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What to do if your business is hacked

POSTED ON: 25/11/2016

In early November Tesco Bank spotted some suspicious activity that, in the end, turned out to be what was described as an 'unprecedented and serious' hack by the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority. It damaged their reputation, and could cost them over £2.5 million.

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What you need to know about a managed print solution

POSTED ON: 18/11/2016

At Principal, we're an award-winning print management company which means we know an awful lot about the subject - and we're not afraid to share it.

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5 Cloud computing trends for 2017

POSTED ON: 11/11/2016

It's fair to say that 2016 can be rightfully proclaimed as the year in which cloud computing cemented its position as one of the defining trends - and it doesn't look like it's stopping any time soon.

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5 reasons why your business needs an it strategy

POSTED ON: 04/11/2016

As competition in post-Brexit Britain heats up, it's clear that in business, the bottom line is everything. ...

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What Is A Private Cloud?

POSTED ON: 28/09/2016

The move to the cloud is in full swing, as businesses of all sizes are attracted by the freedom and flexibility it offers. The problem is that not everyone knows what they want and what they need.

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How A Better Working Environment Improves Productivity

POSTED ON: 21/09/2016

It may sound like common sense, but creating a better working environment for your staff can have a big impact on your business.

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5 Main Ways To Reduce IT Costs For Businesses

POSTED ON: 14/09/2016

In the past, IT spending has seemed to increase year-on-year but 2016 is likely to be very different. Analysts at Canalys estimate that the impact of Brexit is likely to see IT budgets slashed by up to 10%.

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Small Business Network Security Options

POSTED ON: 07/09/2016

Your business may be small, but the security threats you face could be huge. A recent report by the Federation of Small Business noted a massive increase in the numbers of small businesses being targeted, a trend that shows no signs of slowing down.

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Most frequently asked questions for an IT consultant

POSTED ON: 24/08/2016

The world of an IT consultant can be a strange one. Your role is to fit seamlessly into an existing team, working together to help bring about change. To make it work you need to immerse yourself completely in the challenge, but be aware that you need to be critical and able to affect change where it's needed.

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How Business Productivity Software Works

POSTED ON: 17/08/2016

Productivity software has come a long way in the last 20 years. Anyone who notoriously struggled with more than 30 floppy disks to install Office 95 breathed a sigh of relief when they were phased out in 1997.

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