Don’t walk the plank with pirated software

Don’t walk the plank with pirated software

A huge number of small and medium-sized businesses would consider using pirated software to try and save money. A new study has revealed a surprising number of businesses willing to break the law to save costs. Our advice? Think twice before you walk the plank. Right now, the most popular types of pirated software are project management tools, and marketing …

Could avatars make your Teams meetings more fun?

Could avatars make your Teams meetings more fun?

Do you inwardly (or outwardly) groan at the thought of yet another video call? They’re now a normal part of our working lives, but it doesn’t make them any more exciting. Good news: Microsoft is introducing Metaverse-style avatars, called Mesh avatars, to Teams. You’ll be able to design your own avatar, personalizing its appearance, accessories, and even choosing its reaction …

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Windows 12 is coming… here’s what we know so far

While Windows 11 is only just celebrating its first birthday, we’re already hearing our first rumors about what Windows 12 will have in store. There’s no rush for the time being – we won’t see this new operating system until the back end of 2024 – but we love to be ready for what’s coming next, so here’s what we know …

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Are you using Teams to share sensitive data?

Microsoft Teams has fast become one of THE most useful business tools for the way we work today. No matter where your people work from, they can communicate and collaborate quickly and reliably. But this remote way of working can also open the door to some MAJOR security issues. New research shows that nearly HALF of employees frequently share confidential …

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Are you really downloading Zoom… or is it malware?

When you think about tools for remote working and chatting online, one of the first names in your mind is Zoom. But its popularity has opened the door for cyber criminals. They’re using its name to steal sensitive data. Researchers have discovered at least six convincing-looking download sites. They’re not the real thing. They’re designed to tempt you into downloading …

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Some bosses think their people do less when working from home

Microsoft has become the leader of productivity over many decades. Can you imagine doing your day to day work without their software? So, it’s no surprise the tech giant recently conducted a major new survey into productivity in the workplace – and some of the results might surprise you. Researchers surveyed 20,000 people working for businesses in 11 different countries. …

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Android 13 is safer for your business

We all use our phones for a lot more than sending messages and making the occasional call. And that means most of your staff are probably using their personal mobile for work now and then. Everyone does it. The downside of this is it puts your business data at risk. If it can be accessed on a personal mobile and …

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Make sure your cloud server is protected from this

Using a cloud server to drive your business’s technology is a smart idea. The benefits are huge. You can use as little or as much storage as you need, without having to worry about limitations or huge bills. Perfect for growing businesses. Your team can access any data anywhere. Cloud servers were made for the hybrid work world we have …

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Your USB cable is about to get a speed boost

We’re all familiar with USB. After all we’ve been using it with our computers since 1996, and now with mobile devices too. Yes… it’s really been that long. Without USB it would be harder to connect different types of devices, charge them, and transfer data. Of course, USB has changed and improved over the years. And there’s another new improvement …