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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!

How to make your next project disruption-free

When you’re working on multiple projects it can be disruptive to everyone involved. Everyone needs to become a bit more flexible. Remote workers might need to come to the office, or office workers will need to go out to site meetings. And people working ‘unusual’ hours might have to change their schedule to fit in […]

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Your staff are going to take you down

Do you invest in training your staff so they learn new skills and expand their knowledge? Of course you do. It’s in your best interest to give them every tool available to become experts at what they do. If they’re amazing at their job your business will make more money and grow bigger. What about […]

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Stuck in a network traffic jam?

Road traffic can be a nightmare at this time of year, what with icy roads and dark nights. But did you know that network traffic is a really important part of keeping your IT system secure and running smoothly? What is network traffic? It’s the data flowing between your business’s devices (and back and forth […]

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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 No wonder Microsoft has been so keen to kill off its outdated software.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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