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Help … on a Global Stage

Help … on a Global Stage

I’ve had reason in the last couple of weeks to tap into a resource that is slowly becoming my go to place for help. Years ago, in the days of dialup internet, the most used part of early internet was bulletin boards. As text was just about the only thing that would make the journey [...]
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2020 – The Year of the Resilient

I’ll say one thing for the past year … it certainly wasn’t boring. There’s an often cited saying that “people don’t like change”.  In my career, as well as my personal life, I have found this often to be the case.  Change requires conscious effort, to let go of the comfortable, and to embrace something [...]
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Tom Talks – Episode 2

Tom Talks Episode 2
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The world is going digital, are you on board…

A few months ago, I received what appeared to be a random electronically generated mailshot from the Inland Revenue. Given what we do for a living I am naturally suspicious of most communications proposing to be from these guys, but this one was different. The mailshot was to prepare me for next year’s payroll year [...]
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Tom Talks – Episode 1

Tom Talks Episode 1
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Next level stuff and you need to be on board…

Next level stuff and you need to be on board... So, month 8 in the covid-19 household and it feels a bit like Groundhog Day if I am honest. Home working is most definitely here to stay, leaving us all wondering what the best way is to keep remote employees in the loop of all [...]
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The End is Finally in Sight, or is it The Beginning?

Finally, a glimmer of hope that the COVID-19 crisis is nearing an end. Whilst it’s still early days, and final approval is needed for the Pfizer vaccine; there’s a definite feeling in the air that maybe, just maybe, we can get back to normal early in 2021. But what is ‘normal’ now? If it’s where [...]
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Use AI to Fight Cyber Crime

Here is one of those classic “it makes sense but doesn’t work moments”. If I wanted to design the best home security system, then sensibly, I should go to the Police (who deal with all burglaries), and ask them to design me a product that protects my house against every theft they have ever seen. [...]
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Surprise somebody with Microsoft Teams. Here’s how…

Surprise somebody with Microsoft Teams. Here’s how… It’s rather simple really, just call them on their mobile or landline using Microsoft Business Voice via Teams. Surprised at how simple it is? Well, you’d be surprised at how surprised people are when you tell them that your calling from Teams. That’s because people are so accustomed [...]
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Tom’s Tech in two minutes

Tom’s Two Minute Tech – Business Voice When the world adopted Microsoft Teams as their go to application, we, in the tech world, got very excited, because we could see the potential. Microsoft bombarded TV with advertising; “We Live in Teams” they had a great point. Providing colleague & client collaboration, cross-device functionality, and integration [...]
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