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Workplace wellbeing

Workplace Wellbeing

Jul 24, 2017 /
By
well

There is growing recognition of the importance of individual wellbeing inside the modern workplace. In working to get the very best out of their organisation, many managers are choosing to adopt practices to increase the wellbeing of their staff.

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Modern Business IT

Why WiFi?

Sep 19, 2016 /
wi fi feat

ACS' head of Cloud Solutions, Stephen, shares how discussions with two different clients inspired him to reflect further on the significance of WiFi for businesses and how Maslow's modernised Hierarchy of Needs.

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ACS Culture, Workplace wellbeing

The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond

Sep 06, 2016 /
By
loch feat

On Friday, Loch Lomond was subject to the arrival of roughly 15 ACS employees and their guests. 

This blog gives you an idea of what we all go up to but before I go into any sort of detail, I think I can speak for all of the group when I say, we have had a ball! 

Take a look...

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The Modern Workplace, Workplace wellbeing

Office Move HQ: The team, the location, and the budget

Aug 22, 2016 /
By
office move hq feat

Welcome to Office Move HQ!

This is the start of a blog series all about what to consider before an office relocation, what not to forget when you are in the process of moving, and how to maximise your decision to move & limit the downtime it causes your business.

Today's blog will focus on how to choose your 'Office Move' team, considerations when looking at location, and how to start planning your budget.

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IT Security

Protecting your business from cyber crime: Where to start

Aug 10, 2016 /
By
protect your business from cyber crime

If somebody broke into your home and without your permission took your things, it would leave you feeling angry, unnerved, and frustrated. For those of you out there that own businesses, how would you feel if somebody stole your vital data? Shut your systems down? Stopped your business from operating? 

This blog is all about how you can start to protect your business from the above types of crime. 

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Productivity, Workplace wellbeing

What is workplace wellbeing?

Jul 29, 2016 /
By
workplace wellbeing

How many of you have continued with work outside of your normal office hours? Thanks to the accessibility that modern technology provides us with, work has become more of a 24/7 endeavour for many people.

In this blog, we will discuss workplace wellbeing, what it actually is, and how your business can adhere to the requirements of the modern workforce with a few ACS examples...

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ACS Culture, Workplace wellbeing

ACS at the Northamptonshire Business Games

Jul 14, 2016 /
By
northants games

Take 14 VERY competitive ACS employees, put them in brightly coloured t-shirts and ask them to play walking football, netball, bowls, tag rugby, and a team building task, and I can confirm that you will be in for a treat! 

Read more and take a look at what the two ACS teams got up to at last night's Northamptonshire Business Games... 

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Modern Business IT

Outsourcing IT: the pro's, the con's, and the rewards

Jul 07, 2016 /
By
outsource IT

Has your business reached the point where your internal IT resource isn't enough to help drive your business forward? Your business is growing, you are introducing more remote employees into your workforce, or you are fed up of downtime and simply need to step it up when it comes to your IT. 

In this blog we address some of the high level things that you should consider when weighing up your IT support options... 

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Don't get hacked by a 10-year-old!

May 05, 2016 /
By
hacked 10 feat

As Instagram is hacked by a ten-year-old in Finland, this blog looks at the implications that poor business data security has on big brands. 

The question is, what would you do if a ten-year-old hacking genius got hold of your key business data? 

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The Modern Workplace, Productivity

Is your office a productive haven?

Apr 28, 2016 /
By
productive havent feat

According to The National Office for Statistics, people who work full-time in the UK work an average of 7.82 hours a day. But with the increasing impact of mobile devices and the work styles of new generations, the real hourly average per work day is likely to be much higher.

In this blog, we look at the considerations that business owners have to make when adapting their office spaces for new work styles and generations.  

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The Modern Workplace, ACS Culture

ACS as family members...

Apr 08, 2016 /
By
acs feat

ACS employees are often referred to as the ACS family and our head office is nicknamed ACS house, can you sense a theme occurring?

So in light with this theme, I thought I would give myself the challenge of describing the ever-expanding departments of ACS as if they were members of a family. Here is what I came up with...

 

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Productivity

Busy and Productive. Two different things.

Apr 04, 2016 /
By
busyfeat

What does the word busy mean to you? How truly productive are you when you say you are busy?

In this blog Hannah shares 5 tips that you can introduce into your day to day routine to help make sure that your busy time, is also productive. 

