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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.

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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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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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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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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