4 golden rules to allow your team to do its best work anywhere

2016-11-03T15:42:33+00:00 By |

Today, we all want more flexibility to get our work done anywhere, but how, as an employer, do you accommodate this demand? We believe there are four golden rules that will guarantee a happy, productive team when you specify a solution. 1. Allow your employees to choose and use their favourite device. We are all individuals with personal preferences and nobody enjoys being forced to fit into a mound. Today's cloud based technologies allow employees to get familiar experiences across all devices – Windows, iOS or Android – so there is no need to be overly prescriptive in what they use. [...]

Have the ability to adapt quickly to ever changing business needs

2016-11-03T15:45:31+00:00 By |

The technology that you currently use within your business can dramatically dictate your ability to adapt in order to expand your reach, work faster, and be more productive.. You should begin by ensuring that your employees’ are all running Windows across all of their devices. If not, then your workers might be wasting time struggling with different experiences across their devices. Standardising your business activity on to one platform, such as Windows, will improve employee productivity, while allowing for broad device choice, be it based on personal preference or job function. How about the applications running on your devices? Are [...]

Know your customers inside out with familiar tools from Microsoft

2016-11-03T13:20:15+00:00 By |

Connect with Customers Knowing your customers inside out is the key to success in any business. Building the right customer relationships is essential. Doing so not only promotes ongoing customer loyalty, but it can also lead to customers recommending you to their friends or colleagues. To start building relationships that lead to sales, you need to research everything you possibly can about your prospects; what makes them tick, how do they measure success, what are their pain points, and how does your solution make their lives easier? Winning the loyalty of customers today means knowing what [...]

Choosing the right Internet connection

2016-11-03T16:05:36+00:00 By |

A modern business uses the internet for surfing, email, access to various portals, filing returns online, making purchases…. the list goes on. Are you sure you have the right internet connection for your business? Many organisations take their internet connection for granted until there is a problem with it – then half of your business grinds to a halt. You can’t take orders – you can’t place orders on your supplier you can’t do online filing – which for organisations such as accounting firms is a disaster. It’s well worth taking a step back for a minute and consider what [...]

Knibbs Sponsors Award

2016-11-03T13:20:15+00:00 By |

We are pleased to announce that we will again be sponsoring an award at the upcoming Uckfield Business Awards. This year we are supporting the Best New Product or Service category. This award is for Uckfield's creators and innovators. To win the award, you will need to demonstrate new product, service or process innovations that have had a significant impact on your business, or have the potential to do so. Innovation doesn't have to be technical: it could just as easily be in your operations, your marketing or your customer service. Business should self nominate by going to the awards [...]

What is Virtualisation?

2016-11-03T13:20:15+00:00 By |

I was talking to a client the other day about server virtualisation and how it could help their business. When I explained the business benefits he replied "that sounds great but what actually is virtualisation?" So, we sat down and I explained how it works in laymen's terms - I thought it would be helpful to explain it here. In short, virtualisation uses software to create virtual (rather than actual, physical) versions of an operating system (e.g. Windows Server, Linux), a server (a complete server running an operating system and application software), a storage device (like a network attached storage [...]

The Benefits of Hosted VoIP

2016-11-03T13:20:15+00:00 By |

There is much talk on the internet about VoIP (Voice over IP) and how it can save you money. Using a hosted VoIP phone servicehowever has many more benefits to your business. The Basics Rather than use traditional telephone lines, VoIP uses an internet connection to make and receive phone calls. The number of concurrent users or calls you can have depends on the speed and quality of your internet connection. You can still make and receive phone calls to and from traditional phone numbers using this service. Calls between VoIP users on your service are generally free. Lower Setup [...]

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Considerations

2016-11-03T13:20:16+00:00 By |

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as a trend is here to stay. More and more employees are using tablets and smartphones at home and want to bring them into the office to use. If you have a wireless network that employees use and they have access to the security key you may find that some of their personal devices are already connected to your network without your knowledge. Allowing employee owned devices can be beneficial - allowing greater flexibility and in the right environment greater creativity and productivity. However, there are security and productivity pitfalls that need to be considered. [...]

Still using Windows XP?

2016-11-03T13:20:16+00:00 By |

If you are still using Windows XP then you now have less than a year before Microsoft will end all support for this operating system. Windows XP was available for general release in December 2001 so it's been around for a long time now. Support will cease on 8th April 2014. Support for Office 2003 will also cease on this date. What does this mean to you? Users will no longer receive any new security updates, hotfixes and support (free or paid) from Microsoft. Microsoft has already ended mainstream support of Windows XP as of April 2009. After April 2014, [...]

Internet and Network Based Security Threats

2016-11-03T13:20:16+00:00 By |

How safe are you when working online? Are you safe from malicious software or hackers trying to gain access to your systems. Are you safe when opening an email, browsing the internet or copying files from a memory stick? Download our whitepaper to discover the threats found in a typical business environment and how to start tackling them. We offer a full range of products and services to ensure that you keep safe online. Contact us today for a free consultation.