Working from Home – Thriving not Surviving

Over the last year we have all worked from home for more time than we could have imagined. For some it has worked out well. They’ve discovered a renewed love for their home and garden, and that it gives them back time outside of working hours. For others it’s been a very tough gig. Feeling…

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Our Experience of Dynamics

Choosing a CRM system, or indeed any new software, can be a daunting process. We decided to share our experience of Dynamics and what we have learned. Below is a summary of an interview with our MD, Simon Newton. Why did you move to Dynamics? Before Dynamics we used a Sage CRM system, it was…

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Why returning to work could give you more headaches

Like many businesses in the UK, you are probably starting to prepare for returning to work. Irrespective of whether that means going back to your business premises, or working remotely, the chances are that at least some of your team will be returning from furlough. Why does that matter? Because they are unlikely to have…

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In the cloud doesn’t mean backed up…

We have talked in previous posts about the importance of backing up critical business files. But have you thought about your cloud based applications? Many companies believe their SharePoint and Office 365 files are safe and don’t require any additional backup, but that’s not necessarily the case… If you use Office 365 you can recover…

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Backups – Why pressing the button isn’t enough

When was the last time you reviewed your backup process? Are you still dusting off tapes? Are you confident the backups work? Historically, backups were done on tapes. Often, there were just two – one in the machine doing the current backup, and the other which you took home each night. Yes, millennials – that…

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What is SharePoint?

SharePoint is a Microsoft product designed for sharing information with your team. Effectively, it is used as an intranet – an internal website providing a hub of information for all of your staff. Using the drag and drop tools you can design it to look exactly as you want with your brand, colours and typography.…

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IT Security

Patching – what is it and should you bother?

If you’re thinking sewing and homemade quilts, you’re definitely in the wrong place! However, if you carry out this simple task, you should get a much warmer feeling about the security, reliability and performance of your computer systems. So, what is patching? Essentially, it is about keeping everything up to date. That’s from the ground…

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Cloud services

What is Dropbox and should I use it?

Dropbox is an online (cloud) based file storage service. What does that mean? You can load files and images into your account so you can access them from anywhere. You can set up folders to make everything easy to file and find. And better still, you can share access to specific folders with other people…

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Microsoft Office 365 Gives Smaller Businesses Effortless Access to Cloud Computing

Microsoft Office 365 has been designed to help businesses make the transition to cloud computing without emptying their pockets. Designed with small and medium sized businesses in mind, 365 makes the switch cheap, easy, and low-risk, while allowing access to the multitude of benefits that come with life on the cloud. On-site digital storage facilities…

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