5 tips for keeping data secure – law firms

2021-04-09T15:53:04+01:00April 9th, 2021|Cyber Security, Law, Remote Working|

This is the second part of our series for law firms on remote working and cyber security. It looks at how to keep your data secure. Previously, we looked at why your law firm should be concerned about data safety when you have staff working from home. Created by the change in working practices resulting [...]

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Remote working law firms and home setups

2021-04-08T17:07:18+01:00April 8th, 2021|Cyber Security, Law, Remote Working|

In the first of our three-part series on legal practices and remote working, we ask 'is someone reading your client data whilst your staff work from home?' The current lockdown might be drawing to an end but having staff working from home looks like it may be with us for the foreseeable future. Some people [...]

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Can regulated professions work from home permanently?

2021-04-06T12:20:12+01:00April 6th, 2021|Accountants, Financial Services, Law, Remote Working|

Regulated professions like accountants and solicitors can allow people to work from home permanently after the pandemic is over if they plan ahead to mitigate the risks. Having the desire to remote work and actually setting it up as a part of your working culture are two different things and may depend on your mindset! [...]

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How we help people learn digital skills

2021-03-26T09:13:15+00:00March 25th, 2021|Company News, Cyber Security, Remote Working|

There are many ways businesses can help people improve their digital skills, from offering work experience to cyber security awareness training. Here’s what we’ve been doing lately at Pro Drive IT … There has been a lot written about how good working practices and also developing key workplace skills should start when you’re a child. [...]

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Managing Mental Health – Remotely!

2021-03-04T19:35:12+00:00March 4th, 2021|Productivity, Remote Working|

There has been so much written in the press recently about the state of the nation’s mental health over the COVID pandemic. It comes as no surprise that people are struggling; trying to juggle the needs of family, work commitments (if indeed they are fortunate enough to be in stable employment) and clutching guiltily at [...]

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IT spring clean? Time for a tech review

2021-03-03T09:26:37+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Cyber Security, Productivity, Remote Working|

With the easing of lockdown restrictions on the horizon, businesses need to do a tech review to ensure they’re agile and efficient. When we were all put into lockdown the first time, it was a bit of a rush for many businesses to get their teams up and running from home. There was an element [...]

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Simple staff surveys to check in with your team

2021-02-25T16:47:58+00:00February 25th, 2021|Productivity, Remote Working|

We show you how to create simple staff surveys (in 10 steps) to find out how your team are doing and improve their engagement and productivity ... With remote working having become normal for many organisations over the last year, one major challenge faced by line managers is keeping their teams engaged and making sure [...]

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IT solutions: Our second-hand laptop initiative

2021-02-03T14:59:40+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Company News, Remote Working|

Like many IT solutions’ companies, we’ve been trying to help people who urgently need laptops for schooling or remote working by refurbishing second-hand computers. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are having to work at home and children are receiving online lessons – if they have devices. A digital divide has opened [...]

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Saving costs – why choose Windows Virtual Desktop?

2021-01-12T17:42:21+00:00January 12th, 2021|Productivity, Remote Working, Tips and Advice|

If you’re using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop or the Citrix alternative for your remote workers, you may find Windows Virtual Desktop saves you money … For a start, you may have had an unwelcome New Year’s surprise on your return to work; a price increase – particularly if you have a hosted service. This is ultimately [...]

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How to equip your child for online learning

2021-01-14T11:32:49+00:00January 7th, 2021|Remote Working|

During lockdown, pupils are being asked to work at home and access online learning - but sometimes this can be difficult for all concerned! Here are our ideas on making it easier ... Many children are being asked to log in to video calls to connect with their schools for daily lessons – but for [...]

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