How Technology Drives Office Productivity    

    • How Technology Drives Office Productivity    

      • Donna Aplin

      Gone are the days of paper-laden desks and rows of filing cabinets. The modern office is a hub of innovation. Technology plays a starring role in this transformation. The right tech tools can significantly boost your team’s productivity. Including streamlining workflows and fostering collaboration. 

      Is your company leveraging technology as well as it could? This article dives into the ways technology fuels office productivity. We’ll explore the benefits and provide tips for creating a tech-savvy workspace.

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    • iPhone Running Slow?

      • Donna Aplin

      Speed It up with One of These Tips…

      Let’s face it, iPhones are amazing devices. But even the sleekest, most powerful iPhone can succumb to the dreaded slowdown. Apps take forever to load and scrolling feels sluggish. Pretty soon, simple tasks become frustrating ordeals.

      If your iPhone has gone from speedy sidekick to sluggish snail, don’t despair! We are sharing some easy tips to get your iPhone back in tip-top shape.

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    • Is MFA the perfect security solution

      • Matthew James
      Is MFA the perfect security solution? No. So MFA can be beaten? Yes it can
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    • Learn About Microsoft Copilot for Finance

      • Donna Aplin

      Hot off the Digital Presses…

      Microsoft Copilot has been heading up the business AI charge. It’s used in Word, Excel, Edge, Windows, and more. This genAI-powered app is also showing up invarious function-related activities. The latest of which is finance processes.

      Microsoft Copilot for Finance is a game-changer. It injects the power of next-generation AI into the heart of your everyday workflow. Imagine having an AI companion that understands the intricacies of finance as well as collaborates seamlessly with you.

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    • Trouble with Your Wi-Fi?

      • Sam Dack

      Let’s Fix That! A Simple Guide from Your Friendly IT Support Team

      Are you frustrated with your Wi-Fi acting sluggish? We get it – slow internet can be a real headache. But don’t worry, ESP Projects are here to help! As your trusty IT support squad, we’ve seen it all when it comes to Wi-Fi woes, and we’re ready to lend a hand. Here at ESP Projects, we receive calls often about users struggling to work due to slow Wi-Fi speeds; this article will hopefully outline some things that you can check to get your Wi-Fi behaving properly again.

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    • How to Properly Deploy IoT on a Business Network

      • Donna Aplin

      The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It’s rapidly transforming industries and reshaping how businesses operate. IoT is a blanket term to describe smart devices that are internet enabled. One example is smart sensors monitoring production lines. Connected thermostats optimising energy consumption is another.

      Experts project the number of connected devices worldwide to continue growing. It’s estimated to rise from about 15 billion in 2023 to 21 billion in 2026.

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    • Shortcut key your way to a tidy mailbox and task list

      • Matthew James

      The email inbox, either it is your place of zen and an aid to you getting your work done, or it is a distracting mire of half finished conversations, adhoc “to dos” and interuptions, and this can escalate to a point at which that simple email folder can be your most hated work location.How can you change your attitude about your inbox from the latter to the former?

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    • What is a VLAN?

      • Scott Bishop

      Here at ESP Projects our Support Team have exploring lots of different questions they get asked from our customers both new and existing. Today we explore “What is a VLAN?”. The short video below gives you chance to meet Scott Bishop from our support team who is going to explore this topic.

      A VLAN, or Virtual Local Area Network, is a technology that allows network administrators to create multiple distinct network segments (virtual networks) within a single physical network infrastructure. Essentially, VLANs enable you to partition a network without requiring additional physical routers or switches. Here’s a breakdown of why VLANs are useful and how they work:

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    • Unveiling the Mysteries Behind a Slow Server

      • Sam Dack

      Insights from an IT Company

      In the digital age, where businesses rely heavily on technology to drive productivity and efficiency, a slow server can be a significant impediment to operations. As the backbone of an organisation’s IT infrastructure, a server plays a crucial role in storing, processing, and delivering data and applications to users.

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    • Workforce Technology Modernisation

      • Donna Aplin

      Technology plays a pivotal role in driving efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness. For small businesses, workforce technology modernisation is both an opportunity and a challenge.

      Embracing modern technology can empower small businesses. It can help them thrive in a digital era. Yet many of them don’t keep up with modernisation. For example, over 30% of small businesses haven’t upgraded systems in 4+ years.

