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Staff Training: Your First Line of Defence in IT Security

August 13 2018

Staff training has a key role to play in any cyber security and information management strategy. In any cyber security plan, there are several key aspects of staff training that must be considered.

So how do you begin to plan what needs to be done?

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GDPR: the aftermath

August 06 2018

It’s now a little over two months since GDPR came into force. The aftermath has been marked with a deafening silence about data integrity, security and privacy.

So what have we learnt since then?

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The Beginner’s Guide to Encryption

July 30 2018

With organisations under more pressure than ever to protect their customers’ data, and more and more information being stored digitally, Grant McGregor takes a look at encryption and the possibilities it offers to help small businesses protect their data.

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5 Ways to Use Technology to Increase Efficiency in Your Business

July 23 2018

One of the biggest advantages of technology is its ability to help us accomplish tasks more efficiently. It’s easier than ever for business owners to find ways to increase efficiency and communicate more freely with customers and those within their own organisation.

Here are 5 ways you can use technology to increase efficiency in your business…

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The Right to Be Forgotten – Ongoing Challenges of Data Privacy

July 18 2018

The GDPR compliance deadline has come and gone so what will the ongoing impact of this look like going forward?

One of the main challenges we are seeing is in the correct handling of Article 17, or ‘the right to be forgotten’. The written legislation sounds straightforward enough, however, the right to erasure needs careful consideration before being put into practice…

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Secure Yourself this Summer! How to Holiday with Peace of Mind

July 09 2018

IT security is probably the last thing you think of when you’re about to jet off on holiday. Sun, sea and sangria are probably higher up your agenda than worms, trojans and spear-phishing.

However, it’s important to heed the warnings and ensure that your high holiday spirit doesn’t leave you vulnerable to IT security concerns.

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6 Tips for Developing an IT Refresh Strategy for Mid-Size Businesses

July 02 2018

Managing your IT estate always comes down to balancing the sometimes-contradictory forces of budget and performance. There can be little appetite to upgrade when things seem to be ticking along, however, the risk of not replacing aging hardware comes with its own financial risk.

An effective IT Refresh strategy is an important balancing bar in this difficult act…

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Don’t Rely on Ethics: Protecting Your Company When You Need to Let Someone Go

June 25 2018

When it comes down to it, letting an employee go is never pleasant. Anger, confusion and even tears are all possibilities if the process isn’t well organised, professionally executed, and respectful to everyone involved.But there are more damaging outcomes when an employee leaves feeling disgruntled because a termination is badly handled.

Going beyond the standard, here are the small ways to avoid big problems when it comes to company technology and termination…

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Should You be Switching to Office 365?

June 18 2018

Microsoft Office is a staple for most organisations with office-based staff. In 2011 Microsoft launched Office 365 – a new way of delivering Office products to its customers. Office 365 is an umbrella term which covers the new, updated version of all Microsoft Office applications and also a range of different cloud-based software.

Find out more about O365 and why you should be using it…

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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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