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Best practices

The DropBox and WhatsApp Dilemma

So first off, I have a confession to make: I stole the title of this post from someone else!  The companies were called Dracoon and NetSphere and they did a joint presentation which I saw at this year’s Infosecurity Europe conference. The former developed a file sharing app and the latter an instant messenger, both

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Office Life

Let’s Talk About Snacks, Baby

It’s time to talk about your office snack situation. Granted, the contents of the level 3 vending machine are probably not high on your agenda. But in the world of office management, snacks may be more worthy of consideration than you think. After all, good nutrition begets good health — and good health makes for

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Hardware

End of the road for Windows 7

Still using Windows 7? It might be time to say goodbye. Microsoft are ending support for Windows 7 on 14th January 2020, a little over 10 years after it was released back in 2009. What does this mean? Well, all those updates that Microsoft releases every month to patch security holes will no longer happen,

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Office Life

Rethinking Office Dress Codes In 2019 And Beyond

Here’s an interesting fact you might not know: business casual dress as we know it was largely an invention by Levi’s. A marketing ploy to sell more chinos. So if we ask the question “why do we dress the way we do at work?” the answer is complicated. Regardless of whether you swing to the

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Best practices

Cable Or Wireless?

Everybody hates cables, let’s face it. They look messy, they get tangled up, it’s hard to clean around them, and you always end up with boxes full of spares that you might use one day but probably never will. Anyone who has recently moved office will attest to the vast number of unused network, power

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Security

10 Simple Steps to Improve IT Security

Aiming for watertight IT security is a tall order. If organisations like the German Parliament, British Airways or Ticketmaster can’t get it right, what hope for the rest of us? In fact, once you start looking at IT security the whole thing becomes so daunting that many smaller companies just give up and hope for

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