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What Are Information Silos, And Should SMEs Care About Them?

No team should be an island.


The idea of information silos is simple: they occur when different departments within a business do not communicate effectively with each other, resulting in information essentially becoming trapped in one place. It’s a concept that has been around for decades, and although silos are more likely to affect large organisations, they can also be a problem for SMEs. Here, we’ll be looking at how silos manifest themselves, why they’re bad for business and how to deal with them.

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Do Small Businesses Need Servers?

Or can the cloud do it all instead?

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Why Your Computers Get Slower And More Unstable Over Time

And why hardware upgrades are inevitable.


Just like property leases and utilities, IT is an ongoing expense for any business. As well as subscription payments for services like managed helpdesk support, antivirus and Office 365, every few years most organisations have to replace hardware items – sometimes at great expense. Why? Because computers get slower, more unstable and eventually become so unbearable, upgrading is the only real solution.

If you’re picking up the cheque for a bunch of new PCs, you might well wonder why this happens at all. Is it something that can be avoided?

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What Is Managed Telephony, And How Could It Benefit Your Business?

Save money, and simplify your phone system.  


Following the successful relaunch of our managed IT services, we are now expanding our range of services, offering even more business benefits and value to our customers. One of our new services is managed telephony. But what is managed telephony, and why might you want it?

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Why Blaming And Shaming Are Bad For Cyber Security

Crime victims need to be encouraged to come forward

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Cryptocurrency: Why It’s Still Not Worth It

If you like losing money, hop on board. Otherwise, you should hold off for now.


Depending on who you talk to, cryptocurrency is either the best modern invention since the smartphone or it’s nothing more than a hyped-up Ponzi scheme covered by a thin veil of mainstream acceptability. Previously, when TMB wrote about this subject, we predicted big players like Bitcoin might have the staying power to survive any kind of crash in the cryptocurrency market, but we recommended that SMEs should probably avoid getting involved – at least for now. But more than a year has passed since we wrote that, so what about now? Is cryptocurrency worth it?

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Why Pirated Software Is Bad For Business


Up and down the country, businesses use pirated software, but many are unaware of the risks. We look at what can go wrong if you decide to follow this path.


Long before the internet ever came along, people have made unauthorised copies of objects and media. But as old as this practice is, the digital age has made it easier and faster to duplicate things than ever before. Millions of films, TV shows and songs get illegally shared every day – and the popularity of legal alternatives has done little to reverse the tide. Bearing this in mind, it’s probably no surprise that pirated software is widely shared too.

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