Phishing attacks – it’s open season!

2020-06-18T15:27:24+01:00June 9th, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Security and Threats|

There's an increase in phishing attacks on businesses, as well as home-workers. We explain what they are and how to reduce the risk with better cybersecurity. If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘phishing’, it’s still fishy but nothing to do with fish! Phishing is when cyber criminals send a message, commonly a scam email [...]

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Why Your Outdated Phone System is Costing You Money and Business — Moving to the Cloud is the Way Forward

2020-05-05T22:52:44+01:00April 21st, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

If you weren’t already considering updating your phone system, we bet you are now! Amid all the uncertainty of the current coronavirus situation, one thing is sure: businesses all around the country are starting to realise the limitations of their ageing, out-of-date systems. As you’re probably well aware of by now, the main issue with [...]

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Why Working from Home Could Take Down Your Business – Beware These Security Threats

2020-05-05T22:53:13+01:00April 19th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Compliance, Cyber Security, Financial Services, GDPR, Productivity, Remote Working, Security and Threats|

Most business IT systems weren’t designed for everyone to be working from home at the same time — yet that is exactly what is happening right now across the country. In the rush to keep businesses operational, systems have been hastily scaled up to get people working remotely, without a second thought given to [...]

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Business by Numbers: The Importance of KPIs

2020-03-10T17:00:54+01:00March 10th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

We all know that business is a numbers game. Without knowing precise figures, you’ve got no chance of maintaining focus and complete visibility over what is going on in your company. If you’re a finance director or an accountant, you’ll be used to crunching numbers every day for your firm. But how well do you [...]

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Welcome to Your New Virtual Office

2020-03-04T09:40:54+01:00February 26th, 2020|Accountants, Cyber Security|

For decades, work has been associated with a nine-to-five job in an office. But although this is still the case for many people, times are changing. Over the past few years, flexible working has gained serious momentum. The concept has primarily been driven by advances in cloud-based technology, which enables collaborative working from anywhere in [...]

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PCaaS: Subscribe, Don’t Buy

2020-02-13T10:10:02+01:00February 13th, 2020|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Productivity, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Buying computers has always been the traditional way of securing tech for your business. But sometimes traditions are made to be broken, right? High upfront costs, crippling cash flows, lagging equipment and a disgruntled, unproductive workforce mean this way of purchasing PCs is now severely outdated. Especially when you consider how we buy so many other things… [...]

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Introducing the New Windows Virtual Desktop

2020-03-02T12:38:46+01:00November 6th, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity|

Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft introduced a significant development to its product portfolio: Windows Virtual Desktop — Microsoft’s most flexible service yet. The new software is ideal for SME businesses with lots of data (both company and personal client data) or companies with multiple offices and remote workers across various locations. Here’s a quick [...]

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How Will a No-Deal Brexit Affect Your Data?

2020-03-02T12:26:45+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

On the 31st of October 2019, the UK will finally bid adieu to the EU. Or that’s the plan, at least. Since the result of the 2016 EU referendum, businesses across the country have been following the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations, waiting nervously for the outcome. Whilst all of this has been [...]

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Data Breaches: How Pro Drive Can Help Your Accountancy Practice

2020-07-03T10:16:06+01:00October 4th, 2019|Accountants, Business Continuity, Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

By now, we are all well aware that data breaches pose a serious risk to accountancy practices (so much so that a breach could put your firm out of business). We have also explored some practical actions you can take to reduce the risks — some of which you may already be doing. But what if you don't [...]

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Data Breaches: Reducing Risks for Accountancy Practices

2019-09-13T11:27:35+01:00September 13th, 2019|Accountants|

We recently explored why data breaches are an issue for accountancy practices and what can go wrong if you do suffer one. But what can you do to avoid one in the first place? Before looking at how we can prevent data breaches, it’s worth considering the underlying causes. Most breaches can be attributed to the [...]

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