Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Does Outsourcing Work?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : IT Services 
IT outsourcing has been around for a while in various guises, ranging from a virtual assistant service to application service provision to full blown IT service provision. But does it work? The short answer is that it depends entirely on knowing what we are trying to achieve by outsourcing, and how we manage our providers. If you have a bank account you are to some extent outsourcing your finance function, but I doubt there are many organisations who don't check their accounts. Undoubtedly so...
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Electronic Filing

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Electronic Filing 
We all hate admin tasks, they are boring and take up our valuable time. And filing is as tedious as it gets, so what's the point? Well, there are several reasons to have a good filing system;
1. To reduce the time spent searching for key information
2. To meet data protection obligations to destroy sensitive information when it is no longer required 
3. To meet legislative obligations to keep certain records for a specific period of time
4. To ensure confidential information is stored securely

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Keeping Safe on the Internet

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Information Security 
The internet is a very useful tool, and it has changed the way we work and play. However there are a plethora of risks which are not necessarily obvious to non-IT people. Technology has a big part to play in keeping secure but one of the biggest risks is a good old-fashioned con. Why go to the trouble of hacking into someone's on-line account when you can trick them into giving you their login details? Below are a few tips;

1. Make passwords complex (mixed case letters and numbers), and don't ...
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Can IT Really Save Time?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
Often we do things in a certain way, just because we've always done it that way, or we were taught to do it that way. But over time things change and there may well be a better, and this often means a quicker way. This applies just as much to computers, particularly the software, which evolves rapidly by changing existing functions and adding new ones. The current version of Microsoft Word is very different to that of 10 years ago and offers a great deal more features, but most people only wa...
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Making IT Work for You

Jon Veal of U Do IT Computer Services In this blog I aim to share my thoughts on some the issues which surround computers and electronic data - such as IT productivity, effective use, the internet, backups, disaster recovery, information security and data protection.

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