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How to fix Microsoft Teams Performance Issues

As many of us have adjusted to remote working, a large amount of our time is spent within Microsoft Teams, so what do you do when it isn’t performing as it needs to? Continue reading to find out how to fix Microsoft Teams performance issues. Symptoms of Microsoft Teams Performance Issues Teams CPU usage is…Continue readingHow to fix Microsoft Teams Performance Issues

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How to fix Outlook 365 Performance Issues

Outlook 365 Windows desktop app is critical for many of us, so what do you do when it isn’t performing as it needs to? Continue reading to find out how to fix Outlook 365 performance issues. Symptoms of Outlook 365 Performance Issues Outlook CPU usage is high Animated gif’s / images in emails stutter Switching…Continue readingHow to fix Outlook 365 Performance Issues

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Reflecting on 20 years in IT

As 2020 draws to an end, I wanted to share Reflecting on 20 years in IT. Twenty years ago I started my first job as IT Manager for a Food Testing Laboratory. At 18 I found myself being solely responsible for all IT across two sites. This was my dream job, and I was determined…Continue readingReflecting on 20 years in IT

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Do you use Metrics or KPI’s at home?

It was the middle of the night, looking after my newborn daughter when I first realised that we had become obsessed with metrics and key performance indicators: How many times has she fed? When was the last feed, was it within 4 hours? How many nappies, what type of nappy and the average per day?…Continue readingDo you use Metrics or KPI’s at home?

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Is failing always bad?

I admit it up front, this is an article about Apple, but before you groan and move on, hear me out. I am not here to talk about the latest Apple tech, how good or bad it is blah blah blah. I want to take a look at how some significant failures have actually been…Continue readingIs failing always bad?

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What does 99% uptime mean?

Over the years I have seen uptime stated as part of service level agreements for a wide range of services, from internet connections to web hosting and online applications. When picking a solution with a service level agreement, it is important to check that the details meet your requirements Reviewing the Service Level Agreement (SLA)…Continue readingWhat does 99% uptime mean?

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5 Key Steps to Selecting Software or Services

Selecting software or services can be a bewildering, especially when there are more than a couple to choose from or a wide range of features. Software or services are often used for many years after the initial decision to purchase. 5 Key Steps 1. List requirements needed from the selected software. 2. Categories the requirements…Continue reading5 Key Steps to Selecting Software or Services

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5 Top Tips for Remote Working Across Timezones

I have spent a huge amount of my time working on projects crossing multiple time zones over the last few years. Let me share some of the tips I have learnt during this time to make collaborating easier. Top 5 Tips 1. Set up additional clocks in Windows to help you keep track of multiple time zones.…Continue reading5 Top Tips for Remote Working Across Timezones

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Do you dread the question “How long did you spend on this project?”

Like a lot of you, I work on multiple projects during the average working day and dread the question – how long did you spend on a particular task or project. Well, I did until I started using Toggl to track my time. What is Toggl? Toggl is an online time tracking tool with apps…Continue readingDo you dread the question “How long did you spend on this project?”

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Are you missing the hidden costs of Free Open Source software?

Business often consider Open Source software to be free due to it being free to download, install and use. But is it really free? What is Open Source Software? Open Source software is software developed under a licence that prevents charging for the software and requires the distribution of source code. Anyone can take a…Continue readingAre you missing the hidden costs of Free Open Source software?