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Keep Your Firmware Safe and Secure
November 04, 2020

Keep Your Firmware Safe and Secure

Most of us know the difference between hardware and software. But do you understand what firmware refers to? And even more importantly, what are you and your business doing to protect your firmware against security vulnerabilities? Any business should know that it needs its operating system, such as Windows 10, is up to date. You… Read full article

5 Benefits of Windows Virtual Desktop for Business
October 28, 2020

5 Benefits of Windows Virtual Desktop for Business

Gone are the days of doing all of our work in the office. Even before Covid-19 and the shift towards working for home, there would be conferences to attend or clients to meet with. The demands of employees have changed. They are often on the move and need to be able to access everything needed… Read full article

The Unexpected Costs of a Cyber Attack
October 21, 2020

The Unexpected Costs of a Cyber Attack

You may think you are fully aware of the costs of a cyber attack. These costs would be associated with getting your systems cleaned, a backup restored, and maybe some downtime. However, many small businesses still view a cyber-attack as nothing more than an inconvenience. But those who have experienced an attack will know that… Read full article

Ransomware: What Is It and How Does It Work?
October 14, 2020

Ransomware: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to business security. It’s a type of malware that denies you access to your data and files by locking your computer. A ransom is demanded, usually in bitcoin, for the release of your files. This is big business for cyber criminals. They can rake in billions each year… Read full article

Do More with Microsoft Forms
October 07, 2020

Do More with Microsoft Forms

Microsoft 365 has millions of users globally. From powering email, to driving productivity and connecting colleagues, businesses the world over rely on the software. Microsoft 365 users gain access to a number of great tools, including Microsoft Forms. Office 365 changed its names to Microsoft 365 in April this year. There is no doubting the… Read full article

6 ‘Don’t Do’s’ for Your Work Computer
September 30, 2020

6 ‘Don’t Do’s’ for Your Work Computer

No one enjoys being told what they should or shouldn’t do. However, you should keep in mind some ‘don’t do’s’ for your work computer. Many of these may seem like simple common sense, however you’d be surprised how many people treat their work computers like their own. To help you stay safe and secure here… Read full article

SharePoint: What it is and why you should use it
September 23, 2020

SharePoint: What it is and why you should use it

Staff working from home and remote workers need tools to share and collaborate. Teams want to get jobs done efficiently and they need to work together to achieve this. Microsoft SharePoint is a great tool for making that happen. SharePoint is used widely across numerous sectors. These include education, law and government and amongst tech… Read full article

Public Cloud or Private Cloud: What’s right for your business?
September 16, 2020

Public Cloud or Private Cloud: What’s right for your business?

The cloud offers many advantages for businesses. But many don’t understand the differences between the public cloud and private cloud. Without this understanding it’s difficult to know what’s best for your business. Most people are thinking of the public cloud when they think of the cloud. For example, Apples iCloud is a public cloud service…. Read full article

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls
September 09, 2020

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls

A firewall sounds like a pretty intense thing. However you may not have as much firewall protection as you need. People may think that the antivirus and software firewall bundled with their internet security product is enough. This might not be true. To demonstrate this first we need to understand exactly what a software firewall… Read full article

Getting the Most out of Microsoft 365 – Book it!
September 02, 2020

Getting the Most out of Microsoft 365 – Book it!

Accountants, dog groomers, and physiotherapists didn’t get into business to manage bookings. You want to be working on the thing you enjoy doing, not fussing with phone calls and emails, trying to schedule times for clients to come in. That’s where Microsoft 365 Bookings comes in handy. Bookings is an add-on to your Microsoft 365… Read full article

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