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Sage and Making Tax Digital – Driving Digital Transformation

Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been a hot topic over the last year and throughout 2018 you’ll have noticed news stories and communications coming from ourselves to ensure our clients are prepared for this new government initiative. Now in to 2019, and with the 1st April implementation date looming, we’re going to take a look

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Season’s greetings from DCS! Here’s our festive opening hours this year…

There’s not long to go now until the Christmas festivities arrive and with them the associated business wind down that sweeps the country each year. 2018 has been a massively busy year for DCS with so many new customers coming on board, major implementation and upgrade projects being taken live and our portfolio of technology

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Taking advantage of trickle-down technology with DCS and SAP

As SME technology specialists we’re used to the perception that software solutions pitched at the SME market are inevitably going to be inferior to enterprise-level systems. It’s expected that systems at the enterprise end of the market will be more feature-rich, have more functionality and will provide a superior user experience in general. It makes

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Keeping your data secure from the dark web with dark web monitoring

Cyber security… it’s a focus point in most business strategies, and if it currently isn’t for you, then it really should be, with almost half of UK businesses experiencing a cyberattack or security breach in 2018. The growing threat of cyber attacks means that many organisations are now looking to implement more long-term measures to

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The real deadliest catch – How to tackle the modern phishing threat…

The concept of phishing is nothing particularly new. As with most things, the dawn of the internet was seized upon almost immediately by those with malicious intent, and phishing was one of the results. Phishing is basically any attempt to obtain sensitive or confidential information such as user credentials or payment card details by posing

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Firewalls, HTTPS and understanding encrypted threats – Has our security turned against us?

You’re likely used by now to seeing the HTTPS prefix ahead of many of the domains you visit, whereas just a few years ago HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) would have been the norm. You only have to take a look at the address bar for this very site and there you have it, along

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DCS proud to sponsor the 2018 North West Business Insider SME300

North West Business Insider’s annual SME300 list is always an eagerly awaited publication in the region and this year has been no exception. As a technology partner specialising in SME IT solutions, and with our northern office location in Oldham, Greater Manchester, the team at DCS have always paid close attention to the SME300 over

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Steve Hare appointment as Sage CEO – What it means

The last week saw some significant news coming out of our partners at Sage as Steve Hare was appointed to the role of CEO, a position that had remained vacant since Stephen Kelly’s departure earlier this year. Since Kelly’s departure Hare had effectively stood in as he took on the interim COO role alongside his

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Is now the time for SAP Business One users to transition to HANA?

SAP’s HANA architecture has rapidly established itself as the revolutionary in-memory database platform that SAP themselves promised it would be when launching to market nearly five years ago now. Of course, SAP’s decision to develop HANA was driven not just by a desire for technological improvement but also by a commercial necessity. With Microsoft SQL

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Next Please at the SAP Customer Checkout

The latest integration to SAP Business One that we’re getting pretty excited about here at DCS, thanks to the opportunity it offers to our clients involved in any kind of retail, is the SAP Customer Checkout. This world-class POS solution from SAP has been designed exclusively for small to medium-sized retailers accommodating up to 200

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