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Do you really know what your employees are doing whilst sat at their desks?

You could stand over them all day and watch, but this is not a productive use of your (or anyone else’s) time.

It IS possible to track everything they do on the PC.......
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That is the message in the HMRC promotional video on the forthcoming digital tax reporting and quarterly updating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So1U0RzUGcs

Many products now support this OCR technology, but there are a few issues.....!

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Hosted or in house servers.…?

Do you still need the servers in the office? What are the advantages of moving to hosted servers? At a presentation this week, there was still a huge divide as to the benefits or otherwise of going hosted.....
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At the recent joint IT Faculty and HMRC webinar we discussed the topic of how best to protect yourself from phishing emails.

There are a number of core skills and technologies to remain safe:

  • Education – understand the threat
  • Be vigilan...
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Hello and welcome back to the Excel Tip of the Week.  This week, we have a Bronze post in which we are discussing how to add and remove passwords from Excel workbooks.
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It is rapidly approaching the busiest time of the year for many of you.  Before the great rush of the New Year it would seem like a good time to consider your business continuity plan (BCP).

Modern technology services allow you work ever faster, wi...

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A rather worrying omission from the current Windows 10 upgrade. 
Any family-friendly settings you have created in Windows 7/8 will disappear when you upgrade to Windows 10, leaving your kids open to all the web's nastier side if you're not careful....
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It is easy now to look back and see some of the “big areas” that have been brought to the attention of firms in recent years. Many firms can probably now tick off all (or at least a large proportion of the following big areas) that sprin...

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My blog posting  Emailing of tax returns, payslips etc – are we breaking the law?” http://www.ion.icaew.com/itcounts/26846 seemed to strike a chord with many out there – nearly 4800 have visited the blog posting. A few ...

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Data at risk....

by Kevin Salter on 26.07.2013 07:55

Recent blog postings have raised awareness of potential issues with data security. Here we consider just a few of the things we do or use regularly where we could so easily fall foul of the various provisions and some general notes on ways to avoid ...