Is it possible to get coaching in using Office 365/my basic IT systems effectively?

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by K0608, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. K0608

    K0608 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi, I run a small mountaineering company in the Scottish Highlands (search for West Coast Mountain Guides). It's a limited company that I run, by myself, and I do a lot of the guiding and all of the admin myself. Needless to say, it's pretty time consuming and I'm wondering whether my (simple) IT system, all of which has been developed by myself, mainly through trial and error, are as efficient as they could be. I suppose what I'm aware of when it comes to the admin/IT side of it all is that I'm aware that I don't know what I don't know.

    Our website has been built on Wordpress and I use Office 365/Exchange for emails (although I use Thunderbird as the client as I find it more intuitive)/calendar/storing files etc.

    Does anyone know whether it's possible for someone to work with me for an hour or two (or more if required) to see my processes and whether any improvements can be made to lessen my workload? There may be some very obvious and more subtle bumps in my road that are eating up my time, without me realising.

    Posted: Jul 30, 2019 By: K0608 Member since: May 22, 2017
  2. TargetICT

    TargetICT UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Are you having any issues with your current processes?
    Those are the issues your IT person would look out for preferably someone local to you

    If the setup works well and like you said it’s intuitive I’d say you’re fairly ok.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019
    Posted: Jul 30, 2019 By: TargetICT Member since: Feb 26, 2018
  3. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    @ffox is the resident 365 expert. If I wanted help with it, it would be him i'd be contacting.
    Posted: Jul 30, 2019 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
  4. WESH.UK

    WESH.UK UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi K0608

    We do this for all of our hosting customers at no cost. Sometimes it runs for minutes, sometimes a few hours a day over several days.. We can also do it ad-hoc at our hourly rate
    Posted: Jul 30, 2019 By: WESH.UK Member since: Aug 11, 2018
  5. Mark Dodds

    Mark Dodds UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    What are your current processes that you believe could be improved?
    Posted: Jul 30, 2019 By: Mark Dodds Member since: Mar 30, 2015