Is Your Company Properly Equipped for Home Working?

With the coronavirus situation worsening, it looks like it is now a case of when, rather than if, the UK government will ask people to self-isolate and work from home. Whilst some businesses already have good systems in place to allow employees to work remotely, there are a worrying number of SMEs that don’t. So …

Office 365

8 of the Best Tips and Tricks for Office 365

1. Real-time co-authoring: Save a Word document to OneDrive or SharePoint, so colleagues can work on it with you – you’ll see each other’s changes as they happen. 2. Use links instead of attachments: Sharing files couldn’t be easier. Simply upload a document to your Office 365 cloud storage, compose your email and insert the …

6 Top Tips on Making Safer Online Purchases

Online shopping is the easiest and most convenient way to shop these days, but cyber criminals can take advantage of this and use it as an opportunity to steal your personal data. Here’s our 6 Top Tips for Making Safer Online Purchases: 1. Watch out for fake websites It’s easy for criminals to create websites …

8 Top Tips for Local SEO

With the majority of top ten Google search results now producing local websites instead of generic ones, local SEO is something that businesses can’t ignore. If you want to help your website appear at the top of Google in the local search results, here are 8 Top Tips for Local SEO to get your started: …

How do I move my business to The Cloud?

There are some basic steps that businesses need to complete for a full Cloud migration and QiC can help. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider when migrating your business to The Cloud: Email – This was traditionally on your on-premise server, but most companies have already moved this into The Cloud, usually …

How can Office 365 help with GDPR compliance?

One essential step to ensuring you’re compliant with GDPR is discovering and controlling what personal data you hold and where it resides. There are many Office 365 solutions that can help with this: 1. Compliance Manager – helps you manage your organisation’s compliance procedures from one place. You can conduct real-time risk assessments, providing a …

How do I Implement an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

There are 5 key steps to consider when implementing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan:   Step 1: Identify the risks: in what scenario would your data or IT systems be at risk? Consider natural disasters, power failures, cyber-attacks. Step 2: Impact: analyse the impact an IT failure, data breech or data loss would have on …

5 Top Tips for Choosing the Right IT Service Provider

1. Competence What training or certifications do they have to make them competent enough to work on your IT systems? Any reputable IT service provider will have a recognised association with the products they supply. For example, QiC is an approved supplier of Dell and Microsoft products, including Office 365, and a certified supplier of …