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We have opinions and we like to share them.

They aren’t always technology related, we like to think we have a thing or two to say about Leadership and management and hope you will find the occasional post or tweet useful.

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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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? Our brand new guide is […]

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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 decent pay packet. They want […]

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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 nutshell: All website operators (that’s you) must provide clear and comprehensive information about their […]

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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 to keep up, than getting on with the really important […]

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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 been written in human, […]

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