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Pro Drive Ranked in World’s Top 500 IT Managed Service Providers For Third Year Running

May 24th, 2016|Company News|

Pro Drive are absolutely delighted to have been recognised by MSP Mentor in the MSPmentor 501 top 501 IT Managed Service Providers for the third year running. The MSPmentor 501 is a distinguished list identifying the world’s top 501 IT Managed Service Providers and is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey conducted during Q4 2014.  [...]

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Cyber Fraudsters Using Terror To Attack Businesses

November 24th, 2015|Company News, Security and Threats|

IT security analysts have reported a new wave of 'Spear Phishing' attacks on businesses, using the recent terror attacks to dupe victims out of substantial amounts of money. If you are not familiar with the term Spear Phishing, it is not a poorly spelled sporting pastime but more a method used by internet criminals to [...]

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Are your staff ‘bringing their own mobile device’? Here’s what you need to know

October 8th, 2015|Tips and Advice|

Your staff no longer want a company phone - they are fed up with carrying both their company and personal phones on them and want to use one device - and one that they can choose themselves - for all their communication. They want to keep the same phone number if they leave your business [...]

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3 Microsoft Office Productivity Hacks

September 11th, 2015|Company News, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

Starting a new document by using an old one as a template You can start a new document in Office 2013 by copying one you worked on recently.  Simply click on File >Open > Recent Documents Edit a PDF in word No need for expensive PDF editing tools such as Adobe Acrobat. You can now do [...]

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What is IT Manager Syndrome?

August 25th, 2015|Productivity|

I was initially a little nervous about writing this article as it has the potential to be somewhat contentious. However it does describe a genuine issue we see again and again in many businesses across many diverse sectors. It can at best be responsible for holding back the development of a business, but often also [...]

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Bitcoins – what on Earth are they?

August 6th, 2015|Company News, Tips and Advice|

Bitcoin has been in the news recently for a number of reasons – the first security based on Bitcoin started trading in Stockholm on the 19th May 2015 and just over a year ago one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges went spectacularly bankrupt after the online theft of 850,000 bitcoins worth (at the time) around [...]

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Windows 8 portable PCs – which one should I buy?

July 1st, 2015|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

The last 12 months has seen an explosion of new portable computing devices most designed around Windows 8 and its touchscreen compatibility. With the amount of choice on offer it can be difficult to make a decision on what to buy. So here is the Pro Drive take on them: Traditional laptop The traditional laptop [...]

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How to track if your emails are being opened!

June 11th, 2015|Tips and Advice|

Ever wish you could find out if someone has opened the email you sent them? In this month’s tip we show you how! Whether it’s the business contact who hasn’t replied to your amazing proposal or the person you’ve been dating who suddenly seems to be ignoring you, most of us know what it’s like [...]

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Wearable Tech, the future of the watch

May 7th, 2015|Technology News|

Wearable tech has come a long way since the Casio calculator watch. It is now a direct link to our phones with instant notifications of incoming calls, messages, Facebook updates and even turn by turn navigation. There are many smart watches on the market but the Pebble is by far the most affordable without losing [...]

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Why changing IT software often goes wrong and what you can do about it

April 28th, 2015|Company News, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

Many of us have had experience of changing one of the major IT software systems in our business. This is usually a costly process and often driven by a need make our information systems do more for us – to contribute more to our businesses. However the experience is often very different – usually requiring [...]

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