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Now Copilot’s going to make your team work better together

Now Copilot’s going to make your team work better together

Have you heard about Team Copilot yet? It’s the latest addition to Microsoft’s suite of AI tools and should be available later this year. Think of Team Copilot as an advanced, AI-powered assistant designed to help your team work better together. While Microsoft’s 365...

More businesses are investing in cyber security defences

More businesses are investing in cyber security defences

More and more businesses are making smart decisions to be proactive and invest in their cyber security defences. This is fantastic news, especially since stats show that about half of small and medium-sized businesses still have no cyber security measures at all. If...

Antivirus Isn’t Enough. Why You Need EDR for Bulletproof Security

Antivirus Isn’t Enough. Why You Need EDR for Bulletproof Security

In the ancient days of dial-up internet, a simple antivirus program might have kept your computer safe. Today's digital landscape, however, is a minefield of constantly evolving cyber threats. Ransomware, phishing attacks, and zero-day exploits plague businesses and...

You might hold the secret to data security in your finger

You might hold the secret to data security in your finger

You might hold the secret to data security in your finger We all know how important it is to keep our data safe, whether it’s our business secrets or just personal info. Passwords used to be the number one way to keep things under wraps. But are they still cutting it...

Say goodbye to video call pop-ups (and Teams meeting blushes)

Say goodbye to video call pop-ups (and Teams meeting blushes)

Picture this: You’re on an important video call with a client, confidently presenting your latest project updates. Suddenly, a notification pops up on your screen from your significant other, reminding you (not so discreetly) about the damage your child did during...

The secrets to make your laptop battery live longer

The secrets to make your laptop battery live longer

Could you imagine what it must have been like doing business 30 years ago, before you had a decent laptop? It’s a horrible thought. And one that you only need to consider now and then, when you have an hour’s worth of work to do… but only 30 mins left on your laptop...

1 in 4 people struggle with password managment. Here’s the answer

1 in 4 people struggle with password managment. Here’s the answer

Are you tired of juggling a multitude of passwords like a circus act? You’re not alone. According to a recent report, around 1 in 4 of us feel the same. But it’s not just the sheer number of passwords that’s causing headaches – it’s the security risks they pose. Let’s...

Cyber security training once a year isn’t working

Cyber security training once a year isn’t working

Cyber security training once a year isn’t working We all know how important it is to keep our people up-to-date on the latest cyber threats. After all, with cyber attacks on the rise, staying one step ahead is crucial to protect your business from potential breaches....

Copilot is bringing another productivity boost to Teams

Copilot is bringing another productivity boost to Teams

If you’re all about doing everything you can to help your team maximise their productivity (who wouldn’t want that, right?), then you’ll love Copilot for Teams and what Microsoft has in store for us with its latest Copilot upgrades. Imagine you’re mid-team meeting,...

Uh oh! You’re at greater risk of malware than ever before

Uh oh! You’re at greater risk of malware than ever before

Uh oh! You’re at greater risk of malware than ever before Here’s something not-so-fun but incredibly important to talk about: Malware attacks. And it’s bad news. These scary cyber threats are hitting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) harder than ever before....

Be more productive with these Microsoft Edge features

Be more productive with these Microsoft Edge features

Get more done with these Microsoft Edge productivity features Improving productivity is a never-ending mission for most business owners and managers. Whether it’s speeding up tasks or improving communication, every little helps. So, making the most of the tools you...

Is SubdoMailing the most dangerous phishing scam yet?

Is SubdoMailing the most dangerous phishing scam yet?

Picture this: You’re going about your day, checking your emails, when suddenly you see a message from a company you trust. You think, “Great! That’s safe to read”. But hold on just one minute… this email is not what it seems. It’s part of yet another scam created by...

Is Wi-Fi 7 worth the investment?

Is Wi-Fi 7 worth the investment?

You know that staying ahead of the technology curve is vital for all businesses in a highly competitive marketplace. One innovation launched earlier this year is Wi-Fi 7, the next generation of wireless connection. But what exactly does it offer, and is it worth the...

