The mandate to work from home affected pretty much every business capable of it. It also presented us with both a new normal and a stress test on workplace agility. A range of unfamiliar technologies needed to be adopted pretty much overnight. This spelt a hit on both time and money.
Effective collaboration and partnerships are vital for every business. If your relationship with your IT partner is a good one, you will feel understood, productive and efficient. Developing trust is key to ensuring that everything you need is being taken care of when you need it. This will enable you and your colleagues to spend more time focussing on your clients, and less time worrying about your IT stresses.
Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The primary aim of the scheme is to encourage companies to adopt best practices in their IT security strategy, which will in turn make the UK a safer place to do business.
The Cyber Essentials scheme brings a number of benefits to companies looking to get certified, and in this webinar we will take a look at five of the most important reasons your company should consider certifying.
The past two months has clearly demonstrated that those businesses who had already invested in modern workplace technology, were able to navigate the transition to remote working reasonably seamlessly. They have been able to maintain a laser focus on their demand, supply chain and their people, to pivot appropriately to retain customers.
Those responsible for protecting your data and ensuring systems are available face a broad and growing range of threats. Combine that with an ever increasing volume of, and reliance on data, the risks of data or system loss occurring have significantly increased. Within the industry we refer to backup, recovery, and continuity, but what does each actually mean and how does each protect your business from data loss or interruption?
Clearly, Microsoft Teams has seen huge growth in use over the past few weeks as remote working has been enforced. Microsoft Teams helps colleagues to collaborate, but also external clients, partners and suppliers too. Many companies will have rushed into Microsoft Teams usage, and will have done so without being aware of the many measures that Microsoft Teams provides to keep usage safe and secure.
What backup does Office 365 provide natively?
Office 365 does include some native capability to restore data. For example, information deleted from your mailbox goes into your deleted items folder. If information is deleted from there, administrators have the ability to restore from a secondary ‘system wide’ recycling bin. However data is only held in here for a small period of time (typically 14-30 days dependant on what it is and how Office 365 has been configured), and can also be purged entirely at any time, from which there is no ability to recover.
Office 365 is key to collaboration, especially during COVID-19 as teams need to remain productive whilst working from home.
You will have heard of SharePoint, Teams, and OneNote, but have you heard about Planner, Delve, Forms and Yammer?
Check out our video walkthrough of the key Office 365 applications to help you and your teams stay productive and #staysafe whilst working remote.