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Press Start Ltd has been serving the East Anglia area since 1996, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Motivate Your Employees with More Playful Work Practices

Motivate Your Employees with More Playful Work Practices

Workplace engagement has long been a conundrum--how do you maximize the productivity of your business without alienating your team through quotas and ironclad policies? Many businesses have been finding that an effective way to do just that has been to use a concept known as ‘gamification.’  Let’s explore gamification and how it might be useful to you.

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Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your POS from Being a PITA

Tip of the Week: How to Keep Your POS from Being a PITA

If your business is in retail, you’re going to need a Point-of-Sale (also known as a POS) system. This is a common device in businesses that directly sell to their clients and customers, as it can do a lot to assist these businesses as they manage their processes. As you seek out a POS system for your business, you’ll likely be looking for (and avoiding) certain features.

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Tip of the Week: How to Customise Your Microsoft Word Tools

Tip of the Week: How to Customise Your Microsoft Word Tools

It’s probably pretty fair to say that Microsoft Word has become the poster child for word processing programs - and for good reason: its tools and capabilities are very well-suited for the user’s needs. Did you know that you can even adjust Word so that it better fits your use of it? For this week’s tip, we’ll go over a few ways to do so.

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Tip of the Week: Simplifying Your Email with Consolidation

Tip of the Week: Simplifying Your Email with Consolidation

How many email accounts do you have? Out of those, how many do you check regularly, and how many different platforms are they on? Too many, and you’re apt to miss something important. That’s why we’re going over how to ensure that your emails are well-organized and accessible from a single source.

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Are Mobile Devices Putting Your Workplace at Risk?

Are Mobile Devices Putting Your Workplace at Risk?

How many devices find their way into your office every day? In this age of mobile devices, it’s no surprise for each of your employees to have everything from a smartphone or tablet, to wearable technology like a Fitbit. Depending on the type of device, you’ll want to ensure that you have every opportunity to secure it so that it doesn’t become a security problem later on down the road.

The reasoning for doing this, is simple; the more devices on your network, the more opportunities that a hacker has to gain entrance to it. If you don’t maintain who can or cannot access your network with specific devices, you could be leaving the backdoor open to any number of threats out there. Therefore, you need to take a multi-layered approach to network security for mobile devices and it all starts with a Bring Your Own Device strategy.

Bring your Own Device, or BYOD, aims to manage the risk of employees bringing their own devices to the office without sacrificing the privilege of doing so. Some of the major features of BYOD are great ways to augment mobile device security for your organisation, so here are a couple of them to consider:

Blacklisting and Whitelisting Apps
The apps downloaded to your device have a lot to do with your business’ security. There are apps out there that are known to cause security discrepancies for your organisation, so it makes sense that your business has a way to keep undesired apps off of your devices. By blacklisting and whitelisting apps, you can control your devices to an extent, keeping known threats off of smartphones and tablets.

Remote Wiping
Losing a device is a worst-case scenario for a lot of organisations. Not only do you risk the device falling into the hands of someone who refuses to return it, but you also risk the data on the device being compromised. In any case, you should enable the option to remotely wipe any lost, misplaced, or stolen devices so that they can’t be accessed by malicious actors. This way, you preserve the right to protect company data while still allowing employees to use and access their devices.

Let’s start talking about implementing your BYOD policy. Press Start Ltd can help your organisation implement a solution that’s ideal for your specific needs. To learn more, call us today at 01638 603204.

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