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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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What did we learn from coronavirus about technology?

Coronavirus forced us into unfamiliar territory. We swapped the morning commute for extra time in bed, repurposed the dining table as a desk, and we (re-)learnt long division, thanks to the added demands of home-schooling. Not only do we have a new level of respect for teachers, we’ve also learnt a thing (or five) about…

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A PowerApp can automate small business tasks

Losing patience with your business IT systems? A PowerApp can help If there’s a task you can’t bear to face, a PowerApp can make it easy. What’s the tedious job that should take five minutes but somehow takes an afternoon and has you constantly needing to stretch your legs or make a cup of tea?…

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The office in lockdown – what does it look like?

Our Managing Director, Yusuf Yeganeh, talked to BBC News about getting back to the office during lockdown. We were on BBC Look East this week for a whole fifty-five seconds. Our COO Lewis put on his best concentration face to stare at a screen and Yusuf said two lines to camera. We were part of…

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Outsourced IT Helpdesk Services

Before you say ‘no’ to a client, consider an Outsourced IT helpdesk An outsourced IT helpdesk can help you offer round-the-clock IT support. Your clients might not think they need 24/7 support until a business critical situation racks up the bills. Or they might be asking you for it, but you don’t have the capacity…

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