Should You Use Open-Source Software For Business?

Why saving a few quid on software might not be such a good idea.


Using open-source software for business purposes can seem like a good idea for one simple reason: it’s usually free. When you’re trying to keep down expenses and boost margins, a saving of hundreds or even thousands of pounds can be hard to ignore. But like most things in life, it’s a bit more complicated than that…

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The Beginners' Guide To Kanban

How a system of cards on boards can bring greater efficiency to SMEs.


Efficiency and teamwork are everything in business, and Kanban can do a hell of a lot to improve both. But if you’ve never heard of it before, or if you’re just unsure about how it works, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this beginners’ guide, we’ll take you through the basics and show you how Kanban can benefit your business.

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SQL Server 2008 Support Has Ended. Now What?

TMB looks at your options if you’re still running this software.


Today’s the day. If you’re running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2, you’re now officially using an unsupported operating system. The extended support phase for these products is over, and that means no more updates or patches, even for security issues. So what should you do now, if you’re affected?

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Resistance To 2FA Is About Education, Says Security Expert

Users still largely ignore one of the most effective security measures available to them.


We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it: two-factor authentication (2FA) works, and everyone should be using it. Yet the vast majority of people continue to use single-factor logins, despite the clear security advantages of 2FA. Why? What is to blame for the continued resistance to 2FA?

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HoloLens 2: Good For Business Or Not?


Is it time to augment your business reality?


In May 2018, we asked ‘Is the Microsoft HoloLens Worth It For SMEs?’ Now, as of yesterday, it’s time to ask whether the HoloLens 2 has worthwhile uses in a business setting or whether it’s merely a solution looking for a problem.

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Why Device Management Matters To All Businesses


Control who can and can't access valuable data.


Does your business operate some kind of device management policy? If not, you could be leaving yourself open to unnecessary risk from various threats, including malware breaches and rogue employees.

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Work Smarter With MyAnalytics

Microsoft’s tool can help with efficiency.

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Is Microsoft Working On A Personal Data Project?


Internet reports surfaced earlier this month that have set a few tongues wagging.


The reports came on the back of a post from a Twitter user who initially wrote a message claiming to show a screenshot of a website for a project named ‘Bali’. The user wrote that “Microsoft Bali is a project that can delete all your connection and account information” and that the project was still in private beta.

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Microsoft Acknowledged For Accessibility


Recognised at Disability-Smart Awards


Last year’s Disability-Smart Awards recognised organisations and individuals that have made an outstanding contribution to disabled people and Microsoft was recognised for its own efforts in ensuring that its products can be used by as many people as possible.

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TMB's 2018 Highlights And Lowlights


We take a look at the stories that caught our eye last year.


The first week of 2019 is nearly over. The last of your new year’s hangover is finally fading, and the extra inch you’ve added to your waistline over the festive period now appears to be a permanent feature of your body. What better time to reflect on the past 12 months?

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