Before March 2020, many of us viewed working from home as something reserved for cutting-edge tech companies, or a ‘treat’ bestowed upon us all too infrequently. We imagined a life free from the daily commute, office politics and eating lunch at our desks, and it sounded perfect. Then COVID-19 arrived and, virtually overnight, our imaginings [...]
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Microsoft 365 has long been the primary productivity solution for enterprises, but recently it has also become their go-to when it comes to security and resilience. Microsoft 365, however, shouldn’t be seen as a catch-all. While it provides excellent infrastructure resilience, enterprises have much to lose if they don’t pair it with a strong data [...]
Ransomware is not a new security threat. In fact, the first was orchestrated in 1989, with its proceeds allegedly going to charity. In the past five years, however, ransomware has hit headlines across the globe. Attacks, experts say, are becoming more sophisticated, more harmful, and more frequent. In its base form, a ransomware is a [...]
Phishing attempts are so common now that you’d be hard pressed to find an internet user who hasn’t seen one. According to the government’s cyber breaches survey, 86% of businesses experienced a phishing attack in 2020, a rise of 14% since 2017.This growth has only sped up since the start of the pandemic. HMRC detected [...]
It’s a very common problem, and one that we’ve all faced before. You set up a great new work computer, phone or home laptop and install Outlook, and everything reappears just as you left it except your email signature. At best, if you know what you’re doing, it takes time and patience to set it [...]
According to the Cloud Industry Forum, 88% of businesses in the UK are actively using cloud services, and that figure was based on activity pre-pandemic. With COVID-19 still forcing thousands of businesses to operate either remotely or with flexibility, it’s highly probable that the number of those relying on the cloud is already even greater [...]
With lives and patient wellbeing potentially on the line, the healthcare industry has typically been cautious about new technology. Since the start of the Covid-19, pandemic, however, global healthcare providers have shown that they are more than ready to innovate quickly. According to a recent Trend Micro report, 88% of global healthcare organisations have accelerated [...]
According to a 2017 study by SnapLogic, 90% of employees are burdened with boring, repetitive tasks throughout their workday. McKinsey, meanwhile, estimates that 40% of workers spend at least 25% of their working week on repetitive tasks. Power Automate is a Microsoft-developed tool to fully automate such tasks and let employees focus on the parts [...]
When you think of call recording, you might think of a robot telling you that everything you say will be saved for later use. For some, it’s an annoyance, but most likely don’t think twice. For those employees working in call centres, financial, or legal services, however, you’ll know that call recording is a vital [...]
With over 38 million subscribers to Microsoft 365, and in excess of half a billion worldwide using its free applications and services, Microsoft knows a thing or two when it comes to delivering secure, efficient and versatile software. But there is one element of its Microsoft 365 package that is frequently overlooked by users, and [...]