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Adapting our Communication in an Ever-Changing World

Adapting our Communication in an Ever-Changing World

A quick thought for a Monday…. Isn’t it funny how all our methods of communication have changed over time, from Telegraphs, pigeon carrier, end of the street phone boxes, mobile phones and now handheld video chat? There is no denying how far we have come developing knowledge and improving the way we do communicate over [...]
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How working from home allowed me to enjoy my future wife’s wardrobe

It’s 17:00 on a Wednesday, we’re having our daily company Teams meeting and I’m sat here in a leopard print leotard, ginger hair extensions and a full face of makeup – I look pretty hot to be fair, but I’m not sure the neighbours walking past my living room window would agree. It's become a [...]
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Moving through unprecedented times

Dear String friends, I feel it’s safe to say that we’re experiencing an unprecedented use of the word ‘unprecedented’ at the moment.  Or are we? Following its first use by John Finch, Speaker of the House of Commons, in 1641; the word unprecedented had its first opportunity for unprecedented use after only 24 years of existence.  [...]
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Managing availability with Microsoft Teams is made easy

After the PM’s announcement in March; those of us who were still office based grabbed our screens, laptops, desk phones and, for those with big enough cars, their office chairs.  For us, we were up and running within an hour or so, in our widely dispersed, virtual String office. We were all still very connected.  [...]
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Chelsea tells us about starting a new role in a pandemic

So back in February, we recruited for a position of sales and marketing administrator and then all hell let loose. This craziness has even seen the Prime Minister in intensive care and I really hope he pulls through. Regardless of your political beliefs, the country needs a strong leader at the helm and nobody can [...]
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CEO Steve – Day 3 of working from home

The challenge How do you keep your team engaged and in the loop when they are all working remotely - The answer: Hold daily water cooler sessions! So for me, this is day 3 working from home. I have an office at home and have, for as long as I can remember always had the [...]
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You can for sure, fool some of the people some of the time.

In this first of a series of articles, let us share some insight around all things ‘social engineering’. Firstly you need to know what it is. Put simply social engineering is the act of tricking someone into divulging information or taking action, usually via technology. It’s a simple idea, intended to take advantage of a [...]
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String announces its charity of the year

Following a detailed staff engagement and consultation exercise, String Systems are delighted to announce their chosen charity of the year for 2019/20. Derian House Children’s Hospice , do amazing work providing respite and end-of-life care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Every year the charity  provides care for [...]
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Things to consider when changing IT Managed Services Partner

Changing IT Managed Services Partner can seem daunting. They know your business, your technology and systems and it can sometimes seem more hassle than its worth to swap. But, in actual fact, it isn’t all that bad when your new partner makes it easy for you. The nature of the relationship between businesses and their [...]
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Top Tips for keeping your system secure

When it comes to keeping your system secure , protecting your client data, your reputation, and your users, then the need to have a focus on “all things best practice“ around IT security cannot be overstated. Whilst your IT partner can offer all sorts of practical advice guidance and solutions, each business needs to take [...]
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