Tech Tip

Weekly Tech Tip Videos

Every week we upload a new video, which contains important Technical information to assist you in running your business. If you see anything that you want more information about, or help in implementing anything then call us on 01752 546867.

What’s the biggest risk to your business?

As the leader of your business, you have lots of responsibilities. Driving growth, ensuring you staff are fulfilled and enjoying their work etc.

But can you say for certain that your business is protected from the threat of a cyber-attack?

Our new video explores the biggest cyber security risk to every business.

Why you need a business continuity plan

Today’s technology is pretty much critical to all businesses…….

But it is continually under attack!

How long could you survive without your Data, or even internet access?  A Day? A Week? longer??

In our new video we explore how easily “Business as Usual” canbe disrupted, and why we all need to plan for this.

SharePoint – The lowdown on the business benefits.

Do you need to collaborate and share information in your business? Is SharePoint the answer. Our new video explains what it can do.

Microsoft ToDo makes your life easier

Half the challenge of being productive is knowing what you need to do, by when.

There’s a very powerful task manager that works with other Microsoft 365 applications. Here’s the lowdown on it.

MicroSoft Access, the powerful database tool.

There’s a tool inside Microsoft 365 which allows you to get a lot more out of data sitting within your business.

It’s not Excel – it’s more powerful than that. But it’s still user friendly. We reveal all in our brand new video.

Your business can get hacked no matter what the size!

Cyber Attacks are huge problem for businesses of all size, even when they don’t make the news.

Because hackers use clever automated tools that hunt out any opportunity for them, anywhere, every small business is at risk

In our new video, we tell you about one of the biggest causes of data security breaches… and how to protect your business.

MyAnalytics something else to help you be more efficient

If you had a dashboard of information about your team’s work patterns, would that be a massive benefit? You could make sure they were disconnecting from work to take proper time off and see how much they were collaborating with others! This tool is already in Microsoft 365.

How are your team handling security breaches?

It’s very easy to be scammed online these days. What would happen if a member of your team clicked a dodgy link by accident?

Our new video explores some options.

The modern Whiteboard

In our new hybrid world, getting everyone in the same place to brainstorm ideas is difficult. But with the Microsoft Whiteboard App, you can now achieve the same benefits.

Should your business be cloud based?

What is the Cloud, and should your business be using it, our latest video has the answers.

Teams: Immersive and inclusive

You’re using Teams in your business, right? In our view it’s one of the best applications Microsoft has ever released. And in this new video, we explore an inclusivity feature that makes it even more useful.

Can you delete data from your devices remotely?

These days, when a member of your team loses their mobile phone, it isn’t just an inconvenience… it can also leave your business’s data vulnerable to thieves. Our new video shows you a safety check you should do now; to help protect your data in the future.

Microsoft Editor, did you know you had this app.

Does or spelling or grammar leave you feeling embarrassed? There’s help for that and it’s from an app you probably already have.

Microsoft Editor is part of 365. It will check your text in real time and make suggestions. And it even works on non-Microsoft products. Here are all the details.

Collaboration made easy with Microsoft Lists

 If you use Microsoft 365, then you will have access to lists. It is powerful as it integrates with other apps you already use.

Here’s our take on Lists.

Brute force Attack? What does this mean for your business?

Do you know what a brute force attack is?

It’s how cyber criminals break into accounts protected by weak passwords.

These attacks are usually automated, making them efficient and scarily successful.

Our new video explains what can happen, and how to defend your business.

OneNote: How to Translate

Have you ever needed to translate your notes? You can do this from within OneNote.

Here’s how to do it.

Are your staff working from home? How to train your team on software.

A lot of businesses are either moving to completely work from home, or mixing this with being in the office. This means there are new long-term training needs your business needs to consider.

Such as how you will train members of your team on new software.

Microsoft 365: Your mobile apps and business without the office

There are loads of different applications contained within your subscription, are you getting the most out of your subscription.

And it’s surprising just how many devices you can use your apps on.

Password managers improve security and efficiency.

This single tool, can add a huge cyber-security layer to your business.

It will also help everyone to develop good security habits.

Here are 3 ways it will help you and your business.

PowerPoint: Raising the game with audio

PowerPoint is the most useful way to influence colleagues during a meeting or video call.

Here is one of PowerPoints hidden tricks to give your presentations greater communication powers.

Have your emails been compromised?

Most businesses rely heavily on email, and that’s why it’s so popular with hackers. A large majority of cyber-attacks start in your email.
Here are some ways to protect your business from your own inbox.

MileIQ: An automatic mileage tracker

Does your team track mileage whilst driving for business?
If your team is like ours this can be painful. Luckily there’s an app that can track mileage automatically for you.

And you probably already have it, as it’s part of Microsoft 365.

Excel smart look up feature

Excel isn’t just for crunching numbers. This week we look at a productivity feature.

Here’s one you might not know about. It’s where Excel can look up the contents of a spreadsheet cell for you.

Keep a look out for these malware traps

For years now, We’ve been warning businesses that the most likely source that a cyber-criminal will use to hack their IT systems, is their email.

But scammers use other methods. Here are some other malware scams to look out for.

Millions of devices are lost each year

Did you know that 5% of devices your business buys, will be lost or stolen?

This means that potentially criminals will be able to access your data.

Encryption is the simple solution to this problem, watch the video to find out more.

Did your IT infrastructure cut it last year?

Last year when the pandemic first hit, and most people rushed to work from home, some businesses thrived!

These were mostly the ones who already had a rock solid IT infrastructure in place, for their people to work anywhere, any time, on any device.

Productivity and profits can and should be improved, when you business prioritises its technology.

Could I crack your staff’s passwords?

The safest passwords are long random ones, generated by a computer.
However as human we tend to hate those, as they are difficult to remember and to use.
The problem is – a weak password leaves your business open to hackers.
So a long secure password is a must, to help us use them you need a password manager, this means you can have long and complex passwords which make it difficult for hackers to crack short obvious passwords using brute force, where software tries every combination until it gets it right.
This video is looks at the risks of weak passwords.
And why not run your passwords through our new password checker, to see how safe they really are.

Real time collaborating in Word

We have used Word for many years.
But have you unleashed the many more things word can do as part of Office 365 .
Such as collaborating on a document in real time. Here’s how…

This protects your data in your staff’s homes

When working from home your team need access to company data.
Are you concerned it is a major data security risk. Here’s how to make it safer.

There is one thing which prevents 99% of hack attempts

Hackers use clever automated tools to hack into any business.
There is good news. One simple security method has been shown to be 99% effective. Find out what it is in this week’s video.

One bad email. That’s all it takes…

It now appears we are in recovery mode against Covid, so what is the biggest threat to to UK businesses in 2021? – it’s cyber-crime.
This week we explain the one one one rule.

Old tech isn’t just slowing you down

Computers gradually slow down over time. You don’t tend to notice it. Side by side, a 3 year old computer will be so much slower than the latest version.

But there’s another big downside of older computers that scares most IT professionals…

Is Dave on Facebook again?

Social media can be a good thing sometimes. But it can also be an unwelcome distraction.

You could just ban social media on your business’s network, here’s something else you can do instead.

Home workers are the new target

Achieving good Cyber Security is a lot harder with your team working from home, all on different Wi-Fi connections and with other people using their devices.

Here are 3 ways to protect your business while your team WFH.

Boss, I’ve lost my laptop!

What is the cost of a member of staff losing a laptop or other device?
Don’t just think about the cost.

You’ve also got to consider the data security of the lost device. Here are a few key questions you must ask yourself…