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Show your partner some love: Clean your computer

Today is a day like no other. Firstly, it's Valentine's Day, a day to show those that we love, what they really mean to us. Secondly, and more importantly (in my opinion) it's National Clean Out Your Computer Day!

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Automate Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Viva Insights while you are away

We’ve all used Outlook’s ‘Out of office’ automated reply to let our contacts know that we’re not at work. But did you know about what Viva Insights can do to make this even easier?

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What messaging service to use and why its important

In the modern world, connectivity is everything. Our ability to connect quickly to our colleagues, customers, suppliers and other partners underpins everything in business and it is important that we can do so quickly and with as little ‘friction’ as possible. The simplest way, and the one we are all most familiar with these days, is text messaging through a mobile app.

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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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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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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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