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Problem: Working together on the same files and documents can be difficult Solution: Live Co-Authoring in Microsoft 365 Working collaboratively is of the utmost importance when running a business. It ensures that the most productive ideas make their way from being just thoughts to actually being of benefit to the company in the long run, from ways of increasing productivity levels to...

Meetings are essential within a thriving business. They give you the chance to converse with your employees on a more personal level and without the distraction of your daily tasks getting in the way. These conversations give everyone an opportunity to voice their opinion - your employees feel like their opinion is valued and listened to and that is so...

Problem: Needing a place to instant message and send files and documents securely among team members (internally and externally) Solution: Microsoft Teams ‘Chat’ feature Communication between yourself and employees and also between employees is paramount in achieving a thriving work environment. By communication I do not mean just having a leisurely chat – although that is important too – I mean communication...

Microsoft 365 is at the forefront of innovation in the workplace - both in-office and remotely. Its broad range of tools has revolutionised the way we work since its conception as Microsoft Office in November 1990. Since then, we have seen it become the world’s leading choice for interactive work tools, with an incredible $125.8 billion in revenue this year...

Microsoft has offered tools to assist us in our day-to-day workplace functions for over 45 years, even more so in recent years with its ever evolving 365 suite of cloud tools. Its success is clear - both in its financial figures (an average profit margin of a massive 65%) and the international popularity of it as a platform and its...

As we have mentioned previously, Microsoft 365 is the market leader in providing effective office and remote working tools for the masses. Many of us have used Microsoft tools throughout our careers and, for many, they are still as important when carrying out daily functions as all of them years ago. There are tools that Microsoft 365 has introduced that...

For hackers around the world, success breeds more success, it seems. A company called KnowBe4 has released a report entitled "Top Ten Global Phishing Email Subject Lines For Q3 2017." To prepare it, they analyzed email subject lines from simulated phishing tests to determine what the most effective approach was. Their findings were that "Official Data Breach Notification" was the hands-down winner,...

Hackers around the world are continuing to innovate at a terrifying, relentless pace, and that truth is reflected in the latest form of ransomware to be found in the wild. Dubbed "DoubleLocker," this new strain targets Android devices. It uses and abuses the platform's Accessibility Service, reactivating itself every time the user presses the phone's "Home" button. Initial forensic analysis of the...

File this one away under “obscure and terrifying.” Recently, a security researcher named Alfredo Ortega, speaking at a security conference in Buenos Aires, unveiled research revealing that the hard drive in your computer can be, with a bit of work, turned into a rudimentary microphone and used to spy on you. It should be noted that this hack only works on HDDs...

Equifax just can’t seem to get out of its own way. Not long ago, the company suffered a massive data breach which saw the sensitive information of more than 145 million consumers exposed. As a result, congressional hearings were convened, and the CEO resigned in disgrace. Amazingly, though, despite these events, the IRS opted to award the company a contract worth $7.5...

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