Month: <span>September 2020</span>

It’s probably the last thing on your mind right now, but there are only 86 days until Christmas.

And given that many of us have had to tighten our belts this year as a result of a drop in wages through lockdown, now is as good a time as any to put a budgeting plan together – not only could this see your finances in better shape by Christmas, it will set you for the year ahead in 2021.

Conference calling Flexible working Work from home

Phishing scams are nothing new, but that doesn’t mean they should be taken for granted. It’s not necessarily the complexity of the scam that will catch you out, it could be the timing of it.

Here’s how I was caught out  by the latest phishing scam.

Cyber security News

2020 has seen us all spending a lot more time indoors than in previous years – and with so much time at home, internet searches have surged by between 50% and 70%, while streaming has leaped by at least 12%, according to preliminary statistics from Omdia, the tech research arm of Informa Tech.

Things were bad enough before lockdown when, globally, we spent a combined 7.5 billion hours online every day. This totals 856,164 years spent browsing – that’s long enough to travel from Earth to Mars and back again.

1,426 times!

So, how exactly are we spending so much time connected to the internet? And are we wasting too much time online?

News Technology

Are you working from home, perhaps due to coronavirus restrictions at your workplace? Do you check your work emails from home? Answer business calls on your day off? Or even maybe just catch up on some office admin when you’re at a loose end?

If so, you could be doing damage to your health!

Work from home

If you’ve got an important business matter to take care of, you may need to call an impromptu meeting to sort everything out – but what if some key stakeholders are away from the office, maybe working from home?

It’s a problem many of us have faced during lockdown, and one that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

The good news is, a simple conference call can help out.

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