Nepeta news items

Google favours mobile-friendly sites

Use of the internet on mobile devices has rocketed over the last couple of years. Google is taking notice of this trend and is adding a “mobile friendly” test to determine a site’s ranking in search results So, if your site is not mobile friendly it will end up lower in the search results.… Read More

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Would your backup work?

Results from our Five Minute Healthcheck suggest indicate that most respondents do backup their computers at least once a month. Even better, they have successfully recovered data from the backup.  Before putting a tick in the box and moving on, can … Read More

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(backup) Location, location, location

We asked about backup locations in our Five Minute Healthcheck. The responses suggest that specific backup devices (e.g. external hard drives or tape) are most popular while cloud storage wipes up most of the rest. Unfortunately very few take the precaution … Read More

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Passwords: a thorny issue

Much debate went into issue of what questions we could reasonably ask about passwords in our Five Minute Healthcheck. While we wanted to encourage people to think about what they did, we did not want people to feel we were … Read More

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Documents, documents and more documents

We all know that every business relies on documents, but how many do we have to cope with and what do we do with them? What did our Healthcheck say about the way people manage their documents? We asked questions … Read More

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Does a business need a website?

Our Business Healthcheck questionnaire has been running for nearly a month now. It has two aims: To make people think about how they run their business and whether there were any inherent risks or inefficiencies in the way they operate. To … Read More

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The joy of the checklist

The new website went live yesterday. It was always going to be a slightly interesting job as we did not particularly want to have our site down for any longer than we had to, but we were changing technology, format and … Read More

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Why bother doing back-ups?

As part of our Business Review we always ask clients about their back-up arrangements, just to check that they are doing the basics right.  The range of responses to this question is quite revealing. Most people know that they should be making … Read More

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Reduce your Paperwork Mountain

At a talk to the Malvern Small Business Forum the other week we highlighted the excessive amount of paperwork, both physical and electronic, that could be generated from by processing a single order when each of the several participants filed … Read More

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