Grant McGregor News

Getting the Best

June 11 2018

Getting the best from your people is a delicate and multi-faceted issue – spanning recruitment, team-building, collaboration, management styles, flexible working options, benefits and rewards.

However, the single most important factor in whether your team is reaching its full potential is the investment you make in them…

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Computer Says: User Error

June 04 2018

Just how many support calls get logged every year? And how many of those support calls aren’t indicative of an IT error – but could have been avoided by improved user training or ongoing coaching?

Can we improve these stats as part of the on-boarding process?

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GDPR – the end of the beginning…

May 28 2018

Well, unlike some predicted, the sky did not actually fall in last Friday on 25th May when GDPR came into enforcement in UK law. But some significant changes did come into play that should not be ignored.
Some people (probably those buried up to their necks in sand) are sick and tired of GDPR by now and relieved that this is the end of it.

But is it the end? Or merely the beginning?

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GDPR, Outsourcing and Third-Party Data – What you need to know before the sky falls in this Friday!

May 21 2018

The business world is jittering in anticipation of May 25th, with marketing, payroll, HR, sales and IT departments all working diligently to make sure their own data protection policies meet the new Europe-wide legislative standard.

But beyond your internal processes, how else can you ensure that your business won’t find itself open to a data breach as we fast approach the deadline?

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When is the best time to replace your IT equipment?

May 14 2018

Like any other equipment, computer and IT equipment will eventually become less reliable. And given our reliance on our computer equipment, this can cause significant issues for a small business – including lost data and lost productivity.

What can small businesses do to mitigate these risks?

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How Can Technology Make Home Working More Productive?

May 07 2018

Flexible working practices have been shown to be a key driver for employee engagement productivity.

But are these productivity gains offset by the loss in productivity when workers leave the office to work remotely – at home or elsewhere?

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How Mobilisation Can Help Empower Your Employees

April 23 2018

The traditional employment model of jobs for life and a 9-5, Mon-Fri has undergone a major shake-up over the last couple of decades. Advances in technology have provided the springboard for mobilisation in a number of ways and we are going to look at some examples…

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What Is End Point Security and Do I Need It?

April 16 2018

Where are the end points on your network? What does that even mean today? In this world of connected devices, it is vital that each piece of hardware on your network is protected effectively.
One term you may have heard a lot about is “end point security”. Unless you are an IT Manager, this rather unhelpful term doesn’t really offer much of a clue about what it means. So we look at what end point security is, and how the product Bitdefender GravityZone product could help you…

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Malware is Getting Even Smarter. What Can You Do to Protect Your Business?

April 09 2018

If you think that installing Anti-virus software on your office computer is going to protect you from the latest generation of malware, think again. Every day, with over 230,000 new malware threats created and released online, we have watched the evolution of these programmes, from primitive adware, to being capable of fooling both the most tech-savvy user and the software designed to remove them.

So what can you do to protect your business?

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