Take control of your future with Business Cloud EssentialsBusiness Cloud Essentials, from Advanced, can help you gain greater control and efficiency by transforming your business processes.
Are you getting the most from your phone system?We are delighted to be able to offer you access to Hosted Telephony, through our telecoms partner Fidelity Group.
Fundraising for MovemberSix of Minerva's engineers are fundraising for Movember.
Making Tax Digital - An Update for Exchequer UsersMaking Tax Digital (MTD) is a government initiative designed to transform the tax system and to end the use of the tax return for a great many taxpayers. It is
Exchequer Help File FixesAdvance have issued an advice notice for all customers experiencing issues with the help files within Exchequer.
The Sage Guide to Making Tax DigitalNot sure what Making Tax Digital is and how it will impact your business from April 2019? Sage has produced a free guide to help businesses to prepare.
Minerva joins the Advanced Partner ProgrammeMinerva has today announced that it has joined the Advanced partner programme - TruePartner.
Making Tax Digital - An Update for Pegasus customers
Businesses will be starting to think about what they need to do before the government's Making Tax Digital initiative.
Microsoft support is finishing for Windows 7
After January 14, 2020, technical assistance and automatic updates that help protect your company’s PCs will no longer be made available for the produc
Sophos Security SOS Week returns this July
Minerva would like to invite you to join Sophos for their very popular Security SOS Week Webinar Summit.
New Features in Opera 3 (2.50.50) and Opera II (7.70.50)
Pegasus recently released the latest version of Opera 3 (2.50.50) and Opera II (7.70.50).
Exchequer Analytics Webinar - Now available on-demand
Join Panintelligence's CEO, Zandra Moore, for a 15-minute demo of our pre-configured Exchequer Analytics dashboards.
Opera 3: Personal Data Search - New webinar dates added
Across the Opera 3 system there are numerous areas that store personal data. Individuals whose information you hold have the right to request a Subject Acces
Take the hassle out of Exchequer reporting with Exchequer Analytics
Struggling with rigid, inflexible reporting? Manipulating mountains of data in Excel?
Brand new in Opera 3: Personal Data Search
Pegasus has announced a brand new feature in Opera 3: Personal Data Search. This feature addresses the important issue of providing personal data information
Get Ready for GDPR - Sophos Security Solutions
Are you concerned about GDPR? Still need help in your preparations?
Pegasus Opera Users - Key Steps and Dates for Processing Payroll Year End
The 2017/18 payroll year ends on 5 April which means it’s almost time to process your year end.
Cyber Security - Small Business Guide (Infographic)
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has produced this handy infographic on how to improve cyber security within your organisation.
Peace Business Partnership Networking Event
Regular donations are really important to the Peace Hospice Care, helping them be here every day and night for local families when they need them most. On Th
The Sage Quick Start Guide to GDPR
Sage has produced a concise and simplified guide to GDPR for businesses.
2018 Pegasus Opera Payroll Upgrades
Pegasus Software have created a video showing how to run the payroll end of year for Opera II and Opera 3 and covering the legislative changes coming into fo
Is it time to assess your IT needs?Now is the time to look ahead and think about what you'd like to achieve for your business over the next 12 months.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise kicks of 2018 with a bang!HPE continues to go from strength to strength. In the recent CRN Tech Innovators Awards, HPE were awarded 2017 Product of the Year in the following
Meltdown and Spectre Processor VulnerabilitiesThis week we have learnt about a serious flaw in the design of many modern CPU processors that will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating syste
Christmas Jumper DayOn Friday 22nd December, we wore our festive woolies in aid of our nominated charity, Peace Hospice Care.
Season's Greetings from all at MinervaThis year instead of sending Christmas Cards we have made a donation to our nominated charity, Peace Hospice Care.
Ten ways to spot a phishing emailWe wanted to remind you about phishing. Phishing is when cyber-criminals try to trick you into doing something to benefit them, such as sharing your credentials
Have you started to prepare for GDPR?As a smaller business, you may be thinking that GDPR does not affect you, but the truth is all businesses have to take action.
Minerva and Peace Hospice Care - Help us make a differenceWe are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new charity referral scheme.
Minerva joins the Peace Business PartnershipMinerva is pleased to announce that we have recently joined the Peace Business Partnership programme to support Watford based charity Peace Hospice Care with mo
Beware Black Friday Malware
We would like to remind you to be extra vigilant this week as it is expected that due to Black Friday there will be an influx of hoax emails heading to your
The World’s Most Secure Industry Standard Servers - HPE Gen 10What would be the impact if a cyber-attack took down the servers that run your organization?
How Minerva can help your organisation prepare for GDPRWe are now only six months away from the new GDPR legislation coming into force and we wanted to take this opportunity to provide some key information to assist
Making Tax Digital - An Update for Opera II customersMaking Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to modernise the tax system to make it more effective & efficient. From April 2019 businesses abo
Bad Rabbit RansomwareWe would like to advise you that there is a new ransomware outbreak, dubbed "Bad Rabbit", currently spreading throughout Europe.
WiFi Vulnerability - KRACK Security RiskThis week we have learned about a WiFi vulnerability called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) - a security flaw in one the most commonly used protocols (WPA2),
A-Z of Computer and Data Security ThreatsThis simple guide, written by Sophos, is a useful resource for anyone who would like to understand more about cyber-security and the threats posed by increasi
Get the lowdown on SophosWith Sophos, you've got all aspects of IT security covered. Sophos will be running a series of webinars throughout October, November and December, w
Watch this short video to learn about the GPDRThe EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects all organizations that hold personal data on EU citizens.
