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On 10 October 2017, extended support for Microsoft Office 2007 will come to an end. That’s less than a month away, so if you’re still using Office 2007, you need to think about upgrading straightaway. Mainstream support ended some time […]

For small business owners, the phrase ‘time is money’ holds more meaning that it does for most. It’s all too easy to spend lots of time on tasks that fall outside your core business activities: staff meetings, updating customer records, […]

After many large, global organisations’, including the NHS, IT systems were brought to their knees by WannaCry in May 2017, UK businesses are more aware than ever of the dangers of ransomware. But just knowing about it isn’t enough. Your […]

There’s only one reason for IT systems to exist in any business, and that’s to add value. What this means will vary by organisation; it could be improving productivity, supporting growth or driving change. Whatever the scenario, the same principle […]

Does your business have a disaster recovery plan in place? If not, it’s something you need to think seriously about implementing, to make sure your business can survive and continue trading if your IT systems are damaged or destroyed by […]

Several other systems will also see ‘end of life’ by October 2020 As of 11 April 2017, Microsoft has withdrawn extended support for the Vista operating system. Known as ‘end of life’, this means that Microsoft will no longer support […]

Mainstream Support This is the first phase of support that Microsoft provides for most of its products and services. It lasts for five years and includes the following: Incident support which includes no charge, paid and warranty claims. Security updates. […]

OR Do you delegate key IT housekeeping tasks to Junior team members? You might want to think again! It’s common practice in many smaller organisations for business-critical IT tasks to be given to junior members of staff. Take the daily […]

For most SMEs the question is why I should bother with IT Management? I know how to manage a PC, I’ve had one for years and I have always got on alright. Business depends on IT to achieve goals, the […]