Why a password manager is a ‘Must Have’ right now

2022-06-08T11:34:48+01:00June 1st, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

We look at why a bad password can ruin your day - and how a password manager can help you. Read the blog/watch the video - and don't just do nothing about it; we're all guilty of sticking our heads in the sand at times over cyber security but cyber criminals target just such complacency [...]

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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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We refurbish laptops for charity

2022-04-14T19:42:48+01:00April 14th, 2022|Company News, Tips and Advice|

Donate your old/unwanted laptops and we will try to refurbish them to give to those who need them, usually via a charity. You may have seen our recent blog about our laptop refurbishment initiative. We are now opening this up to include anyone in the UK who has a laptop they no longer want and [...]

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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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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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Vulnerability Assessment – what it is and who needs it

2022-03-08T16:01:19+00:00March 8th, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Your business might need a Vulnerability Assessment, starting with a scan, for several reasons. Here, we explain what it is and why it needs to be managed. Watch our video to learn all about Vulnerability Assessment and/or read on below!      Why would my business need a Vulnerability Assessment? You are certified to [...]

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Our cyber security checklist for computer users

2022-04-14T17:12:05+01:00February 25th, 2022|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Below is a cyber security checklist of things we can all do to protect ourselves and our businesses when we’re online. — By Ivan Santos, Service Desk Manager As a result of the crisis in Ukraine, the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued an update, calling on UK organisations to bolster their [...]

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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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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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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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