If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of business people who already know the value of running Microsoft applications, you’ll be aware of the need to keep up with their developments and new offerings to stay competitive. Microsoft Teams was launched last year to make the company’s presence felt in the booming market for apps dealing with group messaging as it is an area that can be useful for business operations. Here are some reasons why you might want to make the most of this software. Read more >
With much of our daily lives based online, it is easy to forget that we tend to leave much of it accessible to hackers. If they can access one password, they can get access to several more. When it comes to work and protecting a business, multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now more important than ever. Read more >
All modern businesses thrive and grow on data. Whether it is data around their customer base or data derived from internal processes, the information that it gives is crucial to future success. As more organisations realise this, more begin to invest in resources that help collect and interpret business data. Chief among these resources are combined CRM and ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics 365.
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When first hearing about the reach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules and regulations, it may have sent a shudder through you or your IT department. Many firms weren’t set up to comply with a large set of new obligations, which is why so many have yet to make the necessary changes. The new laws, aimed at giving individuals more control over the way third-parties handle and store data about them, came into force over six months ago. Large fines and penalties can be handed down to anyone falling foul of the rules. Read more >
If you are one of the millions of people that use Microsoft suites and applications for your business needs, you’ll be excited to hear about the very latest Power apps and how they have new abilities to transform the way you work.
While some companies champion expensive bespoke software, this can be hard to update and costly to maintain. However, many of the biggest organisations in the world recognise that Microsoft are the market leaders in office suites simply because of their experience combined with an ever-evolving raft of products that bring new functionalities. Read more >
It might not be comfortable to know, but the biggest threat to your data security is already in your business. If you have ever wondered how hackers gain access to systems, it doesn’t always involve hi-tech gadgets or knowledge. More than 90% of these type of attacks begin with emails that are not what they seem, which then rely on human responses to trick their way through your defences. Read more >
With much uncertainty around the possible outcomes of Brexit, and with the leaving date a few months away, you would be forgiven any confusion about the best steps to take for your business.
Whatever the Brexit result, the optimal outcome for any business will be to find ways to increase productivity. Although some aspects of the months ahead will be out of your control, by concentrating on the things you can influence, you can ensure that your transition is smooth. Read more >
When you have a business that relies on computer systems for any number of different aspects of day-to-day running duties, the need to stay current with updates is a key concern. It’s pretty hard to find an organisation that doesn’t rely on some form of computer these days, as even the smallest SME or sole trader will be using a personal device of some kind for communications and data management at the very least.
This means that your desktop computers, laptops or other devices are vital business tools and so you need to make sure they are making use of the latest safety, security and efficiency updates and versions. Read more >
If you already have Microsoft 365 business applications you know how important the tools it provides can be to the day-to-day running of your business. However, keeping up to date with the very latest add-ons, additions and new features is the only way to ensure you are getting the very best from this industry-leading software.
If you’re not already onboard, this is also a great place to learn how Dynamics 365 business central could help you, as the October 2018 release takes things to an even higher level of functionality and efficiency than ever before. Read more >
When you have a business that is growing, you know that you are doing something right. Taking on new employees usually means that demand for your services or products is increasing, and you need a bigger workforce to keep up. Of course, having new starters might also be part of a process of planned expansion, aimed at creating more demand. In either case, the need to ensure your onboarding system is adequate is key to success. Read more >