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How can organisations optimise their digitalisation and cloud initiatives?

How can organisations optimise their digitalisation and cloud initiatives?

Business analysts are warning that the pandemic is widening the gap between organisations which were ahead with their digitalisation projects and those who were already behind. What should organisations be doing now to make sure they don’t lose competitive advantage? The COVID-19 pandemic has led...

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Maximising your Investment in Microsoft 365 with Business Voice

Maximising your Investment in Microsoft 365 with Business Voice

To survive the new normal, organisations of all sizes and in all markets need resources that let them adapt how they do business without sacrificing productivity. Agility is not just a marketing buzzword, but a requisite and a proven loss deterrent. There are no paint-by-numbers books on managing a...

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What is the roadmap for technology investment in 2021 and beyond?

What is the roadmap for technology investment in 2021 and beyond?

Technology spending through 2020 held strong, despite the pandemic – largely driven by the sudden shift to remote working. But what are the major trends that are going to shake up IT in 2021? Few people could have predicted the events of last year. And few – if any – a traditional business...

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What is Zero Trust and Should I Be Implementing It?

What is Zero Trust and Should I Be Implementing It?

The IT world is full of acronyms and strange phrases. “Zero Trust” is one of the latest to be bandied about, but what does it mean? And is it something your organisation needs to be thinking about? Zero Trust is a model for IT security. Although it is not a new concept, there is an increasing...

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The State of Email Security Update

The State of Email Security Update

At the end of last year, security company Mimecast released the latest version of its annual state of email security report – and it revealed some worrying findings. What should organisations be doing to protect themselves from the current attack vectors? In this year’s report(1), Mimecast...

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What is Typosquatting? And What Can You Do to Protect Your Organisation from It?

What is Typosquatting? And What Can You Do to Protect Your Organisation from It?

A phishing method which relies on “typosquatting” is on the rise. But what is typosquatting? And how can you protect your organisation from it? Typosquatting is nothing new – ever since the early days of the Internet, people have been cashing in on domain names that sound or look like the official...

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Working From Home: are your systems still secure?

Working From Home: are your systems still secure?

Even before the lockdown was announced in March 2020, businesses across the UK were doing what they could to ready their business for the effects of the pandemic. But now that we're in 2021 and a 3rd lockdown for some, have you done enough to make your systems more secure? 

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Managing user accounts - one of IT security's essentials steps

Managing user accounts - one of IT security's essentials steps

Managing user accounts has an important role to play in good data management – it could also save you money! In this blog, the Grant McGregor team explain how to get it right.

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What does Brexit mean for GDPR?

What does Brexit mean for GDPR?

It’s a while since we looked at the state of data governance under GDPR. However, now the Brexit deal does give us pause to take a step back and ask: where are we now? As many commentators have pointed out, the Brexit deal isn’t as comprehensive as some might like. While it has successfully ensured...

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Predictions 2021

Predictions 2021

Following the unpredictability of 2020, the notion of making predictions about what 2021 has in store for us all would fill even the bravest and most hubristic mystic with dread. However, it is traditional for us to make a few IT-related predictions at this time of year, so we will step into the...

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