Help plan 2021 with Microsoft Planner

Microsoft 365 has some amazing productivity and collaborative tools already built in.

Did you know that within Teams there’s a useful project planning tool?

Watch our short video for the lowdown on how to use Microsoft Planner.

Get more done in less time – your 2021 productivity guide

Have you set your goals for 2021.
Maybe, after last year, the goal is to maintain a decent profit or maybe you’ve set your goals a little higher. The focus will be on maintaining or increasing sales and profitability.

Merry Christmas from tKnowIT – Let’s make 2021 virus-free

Seasons Greeting to one and all,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Although it may be a challenge this Christmas try to have fun if you can and avoid clicking on those phishing links, opening those ‘too good to be true’ emails.

4 ways to make your video calls better in 2021

Love them or hate them, it looks like video calls – Teams, Zoom, etc will continue into 2021.

With a few tweaks you can improve your calls significantly with just a few small tweaks.

There are four areas to pay attention to.

Our new video will show you what to do and how to do it.

4 signs you’re under attack from ransomware

A ransomware attack is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business.

This is the computer attack where a hacker locks you out of your systems and data. And you must pay a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, to get access again.

What most people don’t realise is that hackers access your system weeks before they launch the attack. It takes time for them to set it up, and prevent IT security experts from helping.

So there are signs to look out for – ways to spot if your system has already been breached, and an attack is imminent.

Download our brand new guide and know how to keep your business safe.

Starting a new business – Don’t buy the wrong laptop and other tips

If you are thinking of starting a business then, at some point, you will probably need to consider a computer and that will, most likely, be a laptop.

Browse online shopping sites or wander into your local electrical retailer chain and you will see shelves of laptops, possibly in different colours and slightly different sizes but otherwise nothing to distinguish one from another, other than a load of numbers, acronyms and a price tag.

Look out for the Covid-19 scams that can steal your data

There are those who will exploit any situation and that includes cyber-criminals during the pandemic.

In lockdown many people will turn to social media for advice, news, and so on.

Working from home may mean that you are using machines that haven’t the same level of protection or you don’t have colleagues in the same office to ask for advice.

Our new video will show you scams that you and your work colleagues should watch out for – at work and at home – share it with others- the more people who know what to look out for the less chances for the cyber-criminals to get their way.

Are you ready for working from anywhere?

2020 threw a massive curveball at us.

After the urgent rush to work from home in March, many businesses now have some staff still at home, with others in the office.

And it’s looking like (cliché alert) this will be the “new normal”.

Seeing as we don’t know what the next few years have in store us, this is a great time to make sure that all of your team can work from anywhere, on any device, any time.

That gives you maximum flexibility and minimum future disruption.

We’ve put together a brand new guide to show you the most important things to consider with a permanent flexible working arrangement for your people.

What does ransomware mean to you?

It’s one of the fastest growing crimes in the world.. but what does it mean to you?
Ransomware can be scary.
What if you switch on your work computer tomorrow morning and instead of the screen you normally see, the screen goes totally red.
Your then shown a message saying that your business’s data has all been locked and that the only way to retrieve it will be to pay thousands in Bitcoin.
Statistics suggest is not a rare event. It happens to businesses every day – everywhere – even in Ryedale. Every business is at risk. And it can be one of the hardest things for us as your IT support company to fix.
We’ve written a brand new guide.

Is your phone system ready for the hybrid workplace?

When was the last time you upgraded your business phone system?

If it’s been 5 years or more, then you’re overdue an upgrade.

You probably update your laptop and mobile phone every few years. Business phones are no different.

Designed to work in the office, from home or on the move, watch our new video to see the benefits from installing a 2020 VoIP system for your business.