Top 5 IT quick wins for your business

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Top 5 IT quick wins for your business

At Dynamic Edge we’ve been the trusted IT partner for hundreds of clients for over a decade, providing expert technical support to businesses across multiple industries up and down the UK. One question that our customers ask us often is “what are your suggestions for IT quick wins that will benefit our business?”, so we thought we would pull together our top five suggestions below:

1. Migrate your IT to cloud services!

In business, cloud services have revolutionised the way we work individually and more importantly as part of dynamic teams. Think seamless multi-location conference calling, real-time file sharing and collaborative editing, shared team planning and much more. The most notorious software in this area is Microsoft Office 365, but the number of cloud-based apps and services is growing at an incredible rate, making almost all business functions more efficient in one way or another.

2. Take cyber security seriously

Cyber security is a huge issue in today’s data-driven digital world. Data has become a hugely valuable commodity that helps modern businesses run smoothly, and with that in mind it is also sadly a target for cyber criminals.

Keeping things secure needn’t be difficult, some quick wins can include simply implementing proactive monitoring services and a robust anti-virus / system back-up for your business. Do this now and should anything go wrong, you’ll be grateful you had the foresight to pre-empt for all eventualities.

3. Ditch old school PBX phone systems

You know those phones that have the lines attached to them, plug into the socket in the wall and have the dial tone for outbound calls to a single number? Sound familiar? Ditch those. Traditional “PBX” landline phones are essentially a thing of the past nowadays, with advancements in “internet phones” or in other words VoIP phone systems, users can expect to make crystal clear quality phone/video calls, loop in colleagues for instant conferences and more. Business owners can rejoice too, as these systems are far less costly to maintain – both in terms of phone lines and call costs.

4. Speed up your network connection

How infuriating is it when you’re sat at home and your internet connection seems to be going at a snail’s pace? Well aside from the obvious annoyances of feeling like you’re paying for a service that is falling below expectations, in business this cost extends further than just your ISP – in the form of lost productivity.

Choose a specialist IT support provider who can facilitate a stable, business grade fibre connection that will supercharge your staff and put an end to slow load times and crashes.

5. Train your teams!

This last one is perhaps the most obvious but could be the most important… Make sure you take the time and care to upskill your teams to adopt and thrive using your fancy new IT systems and processes. Too often we see companies invest significant sums in technology, only to forget to involve those who will be using the new tools – the employees. Your staff are the cogs that keep the wheels turning, and it’s important that when you upgrade your IT system to a V12 engine (or rather 560kW!), you also have drivers pass their test to bring them right up to speed!

For more information on these and a host of other tips, get in touch with Dynamic Edge today, your trusted IT partner: Contact us

Dynamic Edge CEO to Speak at London Business Growth Event

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Dynamic Edge CEO Rob Hamilton is set to join as an expert panel speaker for the upcoming “London Launchpad” event next month.  The event, which will take place in Westminster on 22 October 2019, will examine London as a “launchpad for global success” and be held in conjunction with Entrepreneurial Scotland and Scottish Business Network. 

 

The one-day event is designed specifically for Scottish businesses and will draw together a cohort from organisations who have ambitions to succeed on a global scale.  Rob is pleased to be taking part alongside other experts who will be teaching the cohort the tips and skills they need to meet their growth ambitions.  Rob has been selected as an expert with specialist knowledge in establishing your business in London, having successfully expanded Dynamic Edge into the capital in 2017. 

 

Rob commented on his involvement in the upcoming event: “I am both pleased and honoured to have been asked to provide advice to other Scottish businesses wishing to use London as a launchpad for global expansion. Since expanding Dynamic Edge south of the border in 2017 we have enjoyed sustained growth and have since opened a further office in Stirling. I am sure of the insights I have gathered during this time will be of use to other like-minded businesses, and I hope to pick up a few tips myself as we continue on our exciting growth journey!” 

 

The London Launchpad event is part of the Scottish International Week 2019 Series, where Rob will be in good company alongside well-respected senior representatives from the disciplines of marketing, human resources, management consulting and more.  

 

Find out more about the event here  

Dynamic Edge receive signed London Scottish shirt

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Dynamic Edge receive signed London Scottish shirt

The Dynamic Edge team were delighted to receive a signed shirt from London Scottish FC last week, ahead of the first match of the season.

Stephen Laurie, Business Development Director said, ‘We are proud to sponsor and support London Scottish and were happy to have received a signed shirt to our most northern office in Inverness. The lads at London Scottish performed brilliantly on Saturday. Looking forward to the season ahead’.

London Scottish claimed the opening win 24-20, over the Cornish Pirates. On Saturday they ran in four tries to beat Nottingham 22-17 in the second round of the Championship Cup at home at the Richmond Athletic Ground.