Don’t Panic: Restoring Deleted Emails in Outlook and Mail

2019-11-08T15:32:21+00:00November 8th, 2019|Tips and Advice|

Back in the day, accidentally misplacing your Filofax would undoubtedly have resulted in a panicked outburst: “But my WHOLE LIFE is in there!” But nowadays, most of our life — from emails and contacts to meetings, appointments, events and tasks — is at the mercy of our email providers, stored in various well-organised (ahem) folders. [...]

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Don’t Panic: How to Recover Deleted Files on Windows and Mac

2019-11-06T11:02:04+00:00November 6th, 2019|Tips and Advice|

We’ve all been there. You’ve spent hours working on an important document for a client, only to delete it a couple of days later accidentally. So, if you ever find yourself in a bind, always check the Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Apple) first. The Recycle Bin works like any other folder — simply open [...]

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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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Smarter Working: Top Tools for Staying Organised

2019-08-27T16:25:46+00:00August 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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Accountants – help your clients manage their mileage

2019-08-19T14:55:13+00:00July 30th, 2019|Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

If you are an accountant providing bookkeeping services, dealing with your client’s travelling expenses can be a frustrating task.  Especially trawling through their (probably incomplete) mileage records? And worse: don’t you resent the time it takes to try and translate these records into coherent figures so that tax deductions and reimbursements can be claimed? In [...]

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How To Create a Google Account

2019-08-20T08:58:46+00:00July 9th, 2019|Tips and Advice|

If you don’t have a Google account or Gmail email address, you can easily create one here, it’s a very straightforward process; all you need is your name, birth date and gender! Just follow these 6 simple steps: 1. Follow the directions on the ‘sign up’ form by entering the required information, such as your [...]

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Simple Steps to Update a Mac

2019-08-19T15:03:26+00:00July 5th, 2019|Tips and Advice|

If you keep finding yourself hitting ‘Remind me tomorrow’ whenever the pop-up nudges you to update your Apple Mac, then this article is for you! Whether you are working from a laptop or a desktop computer, follow these simple steps to update your Mac device safely… Make sure you have taken a backup of all [...]

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Accountants – Have You Embraced Automation Yet?

2019-08-19T15:38:59+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Cyber Essentials, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

Compared to most other industries, accounting hasn’t seen much in the way of innovation over the years. But this could all change soon with the adoption of automated technologies. Previously confined to the likes of the manufacturing sector, I’m now seeing automation start to benefit many other industries by aiding repetitive and rules-based functions – [...]

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How to safely manage all my passwords

2019-08-20T08:59:12+00:00June 19th, 2019|Tips and Advice|

Imagine you had one key to all you most valued possessions. The same key that opened your car, would open the front door of your home or business, jewellery box or even you “Man Draw”! As practical as this may be what would happen if someone stole your key? We all know we shouldn’t, but [...]

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Top Secret: Secure Communications for Accountants

2019-05-07T16:36:13+00:00May 7th, 2019|Cyber Security, Financial Services, Tips and Advice|

If you’re an accountant, your main job is to help clients get their finances straight. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Accountants deal with extremely sensitive personal data, as well as confidential statements, tax records and other financial information on a daily basis. All of which are a goldmine for cyber criminals. [...]

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