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Microsoft Teams: PowerPoint just went live

The shift towards remote working, has meant we spend a huge amount of time in either Microsoft Teams meeting or Zoom calls etc. One of the things that we all do, is present! PowerPoint has become an application that really makes it easy to share compelling stories. However, sharing a presentation has been “not easy”.

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You make me breakout (rooms)

Microsoft Teams is an application that has significantly been developed over the last year, this is a trend that is going to continue. Some of the updates include customisable praise badges, together mode, presenter spotlighting, and updates coming soon include Dynamic view, SharePoint home app, increased meeting sizes, out of office scheduling in Teams and a branded lobby.

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Select Technology partners with Locate in Kent to support their business recovery initiative

We are excited to announce our partnership with Locate in Kent on their Future Forward initiative. We will be working with SMEs across Kent and Medway to align their strategies with technology and to help enable them to plan for the future through digital transformation.

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More talk, less (Teams) chat

There is an issue that has become apparent to me recently, one that I previously did not realise existed and is probably affecting us more than ever before:

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Better, faster, stronger: optimising business processes

To understand where our customers are with their processes we use a six stage maturity model. Before we can start to assess anything, we need to be clear what a business process actually is.

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Connect less to connect more

I realise this is an odd thing for a Digital Transformation Consultant to say. It's also an odd thing to say in a pandemic when many people - myself included - have bemoaned the lack of human interaction. In fact, I have promoted some forms, in particular the digital lunch.

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Festive opening hours

Christmas is upon us and big man in the red suit has given us the yearly call for our services! So, it is a good idea that we share with all our Service Desk opening hours:

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Select Technology has passed ISO 9001 and 27001 audit with flying colours

We are so proud of our team for implementing and maintaining good practices and processes that we all use every day. From our information security procedures and comprehensive operational processes, to our Training and Skills Matrix, the auditor was suitably impressed after the four day review. It is great to know that our infrastructure and systems are robust and secure, giving us and our clients peace of mind. 

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How Microsoft 365 changes your approach to business change

Everywhere you look these days you see posts, articles and books about how you need to change your business. While for people who have spent a lifetime building a business that’s not always an easy message to hear, I think 2020 has showed that increased agility, productivity and mobility will be important. As we normalise life after COVID-19, or perhaps live permanently with it, the changes it forced upon us will have a long impact.

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How Microsoft Teams has changed in 2020

We are all adapting to working remotely and we’ve seen a number of new phrases enter the language this year – “Work from anywhere” is one we like a lot, and one you’ll be seeing more of next year is the “virtual commute”, the time in the morning preparing for work and in the evening winding down.

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Cyber Security: Playing the Blame Game

I was talking with a colleague the other day about security breaches and in particular business email compromises. Just to set the scene, a business email compromise is where a criminal (or threat actor as they're called in the infosec world) gets in the middle of a chain of email communications to divert funds. There are several ways this can happen and I'll cover those as we go, but in this instance a user had received an email notifying them of a change of bank details so they could pay an outstanding invoice. The email came from a known contact and followed an existing thread.

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Common phishing types

Cybercrime is on the rise and the types of phishing scams are evolving, our ability to identify them has never been more important in both protecting ourselves, but also the organisations that we are part of. There are many types of phishing scams with many different tactics employed, in this article we look at some of the main phishing scams used by the criminals, the intent or nature them and advice on how to deal with them.

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