The importance of data backup
The importance of data backup

No business wants to spend unnecessary money or create needless overheads. So when it comes to backups, management’s first question is often: “Why do we need backups?”

The simple answer is that the majority of firms store crucial company data on computers systems. These systems can have weaknesses, or they can even crash because of physical disasters, software failure or third-party interference. Read more >

Date 17 July 2018 Categories GCC
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Most business owners will know that hardly a day passes without the appearance of some new malware campaign. Fortunately, Office 365 offers the solution to help protect your mailboxes as well as your whole IT system against these threats. Read more >

Date 10 July 2018 Categories Microsoft Office 365
Sage 200 and making tax digital
Sage 200 and making tax digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an attempt by HMRC to digitalise the British tax system. Businesses will have to use commercial software for record-keeping purposes and to update HMRC every three months, beginning with Value Added Tax and from there, moving to Corporation Tax returns. Read more >

Date 10 July 2018 Categories Sage
How wearable devices can help or hinder your business
How wearable devices can help or hinder your business

Wearable devices are minute computers that people can have on their person. Some can be clipped to clothing, others are worn as watches, and still others as glasses or helmets – tech companies are releasing ever more imaginative options for users all the time.

While a few wearable devices are not dissimilar to small desktop computers for body wear, most, including Apple iWatch, Pebble smartwatch, Google Glass, and Fitbit Flex, link to a mobile device or to the web. Read more >

Date 10 July 2018 Categories GCC
Everything SMEs need to know about LANs and WANs
Everything SMEs need to know about LANs and WANs

In today’s GCC blog post, we’re going to explore a couple of key terms from the IT sector: LANs and WANs. These networking components are core elements in many modern businesses, so it can be helpful to better understand how, why and where they work in today’s SMEs.

Please read on to learn more. Read more >

Date 6 July 2018 Categories GCC
Benefits of using Microsoft Azure to manipulate and protect data
Benefits of using Microsoft Azure to manipulate and protect data

Azure is a cloud computing service launched by Microsoft to build, test, deploy, and manage services and applications via an international network of data centres managed by the company.

Launched in October 2008, Azure was rebranded as Windows Azure on 1 February 2010. On 25 March 2014, it was again rebranded, this time to Microsoft Azure. Read more >

Date 6 July 2018 Categories Microsoft
Take control of your finances in 2018/19
Take control of your finances in 2018/19

If you own a small-to-medium enterprise and you haven’t heard of Sage yet, you are still doing things the old way, without being fully in control of your firm’s finances. Read more >

Date 6 July 2018 Categories Sage
Protecting your business against Office 365 phishing scams
Protecting your business against Office 365 phishing scams

According to new research, UK enterprises are being targeted by more phishing attacks than at any other time, making this the single biggest security threat.

The Clearswift study, based on a survey of 600 senior decision makers at British businesses, and 1,200 workers in Britain, the US, Australia, and Germany, found that links in emails posed the biggest threat for 59% of the business community. Read more >

Date 18 June 2018 Categories Microsoft Office 365
The benefits of an intranet for your SME
The benefits of an intranet for your SME

Smaller enterprises have traditionally been known for their excellent internal collaboration and communication. A small number of workers in a relatively small space meant that everyone knew what everyone else was doing.

With the advent of flexible working hours and a sharp increase in staff who work remotely, this is not always the case any longer. Staying in touch via email is a possibility, but it can become a very cumbersome and inefficient option. Read more >

Date 18 June 2018 Categories Microsoft SharePoint
Considerations when designing a backup schedule
Considerations when designing a backup schedule

It is highly recommended for every organisation to design and implement a backup schedule to guard against data loss. The plan should include making sure that the backup has indeed been created, and that it has been validated to make sure it can be used for data recovery.

Why is this necessary? Below are a few of the most common scenarios which just about all enterprises face sooner or later: Read more >

Date 18 June 2018 Categories GCC
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