Sharepoint data security

SharePoint Data Security

SharePoint is becoming increasingly popular as more organisations move towards cloud computing. We have previously discussed the various benefits of SharePoint vs File Servers. To encourage users to adopt SharePoint Online over traditional file management systems Microsoft has invested in making the product more user-friendly and efficient than any other enterprise file management system available […]

12 Easy Steps to GDPR

We are under a month away from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect. If you haven’t done anything to prepare yet now is definitely the time to act. If you are still unsure on what you need to do the ICO have put these 12 steps together to guide you through the […]

SharePoint vs File Server

SHAREPOINT Vs. A FILE SERVER

If you are still using a file server but are thinking about replacing it with something faster, more flexible and secure which allows for better organisation, then the benefits of SharePoint and its powerful document management capabilities could be what you need.

mobile first indexing

Is Your Website Ready for Mobile First Indexing?

Google announced on Monday that they are rolling out their mobile first indexing. Traditionally, Google’s ranking systems have used the desktop version of a company’s website, however with the increase in smartphone users this is no longer the optimum solution. Whilst some companies have invested in ensuring that their websites are mobile optimised, there are […]

Improve Conversion Rates

Five Tips to Improve Your Charity Website Conversion Rates

Creating a charity and encouraging a large volume of visitors onto your website is one thing, but the real difficulty lies in persuading users to make a donation to your charitable cause. This is known as conversion and it’s only when you start to achieve high conversion rates that your charity website will really be […]

Cyber Essentials

Why Cyber Essentials has become Business Essential

Cyber security is a topic that is hot on everyone’s lips at the moment. With the GDPR just 84 days away, businesses have very little time left to ensure that their data protection and cyber security are up to scratch. According to Sophos 54% of organizations have been hit by ransomware in the last year. […]

5 reasons to update your website

5 Reasons to Update Your Website

Your website is often the first interaction you have with a potential customer. If they have never heard of you before and have found you online what impression does your website give. We have all done it, found a company online, looked at the homepage and immediately left because it wasn’t user friendly, didn’t load […]

How do I Comply with the EU GDPR?

How do I Comply with the EU GDPR?

Is your organization ready for the EU GDPR? If you hold personal data on EU citizens it needs to be stored securely, otherwise you risk fines of up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide, annual turnover – whichever is higher. Take our free test to find out:   If you would like to learn […]

Cyber Essentials Certification

We Are Cyber Essentials Certified!

We are very excited to announce that we are now Cyber Essentials certified. The certification process involved a full assessment of our systems which has been independently verified and we were presented with the certificate displayed above last week. Not sure what Cyber Essentials is? The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard against […]

Best Practice Analysis

Why You Should Start Your Year with a Best Practice Analysis

As an organisation you are likely to be highly, if not completely, reliant on your IT infrastructure. With such advanced technology at our finger tips we sometimes forget just how much IT is integrated into every area of business. Despite this it is something that often gets taken for granted. We don’t give our IT […]

2018...The Year of GDPR

2018…The Year of GDPR

With just 140 days left until GDPR comes into effect the first half of 2018 is likely to be heavily focused on organisations preparing themselves. GDPR is set to transform the cyber-security landscape for decades to come and as the deadline fast approaches many companies are still unsure what is required to gain compliance. For those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the last year lets here is a quick summary of what the GDPR is:

2017 year in review

2017 in Review…The Year of Ransomware, Security and New Gadgets

When you think back on 2017 in the world of tech the most prominent theme will be cyber security. The last 12 months have been filled with new types of ransomware and admissions of previous cyber attacks on some huge household names. With one ransomware managing to infect 81 NHS trusts and 595 GP practices, […]

Christmas and New Year SEO tips for Charities

Christmas and New Year SEO tips for Charities

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So why not make it the most profitable time of the year for your charity? After all, the festive season is a great time for charities because users increase their donations towards worthwhile causes. For instance, did you know that the Christmas card market for non-profit organisations […]

What is a DPO and do we need one?

What is a DPO and do we need one?

