Introducing the New Windows Virtual Desktop

2019-11-06T10:59:39+00:00November 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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Data Breaches: How Pro Drive Can Help Your Accountancy Practice

2019-10-04T12:19:33+00:00October 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+00:00July 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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What lies beneath… Are you your own biggest security threat?

2018-11-08T10:45:11+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Business Continuity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

What’s the biggest risk to your company…IT security, poor software? No, people. The future security of your business and the sensitive information it possesses, all depends on those who use it. The GDPR has raised the stakes and business’ priorities when it comes to the proper usage and storage of information. Between now and 2021, [...]

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The Cost of Continuity: Could Your Business Handle an Unexpected Disaster?

2018-05-23T09:34:15+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Business Continuity, Tips and Advice|

We like to think, “Oh it won’t happen to us,” but when you are unprepared, it can be difficult to bounce back from a disaster. From fires to floods, heavy snowfall to a cyber attack; how would your business cope? Are you prepared? Have you imagined what would happen and how soon you would get [...]

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DLA Piper – A Business Continuity Nightmare That Cost Millions

2017-12-19T18:00:52+00:00October 30th, 2017|Business Continuity|

On the morning of Tuesday June 27 th, employees coming in to work at the offices of DLA Piper, one of the world's largest law firms, were met with an unusual surprise. A whiteboard had been rolled out into the middle of the building lobby with "Attention: DLA Employees" written on it. "All network services [...]

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How To Fly Into Disaster Without A Plan!

2017-12-19T18:01:30+00:00July 19th, 2017|Business Continuity|

Last month BA suffered an ‘IT problem’ that caused chaos around the world and resulted in flights being grounded. Depending on who you believe, the fallout is expected to cost BA between £80 and £100 million. Again, depending on who you believe, the problem was caused by a power outage. It is quite staggering that [...]

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Business Continuity Plan: Why you need one

2017-12-07T13:05:18+00:00June 21st, 2017|Business Continuity|

Business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans often get mixed up, with people thinking that because they have a business continuity plan (BCP) they don’t need a disaster recovery plan (DRP), and vice versa. They are, of course, very closely linked but with BCPs taking a more proactive approach to avoid and minimise the risk [...]

Antispam tools invading your digital privacy

2018-06-06T12:02:46+00:00June 20th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News, Compliance, Productivity, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

  I recently blogged about how we can be our own worst enemies in disclosing our online identity. And how the companies we provide this information to sell it to allow people to target you with marketing and advertising campaigns. Since writing this a colleague brought to my attention a recent story involving a popular [...]

How To Improve Your Business Continuity Strategy In Five Steps

2018-05-01T10:17:57+00:00February 16th, 2017|Business Continuity, Company News|

Business continuity plans should be regularly reviewed and updated. Changes to your business, including the introduction of new IT systems, new services or products, relocation or expansion, can all impact on whether your current business continuity plans will stand up if an incident occurs. Here we outline five steps that can improve your business continuity [...]

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