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4 Ways Using Disparate Systems Can Negatively Impact Your Operations

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How many systems does your business need to function? 15? 20? Or, even more? Forbes reported that around 508 applications were utilised within each business included in research conducted by Netskope. Now, this was back in 2014 so we can only estimate that this has increased based on our reliance on technology. What is the impact on business operations of using so many disjointed systems?

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Training Company Dilemma: SaaS or On Premise Software?

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SaaS (Software as a Service) refers to a subscription-based distribution model in which software is hosted in the cloud and accessed by users via the internet. Alongside infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), SaaS forms one third of the three main cloud computing categories. 

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How to Make the Most of SEO and PPC To Increase Course Bookings

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At Everest Conference 2018, Richard Metcalfe and Adam Barwise representing Fat Media gave us an insight into the current trends surrounding SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and PPC (Pay-Per-Click), with a case study on the Distance Learning Centre.  The talk began with an overview of SEO aimed at those in the audience unfamiliar with the term. Fat Media accurately described SEO as “...how google ranks your website and how you show up in the search engine results page”. 

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Guide to Switching Software: The Whys and the Hows

We're frequently reminded that we should be switching. Switch your savings account for higher interest rates; switch energy supplier for cheaper gas and electricity; switch insurance providers for lower cost premiums...But what about changing your software supplier?

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Ransomware: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself Against It

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Was your computer one of the estimated 200,000 machines that were left debilitated by last week’s global cyber-attack by ransomware known as ‘WannaCry’? Did you even know that ‘ransomware’ was a thing, and would you know what to do if your computer ever came under attack?

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What Defines a Technology Leader? [Biggest Challenges Revealed]

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Turing. Jobs. Gates. It’s names like these that one tends to think as leaders in technology. Big names. World-changing names. The names of visionaries who made technology the dominating superpower it is today. Musk. Bezos. Wozniak. Don’t want to forget them!

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How Does Training Automation Benefit Your IT Team?

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Think of any business critical purchase or organisational change and there will be many different participants involved who all hold very different priorities. The same applies for the adoption of a training management system or LMS and on a large scale as it affects and provides benefits for so many different parts of an organisation. This post explore the benefits and concerns of software from an IT perspective. 

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What We Can Learn About Automation from Technology Leaders

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We may only be one month into the year, but already ‘AI’ and ‘machine learning’ are fast becoming the buzzwords of 2017. And with good reason, since automated technologies are already revolutionising almost every aspect of our lives; at home, at work, at play…

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accessplanit Achieves ISO 27001 Information Security Standard

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As a software development house, information security is incredibly important to both us and our customers. For the past year, we have been working towards ISO 27001 certification in order to improve and strengthen our existing practices. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve successfully attained ISO 27001:2013 certification, which demonstrates our strong commitment to security. 

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What Is The Impact Of AI On Learner Management?

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If the phrase ‘Artificial Intelligence’ strikes fear of an uprising of robot overlords into your heart (or fear of a somewhat bizarre Steven Spielberg movie, for that matter…) then you’re certainly not alone; even as AI becomes a far more integrated part of our day to day lives, many people still wonder whether we’re playing with fire. The truth is a lot less worrying but no less interesting – as this article from the eLearning Industry points out, artificial intelligence certainly doesn’t have to equal robots, but it does mean “designing intelligent software that can analyse its environment and make intelligent choices for online learning.”

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