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We love to listen to your opinions – and to share our own!

We like to think that with all our experience of working with businesses large and small, we know a thing or two about leadership and management. Here are a few of our observations. Let us know what you think!

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 entire business can become […]

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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:   And if you want to know anything at all about Office 365, […]

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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 No wonder Microsoft has been so keen to kill off its outdated software.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 supported by Microsoft. So there’ll be […]

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Is this your Start button?

  Look at your Windows Start button. If my records are right, on at least one of your machines it will look like this: If so, your business is at risk. Because it means you’re still using Windows 7. And in January, Windows 7 reaches the end of its life. This means Microsoft will not […]

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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 0345 313 1483 or […]

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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. Or putting extra emphasis on slides during […]

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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 GDPR data breaches. So […]

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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 days. Now it says that’s no longer necessary. In fact, […]

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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 big or small, you’ve got to get your data protection together. The […]

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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 a new video, to show you what you’re […]

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