The issue of cybersecurity is a priority for every business operating in today’s trading environment. Not only are there compliance obligations to meet, such as those set out in the GDPR legislation, but there are also many risks and dangers to recognise and address.
The four letters GDPR caused quite a lot of concern almost a year ago. If you were one of the business people who found it difficult to get to grips with, you were not alone. Getting the technology right and adopting new working practises needed to be done, but ensuring that you are compliant with the legislation is going to be a continuous job.
When you get used to using popular software, such as Windows 7, it can be hard to make the effort to change and upgrade, but sometimes events dictate action. Across the board, software providers and major companies are continually updating the products and services that they supply, rendering older models or products obsolete and time pushes on. Such a situation is getting closer, and most IT professionals are advising users to replace Windows 7 by the end of this year.
Everyone knows that there are constantly evolving threats to data security and risks of digital incursions that face businesses today, with phishing attacks being one of the most dangerous. As you might expect, Microsoft’s Office 365 phishing protection is very good but, to maximise its safety features, you need to understand the threat and know what action to take.
Introduced towards the end of 2018, Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 for Customer Service is a relatively new element of the industry-leading software suite. If you are not yet familiar with the options it offers, it might be of interest if your business doesn’t need the full set of features that are included in the main Enterprise licence.
There are plenty of terms bandied about by IT professionals and the media, which it seems that you are expected to know, but sometimes even the most common can be misunderstood. The problem is that risks can be underestimated if this is the case. A perfect example of this is how malware, such as a Trojan Virus, is often mistaken for something else.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Interface (UI) for Customer Engagement (CE) has been around for a little while. We’re now getting nearer the point when it’s going to become the only interface for running it.
So what is it?
Security issues are a paramount concern for business. Personal accounts used by anyone in any capacity also need to be set up properly to minimise exposure to risk. For users of Microsoft’s industry-leading software, Office 365, there is a valuable trick that you might not know about. Turning off basic authentication can make Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) far more efficient.
As you might expect, GCC uses Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to run its own internal accounting system and key operational services. One area of potential concern for everyone using cloud IT services is how to secure and protect access. This is obviously very important when you’re talking about your own accounting system and core financial data.
GCC have four types of core users that need access to the finance system data to perform a mixture of data processing tasks – basically to read, edit, create and delete data.
The good news is that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be deployed alongside Microsoft Azure security services to provide a very secure and yet flexible solution. GCC has the following user roles deployed Read more >
Business Central has functionality to create VAT reports (and VAT Returns). The Making Tax Digital VAT features extend this foundational VAT capability to allow for communication with HMRC.
The Making Tax Digital VAT extension lets you:
- Retrieve VAT obligations from HMRC
- Get reminded about VAT obligations that are approaching or already past due
- Submit and view VAT returns to HMRC
- View VAT payments and liabilities with HMRC
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