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Implement Data Governance With Office 365

Data is essential to business monitoring, in particular measuring the success of certain processes, campaigns and activities. The data businesses use and how they use it, greatly affects their success, as many view it as a critical driver of success. As technology is...

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One Year Later, Is Your Business GDPR Compliant?

GDPR recently celebrated its first birthday, having come into effect across Europe on May 25th 2018. This new regulation promised to be a milestone in user privacy and data awareness & protection. With many countries within Europe noting a significant rise in the...

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Collaborate in SharePoint Online

Whether your business wants to increase productivity or reduce costs, SharePoint can help your team simplify many business processes to allow them to work faster and smarter. Microsoft SharePoint allows you to manage, organise, share and discover company information...

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5 Ways Microsoft Azure Can Benefit Your Business

Despite more and more businesses embracing cloud computing, some businesses still have concerns about moving to the cloud. Generally, worries about network security, downtime, etc can often cause businesses to continue to work with their existing and often outdated...

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Turn Data into Insights using Microsoft Power BI

Do you have a new dataset and not quite sure where to start? Need to build a dashboard quickly? Want to review insights that you may have missed? Power BI allows you to quickly create insights and generate interesting interactive visualisations based on your data....

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Phishing Attacks Pose Cyber Threat To Businesses

Just over half (54%) of more than 900 IT directors surveyed in Western Europe said that they had identified instances of employees replying to unsolicited emails or clicking the links contained within them, revealed a recent survey. The study revealed that larger...

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Get Set Up on Skype for Business

Skype for Business is a useful tool for businesses who want to enable their team members to communicate and collaborate with each other. Skype for Business allows you to share content, hold meetings and stay in touch with team members using instant messages. The key...

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Be Prepared for Windows 7 End of Support

Microsoft has announced the date for Windows 7 End of Support, this date is January 14th, 2020. From this date, Microsoft will no longer update or provide support for Windows 7. While Windows 7 is now many years old (it launched in 2009), it is still one of the most...

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5 Benefits of Bespoke Software Developments

Many businesses use off-the-shelf applications on a daily basis. These applications may fulfil an immediate functionality requirement, however, they often lack certain features that would benefit your business’ processes. Stock software often has many...

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Discover in SharePoint Online

Discover on SharePoint Online allows you to access content quickly and easily. Using a variety of methods you can find the content that you require using SharePoint Online’s many discover features. Search for something 1.Type into the Search box in the top left...

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Collaborate in SharePoint Online

Help your team collaborate, communicate and share content with Microsoft SharePoint Online.  Learn how to use SharePoint to its full potential with the helpful tips below on how teams can collaborate. With Microsoft SharePoint you can work as part of a team from any...

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Almost 60,000 Data Breaches Reported Under GDPR

Just over 59,000 data breaches have been reported across Europe in the eight months since GDPR has come into force. GDPR came into effect on May 25th 2018, this set out the new rules on how businesses, organisations and government bodies can collect and handle data....

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Shake Up Your Signature On Outlook

In Outlook, you can create one or more personalised signatures for your emails. Your signatures can include text, images, your electronic business card, a logo, or even an image of your handwritten signature! You can organise your Outlook account to ensure signatures...

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5 Common Causes Of Data Loss

Data loss is a serious problem for businesses of all sizes, losing essential files means having to redirect your efforts from your business’ core focus, to recovering data. Data loss can happen when data is accidentally deleted or something causes files to...

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We are hiring – Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager We are looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to support our growth plans in the Irish market. This is a new role and therefore provides a great opportunity for a suitably qualified person to put their own stamp on the role. HCS will...

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We are hiring – IT Support Technician

IT Support Technician wanted for our Waterford based IT Service Desk in Cleaboy Business Park.   Salary range €22-28K PA depending on experience and qualifications. HCS are seeking an IT Support Technician to join our service desk team which supports our growing...

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Storm Emma – Get DR Ready

It’s 14:12pm on 2nd March and the HCS offices in Dublin and Waterford are still closed. However our countrywide staff have all sent on their latest photo’s. One employee who lost internet connection tried to row their way to work in a home made wheel...

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Remote working at it’s best!

It’s 14:20 on 1st March 2018 and the HCS offices are closed since yesterday morning when the first of the snow hit, but that doesn’t mean our business was closed.  Using the technology at our disposal all our staff have been working from home for the last...

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GDPR – Let HCS protect you.

  The IT industry has latched onto GDPR over the past 12 months and  HCS have deliberated about it’s position in regard to this topic. We have finally found our niche.  As Microsoft Gold Partners HCS have aligned to Microsoft’s thinking on how to...

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Prevention is always better than a cure

“Prevention is better than the cure” that’s why protecting your IT Systems against cybercrime, disasters, malicious intent is always better than having to face the pain of a cure when the damage is done. While no one can guarantee 100% protection for your IT Systems,...

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We are looking for another .net developer

The HCS Software Division is a growing team of currently 6 software developers who specialise in delivering custom applications on behalf of a number of national and multinational customers. We place a strong emphasis on cloud and mobility and therefore work with the...

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PSTN Conferencing with Skype for Business

Whether they are a massive blessing or the annoyance of your working day, conference calls with your customers or far-flung colleagues are an essential part of doing business these days. You want this part to go as easily and smoothly as possible, for sure, HCS know...

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Leave the file server!

Well hello there! For users of a file server, I am delighted to say that the time has finally come whereby I can now happily recommend for you to leave the file server and instead, use SharePoint Online! The main reason that you should do this, is that on 1st March...

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We are hiring a Helpdesk Support Technician

Helpdesk Support Engineer required for a position on our busy IT Helpdesk based in Waterford. This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing IT provider with customers and projects nationwide with fantastic career opportunities for dedicated IT...

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Windows 10 Should I upgrade or not?

Windows 10 FREE upgrade from Windows 7, 8.0 and 8.1 is available until 29th July 2016. After this date you will have to pay for the upgrade (price unknown as of yet) or the alternative is to buy a new PC/laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed. So should you upgrade or...

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We’re hiring a .Net Developer

The HCS Software Division is a growing team of software developers who specialise in delivering custom applications on behalf of a number of national and multinational customers. We place a strong emphasis on cloud and mobility and therefore work with the latest in...

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