Financial Services Tech Strategy

2022-08-11T16:05:02+01:00August 11th, 2022|Financial Services|

With the FCA regulator scrutinising everything in the financial services sector lifecycle and high inflation rates impacting everybody, having a tech strategy which improves your firm’s efficiency is crucial … We focus here on the financial services sector but all businesses should have a clear IT strategy which includes an assessment of where their tech [...]

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10 tips – How to recruit using your website

2022-07-14T15:01:05+01:00July 14th, 2022|Accountants, Energy, Financial Services, Law, Tips and Advice|

Wondering how to recruit using your website? In this blog we share some ideas on turning your website into a talent magnet. This is part of our blog series on the tricky task of recruitment. In blog one we focused on how you can use tech to attract and retain talented employees. We’re doing this because [...]

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Using tech to attract and retain talented employees

2022-07-14T15:06:14+01:00May 26th, 2022|Accountants, Financial Services, Law, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

In part one of a series of blogs, we look at how tech can both help you attract and retain talented employees at a time when recruiting is difficult – and it’s an ‘employees’ marketplace’ … By Bruce Penson, Managing Director It will not have escaped the attention of most SME owners that hiring good [...]

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Why you should act on cybersecurity threats

2022-03-29T17:50:56+01:00March 17th, 2022|Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, GDPR, Law, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Due to the conflict in Ukraine the government, the ICO and UK cyber experts generally are all urging SMEs to act against increased cybersecurity threats. The situation in Ukraine poses an increased risk of cyber attacks to businesses and exacerbates the rise in cybercrime seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, partly due to cyber criminals exploiting [...]

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Cyber Essentials certification and why Financial Services firms need it

2022-01-05T14:42:38+00:00January 5th, 2022|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Financial Services|

If you are running a Financial Services or Fintech firm and you do not have Cyber Essentials certification, you might be putting your reputation and your clients at risk. Businesses in the financial sector have long been a prime target for cyber criminals, with the rewards being significant for a successful breach. In fact, according [...]

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Boardroom challenges solved by the right IT Strategy

2021-04-27T17:31:35+01:00April 27th, 2021|Accountants, Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, Law, Productivity, Remote Working|

Your IT strategy could help you smash your business goals and keep control of everything on your list, from the bigger picture to the everyday tasks … We can’t stress enough how important this is. Define your IT strategy – or your business could be defined for a lack of it – for all the [...]

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Can regulated professions work from home permanently?

2021-04-06T12:20:12+01:00April 6th, 2021|Accountants, Financial Services, Law, Remote Working|

Regulated professions like accountants and solicitors can allow people to work from home permanently after the pandemic is over if they plan ahead to mitigate the risks. Having the desire to remote work and actually setting it up as a part of your working culture are two different things and may depend on your mindset! [...]

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IT for accountants – 3 questions for the board

2021-01-27T12:45:09+00:00January 27th, 2021|Accountants, Financial Services|

A lot has changed in the past year with IT for accountants and financial services - staff are working remotely, cyber attacks are rising – so tech performance must be on the boardroom agenda. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption, with people having to work at home, while handling sensitive [...]

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Recent malware attack: ‘Sunburst’ update

2020-12-29T14:23:42+00:00December 29th, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, Law, Security and Threats|

A recent malware attack, mainly targeting the US government and known as 'Sunburst', has caused concern worldwide. SolarWinds, based in Austin, Texas, provides computer network management tools to a wide range of clients and announced recently that its Orion product had been compromised. Pro Drive want to reassure our clients that we don’t use this [...]

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5 solutions to technology challenges for a Silent Night

2020-12-22T14:03:24+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Security, Energy, Financial Services, Law, Productivity, Remote Working|

Being responsible for a business can cause sleepless nights – especially with the technology challenges because they affect everyone … solutions here! … This year, more than most, your plans have been affected by forces outside your control, ratcheting up the tension. So let’s break down the pain points, including those technology challenges … The [...]

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