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BTA’s Top 5 Tips for Outlook 2016

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 12 October 2017

Most of us live in Outlook. It controls our diaries, our email and to-do lists.  Without it, we would have to walk down the hall to verbally deliver messages and put a paper calendar on our wall!  Yet with each new version of Microsoft Office, dozens of new features are added that nobody but the IT manager bothers to learn. We say: better late than never. Here are our IT experts top 5 tips and tricks for Outlook 2016.

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How to Prepare for Virtual Reality in the Workplace

Posted by Duane Godwin on 27 September 2017

Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality tools are coming to the workplace sooner than you think. With the launch of Apple’s iOS11 and most recent iPhones, what seemed a long way off is now in thousands of people’s pockets—today. 

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7 Free Apps You Should Get for Windows 10

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 12 September 2017

There is an entire world of apps for Windows 10. Some are incredibly useful, others are fun, and a few seem to perform minor miracles (like recover deleted files from an SD card). BTA’s IT experts have distilled their favourites to seven they think you may find handy, particularly if you have a techy streak. Even without a techy streak there are bound to be a few on this list that you will want to download.

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GDPR – What is it and how does it affect SMEs?

Posted by Darron Millar on 05 September 2017

I have to start this blog article by saying I am not a lawyer and so if you are reading this I would urge you to take legal advice for your particular situation.

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BTA Top Tip: Battery Saving Apps for Smartphones

Posted by Peter Filitz on 23 August 2017

It is the time of year for sunshine, long lunches, and a good holiday break.  But even if you plan on turning your phone off for a device-free Bank Holiday trip, you may still be interested to know there are several apps that will help to preserve your battery life. After all, you are going to need your phone for taking holiday pics, getting directions and (of course)… using the trusty weather app! Here BTA’s IT experts give you the low down on the top 4 battery saving apps for smartphones.

 
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9 Tech Start-ups To Watch This Autumn

Posted by Peter Filitz on 14 August 2017

When it comes to start-up technology companies, particularly those in the business IT space, we are always watching.  Some of these companies may become BTA partners with innovative products that help our clients, so we have a vested interest in knowing which start-ups are making waves.

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Protect Against 80% of Threats With Cyber Essentials Certification

Posted by Sarah Andrews on 02 August 2017

According to the government, nearly half of UK businesses suffered a cyber-attack last year. Cyber threats are affecting businesses of all sectors and sizes, reducing productivity and costing millions. And it is a problem that is getting worse, not better.

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IT Managers: This Is How You Can Influence Overall Business Strategy

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 27 July 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that the head of IT didn’t have an office. Instead, he usually sat in a room in a remote part of the building, filled with IT equipment. He didn’t attend management meetings, and no one paid much attention to him unless something went wrong. His role was to keep the computers and phones working, and not much else.

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5 Must-Watch Ted Talks on Cyber Security

Posted by Sarah Andrews on 17 July 2017

Even the most sceptical people can now see that cyber security is something we all need to take seriously. Whether it is as consumers, retailers, employees or management, it is in our interest to ensure that we are as equipped as possible to prevent cyber intrusions. In this new age of cyber warfare, no one is safe. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, how old you are or where you live.

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Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint with These 5 IT Tips

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 29 June 2017

The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Make you want to move… to more environmentally friendly IT.

The Bob Marley song may not go exactly like that, but with sweet summer weather finally here, we hope you are reminded that protecting our planet is something we all need to do. Luckily making some greener IT choices doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Here are 5 technology changes you can make this summer that will reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint and lower costs. 

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