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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...

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...

Here’s what’s in store for the last ever Windows ‘Moments’ update

Here’s what’s in store for the last ever Windows ‘Moments’ update

Microsoft is soon going to release its latest update for Windows 11, known as “Moment 5” or the “February 24 Moment.” This update is expected to start rolling out in the next few weeks and it comes with some noteworthy changes that you’ll want to keep an eye on. But...

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...

Unwrap the gift of knowledge: 5 free AI training courses by Microsoft

Unwrap the gift of knowledge: 5 free AI training courses by Microsoft

Merry Christmas! With the holiday season in full swing, you should be enjoying some well-deserved downtime. But what if I told you that you could make the most of your few days off from your business and prepare to seize the AI opportunity in 2024? The world of AI is...

New! A better way to find Chrome extensions

New! A better way to find Chrome extensions

If you use Google Chrome, you’ll love this. Google has just rolled out a game-changing update that’s going to make your browser more powerful than ever. It’s the revamped Chrome Web Store, featuring a fresh design and exciting new features. Now, if you’re like me,...

Is app overload slowing down your team?

Is app overload slowing down your team?

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like your inbox is staging a coup against your productivity? You’re not alone. In fact, a recent study revealed that 80% of our communications are still happening via email. Yes, despite all the apps, chat services,...

You’ve heard of Copilot… but what is it?

You’ve heard of Copilot… but what is it?

What if we told you your business could have its own personal assistant who’s always ready to help, can answer virtually any question, and even change system settings on your devices?  It might sound too good to be true, but thanks to Microsoft’s innovative new AI...

SHOCK STAT: A third of business owners don’t trust their staff

SHOCK STAT: A third of business owners don’t trust their staff

Do you trust your employees with confidential information? If you do, you’ll be surprised by this stat… For a third of small and medium-sized business leaders, the answer is a resounding “no”! Maybe it’s because Jim from accounting still has his password on a Post-it...

Say goodbye to traditional passwords, say hello to Passkeys

Say goodbye to traditional passwords, say hello to Passkeys

Did you ever imagine a world where the lengthy, complicated passwords people often forget would become a thing of the past? It seems that day might be arriving sooner than we anticipated. Google has officially made Passkeys the default sign-in method for all personal...

Are you using the all-new Teams yet?

Are you using the all-new Teams yet?

Microsoft is rolling out a brand-new version of Teams, its video conference, collaboration, and chat platform. Having already switched myself, I can confirm that it is a faster and easier way to work. And we all could use a bit of that, couldn’t we? The new Teams is...

Never mind “can’t teach an old dog new tricks”…

Never mind “can’t teach an old dog new tricks”…

New research has uncovered an unexpected twist in the tale of cyber security risks – your tech-savvy younger employees may be your biggest vulnerability. Shocked? Let’s dive into the details. More than 6,500 employees across the globe were surveyed, with an almost...

That long password isn’t keeping you better protected

That long password isn’t keeping you better protected

How secure do you think your passwords are? Do you believe that longer is always better? Well, we have some news for you. It’s time for a serious talk about password security. New research has revealed a sobering truth – even passwords that are 15 characters long can...

Get ready for another game-changer from Teams

Get ready for another game-changer from Teams

Picture an AI-enhanced experience that streamlines your business communication and improves overall productivity to unprecedented levels. Sounds a little like science fiction, right? But with Microsoft’s latest announcement, this future is closer than you think....

Privacy alert: Change this setting in Edge, now

Privacy alert: Change this setting in Edge, now

UPDATE 6th July 2023:  Due to a backlash on the internet, Microsoft quickly removed this feature, so don't be surprised if you cannot find it.  It's still worth checking though, as they will likely reintroduce it in the future. Don’t be mistaken; we love Microsoft...

Browse with confidence: Microsoft Edge’s Enhanced Security

Browse with confidence: Microsoft Edge’s Enhanced Security

 Browsing the web can be risky. It only takes one click on one bad link to put your business’s data at risk. With cyber criminals constantly targeting businesses using automated tools, it’s important to stay one step ahead with your online security. That’s why we’re...

Now AI can make your Teams meetings more productive

Now AI can make your Teams meetings more productive

Are you tired of wasting precious time in meetings, only to leave feeling confused and disorganised? Do you struggle to keep track of all the action items and follow-up tasks that come out of these meetings? Microsoft Teams has launched a new feature which could solve...

Stop! And think, before you act on that email

Stop! And think, before you act on that email

How many times a day do you respond to an email without really thinking about its contents? Maybe it’s a request for some information. Perhaps it’s asking you to pay an invoice. All mundane stuff. But no sooner than you’ve hit send, you’ve fallen victim to a Business...

Is your business data at risk? Don’t take chances with old tech

Is your business data at risk? Don’t take chances with old tech

When you replace old computers or external drives, do you delete data and then just… get rid of them? You could be putting your sensitive data at risk. A new study by a data recovery specialist shows that millions of deleted files can be recovered from improperly...

Here’s how cyber criminals try to hack your accounts while you sleep

Here’s how cyber criminals try to hack your accounts while you sleep

Have you ever felt frustrated by the flood of notifications from your multi-factor authentication (MFA) app? Well, cybercriminals have too. And they’re taking advantage of “MFA fatigue” to try to gain access to your sensitive business data. MFA is essential for...

10 Simple Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams: How to Stay Safe Online

10 Simple Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams: How to Stay Safe Online

10 Simple Tips for Avoiding Phishing Scams: How to Stay Safe Online What is Phishing? Phishing is a common online scam in which cybercriminals try to trick you into sharing personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Phishers often use email or...

The final curtain call for Windows 10: What you need to know

The final curtain call for Windows 10: What you need to know

Microsoft has announced that the current version of Windows 10, released in 2022, will be its final release. If you’re currently using Windows 10, you might wonder what this means for your day-to-day operations. The good news is that your computers won’t suddenly stop...

Windows 11 optional update: Why it’s better to wait  

Windows 11 optional update: Why it’s better to wait  

Microsoft has just announced an option for people to trial new features before their general release in Windows 11. This isn’t about fixes to security flaws – everyone gets those at the same time. This is an opportunity for businesses to jump the queue to receive new...

Can your business go green by switching to the cloud?

Can your business go green by switching to the cloud?

Cloud computing has quickly become a popular option for businesses that want to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and become more flexible. But are you swayed by the idea that cloud services are automatically better for the environment? Could the need to do...

Charging in public places? Watch out for “juice jacking”

Charging in public places? Watch out for “juice jacking”

Airports, hotels, cafés, even shopping centres, offer public charging points where you can boost your phone or laptop battery on the go. They’ve been in the news after the FBI recently tweeted advice to stop using them. Crooks have figured out how to hijack USB ports...

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