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CMI Webinar "Security Awareness & Phishing Simulation - Live Demo"

Posted by Graham Stead on 27 August 2020

In Partnership with Infosec

Cyber threats were already a significant risk that your business faced, and that risk has only become more serious with the increase in remote working. Please don’t think you and your business are not a target - 92% of security breaches are caused by human error or interaction.

It's easier for a cyber-criminal to fool your staff, than it is for them to beat your IT security systems. Unfortunately it’s us, the human being, that is the weakest link. That’s why it’s so critically important that you educate your staff as the first line of defence against cyber threats.

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The Elements of Modern Workplace Evolution

Posted by Graham Stead on 24 August 2020

Several decades ago, any businesses that shunned IT for a significant period would have either halted their progress or gone bust.

 

Not much has changed, and modern businesses need their finger on technology’s pulse if they’re to avoid being left behind.

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The Three Steps You'll Encounter During Business Recovery

Posted by Graham Stead on 13 August 2020

Downtime after a disaster can cause havoc for any business. Unlike simply rebooting a computer, you can’t press a button and expect your business to return to normal. Investing in a good business continuity and disaster recovery plan is the first step in optimising your business’s recovery. Such a plan differs from a continuity plan and is a detailed series of actions that allows your business to return to its pre-disaster operations. Should the worst happen, a recovery will resemble something along the following lines.

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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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