Upskilling

What’s the key to beating the skills shortage? Upskilling, according to Human Resources experts

UK businesses are facing a period of unprecedented change and challenges and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon.

#HR #skills #workforce

 

https://www.thehrdirector.com/features/skills-shortage/upskilling-skills-gaps909/

Business Strategy

Top four ways to stay ahead in business

 

#planning #strategy #business

Running a business can be extremely difficult due to sheer number of competitors currently on the market. Whether you?re a new designer trying to gain some clout in the fashion industry, or a manufacturer with new technology, you are likely to be facing off against some highly skilled competitors.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/biancamillercole/2019/01/07/my-top-4-ways-to-stay-ahead-in-the-world-of-business/#59eb1cf717cf

Microsoft Price Rises

Microsoft have announced a “pricing realignment” in October intended to “highlight the benefits of our pricing for a cloud-first world”. We think this means  continuing the squeeze on those resisting the move to the cloud! Unfortunately we will see 10% increase in the price of Office and various on-premises editions. Get your upgrades in early!

Office 365 Changes

Just a reminder that from October 2018 Microsoft will be blocking weak security traffic. Your systems need to have TLS 1.2 or above enabled or you will no longer be able to access your Office 365 services online.

If you use any of these versions start planning your upgrade NOW!

  • Android 4.3 and earlier versions
  • Firefox version 5.0 and earlier versions
  • Internet Explorer 8-10 on Windows 7 and earlier versions
  • Internet Explorer 10 on Win Phone 8.0
  • Safari 6.0.4/OS X10.8.4 and earlier versions

There may be others so do check carefully.