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    • Setting Up AI Rules for Your Staff

      • Donna Aplin

      Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful tool. It can enhance the productivity, efficiency, and creativity of your staff. But AI also comes with some challenges and risks. Businesses need to address and manage these to use AI effectively.

      Establishing clear and ethical guidelines, or “AI rules,” for staff interaction is essential. Otherwise, you may not know when AI is being used for business data. Employees may also be scared to use AI without direction. This can leave them missing out on incredible time savings.

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    • How Copilot can boost your productivity.

      • Donna Aplin

      What can you use Copilot for? Copilot for Microsoft 365 is an AI-powered productivity tool that works alongside popular Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. It offers AI-powered chat, creative collaboration, and complex task solutions in one place. You can use Copilot to:
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    • Email DNS Records…  

      • Jason Francis

      What is DMARC, What is DKIM and What is SPF?  

      What is DMARC, What is DKIM & What is SPF? DMARC, DKIM and SPF are public records that help the world to know that emails being sent from your organisation are real.  When properly implemented and widely adopted, they will vastly reduce the amount of unsolicited or spam email that gets delivered to email-boxes. 

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    • What is Open VPN Management?

      • Donna Aplin

      ESP Projects have been looking into areas we frequently recieve questions and one of them is VPN Management.  In an era where connectivity is paramount, ensuring secure and reliable communication within networks is a top priority for businesses and individuals alike. OpenVPN, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) solution, has emerged as a versatile and robust tool for managing secure connections. In this blog, we explore the world of OpenVPN management, exploring its features, benefits, and best practices.

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    • 11 Ways to Responsibly Get Rid of E-Waste at Your Home or Office

      • Donna Aplin

      In our tech-driven world, electronic devices have become indispensable. But with constant upgrades, what happens to the old gadgets? They tend to pile up and eat up storage space. But you can’t just throw them in the trash. E-waste poses a significant environmental threat if not disposed of responsibly.

      E-waste is a term that refers to electronic devices that are no longer useful or wanted. These include things like:

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    • How Can You Leverage the New MS Teams Payment App?

      • Donna Aplin

      Are you a small business owner or a freelancer who offers services online? If so, you might be wondering how to get paid by your customers in a fast and convenient way. You might have tried different payment platforms. But they often require you to switch between different apps or websites. This can be time-consuming and confusing.

      There is now another option to streamline the payment process. Microsoft has launched the Teams Payments app. This is a new feature that allows you to request and receive payments from your customers. You do it within Microsoft Teams meetings.

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    • 14 Helpful Tips for New Year Digital Decluttering

      • Donna Aplin

      These days, our lives are intricately woven into the digital fabric. From emails to photos, documents to apps, our devices store tons of information. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the sight of an endless inbox or app library.

      As the new year begins, it’s the perfect time for a digital declutter. A clean and organised digital environment can help you improve your productivity. It also reduces stress. Here are some practical tips to help you declutter your digital space.

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    • What Smart Home Tech Should You Adopt and Avoid?

      • Donna Aplin

      In the age of smart living, our homes are becoming increasingly intelligent. They’re designed to cater to our every need. Smart gadgets are transforming how we turn on the lights, home security, and more. They even help us feed our pets from afar.

      But with the rapid evolution of this technology, it’s crucial to make informed choices. To know what to adopt and what to avoid. Every smart technology isn’t as helpful as another.

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    • 9 Smart Ways for Small Businesses to Incorporate Generative AI

      • Donna Aplin

      There is no escaping the relentless march of AI. Software companies are rapidly incorporating it into many business tools. This includes tools like Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and others.

      Many people are still concerned about where AI will go. But there is no denying that it makes certain work more efficient. It can generate custom images on demand. Or write a company device policy draft in seconds.

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    • Cloud Server Vs Onsite Server Advantages & Disadvantages.

      • Jason Francis

      What is an onsite server?​

      An onsite server is a traditional way to handle a business’ computer network.  It is a physical piece of hardware (kit) that sits on your business premises and provides services to the other computers on the network.  Some examples of the things it ‘serves’ are File-sharing, Network Addressing, Virus Scanning & Print Services amongst other things.  In many cases, you will end up with hardware that’s more powerful than what you require.​

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