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Since March 2020, technology has become more entwined in our lives than ever before. Connecting with friends and loved ones on video calls, home-schooling children on laptops, and being entertained via Netflix and Disney Plus – who didn’t watch Tiger King or The Mandalorian last year?! Unsurprisingly online retail sales grew by 36% in 2020, the highest annual growth since 2007, according to the IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, and social media usage increased exponentially. In a time where we were apart, technology enabled us to come together.

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How Microsoft SharePoint, Teams and Outlook work together

So when should you use it? Whenever you need information to be available in your business over the web, either for collaboration or for one-way communication to your teams. The form of the information is very flexible, but what matters more is the audience - anyone either inside your business or externally who you trust to give access to your systems.

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The new normal: the return to the office

With things starting to open up again, and workers beginning to transition back to the office, we chat to our Compliance and CSI Manager, Julie, as she gives us her top tips of what businesses should consider when making the move back to the office, as well as discussing what Select Technology will be considering and implementing as we start to return.

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Skype for Business: The end is nigh

2021 marks the beginning of the end for Skype for Business, with the Online version being unsupported from July 31st 2021, followed by the server versions (2015+) becoming unsupported in 2025.

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🎉We are on the shortlist! 🎉

We are proud to announce that Select Technology has been shortlisted for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards' "Best New Business Win" category. The new business win in question was Locate in Kent who we now provide Prestige IT support to, and we also migrated them to Microsoft 365.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365: Add some magic to your marketing

The technology revolution that has taken place over the past year means customers are interacting with businesses online more than ever. Therefore, it is vital to ensure you have an edge over your competitors when it comes to customer experience.

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It’s time to get serious about Cybersecurity

We always talk about the technical elements of cybersecurity, what tools, software, and processes that you should use to protect your business. Cybersecurity and data protection (or the failure to truly consider this as an essential forethought) rather than an afterthought is by far of significance importance today.

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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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