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Save Time With These Automation Tools – Part 2
April 19, 2017

Save Time With These Automation Tools – Part 2

In part 2 of our guide to automation tools we look in more detail at Digital Marketing Platforms, Customer Relationship Management, SMS Marketing automation and Internet Automation. Click here for part 1 were we look at All-In-One Options, Communications and Social Media Management tools. Digital marketing Needls provides a service to “automatically create, target and… Read full article

Save Time With These Automation Tools
April 13, 2017

Save Time With These Automation Tools

Automation is a term that’s being thrown around a lot at the moment. If you’re a bit of a technophobe, or even if you’re not, it can all sound a bit sci-fi and you may be wondering what it has to do with running a small business. Well the good news is that these tools… Read full article

Android Beats Microsoft As Most Popular Operating System
April 05, 2017

Android Beats Microsoft As Most Popular Operating System

A recent report from StatCounter has indicated that Google Android is now the worlds most popular operating system in terms of internet usage, beating Microsoft Windows for the first time ever. The data, which was released on Monday of this week, looked at total internet usage across all devices and put Androids market share at… Read full article

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time
March 21, 2017

Keyboard shortcuts to save you time

Windows 10 includes lots of keyboard shortcuts that can save you time. These often replace multiple mouse clicks. Whilst not all of these will be useful, and memorising them all would be a bit of a task, learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to enhance your Windows… Read full article

Beware the Phishermen…..
March 09, 2017

Beware the Phishermen…..

We tweeted earlier this week about a client who had received a call from what he believed was TalkTalk customer service. The individual had called TalkTalk 2 weeks before and believed this was a return call. However it was a scam, the fraudsters inserted software onto his machine that stopped all of his programmes, including… Read full article

Forget viruses, be worried about your staff!
February 27, 2017

Forget viruses, be worried about your staff!

A recent study shows that employees are more of a threat to cyber security in a business than viruses. Now we are not saying that viruses aren’t a serious issue. Whilst it is difficult to obtain a definitive figure for the costs it’s fair to say it runs into billions of dollars worldwide, and that’s… Read full article

Backing Up – Why the cloud is your best option.
February 17, 2017

Backing Up – Why the cloud is your best option.

Everybody knows you should backup your files, but it’s amazing how many businesses still don’t have a suitable solution in place. If you’ve ever had a power cut before you’ve finished saving something then you’ll know how annoying it can be but if your hard drive fails you lose everything, and you’d probably be surprised… Read full article

Is it time to outsource IT support?
February 06, 2017

Is it time to outsource IT support?

ICT is a tricky area. It’s expensive, complicated and absolutely impossible to ignore. You know that it needs constant monitoring, maintenance and updating but who takes responsibility for that? If you employ less than 150 people and your business is not technical in nature then employing a full-time IT Manager is probably not cost effective. Even… Read full article

Have you tried turning it off……………………………….
January 31, 2017

Have you tried turning it off……………………………….

And back on again? The statement made famous by the Channel 4 show ‘The IT Crowd’ and repeated every time you say that you work for an IT Support company! The thing is it actually works quite a lot of the time, which is why it may well be what an IT Support engineer asks… Read full article

Why switch to Office 365 for your company email (for the non-technical)
January 26, 2017

Why switch to Office 365 for your company email (for the non-technical)

I was recently passed a paper that offered a comparison between Office 365 and POP3/IMAP and asked to ‘dumb it down’ – initially I was insulted, then I read it, failed to understand most of it and agreed it needed some simplification! Your current email probably works fine most of the time, if there is… Read full article

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