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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

Release Date: 11/30/2022

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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

You've onboarded with a new IT provider. What's next?   from  talks us through what the next 30, 60 and 90 days looks like! What happens for your business when the next stage starts? So we're picking up from the day that you are onboarded with your new IT company and what the 30, 60 and 90 days following should look like. Last week I talked about the onboarding process and how you want this to be slick, and if you've chosen the right IT company, then it's gonna have hopefully gone well. This episode should act as an opportunity for you to compare and contrast what a typical m3...

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Another day, another scam. And this is a sneaky one. Cyber criminals are getting smarter. This recent malware threat is unusually smart. It impersonates a highly trusted brand name to get a foot in the door. Targets receive a convincing looking email that appears to come from a widely used e-signature platform. Listen to this latest Tech Update to find out more!   If you want to check out our full episodes, covering everything from how to protect your business from a phishing attack, through to how you can effectively manage your patching systems, check them out here -   Want to get...

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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

How can the onboarding process go wrong when you change IT providers?   from  talks us through the risk you'll be facing when you decide to improve your IT support - and how you can mitigate the risk! What can go wrong when you change IT support provider? Businesses often stick with their IT company despite dissatisfaction due to fear of switching. This fear can sometimes be realised by two possible scenarios: the current IT provider making it difficult after being informed of leaving, and the new IT provider not having a smooth process for onboarding. In this episode of...

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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

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Techcess: embracing technology and success in your business

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Have you planned your next major IT purchases yet?

mark from m3 Networks explains why now is the perfect time for you to think about kitting out your IT 

You've got a bit of time left to take advantage of a major saving through your tax liability - but you've got to be quick! 

It's not every day the government pressures you to treat yourself to a new toy. So the fact they're asking you to do so now, and even offering to pay you to do it (kinda!) is a good reason for you to take notice!

Thanks to a tax office initiative, you'll be able to invest in your IT and buy brand new equipment, and you'll actually get paid for it!

But you haven't got much time...

Read on to find out more... 

 

Just quickly... Want to get your free copy of the book Mark has recently published?

Here it is.

https://m3networks.co.uk/emailhijack/

And here's an episode of this podcast in which Mark explains more on what the book is about!

https://www.techcesspodcast.com/a-scary-horror-story-about-email-hijacking-a-business-out-of-thousands-of-pounds/ 

Ok great. Back to the episode...

 

How to claim your new equipment and get 'cashback'

In this episode, Mark from m3 Networks will explain how super deduction works.

In a nutshell, it's a way of leveraging capital gains tax relief on any new equipment you buy for your office as part of your operations.

Here's the link Mark suggested you to read during the episode:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/super-deduction

 

Excerpt from episode (download transcript)

"So if you want new computers in the next few months, we recommend that you act quickly on this.

Because supplies of hardware are still disrupted through the pandemic, it's still difficult to get hold of certain types of equipment or specifications of certain types of equipment, so you really should think ahead about what new hardware your business could need in the next few years. The biggest investment right now I can think of is that I know there's a lot of businesses out there still running Windows Server 2012 servers, which is due to expire in October next year, or not expired. It's not just going to stop working or busting the flames one day, but Windows Server 2012 is going to stop receiving security updates from next year, so no longer be supported.

So if you're a business that has Cyber Essentials, that will put you out of spec with the Cyber Essentials standard because you'll be using an operating system that's no longer receiving software updates or security updates from the manufacturer.

So replacing the server is quite a significant investment. You probably remember back to five, six, maybe even seven years ago when you last replaced your server.

It's quite a significant cost. So this is something that you can probably bring ahead a little bit and get ahead of all the other businesses that are going to be scrambling to buy servers come October next year."

 

Tech Topics covered in this episode:

  • What super-deduction is and how you can leverage it
  • Good reasons why you might want to do it now!
  • How replacing your old machinery is about more than just efficiency!
  • The advice we would offer you here at m3 Networks 
  • What to do if you want more specific help with upgrading your office equipment!

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Mark Riddell's technology podcast "Techcess" is an m3 Networks production. Mark and the team have created this podcast to help you and their clients understand how technology can help them in their industry and business, including helping them with cyber security solutions. To find out more about Mark Riddell and the rest of the m3 team, visit them here and follow them on Linkedin.

If you want to get in touch about technology or cyber security, just address an email directly at Mark here. He'll be very happy to hear from you.

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Techcess is a podcast from m3 Networks