If this makes tax too taxing, tough. The government’s Making Tax Digital plans are to go ahead, despite calls from opposition MPs to delay its rollout. Speaking in Parliament, Mel Stride, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, made a clear declaration about the importance of this legislation: “It has never been more important for businesses […]
Category: Business Software
Good business software can make a real difference to the work you do. It can change the way you communicate with colleagues, suppliers and customers. It can make recording information and taking orders easier than ever. And it can be the very thing you base your entire business on.
Here, we’ll blog about the tools we use ourselves and that we recommend for our customers.
Microsoft’s tool can help with efficiency. Microsoft has made its MyAnalytics tool available to more users, helping people to improve productivity and to gain a better work/life balance. Previously only available to users on an Enterprise E5 plan or as an add-on to E1 and E3 plans, MyAnalytics is now available to all Office365 users […]
Online services now favoured by an increasing number of organisations. Cloud computing for business is yet to go mainstream in Europe according to research from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. While cloud computing might not yet be widespread, the use of cloud services in the EU has still increased compared with statistics […]
How to promote teamwork with the right software. There are all sorts of benefits to collaborative working. Helping those within a business to better recognise and work towards shared goals, collaborative working can bring more ideas and expertise to the table when resolving problems, as well as solving those problems quicker and more efficiently. Collaborative […]
Why bother remembering passswords if you don’t have to. If the many data breaches experienced by firms large and small in recent years has taught us anything, it’s that there are still people out there who think that setting their password as their birthdate – or, worse still, ‘password’ – is a good idea. Indeed, […]
Good news if your upgrade plans are lagging behind. If your business is still running Windows 7, you’ll probably know that extended support for it is set to end on 14th January 2020, after which there will be no more security updates. At least, that was the case until Microsoft announced Windows 7 ESU (Extended […]
Why does that actually matter? Is your business still using Windows 7 computers? If so, you should really think about upgrading, because 18 months from now, it’s going to reach end of life status – and it’s only one of a few Microsoft products that will no longer be supported. On 14th January 2020, as […]
Is it time to bring shadow IT into the light? Shadow IT is something all big companies will have to deal with at some point. Some see it as a boon to productivity, while others see it as a hindrance and a security risk. But what is shadow IT? And does it affect small businesses […]
… As well as Windows 8.1, Office 2010 and more. With just over a year and a half until Microsoft drops support for Windows 7, the firm has announced it will no longer provide advice for the operating system on its official forums. Joining it will be Windows 8.1, 8.1 RT and a bunch of […]
How would data loss affect your business? Every business, no matter how large or small, should have a data recovery strategy. Like seatbelts in cars, hopefully you’ll never need them, but if the worst does happen, you’ll be glad they’re there. Imagine, for a moment, that you came to work one day to find every […]
Lots of new features, but you can already find them in another Microsoft product… A brand new version of Microsoft Office is on the way, and for eligible customers, there’s a preview version available to try right now. But what’s actually new, and why should you choose this version over the ones that are already […]
You might be paying in ways you never even considered. As Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross once sang, the best things in life are free. Chances are, though, they probably weren’t referring to free software and internet services. But if they were, would it be true? Or would the logic of an idiom far older […]