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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.

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, including Windows 7. And when it does, there […]

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Can your IT scale as your business does?

A business that keeps on growing is every owner and manager’s dream. If your business has grown as planned over the past few years, good work. We’ve grown massively too, and it feels great, doesn’t it? However, rapid growth or even a gradual amount of growth over a period a time can bring its own […]

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Boss, I left my mobile in the pub last night…

According to figures from Transport for London there are more than 30,000 lost phones sitting in their lost property room. And two laptops are left on the underground every single day. Wow. Frankly, it’s too easy to lose stuff. And it’s very annoying when it happens. Now think about how you will react when an […]

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This app helps your staff get more done

You’re probably an efficient, organised person. But what about your staff? How do they handle and organise huge volumes of information? The chances are high that your business already has access to one of the most powerful ways to organise and leverage information. Microsoft OneNote is an incredible piece of software. There are a ton […]

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11 scary signs your business has been hacked

Being hacked is bl**dy scary. It has the potential to destroy your business. And it’s no longer about IF you’re going to be attacked, it’s WHEN. Trust me on this one. My team has to rescue hacked businesses every single week. They’re not huge multi-million pound organisations. They’re ordinary businesses, just like yours. That’s because […]

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Missed calls kill sales

Missed calls kill sales. Answerphones kill sales too. And both of these things are so easy to avoid. Using an up-to-date VOIP phone system. You’ve probably heard of VOIP. They’re phones that use your internet connection, rather than the traditional phone lines. And that makes them very cost effective, and unbelievably flexible. You’ll be able […]

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GDPR one year on

It’s hard to believe, but a whole year has passed since everyone was panicking about the new GDPR data protection regulations starting. Fines issued over the past twelve months have already totalled €56m. And watchdogs say the European data protection agencies are just warming up. Yes that includes here in the UK. In the first […]

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Could I crack your staff’s passwords?

One of the most common ways hackers find their way into businesses is by brute force cracking passwords. This is where they try millions of variations of simple words, characters and numbers. Even if you think your passwords are secure and unguessable, what about your staff? Are you sure there’s no-one using Password1234 to access […]

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Effective team chat without WhatsApp

As much as we’d love to clone ourselves, we can’t run our businesses on our own, can we? And we owe it to our team to give them the most effective tools to communicate and stay organised. If your business is relying just on email or WhatsApp for team chat, you’re missing a big trick. […]

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The scams you need to know about

Scams come in many different forms, and not all of them happen online. This guide from the Money Advice Service is full of information about common scams in the home, workplace and beyond. Some of them might seem obvious, but it’s worth having a look and sharing with friends and family- particularly older relatives. A […]

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