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Alarming Phishing Attack Trends to Beware of in 2022

One phishing attack can mean hours of costly downtime. Stay on top of the newest phishing trends so you can prepare your team. #PhishingTrends #Cybersecurity #EmployeeTraining Read more
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How OneNote Can Streamline Team Collaboration (And Four Tips to Make the Most of This Program)

How can you enhance team collaboration? OneNote can help. Use it as a hub to organize important notes during business meetings. Read more
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How I almost got Scammed for $1000

This is a different type of post from what I usually publish as this is about something that happened to me personally this week. I felt it important to share this with everyone for 2 reasons. Read more
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Why Having a Continuity Plan Is a Sign of Great Leadership (And How to Create a Foolproof Plan)

Are you aware that having continuity plans make your business immune to all sorts of crisis? Here’s how to create a solid one Read more
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11 Effective Security Measures To Bolster Your Microsoft 365 Data Protection

Haven’t implemented security measures in Microsoft 365? You're taking a huge gamble because it leaves your system open for hackers. Read more
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Increasing Your Office Productivity With Streamlined Android Apps – The 3 Best Solutions

Productivity tools have shown that we can still achieve a lot while working remotely. Should this be the new normal? Read more
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The Importance of Online Reputation Management (8 Tips To Improve It)

Your online reputation can make or break your chances of landing and retaining clients. How do you manage your online reputation? #ORM #leadership #customersatisfaction Read more
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7-Tips To Organizing Your Office Desktop to Improve Productivity

Decluttering your computer desktop is an underrated way to boost productivity. It helps you work faster and reduces stress. Read more
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Seven Ways to Maximize Cloud Solutions for Your Small Business

Think your small business has no use for the cloud? Check out the benefits of cloud computing, and you might just change your mind. Read more
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5 Biggest Questions About Windows 11 Answered

Microsoft’s latest operating system is starting to take the world by storm. But before jumping ship and upgrading to the new OS, better read this first.

It’s finally here. 

After six years, Microsoft has just released the latest version Read more

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EXTRA SECURITY?

SURE, JUST COMBINE YOUR RDP WITH A VPN, MFA AND ACL

Ha ha… we threw all those confusing acronyms in the headline deliberately. Welcome to our world!Before you start to panic, this isn’t going to get too technical or complicated.

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YOUR POCKET-SIZED SECURITY THREAT

You guessed it. I’m talking about phones.

How many people in your business have a company-issued phone, or use their own to access company data like emails, client information, or documents? It’s probably a high number, right?

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Ransomware is big business

It’s one of the fastest growing online crimes, and if you haven’t already been targeted, it’s likely you will be at some point in the future.

It’s the computer crime where your data is encrypted so you can’t access Read more

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DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS IT STRATEGY

As a business owner you already know the importance of strategy and planning.

Without it, you have no aim, no goals, and really, no direction.

While you probably spend a lot of time working on your strategy every month, Read more

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HOW MUCH OF YOUR BUSINESS CAN BE AUTOMATED?

Automation is transforming the way the world works.

Businesses of all sizes are embracing huge advances in technology to help them get things done on autopilot.

Implemented well, automation will help reduce your staff’s workload, increase efficiency, reduce costs, Read more

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PLEASE DON’T GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO EVERYTHING

With so many potential vulnerabilities in every business IT system, there is no “silver bullet” – no single safety measure that will let you sit back and relax, knowing your IT is safe and data is secure.

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Make remembering passwords a thing of the past

Using weak passwords is risky. So is using the same password across different services.

If you do this, it means that once somebody has your email address and password, they’ll find it incredibly easy to access your other accounts.

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MICROSOFT 365 IS THE BEST THING FOR STAFF PRODUCTIVITY

Pandemic + Work From Home = relying on technology more than ever before.

The tools available in Microsoft 365 have developed to help us stay productive wherever we’re working.

If you’ve been using Microsoft’s software for years, now’s a Read more

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THREE WAYS THAT TECHNOLOGY HAS TRANSFORMED BUSINESSES

Breakthroughs in technology have torn apart old ways of working, as new alternatives have become impossible to ignore. Read more
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AI WILL AFFECT EVERY BUSINESS IN THE YEARS AHEAD, EVEN YOURS

Artificial intelligence (AI) makes it possible for machines to learn and adapt their behavior as they gain experience. The code that powers AI gets smarter and smarter as it’s exposed to more data and scenarios. As computers have developed Read more

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CHRISTMAS BUSINESS GADGET ROUND-UP

With Christmas just around the corner, and many people still scratching their heads about last-minute gadgets to pick up as gifts, we thought it would be useful to pick out three great technology gadgets that are worthy of any stocking. Read more
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Three Big Ways To Improve Your IT Next Year

Here are three key things you can do to improve your IT and keep your business running smoothly into the years ahead. Read more
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3 Things Your IT Support Partner Wishes You Did

Want to get in the good books of your IT support team? It’s worth it. Making your IT team’s life a little bit easier will free up their time, so they can spend more of it proactively protecting your business and its data. Read more
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What Is The Cloud?

Ignore its fluffy reputation: The cloud’s a tough cookie Read more
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WAYS TO BOOST STAFF MORALE WHILE WFH

Keeping your team happy when they’re all working from home requires some planning.

Managers and business owners traditionally  develop their leadership skills while working with people who are in the same building. 

Now there’s less casual conversation and pretty Read more

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WHY IT PROFESSIONALS ARE TERRIFIED OF RANSOMWARE

There are few things as scary for IT professionals as the prospect of their systems locking up with hackers demanding money to return things back to normal. Read more
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3 WAYS TO AVOID WFH BURNOUT

The lines between work and non-work have blurred for so many people.

For those who are still working from home (WFH), they may now be in their sixth consecutive month where there’s little balance between what they do professionally, Read more

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IS YOUR TECHNOLOGY STEALING YOUR STAFF’S TIME?

At some point in the last six months, maybe you’ve been on a Zoom call or chatting away in Microsoft Teams. And you’ve wondered what would have happened if Covid had come along in the 1980s or even 1990s.    

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