The DPO is a Data Protection Officer and has been spoken about a lot since the announcement of the GDPR. There has been a lot of confusion over what a DPO does and whether organisations are required to have one under the GDPR or just recommended. What is a DPO? Whilst the concept of a […]

Charity Fundraising Ideas

18 Brilliant Charity Fundraising Ideas

According to recent statistics, the UK raises approximately £9.3 billion in voluntary donations per year. If you are a member of a charitable organisation and are looking for interesting ways in which you can tap into this generosity, then listed below are several brilliant charity fundraising ideas. Your non-profit organisation can utilise these fun and […]

GDPR Individual Rights

GDPR Individual Rights

With GDPR fast approaching there is still a lot of confusion around what is covered by the regulation. In particular, the GDPR individual rights that are included and that must be adhered to by all companies that carry EU personal data following May 25th 2018. First let’s look at what GDPR applies to: •   GDPR […]

Charity Websites

The 7 Best Charity Websites & What We Can Learn From Them

By scrutinising the techniques of some of the UK’s best charity websites, you can learn how to adapt their successful digital marketing strategies to improve your charity’s website. By doing so, you can significantly improve your website’s online reputation, which in turn will exponentially increase the amount of donations your charity receives. To help you achieve these aims, here are seven of the best UK charity websites with some helpful hints highlighting what you can learn from them.

GDPR Compliance

Should I panic about GDPR compliance?

In short, not yet, you just need to ensure you have a GDPR compliance plan in place, so now is the time to act. The GDPR comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It is a new law that is designed to strengthen the privacy and protect data for citizens of the EU countries.

10 things you can do with SharePoint

10 things you can do with SharePoint, Right Now

SharePoint is an industry leading document management and collaboration tool developed by Microsoft. It’s basically an intranet and content management system that is used for internal purposes to assist with bringing business together including secure document management, collaboration opportunities and much more. SharePoint is comprised of a multipurpose set of technologies that are integrated with Office 365 as well […]

Hardware Lifecycle

Pulling the plug on your old hardware…when is the right time?

There is a fine line between squeezing all the value you can from your hardware and the lower productivity, increased downtime and elevated levels of stress caused by old equipment. There are, of course, key indicators that it is time to refresh your hardware: performance issues and constant outages. However, it is far more beneficial […]

Cloud Computing

10 Brilliant Benefits of Cloud Computing

As discussed in our previous blog post, What Is Cloud Computing?, we talked in depth about exactly what this latest fashion is and some of the core reasons to consider switching to the form of document saving. In a nutshell, cloud computing is effectively the storing and accessing of data online, where everyone with permission […]

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What is Cloud Computing? And Should You Be Using It?

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk on cloud computing. But what is cloud computing? Nowadays it seems to be everywhere and if you don’t know what’s going on, the chances are you’ll feel you’re missing out on something important. To try and clear this matter up and put you […]

6 Steps to a Successful Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social media has exploded over the last 10 years or so. No longer are we using Friends Reunited, Myspace or Bebo though. Instead, the super heavyweights have moved into this space and millions are actively on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. So, with plenty of potential customers to track on these social media platforms, why […]

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing vs a Dedicated Server: Which is best for your business?

Cloud computing has been a revelation in the online world and now many businesses are taking advantage of the possibilities available with this solution. With Cloud you’re able to access shared data online from any location. Rather than saving to a hard drive after making edits, data will automatically save online. When saving data on […]

Printer save you money

Could changing your printer save you money?

It is something you rarely think about, the costs of printing and copying, however it can have a large financial impact on your company if your printer is not cost efficient. There are many types printers and copiers available and add in options to lease or buy, it can seem like a big decision to […]

Email Marketing Tips For Charities

Email Marketing Tips For Charities

A recent survey carried out by Connect Assist highlighted how more than 70% of charities placed a high or very high importance on building relationships with its advocates, yet less than 20% of these charities effectively engage with their supporters digitally. Add the recent GDPR into the mix and many organisations are unsure on the […]

And Our May #PremierCharityChallenge Charity Is…

We are delighted to announce that the charity we will be supporting in May for our #PremierCharityChallenge is…. Winning by just one nomination across our social channels, it was a close run competition this month, it just goes to show that every nomination counts. Ollie is buzzing about this months challenge. He will be taking […]