Working From Home

Why working from home is good for business.  If it is well done you don’t need to feel isolated in your home bubble – you are not alone!

LIS will help you identify the best remote working solution for you. Whether an on-premise remote desktop server, cloud based web application and data service like office 365, secure vpn to your back office or private cloud network, we have the skills and experience to help. There are many choices and the correct answer for your business will depend on lots of factors.  We can give you the information you need to support the business decision and then once you have chosen, LIS can supply, configure, support and maintain the system and support your users.  Contact LIS by email support@lisltd.co.uk or call 01245 323900. If you want a chat with an expert then book a call It is free for new clients and included in all our managed services packages.

From the LIS helpdesk

Some of our more memorable helpdesk calls:  “I am on top of a mountain in Nepal and the internet is patchy but I need to work on my laptop” – sorted in 20 mins; “iplayer isn’t working from my hotel. Will my company vpn let me watch the footie” – sorted in 10 mins (it was the MD and he had a TV license!); “I need to work from home tonight. Help” – it took an hour but we got there.

#management #business #flexibleworking #remoteworking

 

As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.

 

GDPR News

GDPR news – who received the first fines and why?

If you have still not completed (or started) your GDPR journey you can always contact LIS for assistance. We will deal with the technicalities of system changes needed and highlight any business issues you need to consider.  Having recently reviewed our client base for GDPR we see some clients with their heads still firmly buried in the sand. The bad news is that it is not going away! Worryingly even some of our local government clients are refusing to move on clear significant breaches of the GDPR rules on grounds of cost.  If your business has not completed a review and made the changes needed then please don’t wait – you don’t want to appear on this list!

#gdpr #dataprotection #business

The Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH) recently issued two decisions dealing with breaches of data?

 

Brexit Looms

As Brexit staggers ever closer, banks forecast the worst year for business since 2009, what are your thoughts about the state of the economy?

It’s a tough world for business right now…what with Brexit, Pensions, GDPR, NMW, 2020 and plenty more.  Increased taxes, levies and regulation and an increasing US style litigious culture all seem to be against providing employment and making a profit.  LIS can sort out the 2020 problem for you but for the rest we, like you, are looking for the missing paddle! If you think a more efficient IT system might help, contact LIS or if you prefer book a phone meeting to discuss the options.

#shareyourviews #business #brexit

Brexit uncertainty and a slowing global economy prompt the Bank of England to cut its growth forecast.

 

Data Breach? Now What?

How would you handle a data breach? You now have lots of problems to consider besides the actual breach itself. How do you keep the ICO happy? What about GDPR? How will you tell those affected? Will this impact on your future sales?

Far, far better not to be exposed in the first place.  Contact LIS for a review of your setup and any specific risks and mitigation. Why not create a plan now so you have a process to follow when it all hits the fan? Why not consider improving your processes and security so the risk of a data breach is reduced or eliminated?

 

Multi-Factor Authentication

Give hackers a really bad day. And your business dramatically more protection. With something called multi-factor identification.

It’s a simple way to prove it is actually you logging in. And we’ve created a brand new video to show you how powerful it is. Contact LIS to discuss how you can use MFA to help secure your world.