Cyber attacks: Stronger, faster and more sophisticated

Cyber attacks: Stronger, faster and more sophisticated

A new security report has revealed some alarming trends. First off, cyber attacks are becoming faster than ever. Breakout times (that’s the time it takes for a criminal to move within your network after first getting in) have dropped significantly. We’re talking an...

The little things that make a big difference

The little things that make a big difference

Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update has dropped, and it’s got a small change that could make a big difference to you and your team. Microsoft has given Copilot, its handy AI assistant, a new place on the taskbar. No more hunting around for the button. Now it sits on...

And the award for most common phishing scam goes to…

And the award for most common phishing scam goes to…

If there’s one thing that’s 100% certain about protecting your business data, it’s that you need to be aware of the latest phishing email trends. First things first, what exactly is a phishing email? Picture it as a wolf in sheep’s clothing, posing as a legitimate...

Before you replace your slow PCs…

Before you replace your slow PCs…

You rely on your team to be efficient and productive. But slow and sluggish computers can make it difficult for them to do their work – and could affect you personally, too, which impacts your business’s overall performance. Before jumping to the (expensive)...

Which ransomware payment option is best? (Hint: none)

Which ransomware payment option is best? (Hint: none)

Picture this: Your business gets hit by a ransomware attack, and your valuable data is locked away by cyber criminals demanding a huge ransom fee. You can’t afford to pay it. But there’s a twist – just like those “buy now, pay later” schemes, some ransomware gangs are...

Bridging the trust gap between your employees and AI

Bridging the trust gap between your employees and AI

You’ve probably been considering how to harness the potential of AI to boost your company’s efficiency and productivity. But there’s a small problem. A recent study revealed something fascinating but not entirely surprising: A trust gap when it comes to AI in the...

Why is my computer so slow!?

Why is my computer so slow!?

A slow computer can be infuriating. "Why is my computer so slow?" is a question heard time and time again and is one of the most common computer complaints. There are a variety of reasons that your computer can appear to be running slowly. I say 'appear' as it may not...

Don’t think your business is a target? Think again

Don’t think your business is a target? Think again

Don’t think your business is a target? Think again You might think that cybercriminals are only interested in large companies or those with huge financial assets. After all, that’s where the big bucks are, right? Think again. Recent reports have shown that...

This new search feature in Edge is a revolution

This new search feature in Edge is a revolution

Did you ever wish you could search Google AND Bing at the same time? Well, Microsoft’s at it again, presenting us with new features week after week. This time, it’s all about making our online searches smarter and more efficient in the Edge browser. If you’ve been on...

Microsoft wants you to pay for updates

Microsoft wants you to pay for updates

Microsoft has announced that starting on 14th October 2025, they will no longer provide free support and security updates for Windows 10. While the idea of paying for updates might raise some eyebrows, let’s put this into perspective. By 2025, Windows 10 will be a...

Are you ready for next-gen email security? (YES!)

Are you ready for next-gen email security? (YES!)

Google has unleashed a powerful new tool to make your Gmail inbox a safer and spam-free haven, and it’s called RETVec. But what exactly is RETVec? Well, let’s break it down in simple terms. RETVec stands for Resilient and Efficient Text Vectorizer. Fancy. In plain...

How Much Should You Pay for IT Managed Service Costs in the UK?

How Much Should You Pay for IT Managed Service Costs in the UK?

If you are looking for managed IT services in the UK, you should understand there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. There are many managed service providers out there and they offer a huge range of prices. This can be overwhelming when trying to choose between them!...

You’re not imagining it, video calls ARE stressful

You’re not imagining it, video calls ARE stressful

You know that feeling when you’ve spent way too much time in virtual meetings, and you’d trade your favourite coffee mug for some real face-to-face interaction? That’s called Zoom fatigue. It turns out there’s scientific evidence to back up what we’ve all been...

An AI-charged blast from the past

An AI-charged blast from the past

An AI-charged blast from the past Happy New Year. Remember Microsoft Paint? The simple drawing tool that many of us used to create pixelated masterpieces in our youth? It’s probably not an app you use very much these days. But what if I told you there’s a reason you...

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