End of Support for Windows 7 is Coming!

The very popular operating system is a very short time away from being supported, it was announced back in 2009 that in the coming year 2020 Microsoft will no longer be providing free support and security updates. What does that mean for your business? This will, of course, have implications for businesses who depend upon… Read more »

HBT Communications Becomes a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner

HBT Communications today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorisation, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise. The AEP program is designed to… Read more »

Drive QOF Funding with PatientConnect

Great healthcare providers prioritise courteous, informed patient care, but face time and financial pressures to keep the business running smoothly. PatientConnect is a contact management solution designed to help managers, receptionists and clinical staff achieve critical goals. Linking your telephone and patient management system speeds up patient verification, improves patient service and assists with metrics…. Read more »

Education – Can you implement flexible working and save money?

The DfE has stated its commitment to promoting flexible working within schools as a potential solution to not only retaining teachers, but also encouraging previous teachers back into the profession. The DfE’s examines evidence of flexible working practices in its recent report, “Exploring flexible working practice in schools” which was compiled from reviewing various literature… Read more »

School Staffing Challenges – could flexible working be the answer?

The Department for Education (DfE) School Workforce Data figures for 2018 are not due to be released until June 2019, but the last ones published in 2017 showed a slight fall in teacher numbers, with 451,900 full time equivalent (FTE) teachers working within state funded schools in England compared to 457,200 in 2016. The statistics… Read more »

MMR Catch-up Scheme – Are you ready?

As the Government launches its new MMR catch-up campaign, we take a look at the practical implications for GPs and Health Centres. The number of outbreaks of measles has increased over the last couple of years, following years of decline. The aim of this campaign is to boost MMR vaccinations in the hope that this… Read more »

Making Tax Digital – Is your Business ready?

From 1 April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold will have to submit VAT returns using HMRC’s new “Making Tax Digital” Service. Many of today’s popular accounting packages are now online, with increased marketing activity and promotions to encourage businesses to manage their finances using an internet, also known as… Read more »

Cybersecurity – It’s Time to Train not Blame

88% of UK data breaches ware caused by human error, not cyber-attacks. These were the findings in research carried out by Kroll, a global provider of risk solutions, using data obtained from Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). They also reported that the ICO had seen a 75% increase in reports of data breaches over the last… Read more »

5 Important Questions to Ask Before Upgrading your Internet Connection

It’s time to upgrade! Your business has had enough of the frustrations of operating with a slow internet connection. You’ve wasted enough time waiting for emails to send and receive or downloads to complete. You’ve made the decision to upgrade your business internet connection, but where do you start? We’ve put together what we feel… Read more »