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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

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

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

4 Best Practices in Managing Team Collaboration Apps

The move to remote working and working from home recently has thrown the use of Cloud Solutions into sharp focus. One consequence has been the loss of the collaborative opportunities offered by office-based work. In turn, this has meant increasing the use of Cloud-based collaborative solutions such as Microsoft TeamsRead More

3 Ways AI Can Boost a Modern-day Business

Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)  has received a lot of media attention.  The popular view comes from films like “Terminator” and “I Robot”, but the reality is that it has wormed its way into business to become an integral part of our everyday lives. What is Artificial Intelligence and how can itRead More

The Hidden Costs of Working From Home

Working from home (“WFH”) has become a standard part of the workplace environment over the last two years or so. While there are advantages to the organisation and individuals, there are direct and hidden costs associated with it, costs which a business needs to be aware of. One such isRead More

5 Key Things to Lookout When Finding the Right IT Support Partner

IT Departments are increasingly turning to outsourcing using external partners to provide IT support.  The main drivers are cost reductions and staff retention.  However, before linking up with a Support Partner, there are some things to do.  Especially in high-cost environments like London. The first is to establish what ITRead More

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