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Microsoft 365 New Commerce Experience – Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft 365 has recently announced their New Commerce Experience, including price increases and new licensing models, which is taking effect from 1st July 2022. This news may lead to slight confusion or concern, if so carry on reading this blog to find out everything you need to know about the new experience.

8 Ways To Stay Productive In The Workplace

Staying productive whilst at work can sometimes be challenging however, there are ways in which you can increase your productivity significantly. Whether it be the equipment you use in the office or your routine whilst being in the workplace, there are several options for everyone to take on board to ensure increased productivity!

Our Goals For 2022

Every year we like to collate our goals and aspirations for the year ahead as a team. We believe this motivates our whole team to work together to achieve these goals and turns those January blues into motive and inspiration! This year we have come up with 4 amazing goals which we will strive to achieve in 2022. Here they are…

2021 : Year In Review

2021 for Qlic has been one of the most exciting years for us to date! We have reached some unforgettable milestones…

3 Top Tips for Passing Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard, which organisations can be assessed and certified against. It identifies the security controls that an organisation must have

Should You Upgrade to Windows 11?

Windows 11 is now the latest version of Windows available to the public. It has been enhanced and redesigned for productivity, creativity and ease of use. The team at Microsoft has simplified the overall design and has created a user experience that empowers your productivity and inspires your creativity.

Post-Pandemic – How has the Cyber Security Landscape Changed?

e 2020, there has been a massive global shift in the way organisations communicate, collaborate and generally do business! Everything turned digital, team members took to platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom to communicate with their colleagues. But where does cyber security come into all of this?

Revealed! Here’s Why We’re Rebranding Now

After almost 20 years, we’ve decided to refresh our brand and reinvent ourselves for the future. It’s the same excellent experience but delivered in a spectacular new uniform which seamlessly symbolises our values and personality.

7 Reasons Why you Should Update your Website

If a reader has never heard of your business before and has found you online, what impression does your website give? When was the last time you thought to update your website to give it that modern and up-to-date feel? There is no better or more cost-effective way to advertise your business than via your own website, so making sure it’s constantly up-to-date and eye-catching is key!

Hybrid Events – The New Normal

Due to recent events, people are increasingly started to manage their work and daily tasks, such as online ordering, from the comfort of their own homes. So what better way to make your upcoming events of more interest than by making them Hybrid events!

This is How to Improve your Brand Presence

With the advancement in technology and the internet, the list of things your business can do to improve it’s brand presence is now endless! Boosting your business’ brand awareness via the internet is a crucial step to promoting your business which cannot be skipped.

Is Old Technology Holding your Business Back?

It’s easy to continue running older technology in your business, taking a view of waiting for it to die until being replaced. However, reviewing your current technology once a year and implementing a Hardware Lifecycle is vital to ensuring your your employees are able to work efficiently for your business. Keep reading to find out the issues revolved around the use of old technology!

The Key to Onboarding New Employees Remotely

Many organisations are now resorting to conducting their onboarding processes remotely, meaning that slight adjustments will have to be made.  Keep reading this blog to find out our tips for creating a smooth onboarding process for your organisation to take into consideration!

4 Things To Consider Before Returning To Your Office

After the Government announcement on Monday, it is vital that you start to consider some procedures before returning to your office around June! Not only is it imperative to take into consideration your employees health and safety, but it is also essential to make sure that your office’s technology is up to scratch. Take a look at the 4 things we think you should consider before re-opening your office –

SharePoint Basics You Need To Know

SharePoint has been a massive ‘life-saver’ for most businesses that have remote working staff during this unprecedented time. It is a great management and collaboration tool developed by Microsoft which assists with bringing business together by secure document management, collaboration opportunities and much more. Carry on reading this blog to find out some of SharePoint’s features that will optimise your remote working!

How Cybercriminals are Capitalising on Remote Working

Recently, the amount of individuals working from home has seen an all-time high, but the number of those who do not have the correct security software implemented is staggering. This has led to a huge increase in cybercriminals attempting to perform attacks by exploiting remote login credentials and yours could be next!

