Out of office messages

9 unashamedly quirky out-of-office messages

Before hitting the lights, locking the office door and waving goodbye to another year, there’s the small matter of setting an out-of-office (OOO) reply. While some businesses will have a standard template for employees to use, others will see this as a chance to be a little more creative.

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Free tools for small businesses

The top free tools for small businesses

Everyone loves a freebie, right? And when it comes to running a small business, there are some fantastic tools out there that can help with everything from generating sales to time management and upping productivity. Here we’ve pulled together a handy guide to some of the best free applications around – which are worth a […]

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cyber insurance

Does your business need cyber Insurance?

Imagine for a second that your business premises are broken into and your assets are stolen or damaged. What would you do? One of the first calls you are likely to make is to your insurance company. But what if it’s not your physical property that’s taken the hit; what if it’s your data? With […]

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Estate agents cyberattack

Milton Keynes estate agents warned about data protection

With figures showing cyberattacks are on the rise and small estate agents revealed to be among the least likely to have cybersecurity measures in place, a local IT expert is urging businesses to check they have robust IT systems in place.

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Productivity tips for small businesses

Productivity hacks for small business owners

When you’re a small business with big ambitions, you’ll often have limited time and resources to play with. Maximising your productivity and that of your team members, is therefore vital and the secret to doing that successfully, is positive time management – working smarter, not harder.

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Biometrics

Is it time to ditch passwords for biometrics?

Are passwords dead? We know they’re a top target for hackers but do biometrics really offer a valid solution? Here we take a closer look. Microsoft recently announced its ambitions to move away from passwords and towards biometric security for identification and authentication. 90% of the company’s 135,000-strong workforce can now reportedly log into the […]

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Legal sector

Barristers’ chambers: Digitalisation and the cybersecurity threat

Whether your barristers’ chambers is an early adopter of technology, or firmly rooted in old-school processes and behaviours, the future for the legal sector is digital. . Understanding cybersecurity risks and having robust systems in place to mitigate them, is therefore vital. Here’s what you need to think about.

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Outsourcing IT

Why outsourcing IT can be a gamechanger for growing businesses

Outsourcing IT support services to a specialist, external team can be a highly cost-efficient option for small and growing businesses.

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GDPR advice for small businesses

GDPR for small businesses – simple steps you can take to protect personal data

Practical steps small businesses can take to ensure their data management systems are up to scratch and GDPR compliant.

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Time to update Windows 7

Why you must replace your Windows 7 machines now

In January 2020, Windows 7 will reach the end of its life. We explain why it’s such a problem, and why you mustn’t wait till long to replace your old tech…

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