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Brexit – how will this affect IT industry in the UK?

A considered look into how Brexit will affect the IT industry, and how this might affect you as a London based business.

Microsoft Excel – Top Tips part 2

Excel has a diverse range of features that can be utilised to make working more efficient and simple. For example, for every task there is a keyboard shortcut made to speed up production; some of these are shown below. Also included are a few other features worth knowing about in Part 2 of Microsoft Excel - Top Tips.

Backups #2 – IT systems backup best practices

Best practices and dos and dont's to consider when managing your backups.

Microsoft PowerPoint - top tips part one

Although simple on the surface – Microsoft PowerPoint can be a highly useful and productive tool for you and your business. It is still the most common piece of presentation software used around the world and therefore is worth knowing a few little tips and tricks to give you that edge in your presentations.

Backups #1 - The basics of IT backups

The first of a series of articles on backing up your data.

City of London Police assemble cyber-detective team

The City of London police are building a new branch dedicated to helping protect businesses and consumers from cybercrime. The team will be comprised of IT-savvy cyber detectives straight from the UK’s best universities.

How to raise an IT support ticket with your helpdesk team

We reveal the art of raising a ticket with your support provider, 

BT launches 4G internet backup for businesses

BT is the first UK Telecomms/Internet Services Provider to offer an automatic 4G switchover solution if your internet goes down.

Microsoft Word – Top Tips part one

Microsoft Word appears to be an easy to use program on the surface, but once you start to look into this it can become a very advanced piece of software.

Why staff are your biggest security threat

Today, companies spend tens of billions of pounds on cyber security protection against external threats, despite a majority of risks actually coming internally and from employees themselves.

Microsoft Excel - top tips part one

Microsoft Excel can be a difficult program to master, so this article aims to provide you with some tips and tricks to improve your Excel competency and ensure you are as productive as you can possibly be.

Data Processing and Access Requests under the GDPR

The way data is handled and processed is being reformed with the inbound General Data Protection Regulations coming into force on the 25th May 2018.

Securing your SME: The Basics

Every company, whether you are an SME or a large organisation, must deploy some level of IT security for their IT systems.

Network outage

EE suffer major network outage

UK mobile network operator, EE, again have encountered another major network outage this morning, affecting customers all across the UK.

iPhone code leak

iPhone code leaked

The iPhone’s operating system source code has apparently been leaked online.

prepare for GDPR

How should my company prepare for GDPR?

With GDPR due to come into force in May this year, we have a more in-depth look at the key points surrounding GDPR and what preparations SMEs should be making to ensure that they are fully compliant with the new regulations.

Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro flaw found

Lenovo Fingerprint Manager Pro flaw found

Lenovo have urged all users affected to update to the latest patch to resolve this issue. The issue lies in the Fingerprint Manager Pro application, which is installed by default for Lenovo devices with the fingerprint scanner built in.

Intel Patch flaw

Intel patch disabled by Microsoft

Intel released a patch to address a security flaw affecting millions of intel processors. This patch released however, caused a lot of customers computers to reboot or shutdown randomly.

Data Protection Officer

GDPR – Do organisations need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

Article 37 of the General Data Protection Regulation is all about the ‘designation of the Data Protection Officer’.

Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown fix could slow down PC’s

Not long into 2018 we already had the first security alert in the news in the form of Spectre and Meltdown, which we had reported in our microchip article before. The fix was released for this very quickly, however, there has been evidence of it reducing performance levels.