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Blockchain is a hot topic at the moment, yet for many, the technology remains an elusive concept. Just as the notion of the cloud was once difficult to grasp, understanding blockchain technology is relatively simple once you get your head around it. Over the past few weeks we’ve had a couple of people ask us what blockchain is, so we’ve put together this short guide to help ex ...

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Hi Jane, thanks so much for submitting your question! Travelling with a laptop opens doors to a range of potential security problems, both physical and software based. Despite this, there are many things you can do to protect your data from getting into the wrong hands! Here are some simple things you can do to help keep your laptop secure when you’re on the go. Physical Sec ...

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Scheduling backups, monitoring systems and undertaking routine maintenance can be hard work for businesses that don’t specialise in IT. After all, it can be easy to forget about IT altogether until something goes wrong! That’s where outsourcing comes in! While outsourcing often connotes images of scripted telemarketers and terrible hold music, outsourcing your IT to a speciali ...

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Online collaboration apps come and go, but not many have taken off like   Slack . The innovative “team communication” solution offers ground-breaking functionality, where the average user has reported that team productivity has increased on average by 32%. What is Slack? Essentially, Slack is a messaging app. Created for teams and workplaces, Slack can be used across multiple ...

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Microsoft is surging forward with its commitment to artificial intelligence (AI), formally announcing its latest chatbot, Zo.  Zo is built on the back of the same technology that powers Microsoft's other chatbots, Xiaoice in China and Rinna in Japan. Unlike Cortana, Zo is a social chatbot, which combs through the social content of the internet and learns from human interactio ...

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Whether you’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking or save money, the New Year is often a time to set new goals. With 2017 underway, it’s time to ask yourself if you’ve stuck to your New Year’s Resolutions- after all, only 8% of people who set resolutions achieve them! Regardless of your goal this year, we’ve put together a list of the most common New Year’s Resolutions and s ...

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From the emergence of the collaboration tool Slack, to Immune Engineering, 2016 was another big year for the tech industry.          So what will 2017 bring? There has been a lot of speculation about what to expect in the coming 12 months, with experts predicting everything from a rise in second-hand trading , to increased demand for customisable mattresses After reading doze ...

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Trying to schedule a meeting time to suit everyone can result in wasted time and lots of back and forth. While tools like Scheduling Assistant in Outlook and Outlook on the Web have helped users coordinate schedules, and search for rooms, the tool isn’t without its hiccups. On occasions where most attendees have accepted a meeting, and one of the attendees suggests a new time ...

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With Christmas less than a week away, now is the perfect time to get those last minute gifts, stocking fillers and Kris Kringle presents. Here is a list of just some of our favourite gift ideas to suit all budgets!  Price Key: $= Under $100 $$= Under $200 $$$= $200+ Bose QC 35 Headphones ($$$) Ideal for travellers, the latest QuietComfort 35 wireless headp ...

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If you're using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you need to update to version 9.3.5 without delay! On the 25 th of August, a mobile security company called Lookout and the advanced research laboratory at the University of Toronto, released detail of a sophisticated, targeted and persistent mobile attack on iOS devices.   The hack, which gives the cybercriminal access to a devi ...

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