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cash flows, lagging equipment and a disgruntled, unproductive workforce mean this way of purchasing PCs is now severely outdated.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

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

2018-11-08T10:45:11+01:00October 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+01:00May 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+01:00October 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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