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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.

“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 pay it last week, […]

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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, Office 2010, and a load of server software. Half […]

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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 talks about their dog on Facebook, hackers will use brute force […]

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A new culture of safety

Cyber crime is now officially the number one threat to businesses in the UK. So it’s never been more important to get your online security nailed. But it’s not 2005 any more. Keeping your data safe is about much more than just buying anti-virus software. Hackers can only steal your data if someone gives them […]

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You have 7 seconds

It’s said that humans decide whether they like each other within the first seven seconds of meeting. Whether right or wrong, that all important first impression has won and lost interviews, contracts and first dates all over the world. Unfortunately, winning people over within the first few seconds is even more challenging in today’s digital […]

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Do you use Chrome?

Do any of the devices in your business use the Chrome browser? I’d be surprised if none of them did… it is the most used browser in the UK (two thirds of people use it). We’ve noticed a flurry of security alerts over the last few months about extensions that can be added on to […]

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An Excel trick so clever you could lick it

Excel. A critical app. But also one that can make you fall asleep. Especially when you’re using it to try to present data to other people. Did you know there’s a way to share data in a more dynamic way? It’s called Microsoft 3D Maps. And it’s so beautiful you could lick it. Watch our […]

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10 Reasons for Choosing Hosted Desktop

1. Highest levels of physical and virtual security Our infrastructure is housed in two of the most secure data centres in the UK which are accredited to ISO 27001 and PCI DSS standards providing the highest levels of both physical and virtual security. We have clustered servers and services with automatic fail over. All transmissions […]

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Dave in accounts has a password disaster

So you probably know that cyber crime is a massive threat to businesses everywhere. You probably also know that poor password practice is a major contributing factor in data breaches and hacking attacks… … if not THE major contributing factor. If you’ve already got your password procedures sorted and you’re confident you’re doing everything possible […]

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Inbox Zero

For some people, the idea of ZERO emails waiting for them… is bliss. In fact, there’s a whole movement called Inbox Zero. Where you aim to clear your inbox every day, by being more efficient in the way you read and process emails. The BBC did a great article on it recently: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48271940 If you […]

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