What You Need To Know About SharePoint

With remote working more prevalent than ever, it is vital to make the most of the top softwares to optimise your home working. SharePoint is a great software for remote working, it is a web-based collaboration and document management platform which can be used anywhere that has an internet connection! Watch our series of demos below to find out everything you need to know about SharePoint;

How To Stay Positive Whilst Working From Home

During this unprecedented time, working from home can be very inconvenient and feel extremely mundane for most of us, however, there are lots of positive aspects which could help change your perspective of home-working.

Is your IT Support Provider up to Scratch?

It can be a daunting thought having to switch IT Providers if yours is not performing. It’s actually a lot easier than you think. Here is your three-step guide to making the process as easy as turning on your PC:

5 Ways To Secure your Laptop Wherever it is

Whether you’re working from home or on-the-go, it is paramount that you protect your laptop from cyber-crime. While your company has probably provided you with a VPN to securely connect to their network, what about your personal passwords and local files? Let’s take a look at 5 great ideas to secure your laptop wherever it is;

Small Business IT Day 2020

Our dedicated Technical Account Managers will provide you with advice and guidance on the latest remote working, collaboration, security and website management to help your business along this unprecedented IT journey!

Is The Office a Thing Of The Past?

The recent pandemic has made dramatic changes to how businesses and non-profits operate. Most organisations have offices, however with the success of home working, some have no intention of returning to the office. Organisations are considering implementing full remote working solutions, taking advantage of some of the benefits and cost savings of not having a physical office space.

Covid-19 Update

A message in response to COVID-19 from our Operations Director, Adam Graham, to our customers

Outsourced VS In-House IT Support

Over the last 20 years or so, the Internet has revolutionised businesses, making it easier than ever before to store data, find new customers and promote your company. However, because of this growing emphasis on IT infrastructure, it’s important to have a dedicated team in place to assist with any problems.

What’s New In Microsoft Teams?

Since the start of June, Microsoft Teams has considerably improved in terms of efficiency after several updates that have taken place. During this, Teams has become very popular with organisations as you can stay in contact with colleagues and clients effortlessly whilst working at home or in the office!

SharePoint VS Hosted Desktop

With SharePoint Online becoming more and more popular, many companies are asking the question which is better cloud storage or a hosted desktop? If your company is using a hosted desktop but are thinking about replacing it with something faster, more flexible and secure which allows for better organisation, then the benefits of SharePoint and its powerful document management capabilities could be what you need.

Social Media Marketing For Charities During Covid-19

Social media marketing is now easier than ever, with just one click of the button your post can be seen by thousands of people meaning your charity can gain lots of recognition! Social media is particularly helpful for smaller charities with limited internal resources, and when done effectively charity marketing campaigns drive high response rates.

Keep Your Charity Safe From Cybercriminals

As most employees are now working remotely, cybercriminals have taken the opportunity to access unsecured data from individuals who need to improve the overall protection on their personal devices. This makes it more important than ever to be extra vigilant and make sure you are secure from cybersecurity threats, especially those directly targeting charities.

Are you in need of business financing?

Due to the current pandemic, most companies have had to resort to funding, along with this there is economic uncertainty which is highly difficult for many companies.
Below is a summary of the 14 key government schemes, which are now available to support businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic:

Creating the perfect home working balance

Whilst the majority of employees have taken on working from home during this pandemic, it is highly important to make sure that you maintain a balance between your work and your home life, as well as creating a good home working environment!

Hackers Target Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)

Stay alert whilst using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), remote working is providing a massive opportunity for hackers! As a result of the current pandemic, most organisations are turning to Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to permit staff to work from home.

Is your office social distancing friendly?

Does your office support social distancing? After the recent update from the Government, it is key to start planning on your social distancing strategy for when you get back to the office! Prepare yourself and your colleagues for social distancing in the office by reading our essential checklist below.

10 things you can do with Microsoft Teams!

Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application integration. Teams is a great way to stay connected with your colleagues or peers remotely and has recently been relied on massively by many organisations!

Home Working Hints & Tips FREE Download

Due to this unprecedented time, most organisations have had to resort to making the move to remote/home working for their users. This change has highlighted how vital it is to make sure that your home working set-up is efficient and you’re using Office 365 to it’s full potential, optimise your home working by reading below