Recovered files can be a goldmine for criminals and competitors.
How do you completely delete data from hard disks and solid-state drives? Do you simply hit Delete and then empty your computer’s recycle bin? Or do you take things a step further and format your drive? Either way, the information you’re trying to get rid of is likely still retrievable. In fact, it’s almost impossible to ever delete anything entirely, and for businesses and other organisations, that can easily spell trouble.Read More »
Give your business a marketing boost with Google's free advice service.
Digital marketing is a vital component of any modern business strategy. Traditional marketing channels still have a huge role to play, of course, but digital marketing has allowed businesses to interact with potential customers in real-time. Highly affordable, measurable and targeted marketing activities can all be carried out with the help of digital marketing, with the added bonus of a level of audience interaction and engagement that traditional marketing methods cannot match.Read More »
Making the most of IT means understanding its limitations as much as its powers.
In an increasingly digital age, the role of technology in business is clear. It's revolutionised everything from communication and record keeping to security, service delivery and customer support. But no technology is perfect. Things can and do go wrong.Read More »
Which packages are best for staying connected while on the move?
Today’s mobile broadband solutions are designed to keep employees connected at high speeds without any drop-off in connectivity, allowing for flexible working patterns and more reliable communications. Providers offer various solutions at varying costs to suit a range of data demands - so much so that there is little excuse to be left with understrength, stuttering mobile broadband.Read More »
How moving to a proactive support contract can benefit your business.
As great as technology is for businesses, it can, of course, go wrong from time to time. When that happens, it usually means calling your IT provider so it can come out to fix the problem, after which your contracted number of support hours is reduced or you receive a bill for the work. But there is another way, a way that reduces the inconvenience and cost to your business. It’s called managed services.Read More »
Be kind to your employees, and your employees will be kind to you(r business).
Good weekend? Whatever you got up to, chances are it involved meeting up with friends, family or colleagues while enjoying some of the sun we've been having recently. My own weekend was the usual mix of work and family as I managed to get some time off away from my laptop.Read More »
Are you sitting comfortably?
According to the Collins dictionary, “Ergonomics is the study of how equipment and furniture can be arranged in order that people can do work or other activities more efficiently and comfortably.” From a theoretical point of view, it encompasses numerous disciplines, including psychology, sociology, engineering and physiology, aiming to improve both the physical and mental impact of using work equipment.Read More »
Life is too short not to use shortcuts.
Like the rest of the Microsoft Office tools, Word is extremely powerful and feature-rich. There's often more than one way to do the same thing, and users are free to find the methods that suit their way of working. There are also a ton of keyboard and mouse shortcuts built right into the software that can reduce common actions to just a couple of key presses. On their own, these might only save you a second or so each time, but over the course of a day, the time saved will quickly add up and you'll soon see the benefit.
Here are just 10 of our favourite Word shortcuts.Read More »
You might be paying in ways you never even considered.
As Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross once sang, the best things in life are free. Chances are, though, they probably weren’t referring to free software and internet services. But if they were, would it be true? Or would the logic of an idiom far older than Jackson and Vandross be more accurate - that nothing in life is free?Read More »
Email can be a fantastic business tool, but it can also become a productivity killer, a source of misunderstanding and a disruption to our work-life balance. Thankfully, there are ways to make email work better for everyone, writes TMB's technical director, Richard Shuker…
We live in a world where instant communication is easy, via a wide range of channels, like social media, instant messaging, text messages and, of course, email. As great as email is, many of us are guilty of not using it as well as we could. Here are just 11 of the many bad email habits that can cause problems.Read More »