How Viva Insights can help your business

2022-06-23T15:23:56+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Productivity, Technology News|

We take you through Viva Insights, part of Microsoft Viva, the employee experience platform which was launched in 2021, with hybrid working particularly in focus. It’s easily accessible in Teams. To get a feel for the intention behind it, Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft said at the Viva launch: “Every organisation will require a [...]

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Using tech to attract and retain talented employees

2022-05-26T17:02:47+01:00May 26th, 2022|Accountants, Financial Services, Law, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

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 staff has become more difficult than ever. There [...]

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Pro Drive IT launches trial flexible working week

2022-05-18T13:21:27+01:00May 17th, 2022|Company News, Productivity|

Pro Drive IT is trialling a new flexible working week arrangement which, our research suggests, will provide benefits to both staff and clients … By Chris Morrell, Operations Director I’m going to start with a confession, I am inherently a very lazy person. Depending on how long you’ve known me this will or won’t come [...]

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What’s a good laptop spec?

2022-04-05T12:50:05+01:00April 5th, 2022|Productivity, Tips and Advice|

Laptop spec is an important consideration and something we get asked about a lot (unsurprisingly)! Needless to say, it shouldn’t feel like you’ve climbed mountains just to find the right laptop for you! When you need to get new laptops for your business it can be time-consuming working out what you need, so we’ve put [...]

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Are your hybrid meetings a horror story?

2022-02-17T14:28:22+00:00February 17th, 2022|Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

Many business owners have concerns about the standards and impact of their hybrid meetings. Meanwhile, they are breathing a palpable sense of relief that they are able to bring their teams back to the office. Whilst most of us have adapted well to remote working, and some firms have switched to it entirely, plenty have [...]

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What’s your hybrid strategy? Are you in, out, or shake it all about!

2022-01-19T16:02:45+00:00January 19th, 2022|Company News, Productivity, Remote Working|

Have you got a hybrid strategy in place? Hybrid working, with people splitting their time between being in the office and working remotely, has to be properly planned - although every business will have different needs. This has become a somewhat urgent issue as coronavirus Plan B restrictions - including working from home where possible, [...]

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5 smart business IT New Year’s resolutions

2022-01-04T14:08:41+00:00January 4th, 2022|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

We’ve compiled 5 business IT New Year’s resolutions to add to your list - some are free, the others will save you money in the longer term. If you haven't already, acting on these will help you work smarter in 2022 and beyond. Many businesses, especially those in regulated sectors and those with public sector [...]

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5 business tech Christmas gifts

2021-12-22T18:08:12+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

We've got 5 business tech Christmas gifts that might be helpful to you – add them to your wish list if you haven’t got them already! 1. Does having to remember passwords drive you crazy? And does it always take so long to wait after you’ve clicked ‘Forgotten Password’? Do you use the same password [...]

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Our NPS – IT help desk is above industry average

2021-11-18T16:04:10+00:00November 17th, 2021|Company News, Productivity|

We use the Net Promoter Score (NPS) system (SM) to measure our IT help desk performance. We’re told that companies in our business sector who are top performers on NPS generally have a score of 70 and we’re proud to say that ours is consistently above that, between 75 – 80 – but we aim [...]

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4 lawtech fixes to ace your caseload

2022-03-28T22:58:23+01:00September 23rd, 2021|Law, Productivity, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

Lawtech can provide cost-effective solutions to the ‘time poor’ problem that many in the legal profession suffer. It addresses challenges affecting quality, security and communications. This will make a big difference especially as, post lockdown, law firm leaders are considering their growth plans in the context of their impact on staff wellbeing, increased scrutiny from [...]

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