Friday, 13 May 2022

Asbestos Action has taken action with their asbestos software! Another Alpha Tracker order to end the week

Asbestos consultancy Asbestos Action has placed an order for asbestos software Alpha Tracker.

Check out the Asbestos Action website here

Contact Asbestos Action for more information about their specialist asbestos services.  

We'll blog again when we have trained the asbestos professionals at Asbestos Action.  Can we help your asbestos consultancy to become more efficient and to improve the service you offer to your clients?  Do get in touch

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Apparently no-one is safe from identity theft! Hackers have impersonated the head of the UK's fight against cyber crime

Our Alpha Legal team spotted this fascinating - and worrying - article relating to Lindy Cameron, the Head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-news/2022/05/10/hackers-pose-as-uk-cyber-security-chief-for-online-scam/

Lindy Cameron, the Head of the National Cyber Security Centre

Hackers posing as Lindy Cameron tried to steal £5m in a phishing scam but her NCSC organisation had managed to prevent any funds from being transferred.

Alpha Legal, and similar secure portals, help to reduce the risk of phishing scams because they encourage legal businesses to move away from email and, instead, to use secure methods to communicate with clients.

Want to learn more?  Click here for the Alpha Legal website where you can register for a free trial account.

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Is Alpha Legal the *fastest* as well as the most secure way to collect and verify ID? Take 3 minutes to read this and decide for yourself

We've been analysing the time being taken by clients to complete their ID document requests within Alpha Legal.

We're regularly seeing start-to-finish times of 3 minutes now.  That's literally 3 minutes for the user to
  1. receive their secure message and security code by text

  2. review the 60-second YouTube video to explain the process and the documents they will need, and then

  3. take & upload the photos of their ID documents.
Compare that to the physical process of visiting you in your office, bringing their paperwork in, having you photocopy or scan it and then you having to verify it with an ID agency!

We regularly compare Alpha Legal with the other ID apps on the market and we wonder whether we can claim that Alpha Legal is the fastest as well as the most secure option there is.  

Do you think we could make the process even quicker?  We'd love to hear from you.





MPs have called for "All Asbestos to Be Removed from Public and Commercial Buildings Within the Next 40 Years" - our response

The House of Commons Select Committee on Work and Pensions has published its report on the management of asbestos and has made the bold announcement that all asbestos should be removed from public and commercial buildings within the next 40 years.

Read the full Select Committee asbestos report here


We are working with UKNAR and others to find innovative ways within Alpha Tracker and other asbestos software to achieve this bold goal and will be making further announcements shortly.

New drug - abemaciclib - provides hope for Mesothelioma sufferers

There is a new treatment which may extend the life of sufferers of asbestos cancer mesothelioma.

The drug, abemaciclib, was originally designed to help breast cancer patients (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abemaciclib) and works by enabling the body to generate an anti-cancer protein.

The Daily Mail is reporting that abemaciclib can extend the life of meso sufferers by months or even years - such hope is rare for patients with asbestos-related cancers.  The newspaper has chosen to highlight the case of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren who died of mesothelioma aged 64.

Click to read the whole Daily Mail article

Here at Start Software and Alpha Tracker Pty, we are committed to working with Mesothelioma UK, UKNAR and other organisations working to help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and to reduce the risk of people coming into contact with asbestos in the first place.

Friday, 6 May 2022

Natalie will be getting *seriously* muddy!!! Help her to raise money for Cancer Research

Our lovely client Natalie from ESSS is getting her hands dirty - literally - to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Natalie is taking on the Pretty Muddy 5K challenge - good luck!!

Can you help her to fundraise for this wonderful cause?  Click here https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/natalies-race-for-life-2046844#

Thank you for joining us and supporting her.  Our team here at Start has been touched by cancer more than once in the last few years and so we know what an important charity Cancer Research is.

Energy Environmental Services chooses asbestos software Alpha Tracker

A big Alpha Tracker welcome to Essex-based Energy Environmental Services who have chosen asbestos software Alpha Tracker for their specialist asbestos surveying division.

Visit the Energy Environmental website for more information

We'll blog again about our latest Alpha Tracker software client when the installation is complete and the Energy Environmental asbestos professionals have received their training.  In the meantime, if you are looking for asbestos services in Essex and beyond, do get in touch with our latest Alpha Tracker client here.

Can we help your asbestos consultancy to become more efficient and to improve the service you deliver to your clients with our handheld asbestos data capture app, automated asbestos reports and industry-leading client portalDo get in touch!