We're on social mediaWe are expanding our social media activities with our very own Facebook page.
Getting ready for the GDPRDid you know that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced an online self-assessment tool to help you prepare for the new General Data Protectio
Are you ready for the GDPR?
Do you have the necessary data protection measures in place? Find out with the Sophos 60-Second Compliance Check.
What can be done to minimize the risk of a GDPR fine?The consequences of data loss can be severe.
So how can organizations comply with the regulation? Which security technologies keep personal data protected?
Moving your support to Minerva could not be easier
Whether you are a small business that requires a fully managed support service or a larger business that requires that extra bit of help, Minerva has the sol
Preparing for GDPR – 12 steps to take nowThe Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have produced a checklist highlighting 12 steps you should take now to prepare for the new General Data Protec
What is the GDPR?You might keep hearing the term GDPR, and be wondering what it means.
Fundraising for BlissGood luck to Christian, one of our engineers, he's fundraising on Saturday for Bliss, a charity that helps premature and sick babies in the UK to give every bab
Supercharge your business with Sage 200cNew Sage 200c is helping businesses like yours to dramatically increase efficiency and effectiveness .
Sage 200c - Propel your business to the next levelPropel your business to then next level with Sage 200c - the latest version of Sage 200 launched today - which includes some great new features.
Coming soon... Sage 200c
Sage 200c is the latest version of Sage 200 and includes some great new features.
Sophos Stops Petya Ransomware
As with the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, organisations around the world have again been affected by a new ransomware variant known as the Petya cyber-a
Sophos Webinar - Protect your business against ransomware
Do you want to learn more about how to protect your business from the latest ransomware threats?
Breaking news - new global cyber attack
The BBC has reported that many firms have been hit by a new global cyber attack.
Minerva wins Sophos Solution Partner of the Year Award
Minerva is pleased to announce that we were awarded Sophos Solution Partner of the Year (UK and Ireland) at the Sophos EMEA Partner Conference held in Lisbon
Important information re International Ransomware Cyber attack
In light of recent events, we would like to provide your with the following information.
Pegasus Mobile Sales - Revolutionise your sales processes
If you have a sales team on the road, Pegasus Mobile Sales is a new application for Opera 3 and Pegasus Web Xchange which, together with the Mobile Sales app
Be vigilant - Cyber fraud
It has recently been brought to our attention that fraudsters have been using Trojan viruses/malware to obtain remote access to personal computers and to rec
Small businesses: What you need to know about cyber security
Looking for some guidance on how to put simple cyber security measures in place?
Cyber Essentials - Protect your business against cyber threats
Cyber-attacks cost organisations like yours thousands of pounds and cause lengthy periods of disruption. Do you have a plan for what you would do if your cus
Tips for creating a strong password
It's important that you keep your passwords safe. Here are some tips to help you.
Worried about ransomware?
Ransomware is taking over the headlines, and I’m sure you’ve seen some of the stories. Businesses of every size have become targets, and we are s
Are you thinking of upgrading your business software?
Sage 200 Extra, available from Minerva, is a fully customisable solution which can be tailored to meet the exact needs of your business.
Sophos Partner Event
Minerva recently attended the Sophos Partner Event at Mercedes-Benz World.
This year instead of sending Christmas Cards we have made a donation to Peace Hospice Care.
Christmas opening hours:
Five reasons why your business needs IT support
Thinking about investing in IT support? It can be a difficult decision.
Here are five reasons why you should consider outsourcing your IT:
Sophos Intercept X
A new era of endpoint protection
Sophos Intercept X ushers in a new era of endpoint protection for modern threats. It features
Pegasus Mobile Sales
Pegasus Mobile Sales via Pegasus Web Xchange is a dedicated mobile sales app that will change the way your orders are taken and processed.
Top reasons to upgrade to Sage 200
Over the years, many Sage 50 Accounts customers have upgraded their software to Sage 200 to meet the needs of their growing businesses.
A Guide to Email Safety
In this guide we aim to give you some simple guidelines to follow when dealing with email. There are lots of things to look out for but remember if you
Step up programme - Upgrade to Opera 3
To help our loyal customers manage change and future-proof their business, Pegasus has launched the Step Up Programme.
Connect with your data remotely - Introducing Pegasus Web Xchange
Change the way you work and run your business with Pegasus Web Xchange, available with Opera 3.
Small business vulnerable to cyber-attacks
According to an article published recently on SME Insider, nine out of ten small businesses are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Information regarding the introduction of "KC" as a prefix for National Insurance numbers for Opera Payroll users
HMRC have recently introduced “KC” as a new prefix for National Insurance numbers.
Important information - New security threats
We would like to inform you of two new important security risks which are currently circulating.
Should I upgrade to Windows 10?
For users of Window 7 and 8.1 the upgrade is currently free, so if you are considering upgrading, now is the time to think about doing it.
Sage 200 Extra Online
Minerva is pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Sage Business Partner.
Pegasus Opera Cloud
The Cloud has quickly taken over the technology industry, with its mix of convenience and effectiveness it has fast become a staple for businesses to take ad
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft has announced that the next version of Office (Office 2016) will be released in autumn 2015. Their stated goal is to re-imagine the traditional Off
Windows 10 upgrade available on 29th July – important information!
As you may have heard, the release of Windows 10 from Microsoft is right around the corner and any user who is currently using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will be el
New Google search algorithms promotes mobile-friendly websites
As of 21st April, Google updated its search algorithms to favour websites that work well on mobile devices. Termed “Mobile friendliness” this wil