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Simple tips for managing web browser security

Simple tips for managing web browser security

Most people within your organisation will use at least one web browser. They are ubiquitous. Some will use them to access essential business apps. Some will be using them to access webmail accounts. Others will use them simply to browse the Internet. Yet web browsers are amongst the most insecure...

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Don’t worry about the potential downsides of a password manager. The upsides are far greater

Don’t worry about the potential downsides of a password manager. The upsides are far greater

Last week there were stories that a password manager called LastPass had seen some of its customers’ master passwords compromised. The company denies that happened. And it’s possible that some of the people who reported being affected had old accounts with master passwords they’d used with other...

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Is it worth the pain to switch IT providers?

Is it worth the pain to switch IT providers?

Should you? Could you? Isn’t it better just to stick where you are? And doesn’t change always bring with it too much risk? Honestly, is it worth the pain to switch IT providers? Is it worth the pain to switch IT providers? Believe it or not, this is a question our sales team hears a lot.

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Grant McGregor’s Tech Predictions for 2022

Grant McGregor’s Tech Predictions for 2022

What has the world of IT got in store for us all in the coming year? The Grant McGregor team has put our heads together to produce our top tech predictions for 2022. The rush to adapt systems in response to the pandemic revealed to us all how fast change can be delivered when it is necessary. This...

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Our review of the biggest tech stories of 2021

Our review of the biggest tech stories of 2021

What were the tech stories that got us all talking during the last twelve months? The Grant McGregor team looks back at some of the technology tales and IT intelligence that made headlines in 2021. #1. Poor practices put users at risk In May, security experts(1) revealed that more than 100 million...

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Using An IT Company alongside Your Internal IT Resource: Best Practice Tips

Using An IT Company alongside Your Internal IT Resource: Best Practice Tips

Is it possible to combine an external IT partner with your own internal IT team? How can you organise it successfully so important work doesn’t fall through the gaps? And what about managing the relationship? What are the best practice tips that make it work? The Grant McGregor team are a flexible...

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Grant McGregor scoops another award, placing it as one of the best in the UK

Grant McGregor scoops another award, placing it as one of the best in the UK

We've been named one of the 50 Best Managed IT Companies in the UK. Marking the second year we've won this award, and again as the only Scottish winner, it follows similar prestigious wins over the last 12 months. Our work is primarily about supporting people. Our ethos is very much centred on user...

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Are desktop PCs dead?

Are desktop PCs dead?

With the focus firmly on flexibility, digitalisation and mobile working, it would be logical to think that the days of the desktop PC are numbered. However, purchasing trends over the last year suggest otherwise… Industry analysts have been predicting the demise of the desktop PC for more than a...

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A quick guide to ISO 27001

A quick guide to ISO 27001

What is the ISO 27001 Information Security Certification? Does your business need it? Is it worth going through the hard work of certification? Read on for a quick and easy-to-digest overview of the standard. Have you noticed ISO 27001 certification cropping up on an increasing number of RFI and...

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Do I Really Need to Change Tools and Software when Switching IT Suppliers?

Do I Really Need to Change Tools and Software when Switching IT Suppliers?

Sometimes, when we’re talking to a new potential client, they’ll ask us whether they will need to make changes to their systems in order to work with us. The short answer? It depends. Here’s why. When it comes to IT outsourcing, we know there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution. We have systems in...

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