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Innovation on our High Street

Sarah Windrum, Emerald CEO, writes for Tech Central. Tech Central is a networking group based in the Midlands bringing together businesses who want to evolve and innovate using technology.  Tech Central was thrilled to see the Warwickshire Towns Network win Partnership of the Year Award at the National ATCM Awards last week. Smart... Read more

How Do I Lead Strategic Change?

In this assignment I am tasked with discussing how I propose to lead strategic change. The obvious role for me to use as context for this is the company I founded, but I hope to be able to understand how to apply the same learning to organisations where I do not hold an official leadership role. That seems an impossible pipe dream right now as I... Read more

Strengthen Your Front Line Cyber Defence

    The most common way your IT network can be compromised is by viruses, malware and unwanted programmes gaining access through internet usage, email, and USB drives on individual computers. This makes people your crucial front line defence against cyber attacks. One of the best things you can do as a business to mitigate... Read more

Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Recovery Planning for Your Business

The IT issues that grounded around 75,000 passengers is set to cost British Airways at least £80m. The chaos was caused by an engineer disconnecting a power supply and the subsequent power surge as a result of reconnecting it. The incident highlighted to a lot of smaller businesses the vulnerability we all have to IT problems and the... Read more

Take 5 - Cyber Security

90% of cyber attacks succeed because of human error. Here are our simple five top tips for managing your own cyber security ... Most ransomware or malware originates from email. The first thing to check is are you expecting the email and has it come to a legitimate email address? e.g. Has it come to and you... Read more