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Energy Update – 19th March 2019

19 Mar 2019 | Written by: jenni

Phishing is now your biggest cyber threat

18 Mar 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

Two reasons why not being caught by phishing is important to your organisation… Ransomware is a huge threat to businesses. Before it poses a threat the ransomware has to find its way onto your systems.  Phishing is often the method of choice for delivering the malicious code to your network – which is why it […]

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Paying with plastic

14 Mar 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

2017 saw the number of debit card purchases overtake the number of cash purchases for the first time. An independent review into the changing role of cash in the UK found the following:   98% of UK adults have a credit card (32.3m credit cards/51.1m debit cards) The average credit card transaction is £53.55 The […]

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Energy Update – 12th March 2019

12 Mar 2019 | Written by: jenni

Quarterly Energy Market Review – March 2019

11 Mar 2019 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Below is our latest update on the energy market as reviewed by Phil Bennett This quarter we’ve seen a fall in wholesale energy prices, helping to bring some relief from the high points reached in the second half of 2018. In the long term, electric rates continue on an upwards trajectory but gas trends slightly […]

The perils of using consumer messaging apps for business

10 Mar 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort thought his encrypted WhatsApp messages were safe from FBI investigators, forgetting they could be retrieved from each recipient.  Moreover, Mr Manafort’s WhatsApp was configured to automatically backup to iCloud.  Deleting messages on a single device did not destroy them entirely as Mr Manafort discovered. A recent survey suggested that […]

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Protecting your supply chain with AI

06 Mar 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

Data security In October 2018 Bloomberg Businessweek ran a story about how – allegedly – Amazon and Apple discovered the security of their data servers had been potentially compromised by the addition of tiny additional microchips which shouldn’t have been there.  The main supplier was considered safe – a major American manufacturer and one of […]

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Energy Update – 5th March 2019

05 Mar 2019 | Written by: jenni

6th April apprenticeship deadline

03 Mar 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

Do you have apprenticeship funding which needs to be spent by April 6th or lost forever ? What is the apprenticeship levy ? Introduced on 6th April 2017 the apprenticeship levy was intended to plug the UK’s skills gap by increasing the appetite for vocational training. Why was it introduced ? In 2017 the UK […]

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Are you up to speed with tomorrow’s trends ?

01 Mar 2019 | Written by: stevengodfrey

Accenture’s Technology Vision 2019 report gives insight into what we can expect in 2019 and beyond.  Here is our layman’s guide to some major trends: Customisation B2C customers are increasingly – particularly at the upper price point – demanding personalisation and customisation of their purchases along with rapid delivery times.  Japan’s online clothing retailer Zozo […]

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