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How technology is helping manufacturers come out of COVID stronger

By Paul Williams, Director Here at Highstream Solutions, we have a history of working with manufacturing businesses. An industry that’s going through rapid change as the fourth industrial revolution gains mo...

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Remote recruitment: Five tips to virtually onboard new starters

COVID-19 and the ongoing effect it is having on remote and home working has meant that we’re approaching things in new ways.  Despite many people worrying about long-term job security, there are still m...

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Returning to on-site work: 4 online tools to help keep your workforce safe

By Paul Williams, Director Following the announcement last week that on-site work may now resume, we are seeing many of the country’s workforce in the manufacturing, construction and engineering indu...

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Managing a business through a global pandemic: my experience so far

By Paul Williams, Director We first became aware of a possible need to adapt to the changing coronavirus global situation late in February 2020. We implemented our business continuity plan (“BCP”) and starte...

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IT advice for furloughed employees

We at Highstream are still adapting to this new way of life, as I’m sure you and your businesses are. I think I speak for all of us when I say, that we are very fortunate to have the technology at our fingertip...

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Cybercriminals can work remotely too; how to keep your cybersecurity at the top of its game

By Paul Williams, Managing Director With an increasing number of people working from home at the moment, we can expect an increase in the number of cyberattacks and scams. For many of us, the daily commute h...

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Windows 7 officially retires this week; but what does this mean for existing users?

By Paul Williams, Director  This week, Microsoft has ceased to support Windows 7, meaning that it will no longer provide security updates to keep Windows 7 hardware secure. But what does this mean? ...

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Keeping your data safe from cyber-attacks with a Cyber Essentials certification

Years ago, a “cyber-attack’ would’ve sounded like something that only happens in a sci-fi film, but nowadays, being cyber security savvy is more important than ever. The lasting results that a cyber-attack coul...

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Are you protecting your business against cyber-attacks?

The threat of cyber-attacks is, sadly, becoming a real and unavoidable cost of doing business in the world today. Our remote IT support service team is always on hand to help businesses that might be impacted b...