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Next Level Office Managers

Trip planning? Try these 5 must-have travel apps.

If you’re in charge of booking staff travel, you know all too well how time-consuming it can be. 

How do you find a flight that gets there on time and in budget? How do you search multiple airlines and booking platforms at the same time? 

How do you avoid sneaky fees, confusing information and misleading quotes? And how do you keep track of all the travel details once everything is booked?

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Security

Is it ever a good idea to share office passwords?

At first glance the answer is obvious. No, of course we should never share our passwords, why would we? 

I agree and yet, here’s an oddity: we often encounter small companies where password sharing is common. It may not be obvious at first but with a little digging the practice turns out to be the norm. 

In fact, anecdotally, I would say offices in which some degree of password sharing goes on are more common than those that absolutely ban it.

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Security

Cyber Essentials: is it worth it?

For some companies, Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification is a must-have. Usually this is because their position in the supply chain—e.g. supplying to central or local government—dictates that they must have it.  But, for the rest of us, is it worth it? Certification against any standard usually looks like a lot of effort.

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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 Harmony

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 Harmony

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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