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Beware of GDPR Myths and Bad Advice

A Few Myths and Bad Ideas with GDPR

Hopefully some of our previous blogs about GDPR, such as the ICO guidelines and practical implementation of GDPR, have been helpful. Having done a lot of research, as well as having conversations with business owners, there are a number of myths and bad ideas that are circling the General Data Protection Regulations. There is a lot of “You need this” or “we can just do this”, which we will address in this blog.

Do not get sucked in by GDPR myths and bad ideas
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Practical Ways of Addressing GDPR Legislation

GDPR -  A Practical View

If you have read our previous blogs on what is GDPR and the ICO advice on GDPR, you will know that the General Data Protection Regulations apply to your business and need to be conformed to by May 2018. You will also know that there is a lot to take in and actioning all of the requirements is causing a lot of headaches! However, to help launch your GDPR journey we have split down tasks into some bitesize chunks so that you can start making headway.

Don’t let GDPR spiral out of control
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Office 365 July 2017 Update

Microsoft Office 365 Updates for July 2017

One of the benefits of Office 365 is the continual updates that they are providing in functionality, be it user experience or administration tools. See the video with Jim Naroski, which covers the following areas: 

Microsoft Planner

  • Simple visual way to organise teamwork
  • Mobile apps for Android and iOS
  • Coming soon will be:
    • Push notifications
    • New plans creation
    • Intune integration
  • Feature requests can be made at https://planner.uservoice.com
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ICO Advice on GDPR Legislation, Essential Reading

The 12 Points to Cover in GDPR

We wrote in a previous blog about GDPR and how it effects every business in the UK, as well as any global company holding data on businesses in the EU. There are a lot of people concerned about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) regarding what it means and what you must do to be covered. A lot of these are companies trying to sell solutions that are either directly or loosely related and care must be taken to not buy something that isn’t actually required. 

Information Commissioner’s Office for GDPR regulations
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New business apps in Office 365 Business Premium

New to Office 365 Business Premium

Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium has been the go-to solution for the SMB market; now with the new release of business apps, they have cemented this as the product of choice for growing businesses. The apps now included with Business Premium are:

  • Microsoft Connections—A simple-to-use email marketing service.
  • Microsoft Listings—An easy way to publish your business information on top sites.
  • Microsoft Invoicing—A new way to create professional invoices and get paid fast.
  • Office 365 Business Center – Manage everything from one place.
  • MileIQ – The smarter way to track mileage
SMB software solutions with Office 365 Business Premium
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GDPR – Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations

What on Earth is GDPR?!

We have been speaking to a lot of businesses about GDPR, and the response is one of two options:

  1. I have no idea what you are talking about, GDP-what?
  2. Oh don’t talk to me about GDPR, it is the bane of my life!

We read all sorts of figures about the high percentage of UK businesses, especially in the SMB space, that have no plan, willing or even awareness of the new regulations.

Confused about GDPR
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Microsoft Power BI Desktop July Feature Summary

Power BI Desktop Update - July 2017

Microsoft’s use of subscription based applications means that they can provide us with exciting new updates, including improvements based on suggestions from the user community. Check out this month's updates in their July update video. 

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Microsoft Announce Dynamics 365 Launches in the UK

Microsoft Announce the Launch of Dynamics 365 in the UK!

The small business community has been eagerly anticipating Microsoft’s latest offering of Microsoft Dynamics® 365 business edition. Released in October in the US, this financial management package aimed at the SMB market provides an off-the-shelf cloud solution to compliment the customisable Dynamics NAV product

Get started with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Edition in the UK
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Sterling Effort! – Dynamics 365 Business GBP Price Released

Sterling Price for Dynamics 365 Business Released

With the release of Dynamics 365 Business Edition to the United Kingdom this month, the new UK pricing in Pound Sterling has been released on the Dynamics 365 website. At this stage, the only business edition app to be released is the Financials app (soon to be rebranded as Finance and Operations), with sales and marketing apps due later this year. The low-cost licences are at a level to provide a cloud only, subscription only licenced product to Small and Medium businesses:

 

 

Full User

£30.20

Per user/month

 

 

Team Member User

£3.80

Per user/month

 

 

External Accountant

License

Free with full user

 

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Inis Online Use Feefo Reviews nopCommerce Plugin

Inis Online Use Feefo Reviews nopCommerce Plugin

Inis Online are a fashion brand providing clothes that are “Inspired by the Hebrides”. Selling online using the nopCommerce platform, they have installed our plugin to integrate Feefo Reviews. Now, their service reviews as well as individual product reviews show across the site. Feefo state that “Businesses using Feefo have reported up to a 25% rise in sales after integrating reviews onto product pages.” Check out the video and see the features that they are using.

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