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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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The Phishing Threat Now: A 2021 Update

The Phishing Threat Now: A 2021 Update

According to the FBI, phishing incidents doubled in frequency during 2020. The pandemic was boom time for cyber criminals, with nearly a quarter of a million phishing attempts reported in the USA alone. What can companies do to protect themselves from such email-based cyber threats?

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Windows 11: The wait is over

Windows 11: The wait is over

All the benefits of using the very latest version of Windows in your business. After a four month wait, a brand new version of Windows is finally here. It’s a lot more secure, has better functionality and greater possibilities.

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What role must technology play in our transition to a Net Zero carbon world?

What role must technology play in our transition to a Net Zero carbon world?

COP26 meets in Glasgow over the next two weeks and the future of life on our planet is on the line. To mark the occasion, the Grant McGregor team ask: could technology hold the answer to reaching our net zero carbon goals? The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, is the 26th...

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Should cyber risk be the responsibility of your Risk Manager or your IT Manager?

Should cyber risk be the responsibility of your Risk Manager or your IT Manager?

Today, IT systems are crucial to the day-to-day operations of many organisations. This makes cyber security risks a significant part of organisational risk management. But where should responsibility fall? Is cyber security risk management the preserve of IT or organisational risk managers? Before...

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Another 8 Great Features You Should Be Using in Microsoft Teams

Another 8 Great Features You Should Be Using in Microsoft Teams

A few months ago, we listed eight of our favourite but little-known features in Microsoft Teams. In this blog, we take a look at some of the latest additions to Microsoft Teams – and ask: could you benefit from them too? Over the last eighteen months, Microsoft Teams has become an essential piece...

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How to make the business case for IT investment

How to make the business case for IT investment

Many organisations have diverted spending to IT over the last eighteen months, as they searched for digital solutions to keep the business operational in a remote-working world. With these funds now in retreat, the need to develop a compelling business case for future IT spend has never been more...

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How to Create an Incident Response Plan

How to Create an Incident Response Plan

A few weeks ago, we talked about the need to create an open culture in your organisation; one in which people are actively encouraged to report cyber concerns. In this blog, we revisit the topic and detail how to create an effective incident response plan. Your incident response plan has a...

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Does IT Outsourcing Make Sense Financially?

Does IT Outsourcing Make Sense Financially?

Is outsourcing right for you? Specifically, would outsourcing part or all of your IT operations make financial sense? The Grant McGregor team talks through the benefits and compromises, so you can make an informed choice. The decision about whether to outsource your IT operations isn’t only a...

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