Posts by Chris Ward

Teams updated as Microsoft makes move from Skype

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Teams updated as Microsoft makes move from Skype Microsoft Teams is fast becoming an all-in-one collaboration kit and this week received updates that were previously exclusive to Skype for Business. While both Teams and Skype are Microsoft products, functionality differences have caused businesses to typically choose one over the other. This will no longer be a consideration of Teams…

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You’ll Work 35% of Your Life: An MSPs Guide to Wellbeing

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You’ll Work 35% of Your Life: An MSPs Guide to Wellbeing  The average UK worker will spend 92,120 hours working over their lifetime (with mean age 18-67). Using a 76-year lifespan, this means that 35% of your waking life is spent at work. That 35% can either be spent on something you didn’t enjoy, or on something that has brought you joy, reward and…

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3 Tips to Flawless Business Continuity this Winter

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3 Tips to Flawless Business Continuity this Winter At its best, the winter brings snow-topped trees and rolling white hills primed for sledging, at its worst, well… look no further than this picture: The winter season can be detrimental for business. This is why there’s no Silicon Valley in Siberia and why there’s no Fortune…

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Find Purpose in Work: How to Make 2019 YOUR Year

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Find Purpose in Work: How to Make 2019 YOUR Year “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou Let’s get real, for many people, getting out of bed is a success story in itself. There’s a reason The Cure sing ‘Friday I’m in Love’. But it doesn’t…

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How Digitalization Benefits Christmas

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How Digitalization Benefits Christmas Hang on, before you bite my head off with my apparent Scrooge-like sentiment. There’s no doubt the thought and consideration behind traditional Christmas is something to be upheld. However, as digital transformation sweeps over the world, it touches even Christmas with surprising benefits. Here’s some examples of what is already happening,…

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Christmas Tricks for a Productive Workforce

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Christmas Tricks for a Productive Workforce Let’s get one thing straight. Decorations in October is never okay. And while Christmas enthusiasts skip into stores filled with reindeer, fairy lights and elves before Halloween has even passed us and pumpkins look humiliated next to their tinsel-laden counterparts, I will stay far far away. November’s no better.…

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Top 3 Secrets to Retaining the Best Talent in Professional Services

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Top 3 Secrets to Retaining the Best Talent in Professional Services Samantha graduated with an MSc in Financial Economics from Lancaster University. While studying, her learning and the tools to receive her learning focused on digital methods. Since graduating, Samantha has found the Professional Services industry a frustrating experience, mainly, the firm’s seemingly non-existent IT.…

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Purpose to every Penny: How to Make Donations Go Further

Purpose to every Penny: How to Make Donations Go Further There is a rising suspicion among the public that their money isn’t being spent on the causes that matter. Often, charitable organisations haven’t got an efficient infrastructure, and so are losing the power of donations on unnecessary overheads. People want to know that their money…

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5 Insane (but true) Facts About Black Friday

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5 Insane (but true) Facts About Black Friday For many, Black Friday has become synonymous with cheap deals and shopping sprees. We’ve all seen pictures of crowds camping outside stores, fighting among themselves and pushing through barriers like a zombie apocalypse. This has been tamed slightly by the introduction of online shopping, which now accounts…

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How Retailers Can Turn Promise into Profit this Black Friday

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How Retailers Can Turn Promise into Profit this Black Friday With Black Friday approaching, retailers are doing all they can to capitalise on one of the year’s biggest shopping frenzies. With the promise of customers by the masses, retailers can’t afford to get complacent and let this opportunity slip by. Therefore, what tactics can be…

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