Monthly Archives May 2021

Microsoft Teams to add speed dial function

Microsoft Teams is going back to the future with its latest update. Teams has proved hugely popular as a meetings tool during the Covid-19 pandemic, with many people relying on online meetings. Now Microsoft is looking to add a speed dial function for mobile devices, first popularised on phones in the 1980s. “This feature makes your most used calling contacts easy to access with one tap dialling,” says Microsoft. The speed dial feature looks to be coming to all mobile clients, but likely to iOS first. The update is still under development, but should begin to roll out very soon.
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Meetings via video links set to continue post-pandemic

A survey of customers in the financial services sector has shown that more people than ever before are embracing online video meetings. Only 13% of  customers below the age of 45  felt it is important to meet with an adviser in person and there’s a potential for lower fees thanks to the growing use of technology. According to a report on the Money Marketing website, Boring Money’s 2021 Advice Report reveals 40% of investors would favour paying a lower fee for digital advice, while 29% said they would prefer face-to-face advice even if it would mean higher fees. Almost half (49%)
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Irish health service hit by cyber attack

Ireland’s health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said it had taken the precaution of closing down its systems to further protect them, and to allow it to assess the situation. Irish broadcaster RTÉ said Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital has cancelled most outpatients visits on Friday. All gynaecology clinics are cancelled. However, it said those with any urgent concerns should attend as normal. The maternity hospital says all outpatient visits are cancelled, unless expectant mothers are at 36 weeks pregnant or later. Computer viruses that
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