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Email: just noise or an essential tool?

Mar 08, 2016 /
By
emailfeature

Email is a revolutionary system that the majority of people use on a daily basis. Ray Tomlinson, the systems inventor has sadly died at the age of 74. 

As we lose one of the internet's great pioneer's, our latest blog discusses the efficiency of email today...

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Productivity

5 ways to improve business efficiency...

Mar 04, 2016 /
efficiency feat

I speak to other business owners on a daily basis, and no matter what the project or topic of discussion, a question that I always find myself asking is, "What is your objective?", and one of the most common responses that I get is, "We need to be more efficient." 

Here are some quick tips on how I think businesses can start to do this...

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Why I love my job at ACS...

Feb 26, 2016 /
By
souch feat

Stephen Souch, ACS's biggest Batman fan, has worked at ACS for 8 years.

In this blog he tells us his story and why he loves his job at ACS...

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Modern Business IT , IT in Education

The Digital Classroom. Are we there yet?

Feb 16, 2016 /
By
edu feat

The 'digital classroom' is a conversation topic that never sits still as the relationship we have with technology allows the classroom to be an ever-changing environment.

But the real question is, how close are we to the digital classroom? To help you answer that question, here are 5 of the top Education predictions for 2016.

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ACS Culture, IT Security

Friendly support is the best support

Jan 20, 2016 /
By
acssupportfeat

IT support or a managed service is all about removing stress from the customer, minimising loss of productivity and making sure that day to day a client’s infrastructure is running as efficiently as possible. 

Here is more about what is included in an ACS Managed Service...

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The Modern Workplace

Stand up to work...No really, stand up whilst you work.

Jan 14, 2016 /
By
feat standupdesk

I am very excited to tell you that I am writing this blog standing up. That's right, for the first time I am working from a height adjustable desk. In this blog I will share with you some of the benefits these desks could have for your workforce...

In this blog I will share with you some of the benefits these desks could have for your workforce...

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ACS Culture

Introducing LitterGram...

Dec 15, 2015 /
By
littergram feat

Do you have an inner litterbug? Are you guilty of dropping litter when you think it doesn't matter?

Check out the new app that is trying to tidy up Britain, 21st century style.

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IT Security

More big brands hit by cyber attacks.

Dec 07, 2015 /
By
cyber feat

Last week the pub chain JD Wetherspoon announced that the card data of 100 customers was stolen from its database after being hacked. Find out more about the repercussions the company is facing, along with the stories of other household brands who have suffered from the touch of hackers. 

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ACS Culture

The birth of a new website

Nov 05, 2015 /
By
new web blog feat

Some of you who know ACS quite well might have noticed that we have recently taken the plunge and redesigned our website. I wanted to share with you a few of the reasons as to why we changed our site, how the project has unfolded and what we have learnt along the way. 

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Modern Business IT , IT Security

Don't be the next TalkTalk

Oct 27, 2015 /
By
talk talk feat

TalkTalk, a huge player in the mobile phone market, announced last Thursday that they have been subject to a cyber-attack. The company has since confirmed that the personal and banking details of customers may have been accessed by hackers.

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Do more with Microsoft

What killed my iPad?

Oct 05, 2015 /
wkmipadfeat

Firstly a little background if I may...My name is Jon Thorpe and I am one of the managing directors of acs office solutions. I have lived and breathed the world of technology since graduating from Northampton University with a degree in IT and Business, some 26 years ago to my disbelief! 

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Modern Business IT

Who runs the world?..Smartphones!

Aug 26, 2015 /
By
blogsphonefeat

For the first time ever the smartphone is the UK’s most popular device for going online!

We know that people today connect with digital content more than ever and day by day it is easy to see that more and more people are working on the move...

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The Modern Workplace, IT in Education

Have you ever met a Millenial?

Jul 01, 2015 /
By
millenial feat

The way people communicate today there is a nickname for every generation, every workstyle, it's #this and #that with nobody ever really understanding why they put the # in the first place. The millennials as we know them were probably the first generation to be completely exposed to technology as it is now used, but who are they??

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The Modern Workplace

The concept of collaboration.

Feb 14, 2015 /
By
collaborate concept feat

The environment we work in has a huge impact on both our mood and our behaviour. Fully understanding this, ACS know how important it is to help your business develop long-term strategies that ensure your IT infrastructure complements your office environment.

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