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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.

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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Wait… Dave sold his old mobile on eBay?

Flexible working and the ability to access files on the go are among the most sought after perks of the modern workforce. But if your employees are using their own mobiles and laptops for work, it’s important that you know they’re not putting your organisation at risk of cyber attacks. Because what happens when they […]

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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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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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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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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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65,000 hacks a day

Cyber crime continues to be the number one threat affecting UK businesses. With a staggering 65,000 hacking attempts made every single day. This is a war. So how do you prepare your troops for battle? We’ve written a new guide, called Beating the Baddies: How to Win the War Against Hackers. It’s full of practical […]

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A Brexit action plan for small businesses

Sorry. It’s a post about Brexit 🙄 I read that UK growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2018, thanks to increased anxiety around Brexit. If you’re among the many business leaders worried about the impact of Brexit on your business, this article may be of interest. https://smallbusiness.co.uk/preparing-brexit-planning-2546591/ If there’s any part of […]

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