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5 awesome Windows® features you never knew existed

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1.  Window Shake and Shrink: If you’ve ever worked within multiple Microsoft® windows, you know that bouncing back and forth between them can be a pain. To fix this, click on and hold the title bar of a program and give it a little shake with your mouse. All other windows will minimize, and the one that […]

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What is permission to contact?

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In the marketing business this is known as opt-in. If you’re going to send information about your business to people, you must have permission. That means your contacts must have actively agreed to receive information from you. The various online platforms that specialise in data management, like MailChimp, AWeber, Infusionsoft, GetReponse, ConstantContact and others – […]

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IT for life

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The world is changing, new technology, new customer demands, new approaches to business. The way your business operates is constantly evolving and staying ahead of the technology curve can be a challenge. It’s only a few years ago that accounts were done on a spreadsheet, then Sage appeared and everyone switched, now the online accounting […]

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How efficient is your business?

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If you have a computer you probably have software packages to allow you to manage information, but do you have the right software? Are you still trying to manage your accounts in a spreadsheet? You may not need Sage, but knowing your options and the facilities each one offers can help you make a better […]

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Stick to what you’re good at!

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When you start a business it’s usually because you have a skill or passion that you want to share with others.  Then, in the cold light of day, you realise you have to have a whole host of other skills too. When you start a business it’s usually because you have a skill or passion […]

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How many passwords can you remember?

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I was wondering how many times a day we have to enter a password? Curiosity got the better of me so I started counting and gave up when I passed 40 before lunch! It’s a constant struggle; not just remembering the ones we have, but finding new ones that fit the relevant criteria required, such […]

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8 nasty shocks you don’t need!

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In any society there are a few ‘bad eggs’ and the world wide web is no different. There are some people who dedicate themselves to stealing information and others that just take delight in causing other people problems – sometimes for no apparent reason! Whether you run a company with dozens of workstations or just […]

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Does your technology improve productivity? – Part 2

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Our last article started your thinking about technologies that can improve your efficiency and increase productivity.  This is the other part of the pair with more tips that hopefully will make your life easier. Voice, don’t text One of the most underrated features of WhatsApp is the ability to record short, voicemail-style messages at the […]

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Microsoft Office 365 – What are you missing?

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If you haven’t heard of Microsoft Office 365 – where have you been hiding? Basically, it’s the MS Office suite of applications you know and love, but hosted online, so you can access them from your desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile all on the same account. The best known applications are Outlook, Word, Excel and […]

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Apple to be targeted by Cybercriminals in 2016

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Security experts have warned Apple users that 2016 will see an increased threat by cybercriminals to Apple products, following a rise in such attacks over the past year. Symantec, the global security professionals, have reported that the amount of malware aimed at Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS) has more than doubled this year, while threats to […]

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