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How to Add a Custom Background to Microsoft Teams

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Microsoft Teams is relatively new, having been launched in 2017 and even before the explosion of video messaging brought on by current events, it was seen as Microsoft’s fastest-growing application. Admittedly, I’m a fan of the application and would rate it above both Zoom and

2020-06-02T21:32:17+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Microsoft, Office 365, Productivity, Videos|Comments Off on How to Add a Custom Background to Microsoft Teams

Switching IT Support is Easy with IT.ie

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin How many of us are guilty of sticking with service providers simply because it’s “better the devil you know”? There can be a lot to consider when you’re thinking of switching from one IT Support provider to another and it can seem like a daunting process.

2020-05-25T18:58:35+01:00May 25th, 2020|IT Support, Marketing, Sales|Comments Off on Switching IT Support is Easy with IT.ie

Microsoft Teams: The past, the present and the future

Microsoft Teams was launched in early 2017 and has become the companies fastest growing application with approximately half a million companies worldwide using it (Pre COVID-19). What you may not know is that the app started life on a fruit farm in Hawaii and hotel room in Las Vegas.

2020-04-24T10:27:06+01:00April 21st, 2020|Microsoft, Productivity, Software|Comments Off on Microsoft Teams: The past, the present and the future

Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

I believe, however, that an element of complacency will set in with remote workers owing to the physical disconnect from HQ that will likely lead to many users and business falling victim to cybercriminals who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

2020-03-26T11:04:01+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Data Protection, Remote Support, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

Is Your Business Remote Working Ready?

There’s been a lot of talk about “Remote Working” over the past number of days in light of the spread of the Coronavirus, however, the adoption of remote working had seen significant growth long before Coronavirus was on anyone’s radar. Remote working is a viable option for many but unfortunately for many more, it is not.

2020-03-08T20:39:43+00:00March 7th, 2020|Microsoft, Office 365, Productivity|Comments Off on Is Your Business Remote Working Ready?

Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Practically everyone has heard of or read about phishing emails and the reason we all know about them is that they just won’t go away. As far back as 2010, we were warning our clients about these malicious emails

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Ireland’s Most Popular Google Searches of 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we look back on the most popular Google search queries in Ireland for 2019. Some are obvious while others, not so much, at least for the middle-aged author of this post. The most popular overall search term was Rugby World Cup, however given our performance in the tournament, I

2019-12-19T12:25:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Google, Humour|Comments Off on Ireland’s Most Popular Google Searches of 2019

5 Reasons why Teams is Microsoft’s favourite child

Microsoft Teams isn’t new but there still remains some confusion as to what it actually is and how it can help improve workplace productivity. Is it just another chat app? Is it an upgrade of Microsoft Skype for Business? Microsoft Teams is so much more than just another chat app and while having some of

2019-12-16T22:54:38+00:00December 12th, 2019|Microsoft, Software|Comments Off on 5 Reasons why Teams is Microsoft’s favourite child

IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

We have been contacted by a number of our customers seeking advice after receiving an email from an entity calling itself IDS Ireland soliciting them to buy a domain associated with their brand. The mail suggests that someone has requested to register your brand name with a .eu or .com address and they are offering you a first registration option for these domains. Back in January, many small businesses in Ireland received almost identical emails from what appears to be the same source but then calling itself DNS Ireland. The current website they are using is similar to the one they used back in January, with slightly different branding and a different business address.

2020-02-13T10:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

Invoice Redirect Scam

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedinOwing to a sharp increase of reported incidents of Invoice Redirect Fraud, we are republishing this post, originally drafted in 2018. Business owners and their staff should be extra vigilant after two companies lost over €700,000 in recent weeks to this simple but effective scam.How does it

2019-11-11T12:28:05+00:00November 11th, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on Invoice Redirect Scam