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Working (away) from home

A few weeks ago I had to work from my Brother-in-Law’s house in Southport, Merseyside. It was a real test of the ‘work from anywhere’ ideal that we hear about these days.

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Data back up: Would you like to know a secret?

Data backup is not exactly top of most people's agenda, however I am going to attempt to pique your interest. So, here we go…

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Windows 11: The next generation

If you think this article is about double or triple glazing then I am sorry to let you down. It is in fact a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down with the introduction of Windows 11!

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Future-proof business success

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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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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Microsoft email server hack. Is your business at risk?

We’re all aware that we need to be vigilant of our own cyber security and it goes without saying that this should be of paramount importance to any business. The news of the recent Microsoft hack is a stark reminder of just how vital it is to have cyber security monitoring in place.

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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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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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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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