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Top 5 tips for creating the perfect home working space

The UK has been in Covid-19 lockdown for over a week now, and millions of businesses have enforced remote working for their employees. Given the current climate, its realistic to assume that working from home will be the new ‘norm’ for a while. And, many companies still need their staff on top form despite the [...]

Top 5 tips for creating the perfect home working space2020-06-02T22:25:54+00:00

Your Covid-19 security guide

As the coronavirus pandemic develops, working from home for non-key workers is no longer optional: it is compulsory. The transition to full-time home working was sudden, and for many workforces it is a new and unwelcome change. Remote working presents many logistical issues for those companies that haven’t already bred it into their culture and, [...]

Your Covid-19 security guide2020-06-08T00:25:47+00:00

How to work from home during self-isolation

In these uncertain times, companies are facing unprecedented challenges to ensuring business is running as usual. The requirement for isolation and, this week, a lockdown-style environment, is already putting immense pressure on businesses of all different kinds across the country, with day-to-day running potentially greatly affected. But businesses are in a far greater place today [...]

How to work from home during self-isolation2020-05-25T23:18:29+00:00

What is a virtual desktop and how could it help your business survive COVID-19?

We are living in challenging times; many businesses have stopped dead in their tracks while the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, and many are trying to meet increased demand with reduced resource. For IT businesses, the spotlight is solely on remote working solutions and security. Remote working became critical to saving lives almost overnight and, as such, [...]

What is a virtual desktop and how could it help your business survive COVID-19?2020-06-07T22:47:58+00:00

The 10 best new features in Microsoft Teams

Remote working is now more prominent than ever, and Microsoft Teams is the ultimate tool for keeping employees connected and engaged as they work from home. 2020 has already been quite a year for the collaboration platform, with heaps of new features introduced to improve the remote working experience. We’ve put together a list of [...]

The 10 best new features in Microsoft Teams2020-06-08T00:04:32+00:00

The relentlessness of online meetings

The COVID-19 lockdown has forced a shift in habit for millions of businesses, accelerating them into a flexible working era that, prior to the pandemic, seemed quite a way off. In this new era of working from home, businesses of all types have been forced to embrace remote working practices and solutions; enter online meetings. [...]

The relentlessness of online meetings2020-06-06T13:41:41+00:00

Reducing the costs and complexity of data back-up and disaster recovery… without compromising security

Back-up and disaster recovery solutions can be neglected when a company builds and develops its business strategy, with time and money often focused on solutions to drive productivity and collaboration. And for some, back-up and disaster recovery (DR) are merely buzzwords, minefields of expensive software, complex definitions and difficult implementation. But due to the recent [...]

Reducing the costs and complexity of data back-up and disaster recovery… without compromising security2020-06-06T13:43:07+00:00

9 reasons why Microsoft Teams mobile will be crucial in a post-COVID-19 world

Gone are the days of being chained to a particular desk or office space; the world has been accelerated into an era of flexible and remote working thanks to COVID-19. For many, remote and flexible working will remain the new norm after COVID-19 and ‘on-the-move’ productivity solutions will be essential. And for those in certain [...]

9 reasons why Microsoft Teams mobile will be crucial in a post-COVID-19 world2020-06-07T23:01:32+00:00

Three months in: the cybersecurity and COVID-19 relationship

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, related cyber-attacks have come forth and multiplied. Almost every industry has been affected, but non-profit, manufacturing and retail have seen the most attacks. In a report provided exclusively to Forbes last week, major security firm Mimecast examined the first 100 days of the crisis, its effect on cybercrime and the [...]

Three months in: the cybersecurity and COVID-19 relationship2020-06-06T14:36:42+00:00

Top tips for returning to the office

With the COVID-19 lockdown beginning to ease, many businesses are starting to consider what a return to the office looks like. As an IT solutions provider, we were able to move fairly seamlessly to remote working and ‘business as usual’ could still be, for the most part, achieved. That said, across our business over 75% [...]

Top tips for returning to the office2020-06-07T23:06:02+00:00
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