Passwords are a pain without a password manager

2022-05-05T17:48:07+01:00May 5th, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

Passwords are an everyday fact of being online but they’re a pain aren’t they? Did you know Pro Drive offers a LastPass password manager service to help businesses keep their data secure? Everyone is online these days and businesses use numerous different apps in their daily operations, most of which need passwords. There is a [...]

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Update – refurbished laptops initiative & technical skills

2022-03-29T11:53:31+01:00March 29th, 2022|Cyber Security, Technology News|

Our engineers here at Pro Drive have been very busy using their technical skills in their spare time, refurbishing second hand laptops which have been distributed mainly via charities. Our whole team collected laptops that were around 4 – 5 years old or less from some of our lovely clients – as well as colleagues [...]

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Important – changes to Microsoft 365 licensing

2022-02-10T21:16:05+00:00February 10th, 2022|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Act now! Microsoft have announced major changes to their Microsoft 365 licensing programme which will, unfortunately, result in price increases. We look at these and suggest ways to mitigate them IF you take action quickly. The price increases on some of the core products will be between 9% and 25%, plus a further premium of [...]

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How to benefit from email banners with AI

2022-03-28T22:46:13+01:00December 2nd, 2021|Cyber Security, Technology News|

Many businesses add email banners to their email systems to serve as warnings to recipients - but they are often ineffective, resulting in thousands of users falling for cyber scams each year. As providers of cybersecurity services, we partner with Mimecast, the email security expert. They have developed a solution using Advanced Intelligence (AI), which [...]

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Important Microsoft 365 licensing changes

2021-09-14T12:23:23+01:00September 13th, 2021|Productivity, Technology News|

Microsoft have been evolving their licensing programmes for some time, moving away from licensing purchased on an up front payment to subscription models. Indeed most SME businesses now purchase their Microsoft 365 licensing on this basis. Microsoft have recently announced some important changes affecting any business purchasing Microsoft 365 licensing - the major milestones being [...]

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Windows Dynamic Lock to the rescue!

2021-11-24T11:00:25+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Using Windows Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 is a simple but effective way to automatically lock your computer when you step away from it. See how to use it on our video below or read on ... Why do you need Windows Dynamic Lock? Have you ever walked away from your computer while there is [...]

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Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC

2021-07-20T14:10:59+01:00July 20th, 2021|Productivity, Remote Working, Technology News|

Microsoft has now launched the much awaited "Windows 365". It’s exclusively for businesses and will enable you to access cloud-based PCs wherever you are. Windows 365 will start to be available from 2 August and comes at the right time, with more people working remotely as well as in the office. Users will simply navigate [...]

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Privacy policies & What’s up with WhatsApp?

2021-01-20T17:42:45+00:00January 20th, 2021|GDPR, Technology News|

Do you check what privacy policies, terms and conditions you’re accepting when you go online? You may have heard that WhatsApp has postponed its new Privacy Policy change to 15th May, because of protests from users. The story is below - but this highlights an interesting question about privacy policies and other terms and conditions [...]

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How to set up quality Microsoft Teams video meetings

2020-12-09T17:13:16+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Productivity, Remote Working, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Setting up your Microsoft Teams video meetings rooms to do business ‘post pandemic’? Here's how to run high-quality sessions from the office - without blowing away your IT budget! No doubt you're tired of people talking about the ‘new normal’ or the ‘new way of working’. Whilst many office-based staff are still working from home, [...]

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Home office technology ideas to increase productivity

2020-11-27T15:18:11+00:00November 27th, 2020|Productivity, Remote Working, Technology News|

We demonstrate some home office technology ideas and kit, in response to questions about how to improve productivity and professionalism when remote working. What better day to talk about home office tech products than on Black Friday? Love it or loathe it, the actual day is here again – but this year the sales have [...]

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