The Paperless Office: 9 Ways to End Paper Waste for Good!

2020-03-02T12:15:17+01:00February 24th, 2020|Productivity, Tips and Advice|

Okay, hands up — how many of you still use fax machines, paper statements and paper documents? If so, why?! For many businesses, particularly accountants and lawyers, going paperless sounds pretty daunting. Both law and finance are traditionally paper-heavy industries with filing cabinets filled to the brim with signed paperwork and other bits of important [...]

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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cash flows, lagging equipment and a disgruntled, unproductive workforce mean this way of purchasing PCs is now severely outdated.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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Hide and Seek: Don’t Play Games with Your Data Storage

2020-03-02T12:18:30+01:00January 31st, 2020|Productivity, Security and Threats, Tips and Advice|

Are you currently storing all your data on a physical server that sits in the basement of the building? What happens if someone accidentally unplugs it? If building works are being done on the office and the server needs to be moved? Or worse: what if there’s a fire? A flood? What if the [...]

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Don’t Panic: Recovering Files in Office 365 Exchange and SharePoint

2020-03-02T12:19:58+01:00January 31st, 2020|Productivity, Tips and Advice|

We’ve shown you how to restore files on Windows and Mac. We’ve given you the tools you need to recover deleted emails in Outlook and Mail. But why stop there? How about some tips on restoring deleted files in Office 365 Exchange Online and SharePoint?   Retrieve files in Office 365 Exchange Online If you’ve [...]

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Exciting New Things to Come from Microsoft

2020-03-02T12:36:16+01:00December 9th, 2019|Productivity, Technology News|

Last month, Orlando played host to the Microsoft Ignite Conference — a place for people across the IT industry to learn from the best in the business, network with other like-minded people and discover the latest technology in productivity, security and infrastructure. In terms of upcoming updates, the conference didn’t disappoint. Microsoft announced new innovations [...]

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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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Smarter Working: Top Tools for Staying Organised

2019-08-27T16:25:46+01:00August 27th, 2019|Productivity, Tips and Advice|

Want to get more done at work without spending long hours slogging away in the office? We know how easy it is to get bogged down with all the tasks we need to get done. And although we’ve all heard of working smarter — not harder — staying on top of your to-do list and [...]

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Struggling to Make Year-End Meet?

2020-02-05T10:18:36+01:00April 15th, 2019|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Productivity, Tips and Advice|

April: one of the busiest times of year for accountants. 5th April 2019 marked the official end of the tax year in the UK, but many people and companies will still be scrambling to complete their tax returns. So, accountants have their work cut out. For smaller accounting firms or businesses with an in-house accountancy [...]

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Teams and Skype become one

2018-10-05T13:03:00+01:00October 5th, 2018|Productivity, Technology News|

Microsoft introduced their Office 365 based team collaboration app, very imaginatively called Teams, about a year ago now.  Originally introduced as a competitor to Slack, and to provide a single interface for the many Office 365 applications, it has rapidly assimilated many of the messaging, videoconferencing and audio features of Skype for Business.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, [...]

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