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5 Top Things to Know About Microsoft Teams

The increase in remote working and remote access to corporate systems in recent years has brought about a significant increase in importance of online collaborative applications in the general business and systems development environments. Having dispersed and remote project teams brings challenges to team communications, and this is where applicationsRead More

Why Two or More Monitors are Better When Working

It has been possible to use more than one monitor on a desktop device since its inception.  Additional monitor hardware cards and software/screen switches allowed at least two monitors per desktop unit. Laptops routinely have an additional monitor port, and software apps allow full-size monitors to be used with smartRead More

Protecting Your Business and Employees in a Remote Working World

A major effect of the pandemic has been to increase organisations’ dependence on remote access to systems and data.  This could range from a full-blown e-commerce environment replacing bricks and mortar to employees working from home, or a simple opening up of corporate systems to remote access. This fundamental changeRead More

3 Tips in Planning Your IT Budget Ahead of Time

The IT function is under more pressure today than ever. The shape of business is changing, resulting in demands for new and improved IT facilities. These include support for remote working, increased information and systems security and perhaps a move to an e-commerce cloud base. Simply put, this has meantRead More

Hybrid Working: Choosing the Right Software for Your Team

Changes were gradually happening in the workplace in the early 2020s. Remote access to systems was increasing, due in the main to e-commerce and to an extent social media and chatbots as a communications channel in customer support. This all dramatically changed towards the end of the second decade. TheRead More

How to Choose the Best Password Manager For Your Organisation

In recent years, digital and network-based attacks on systems and data have increased in ferocity and frequency. Businesses have seen increases in ransomware attacks and thefts of Intellectual Property. The theft of user information such as financial and personal data has resulted in an increase in ID theft and misuseRead More

Do Password Managers Really Help Businesses?

The need for comprehensive online security for individuals and businesses has never been more necessary. The virulence and frequency of malware and network attacks have increased, and the costs of a security breach have increased dramatically. In some business sectors, online security is a major component of compliance requirements. TheRead More

5 Signs It’s Time to Switch to a New IT Provider

In recent years, the effects of the pandemic on local and global economies and the consequent shifts in consumer behaviour have turned many an IT development plan into a survival plan constrained by a tight budget.  Outsourcing can bring stability to operational costs and reduce pressure on capital expenditure byRead More

7 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your IT Support

The last few years have seen increasing pressure on businesses. The effects of lockdowns have caused significant income reductions, in some cases leading to company closures.  Corporate development plans have morphed into corporate survival plans.   IT Support has not been spared and must support the new business environment. TheyRead More

How To Protect Your IT Infrastructure in the Event of Unexpected Downtime

Today, businesses are reliant on having their IT systems up and running as close to 100% of the time as possible. For some businesses, especially online retail businesses, losing customer access to IT systems can be fatal. Ensuring that IT systems are always available, or at least, have known downtimesRead More

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