IT support and cyber security – plus human support too

2020-04-27T12:43:09+01:00April 27th, 2020|Business Continuity, Company News, Cyber Security, Productivity, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Business continues as we steer through the lockdown and we can help with all your IT support and cyber security. We listen to our clients and are working to make things easier, so businesses can be more productive. But an important part of remote working is looking after yourself too. Burnout can be a concern [...]

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Why Your Outdated Phone System is Costing You Money and Business — Moving to the Cloud is the Way Forward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one thing is sure: businesses all around the country are starting to realise the limitations of their ageing, out-of-date systems.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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WFH and Coronavirus: Keeping Your Business Going

2020-03-17T15:20:57+01:00March 2nd, 2020|Business Continuity|

Last updated: Tuesday 17 March (we will be monitoring government advice closely and updating this blog when further information becomes available). With the threat from the coronavirus (COVID-19) now at an all-time high and official government advice telling people to minimise social contact, we thought it would be useful to summarise some steps you can [...]

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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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Energy’s Renewed Reliance on Technology

2019-08-20T08:58:31+01:00July 30th, 2019|Business Continuity, Technology News|

Energy and IT: although two rather unlikely allies, digitalisation has slipped into the pocket of the energy industry, where we are now seeing a flourishing partnership begin to form. From blockchain technology to smart meters, information technology is revolutionising the way we understand, generate and consume energy – with investment in these digital technologies helping [...]

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