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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

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

How to be Proactive with the Security of your Business

Many commentators, including the  FBI, have noted that the frequency and virulence of malware and other bad actor attacks have increased over the last two years.  Ransomware has become a major threat.  IT Security, both for home and business networks, has become a major part of any IT Strategy. ItRead 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

5 Ways UCaaS Helps Hybrid Work From Home

Two seismic shifts in the workplace have happened over the last two or three years, both related to the pandemic. The first, driven by lockdowns was a move to work-from-home and remote working.  The second was a move to e-commerce as businesses saw foot-traffic fall away as malls and retailRead More

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