How Businesses can Respond – Recover – Thrive! Free webinar

Say it quietly but local businesses are starting to think about how they might re-start and part of that thought process will be about making their workplace, large or small, safe, flexible and resilient. David Leen from Formation, will be providing some of the answers to what you should be thinking about. He will cover what tentative steps you might …

The relentlessness of online meetings

The COVID-19 lockdown has forced a shift in habit for almost every business, accelerating them into a flexible working mode that, only six months ago, 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; joining or hosting online meetings. With virtual collaboration …

Microsoft renames Office 365 – here’s what you need to know

On 21st April 2020, Microsoft will be updating the names of its Office 365 subscriptions for small and medium businesses. So what do you need to know? The good news is that there are no price or feature changes for the subscriptions and there are no changes to the Office 365 for Enterprise or Education product names. You don’t need to …

Why employees aren’t the weakest links in IT security

  It seems there is a modern perception across many industries that employees are the weakest links in IT security. And, Technology news website ‘The Next Web’ writes that “given the ever-increasing frequency of data breaches – with human error often being a cause or catalyst – you’d be forgiven for thinking that employees are naturally at fault.” With the …

Make home working work for you with Microsoft Teams

Working from home has been a new experience for businesses across the globe over the few months. And, amid the coronavirus crisis, working from home is going to be the new ‘norm’ for a while. For many, the prospect of remote working full-time poses several questions: do I have the right equipment? How can I stay motivated? Will I feel …

Top 5 tips for creating the perfect home working space

The UK has been in Covid-19 lockdown for a while 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 global disruption. So, how do you …

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, for many, the last few …

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 than they’ve ever been with …

Why it is more important than ever to secure your business.

It seems rare that the media isn’t carrying news of some sort of cyber security issue. And, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are taking advantage more than ever. March saw the reporting of Virgin Media’s data breach, affecting 900,000 customers. This was due to an unsecured database being accessible online. In Virgin Media’s case the damage was limited, as …