The unexpected challenges of adopting technology in your law firm.

For law firms, the ground is shifting beneath their feet. PwC describes the industry as facing ‘significant challenges’ that have grown over the last few years. Think of the UK’s departure from the EU, the spotlight on race issues and diversity, and of course the Coronavirus pandemic.

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How to formulate a disaster recovery plan

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘disaster’? Perhaps it is an earthquake, or a wildfire, or maybe a global pandemic. Have you considered the word disaster in the context of your business? Every year, thousands of businesses face disasters in the form of cyber-attacks or hardware failure. These disasters can disrupt day-to-day business or, in some cases, can put a company out of business entirely.

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Microsoft Ignite 2020 Key Takeaways

Last week, Microsoft hosted Ignite 2020, the tech giant’s annual conference that centres on IT professionals and the businesses and productivity workers that they support. Each year, Microsoft showcase their enterprise products and services as well as provide valuable training attendees. The event is also always jam-packed with announcements of new features to its line-up of products, with this year being no exception, despite being held 100 percent virtually for the first time ever.

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The common myths of working from home debunked

Modern technology has slowly led to a rise in people working from home. However, many employers still focus heavily on office-based work, assuming that employees will not be as productive at home. Negative misconceptions like this are what make employers resist the trend, despite protestations from those that would prefer home working, which is growing in popularity; 74% of workers now say they would quit their job if offered more flexible options elsewhere.

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How the cloud has helped businesses throughout a pandemic

For many years, the cloud has produced a shift in the way we work. We are less reliant on offices, less reliant on “the 9-5” and less reliant on face-to-face communication. Around the world, some, however, were still reluctant and comfortable with running their business in the traditional ‘onsite server-based computing’ model – a model that while convenient, is historically known as being inflexible, often with unpredictable costs.

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UK Gov announce £20 Million In New Grants To Boost Recovery Of Small Businesses

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on all of us, particularly in our professional lives. It is deeply sad to see so many redundancies and even business closures. Fortunately, after an announcement on the 30th July from Simon Clarke MP, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, thousands of businesses are set to benefit from 20 million of new government funding. This is part of the Government’s strategy to help business bounce back from the crippling effects of the pandemic.

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How to conduct an IT audit in-house [+Free Template]

The word ‘audit’ is often enough to strike fear into even the most resolute business owners. What issues will an audit raise? Will I have to fix them right away? What if it is bad news?

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How technology has helped us navigate a pandemic

The world has changed immeasurably in just a few months. The COVID-19 pandemic caught us all by surprise. No government, business, or individual was truly prepared for the disruption we have experienced throughout 2020.

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How does Cloud CCTV Recording work?

In a previous blog, we discussed Cloud CCTV and how it works for businesses. We discussed how Cloud CCTV differs from “traditional” CCTV, how it works for the end user, and how you can take advantage of this service. In this blog, we will go slightly further, describing exactly how the recording function of Cloud CCTV works in a technical sense. This blog will help you to understand where your CCTV recordings go, what effect that has on your internet bandwidth, and what the differences are between our two packages: VideoIT Essentials and VideoIT Advanced.

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5 ways to strengthen teamwork in the workplace

Teamwork and collaboration remain one of the most undervalued and underutilised workplace tactics. Employees prefer to work by themselves to get work done without any external interruptions. However, by doing this it can be difficult for a business to progress – 86% of employees and executives believe that lack of collaboration or ineffective communication are responsible for workplace failures.

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