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  • Commsworld's Festive 'Spin to Win' Winners

    19 December 2017
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    Our festive ‘Spin to Win’ is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered.

    Congratulations to our all our Instant Winners and to the Grand Prize Draw Winner who won a Commsworld Christmas Hamper and a £250 towards charity.

    Our winners are:

    Grand Prize Draw

    Richard MacLennan, Law Society of Scotland (Richard chose Marie Curie for the £250 donation).

    Instant Prize …

  • How to keep it business as usual over Christmas

    14 December 2017
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    Socially speaking, Christmas and New Year is a busy time. But that doesn’t mean working life stops too. Keeping your business ticking over whilst your staff are on annual leave can be a balancing act. It’s a challenging time, particularly for small businesses with few members of staff. Preparing now and getting the right processes in place should help alleviate any disruption when the …

  • How Pure Fibre is changing Scotland’s schools

    01 December 2017
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    If you’re familiar with what we do here at Commsworld, then you probably already know that in 2016, we worked with CityFibre to roll out a ground-breaking 150km fibre optic network across the City of Edinburgh. This helped Edinburgh win the title of the UK’s largest ‘Gigabit City’ and is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s aim to transform digital services across …

  • Six reasons the cloud is so popular

    27 November 2017
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    More and more businesses are moving their data and applications to the cloud. But what’s the reason behind this shift? What are the benefits to your company? Read on to find out about the benefits of moving to the cloud…

    1. It’s secure

    One of the main draws of cloud computing for business, is the ability it offers to save important data off site.

    Saving business data locally …

  • KRACK - Why WiFi should never be trusted

    18 October 2017
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    With the news of the KRACK vulnerability in WPA2 WiFi encryption being such a huge shock to the industry, IT departments all over the world are scrambling to lock down their devices and WiFi equipment.  Unfortunately for your average user, this is yet another situation where the security goalposts have moved, and we’re having to re-educate people on what used to be a well established …

  • How to get your employees to buy in to new technology

    04 September 2017
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    If you’re a business owner, you’ll know there are two types of employee: those who like change and those who do not. We aren’t all children of the digital revolution, and new technology is a little harder for some of us to pick up, so resistance to change can be a common reaction when you try to roll out something new.

    New digital technology can bring an enormous number of …

  • Going to the dark side: a brief history of dark fibre in Scotland

    18 August 2017
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    Dark fibre is a term given to the unused or unlit cables used in fibre optic communication. The unused network holds the potential for businesses and organisations to reap the benefits of a Pure Fibre connection, benefits including gigabit speeds and future-proof connectivity.

    Several of Scotland’s key cities have tapped into the potential of dark fibre, and at Commsworld we’ve been …

  • 5 ways to dramatically improve internal communication

    10 August 2017
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    Good internal communication is vital for a successful business. Excellent communication can promote increased productivity, encourage collaboration, reduce conflict, and make your business more effective overall. While improved internal communication can improve your business, it can also improve the health and happiness of your staff.

    Despite the benefits of good communication, unfortunately …

  • How a 16 year old brought down Microsoft and Sony with a DDoS attack

    06 July 2017
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    In your long list of business priorities, protecting yourself from a DDoS attack may not feature highly. However, DDoS attacks are on the rise, particularly amongst small to medium sized enterprises that leave themselves vulnerable.

    Hitting the headlines recently, is British teenager Adam Mudd, who was just 15 when he created software that lead to more than 1.7 million cyber attacks across the …

  • How to prepare your business for the summer holidays

    28 June 2017
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    It’s that time of year once again, when the kids are out of school and on some days you wouldn’t be surprised to see some tumbleweed slowly making it’s way across the mostly empty office…

    But business must go on as normal. The summer holidays can be a trying time for companies, particularly small to medium sized enterprises that depend upon a small workforce. It’s …