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What is MFA (and why do you need it?)

Multi-factor authentication (or MFA) is more or less exactly what it sounds like. To access an application, you first need to pass two or more phases of verification. MFA is an extra step to ensure that you are who you say you are.    For businesses, Multi-factor authentication is a security must-have. Gone are the…

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6 things you can do with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has never been so important – and practical. Its functionality is so vast it’s hard to keep up with its best features. We’ve conjured up a few things you can do with Teams to make sure you’re getting the most out of your user experience. With Teams, you can mimic the day-to-day office…

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What does an IT Helpdesk do?

You shouldn’t notice a good IT helpdesk An IT Helpdesk desk should minimise disruption to your business by solving problems and preventing future ones. IT support desks are business-focused with sector-specific knowledge of business processes and priorities. A good helpdesk will know what’s important to your business and why. Here’s what they do: Help (of…

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Don’t spend money on business IT – invest it

What to consider when investing in business IT If you’re a small business, you should be investing in your IT, not throwing money at it. For growing businesses, a risk here and there might pay off but don’t throw money at a good deal or a quick fix. You need to make wise investments in your…

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Benefits of a Managed Services Provider (MSP)

Outsourcing your IT to a Managed Services Provider is a big decision, especially for SMEs. Here are some benefits why you might need an MSP to handle your IT systems. Firstly, A Managed Service Provider can cover all your IT needs Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are IT specialists that handle your business IT needs. They…

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What can Azure Information Protection do for your business?

Data security with Microsoft Azure Information Protection Azure Information Protection decreases the opportunities for human error. Human error is no excuse for data mishandling, yet it’s still the biggest risk to data security. Since GDPR regulations came into force, data handling is serious stuff. With more regulations and increased fine, data breaches come at a…

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What is SharePoint and why do you need it?

SharePoint has many uses but what is it? In short, SharePoint makes it easy to store and share data. 200,000 companies use the platform to get the right information to the right people.   Here are six things SharePoint can do for your business.   1. Store your content SharePoint is most used as a…

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Xero makes small business accounting easy

Small businesses need easy accounting solutions. Chris McKenna knows a lot about accounting for small businesses. Director at Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers Bulley Davey, he’s worked with cloud accounting solution Xero for five years… and he loves it. In his guest blog for Microbyte he tells us why he thinks Xero is a must…

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Microsoft Teams vs Slack

In 2016, Microsoft had the chance to buy Slack for a cool $8 billion but instead decided to enrich Skype. A year later, it released its rival software, Teams, and the virtual workspace race really took off. Since its release, Teams has gained many fans (including us!) and continues to impress users with its business-friendly…

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Life after lockdown: do we need offices?

You may have missed your office during lockdown, but how much do you need it? Working without an office was all well and good at the beginning of lockdown. We swapped rush-hour traffic jams and the heady scent of public transport for more time in our pyjamas. But as so many SMEs face a tough…

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