Published 11 March 2023

The Peril of Supplier Bankruptcy: Are You Exposed to Silicon Valley Bank's Failure?

In my experience, no one does enough about this risk factor
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Published 6 March 2023

The Pitfalls of IT Commoditization: Why Professional Advice Matters More Than Ever

Rent-seeking is great for cashflow, but ultimately doesn't help anyone
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Published 22 February 2023

20 Reasons Why IT System Projects Fail: Avoid These Pitfalls for Project Success

Most of them are about culture and commitment
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Published 20 February 2023

Rebooting Failed IT Projects: The Power of Technical Project Remediation

Do you want to rescue that failing IT project and get it back on track?
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Published 11 February 2023

Oh, so it’s OK for Computers to Lie Now?

Computers never used to lie. With AI, we're cool with them doing so
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Published 8 February 2023

Safeguard Your Associates-model Organization from Cyber Threats with Cyber Essentials and Mini Certification

Small organizations that rely on an "associates" model, are ncreasingly. However, with this model, these organizations usually into problems with IT governance
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Published 23 January 2023

Appreciating The Hidden Value in Amateur IT Systems

Let's take a look at the unique and often overlooked phenomenon of home-grown IT systems within businesses
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Published 17 January 2023

Quantum Computing: The (Eventual) End of Online Privacy

Quantum computing means that any secret you're keeping is at risk of being made public in the future
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Published 6 January 2023

What You, The Customer, Needs to Know About IT Project Pricing

Customers only get to see the end result of IT project pricing -- i.e. the quote and proposal. But if you know how the supplier comes up their pricing, perhaps you can get a) a better deal, and b) control project risk
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Published 19 February 2022

Is Cyber Essentials Essential For Your Business?

Is it worth implementing Cyber Essentials in your business? We think so — and here's why
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Published 12 July 2021

Ransomware As A Service: The Latest, Biggest Risk To Your Business

Ransomware is the one thing that keeps us awake at night — it’s getting easier every day for criminals to launch an attack on your business
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Published 16 June 2021

A Quick Tour of Our Employment Contract

What happens if you use your employment contract to give more freedom to employees and bind the company into greater levels of commitment?
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Published 17 January 2021

A Tale of Two Kitchen Drawers

Two kitchen drawers -- one usually tidy, another usually untidy -- can tell us a lot about how IT systems work in our businesses
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Published 23 December 2020

Software as Machinery

The way that we think about software can unlock how we think about it's application within our businesses
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Published 30 November 2020

The Challenge of Antivirus for SMEs

SMEs should avoid retail antivirus products, but should make sure that they have "enterprise" solution in place
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Published 7 September 2020

Filing Cabinets and Project Spaces (and Microsoft Teams)

It's a good idea to set-up you approach to collaborative working around project spaces
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Published 16 August 2020

Everyone is 'going digital’, but just what does that mean? (2020 Edition)

"Digital transformation" can mean something very specific, and helpful, to the smaller business
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Published 9 August 2020

The Difference Between IT at a FTSE 100 Business and at Your SME? Strategy.

Implementing an IT strategy is, at some level, just an issue of mindset
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Published 26 July 2020

Why Everyone Has an Issue with Huawei and TikTok (An Information Security Primer)

The issues around Huawei and TikTok covered in the press provides an opportunity for us to think about our own information security
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Published 19 July 2020

The Myth of the Paperless Office

We'll always have a need to manage paper in our offices
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Published 5 July 2020

Coca-Cola and Pepsi: Microsoft 365 and G Suite

Microsoft 365 is the Coca-Cola of the "groupware" world. Is there space for the Pepsi that is Google G Suite?
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Published 28 June 2020

Keeping Your Business Safe With Disaster Recovery

Backing up is just part of the challenge of keeping your business IT running
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Published 21 June 2020

Telephony and the Art of Talking

Telephone systems have always been an odd fit within the IT market. Might we prefer just to use Zoom instead?
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Published 16 June 2020

Thinking Big With SharePoint

SharePoint is a weird product that nearly everyone uses, but no one really uses properly
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Published 7 June 2020

How Your Computer Set-up Affects Flow

Don't lean in to the compromises inherent in laptop design
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Published 27 May 2020

Remote Working and Black Swans

The way that we work and our relationships with employees, suppliers, and customers has changed forever
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Published 20 May 2020

Your “Data-Driven” SME

Every action within our business results in some data that can help us make better decisions
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Published 9 May 2020

Optimise Your Growth By Transforming Your CRM

CRM is the one area that SMEs can invest in that really sets them apart
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Published 14 April 2020

NAS Devices Are The "Kiss of Death" For Small Business IT

They were useful for a time, but now their time is passed
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Published 8 April 2020

Email Hygiene is The Most Important Skill to Teach Your Employees

Secure your business more effectively with this one weird trick
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Published 1 April 2020

Preparing To Survive a Ransomware Attack

The one cybersecurity issue that can keep our engineers awake at night
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