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Is your spreadsheet too complex?

Excel is a great tool for quickly inputting and analysing figures, and for many purposes it’s good enough to produce adhoc reports and analysis of business information.

There are situations though where Excel can outgrow its usefulness.

If your spreadsheets are getting too complex and time-consuming to update, you’re in what we call ‘Excel Hell‘.

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What is Low Code

What is Low Code and what are its benefits?

Low Code platforms are becoming more and more popular as businesses strive to create applications faster and easier. Low Code enables you to develop software without having to write much, if any code. This can be a huge time-saver for businesses who want to get their applications up and running quickly. In this article, we will discuss what Low Code is and how it can help your business!

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The Small Business Guide to Cyber Security

The Small Business Guide to Cyber Security

Cyber security needn’t be a daunting challenge for small business owners. Following the five quick and easy steps outlined in our guide below could save time, money and even your business’ reputation. This guide can’t guarantee protection from all types of cyber attack, but it can significantly reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of cyber crime.

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Is it safe to answer security questions

Is it safe to answer security questions?

Analysis from Google confirms that secret questions generally offer a security level that is far lower than user-chosen passwords. Surprisingly, they found that a significant cause of this insecurity is that users often don’t answer truthfully! People who admitted to providing fake answers did so in an attempt to make them harder to guess but in aggregate this behavior had the opposite effect as people made their answers ‘harder’ in the same and predictable way.

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