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 No wonder Microsoft has been so keen to kill off its outdated software.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