Category Archive for: Business operations

Should you upgrade your business to Windows 10?

Upgrading to a new operating system can seem daunting, especially with the likelihood of software incompatibilities, so should businesses upgrade to Windows 10? One of the main arguments for upgrading is that Microsoft will be withdrawing support for Windows 7 in 2020, so the sooner your business upgrades, the safer it will be in terms…

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Technology in the driver’s seat

As well as automating our homes, the Internet of Things is driving the development of cars. We all know of engine management and entertainment systems, but cars are becoming more connected, transforming them into extensions of homes and offices. Car manufacturers and technology firms are all competing to develop operating systems and software that will…

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How hardware breakdown cover can help your business

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford in 1908, it was a runaway success because for the very first time his innovations made mass market travel possible. Like the Model T Ford, computers are readily available to all businesses, but it can still be a shock when hardware breaks down, especially if this brings…

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Dealing with technology suppliers when they talk like pirates

Shiver me timbers, heave ho and batten down the hatches! Jargon has been in use for centuries with pirates even inventing their own language for their work marauding innocent seafarers on the seven seas. Sometimes it can seem that technology suppliers talk in similarly unintelligible jargon, asking you how many gigabytes you handle, whether your…

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Moving office – ensuring your systems relocate seamlessly

Whether you need more space for your expanding business or you are moving to a better premises, there is a lot to consider when moving office to ensure your IT and communications systems are relocated without interrupting your business. Before thinking about your new location, it is important to record your present set-up and make…

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Make mobile phones work for everyone in your business

Oxygen is both a life-giver and a deadly killer: breathing air, usually with an oxygen  content of 21%, is essential for us to stay alive, but in some conditions breathing 100% oxygen can kill us. It’s the same with mobile phones, they can be incredibly useful and boost productivity, but too much use can waste…

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What is the best internet connection for my business?

No business can operate without the internet. Even if you don’t work or sell online, banking and many transactions with government and other agencies now require an online connection. However, there are different ways of connecting to the internet and often variations in coverage can make a good connection a postcode lottery. First of all,…

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Disaster Recovery Plan

As well as the delights of beach bodies, Bikini also reminds of us disaster. Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean was the site of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940s, later described as the ‘world’s first nuclear disaster’ as a result of contamination. It’s a reminder that in business it’s good practice to plan for…

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The importance of networking documentation and why you need to own it

Networking documentation doesn’t sound exciting and it isn’t the first item many businesses would consider a priority, but it’s vital for ensuring your IT systems can be correctly maintained. What’s more, a business has to take ownership to keep it up to date. For a small IT set-up, network documentation might seem overkill, but it…

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Password policies in the small business

Passwords exist to protect you and your business, keeping safe all the money, data and more you store in online bank, office tools, social media and other accounts. Yet the more secure the password, the more difficult it is to remember. Add the recommendation that passwords should be changed regularly to the typical 10, 20…

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