How remote working affects towns and cities

2020-07-20T17:29:44+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

How remote working affects towns and cities: the intentional and the unintentional consequences Working from home has been the norm for many employees and businesses during lockdown. It sounds idyllic – and it can be – but there are problems with remote working too. Remote working, if at all possible, was advised during the [...]

MS Teams Vs Slack

2020-06-30T16:24:28+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services, IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MS Teams Vs Slack Some of the tech giants have built their businesses on seeing where small companies succeed and then either making them an offer they can’t refuse or launching their own competitor product. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t and sometimes both products find their own little niche. For example, even [...]

How to get started with a Messenger bot

2020-06-26T07:49:39+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

How to get started with a Messenger bot “Chatbots” are becoming increasingly common on business websites, even on websites run by small businesses. The term “chatbot” however, is a bit misleading. Bots aren’t good at chatting. What they are good at doing is following simple, pre-defined instructions, such as looking up a list of [...]

What SMEs need to know about a massive rise in ransomware attacks

2020-06-22T12:12:27+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , , |

What SMEs need to know about a massive rise in ransomware attacks The Malwarebytes’ Q1 2019 Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report contains some eye-watering statistics, including the fact Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 saw business ransomware detections increase by no less than 195% and, taken over the course of the year, the increase was [...]

What businesses can learn from Tesco’s Clubcard revamp plans

2020-06-22T12:02:24+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , |

What businesses can learn from Tesco’s Clubcard revamp plans Sometimes, it can feel like Tesco knows us better than we know ourselves. We get vouchers in the post for something we were already planning to buy, all informed by the vast amounts of data the company stores on its Clubcard users. For most [...]

How to choose the best domain name for your small business

2020-01-02T16:14:11+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , |

How to choose the best domain name for your small business If you’re starting a small business, then choosing a domain name can be a lot like choosing a name for a new baby - with the added complication that it has to be unique. We strongly recommend choosing (and securing) your domain [...]

Cybersecurity experts scarce as threats increase

2018-12-24T16:25:01+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , |

Cybersecurity experts scarce as threats increase It can sometimes seem like it is impossible to open a newspaper without coming across a story relating to an IT security scare. To be fair, many of these stories are a few paragraphs in the business section, rather than front page, headline stories, however, both statistics [...]

Disaster recovery and business continuity for small businesses

2018-08-03T14:50:45+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , , |

Disaster recovery and business continuity for small businesses Disaster recovery and business continuity are two sides of the same coin. Disaster recovery gets you up and running again as quickly as possible after disaster strikes, while business continuity allows you to “keep calm and carry on” in a broader sense. It can include plans [...]

Integrated business planning

2018-03-23T12:32:02+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Integrated business planning The move towards greater integration in business has been one of the key trends of the 21st century. While companies do tend to be divided into departments that reflect specific areas of expertise, these areas increasingly have the nature of “centres of excellence” rather than self-contained business silos. There is a [...]