Alan Beattie

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Maximising Productivity: A Guide to Microsoft 365’s Collaboration Tools (Part 2 – OneDrive)

In our ongoing series on “Maximising Productivity with Office 365’s Collaboration Tools,” we’re excited to explore another essential component of Microsoft 365: OneDrive for Business. As a secure cloud storage solution, OneDrive empowers individuals and teams to store, share, and collaborate on files from anywhere, at any time. Let’s look into the features and benefits …

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Maximising Productivity: A Guide to Microsoft 365’s Collaboration Tools (Part 1 – SharePoint)

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, effective collaboration has become the cornerstone of success for organisations worldwide. As teams become increasingly distributed and diverse, the need for robust collaboration tools has never been greater. Enter Microsoft 365 – Microsoft’s comprehensive suite of productivity tools designed to empower teams to work together seamlessly, regardless of their …

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Unlock the Power of Microsoft 365: A Guide for SMBs

In today’s digital age, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are increasingly turning to cloud-based productivity suites like Microsoft 365 to streamline operations, enhance collaboration, and drive growth. With a comprehensive suite of tools and features, Microsoft 365 offers SMBs the power to achieve more and succeed in a competitive market. Let’s explore how SMBs can …

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Understanding the Costs of Cyber Attacks for Small Businesses

Cyber attacks pose a significant threat to small businesses, not only in terms of potential data breaches and financial losses but also in terms of long-term damage to reputation and customer trust. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the various costs associated with cyber attacks for small businesses, providing insights into the tangible and …

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5 More Essential Cybersecurity Tips Every Small Business Needs to Know

Following on from the previous post, this post considers 5 more security tips that all small businesses should know. Before getting into these here are some statistics (source Cyber security breaches survey 2023): These figures are based on the voluntary responses carried out in a survey of 2263 businesses. Regardless of how these may be …

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A Guide to Two-Factor Authentication

Secured passwords with 2FA

In the ever-expanding digital landscape, securing sensitive information and personal data has become paramount. As cyber threats continue to evolve, traditional password-based security measures often prove inadequate. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) emerges as a robust solution, adding an extra layer of protection to enhance security across various online platforms. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into …

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Mastering the Art of Passwords: Your Key to Digital Security


Introduction In the intricate tapestry of the digital world, passwords serve as the first line of defence, safeguarding our personal information from the vast cyber realm. As we traverse this interconnected landscape, understanding the importance of passwords, crafting robust ones, and adopting good practices becomes imperative for our online security. This blog explores the essence …

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Staying Safe when using Social Media

Investing in Cybersecurity Training: Safeguarding Small Businesses in the Digital Era

Introduction In an era dominated by digital technologies, businesses of all sizes face an unprecedented level of cyber threats. Small businesses, in particular, are increasingly becoming prime targets for cybercriminals due to their perceived vulnerabilities. This blog explores why investing in cybersecurity training is not just a prudent decision but an essential one for the …

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My PC is Slow, I Just want a New One!!!!

IN the last 2 articles, we considered various methods to extend the life of your PC without breaking the bank, but this might not be for everyone. So you don’t want to update your computer, you are set on a new one. Okay, its not such a bad idea for the longer term. There are …

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