Exciting New Things to Come from Microsoft

2019-12-09T10:31:10+00:00December 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 [...]

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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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The Death of the Password

2019-04-15T10:24:39+00:00April 15th, 2019|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

It’s hard to believe that a solution first created in the 1960s is still the primary method used to protect our identities, information and vital business assets. Despite enthusiasm for technology designed to replace them, passwords have proved remarkably resilient; however, the de facto username-password combinations are also incredibly vulnerable to exploitation. While 10 years [...]

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Brexit: A Nightmare Deal for the IT Sector?

2019-04-15T10:53:56+00:00March 28th, 2019|Security and Threats, Technology News|

When the government invoked Article 50, the UK had a clear deadline for leaving the European Union: 29th March 2019. Following Theresa May’s request for an extension, that deadline has now moved to 12th April – but we are still no clearer on what the outcome will be. A second referendum seems increasingly unlikely. But then again, so does a suitable deal being reached [...]

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Smart Home, Smart Office

2019-04-23T10:07:29+00:00March 12th, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

For several years, the use of smart technologies in our homes has been steadily increasing. Connected devices like the Amazon Echo, Google Home range and Hive’s smart home products now let you control your home from your smartphone. Allowing you to do things like stream music to every room, turn the lights on remotely, boost [...]

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CES Show review

2019-02-28T13:15:36+00:00February 18th, 2019|Technology News|

At the beginning of the year, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw more than 180,000 people descend on the Las Vegas desert – as tech lovers from around the world rushed to get a first look at the latest products and services from over 4,400 companies. One of the biggest and most exciting fixtures [...]

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5 Nasty Gifts Cyber Criminals Have Planned for 2019

2018-12-14T14:59:37+00:00December 14th, 2018|Cyber Security, Security and Threats, Technology News|

It’s the time of year when we’re looking for presents to give that will warm hearts and raise spirits. This all takes a bit of planning and looking ahead. The criminal world is planning too, but their intentions aren’t quite so honourable. Similar to a dark version of the Three Wise Men, the gifts cyber [...]

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Teams and Skype become one

2018-10-05T13:03:00+00:00October 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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What’s all this about a new ribbon?

2018-10-05T13:05:22+00:00October 4th, 2018|Technology News|

After 10 years of the now infamous 'ribbon' toolbar, Microsoft has decided it’s now time for a redesign of the interface for it’s office suite.  Don't panic though, for those of you who are dreading a major overhaul, such as the one we saw introduced with Office 2007 (if you are lucky enough to remember [...]

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Gone Phishing? How to deal with a phishing email

2018-09-26T09:28:55+00:00September 26th, 2018|Technology News, Tips and Advice|

What is phishing? Technically speaking it is ‘the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy contact, normally in an electronic communication such as email.’ Realistically it’s every business owners nightmare. Staff clicking on a seemingly legitimate email and unlocking mountains of sensitive data, potentially causing a lot of [...]

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