5 steps to planning an Automate project

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 of their job they enjoy. …

5 things we think will happen with cloud in 2021

The pandemic has created a challenging and threatening environment for businesses over the last year. Perhaps a silver lining to a bleak 2020 was that many teams were forced to modernise their IT practices in order to remain buoyant. With mass adoption of cloud solutions to enable flexible working, and an unprecedented surge in AI and machine learning, it feels …

How to make a successful cloud migration

The cloud provides businesses with the opportunity to improve operations, agility, security, cost efficiency and flexibility. It is important, however, to remember that unless you can successfully migrate to the cloud and then leverage the benefits, the opportunity may remain untapped. A cloud migration that is performed inefficiently or incorrectly won’t net the return on interest that organisations are looking …

Call Recording, is it important?

The importance of call recording for key industries 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 …

OneDrive Hacks – From Novice To Pro!

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 that’s the ubiquitous and immensely …

5 lessons learnt from 2020 security breaches

It’s an undoubted fact that the global pandemic of 2020/21 will leave businesses operating in a vastly different landscape to just twelve months ago, with many making considerable alterations to the way in which they function. One such adjustment will be the urgent need for greater vigilance when it comes to cyberthreats; something that affects businesses and organisations both large …

Microsoft Power Apps are helping businesses break down remote collaboration barriers

While Microsoft 365 is more or less a ‘household’ name, fewer people have heard of Microsoft Power Apps. The lesser-known Microsoft solution can be used in conjunction with Microsoft’s more popular business solutions to provide some serious benefits to businesses working remotely and in offices. Microsoft Power Apps is part of a larger suite of apps, services, analytics platforms, and …

Employee wellbeing – A key consideration for future tech adoption

Even before Covid-19 disrupted our everyday working lives, employee wellness programmes were growing in importance in businesses of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason. Statistics from the UK’s Health & Safety Executive show that in 2019/20, pre-pandemic, there were an estimated 828,000 workers affected by work-related stress, resulting in an approximate 17.9 million working days missed. That’s a …

The forecast for 2021?

Its already March 2021.. Here are some of our key predictions for cloud in the rest of 2021 The pandemic has created a challenging and threatening environment for businesses over the last year. Perhaps a silver lining to a bleak 2020 was that many teams were forced to modernise their IT practices in order to remain buoyant. With mass adoption …

Introducing Microsoft Mesh

At the recent Microsoft Ignite conference, the company’s Alex Kipman unveiled a new hologram-based mixed-reality communication platform called Microsoft Mesh. This new blend of technology is potentially game changing.  It  will allow people in different physical locations to join a shared virtual environment. Using 3D capture technology a process Microsoft call “holoportation” . This will create a live hologram of …