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Optimising Readiness and Remote Work; How Your Business’s Technology Should Change

Posted by Graham Stead on 28 July 2020

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.

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The key to optimising efficiency with your IT partner

Posted by Graham Stead on 29 June 2020

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.

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CMI Webinar "Five reasons your business should cyber certify"

Posted by Graham Stead on 04 June 2020

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.

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CMI Webinar "How a modern workplace massively reduces disruption to your business"

Posted by Graham Stead on 21 May 2020

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.

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The difference between business backup, recovery & continuity

Posted by Graham Stead on 20 May 2020

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?

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CMI Webinar - "Cloud phone systems Reduce cost and future proof your communications"

Posted by Graham Stead on 14 May 2020
The telephone is still a crucial tool for business communications - especially with remote working - and a modern cloud based phone system will deliver significant benefit over both traditional PBX, and on-premise VoIP systems. Your business will reduce costs, improve client experience, and increase business agility, with 'work everywhere' access to your phone system.
 
In this webinar, we focus on how to reduce your communication costs, and the wider benefits a cloud phone system will bring to your business.
 
At the end of the webinar, we shall provide details on how to receive a cost savings analysis and a promotional voucher to help your transition to a cloud phone system.
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CMI Webinar "Microsoft Teams Making it a safe place to collaborate"

Posted by Graham Stead on 07 May 2020

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.

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Office 365 Backup – Why is it necessary?

Posted by Graham Stead on 07 May 2020

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.

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Recorded Webinar - "You applied the remote working 'band aid' - What should your priorities be now?"

Posted by Graham Stead on 04 May 2020

Your immediate priority at the start of COVID-19 lockdown was to resolve the remote worker challenge. This forced change, in such a short amount of time, will mean that you've introduced new risks to your business; you had no choice though other than getting staff home and working!

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Office 365 - What you may not know

Posted by Graham Stead on 22 April 2020

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.

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