you want to avoid...

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Take our 60 minute security challenge

Take our 60 minute security challenge

We’re the local data security experts. And one of the things our team prides itself on, is quickly finding ways that hackers could damage your business. In fact, if you give us just 60 minutes, we’re confident we’d find something wrong with your IT setup that places...

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Back to school… I mean, work

Back to school… I mean, work

If you’re starting to get that back to school feeling - even if you don’t have kids - it’s no surprise. More of us are getting back to the office now after a long and very strange few months. There’s a sense of excitement and worry, and a little bit of dread: Are all...

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Sometimes it really is all gobbledegook

Sometimes it really is all gobbledegook

Have you ever considered what might happen if you or one of your people lost a laptop? If that device still had access to all your company files and someone else accessed it. That would certainly fall under the category of a data loss, which would be a big GDPR...

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**Newsflash** Sandra has the latest gossip

**Newsflash** Sandra has the latest gossip

We’ve all done it. A quick check of the news when you’re putting off a dreaded task Distracting yourself with a quick bit of surfing before you make that horrible phone call Or… “I’ll just have a quick look on Facebook…” ???? Sometimes it helps us to take a few...

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2015 called

2015 called

It wants its office phones back. If yours are 5 years old or more, it’s time to change them. Why? I’ll hazard a guess that your mobile phone was released in the last two or three years And your tablet is probably the same kind of age And it’s likely you’ve upgraded...

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Your business is a prime target

Your business is a prime target

We don’t want to scare you, but do you know that your business is on the hit list for the fastest growing internet crime? Ransomware is becoming increasingly more popular amongst cyber criminals. And is used to extort money from organisations by taking something they...

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Don’t hit ‘Later’ again

Don’t hit ‘Later’ again

We’re all guilty of doing it. Whether you’re in the middle of an important piece of work, or just checking Facebook, when that notification appears to let you know there’s a software update available, it’s so tempting to just click ‘Later’. And then forget to run the...

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Reconnecting…

Reconnecting…

It’s frustrating isn’t it? You’re in the middle of a great video meeting, full of ideas, solutions and plans for the future, and then… Reconnecting… appears as your colleague’s image goes blank. ???? A poor internet connection has been a pain for many people while...

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