Embrace Office 365 and Increase Business Agility

Office 365 will considerably boost your Productivity

Microsoft’s Office 365 is its world-famous office suite of applications made for the mobile age.  Since its inception in mid-2013, it has been warmly received by industry, worldwide.  Embracing Office 365 will give you more flexibility, productivity, and give you the capability to complete work while travelling.  You will increase your business agility and with it, business profits.

Let’s take a look at its considerable benefits. Read more

How Cryptolocker and Other Viruses Can Ruin your Business

Computer file encryption viruses such as Cryptolocker pose a very real threat to your business.  There are many varieties and when one of these viruses takes hold it can be very difficult to remove them.  One of the latest incarnations of viruses is known as ransomware.  Here you are locked out of your files or system until you pay a fee, often thousands of pounds.

With this in mind let’s talk about some of the more dangerous viruses that can heap misery on your business. Read more

The Importance of Server Maintenance

Every single computer in your office will run on a network, which is controlled by your server(s), which means you must maintain your server if you want your network and computers to run smoothly.

If you don’t maintain your server you can expect slow performing computers, outdated software causing problems to the day to day operation of the network, server crashes or even complete failures, all of which are a nightmare for a small business owner. Read more

Ransomware: What should I do now?

If your computer becomes infected with ransomware, this can be particularly vicious. If you haven’t got the correct strategies in place, can have devastating consequences. One of the most common questions we get asked about ransomware is, “What do I do now?” Read more

Utilising remote server support to optimise employee time and save money

Server support engineers do not always need to be in house/ on site. Most server support is possible by logging in to your computer remotely. Remote server support is when someone can login to your servers from a different location. Once logged in, they can perform various maintenance and administration tasks including housekeeping, troubleshooting, backups and much more. Read more

Cyber hackers

10 simple ways to protecting yourself from cyber hackers

Often within our IT infrastructure, we manage our IT issues and frustrations with crisis management rather than a proactive approach. This is frequently the case with data backup and we are quick to find excuses as to why we aren’t taking the best precautions: I’ll do it later; I don’t have time now; it’s too expensive; it’s too difficult; … Read more

Ransomwear : are you protected?

Ransomware: Are you protected?

Encryption viruses (Ransomware) are on the increase and have become a real problem!

We live in a digital era where we rely heavily on our mobile phones, computers, laptops, tablets and other digital devices to see us through our day to day lives. Recently, the US and Canadian government issued a joint cyber alert, warning computer users about the surge in ransomware attacks. Read more

Can I have the Wi-Fi password: The risks

We all do it. You go for a coffee with a friend, out for dinner with the family or you’re waiting for a product or service and you ask; ‘Can I have the Wi-Fi password?’

Whilst it seems harmless from the outside and a service which we have become accustomed to when out and about; what are the risks associated to joining a Wi-Fi network? Read more

Advice on what to use to backup company data

Backing up your data is crucial when you consider the risks of losing it. Many businesses after suffering a complete loss of data struggle to stay open after this. There are many ways to backup company data. Whatever the current financial situation of your business, you should always backup your data in some way. Read more

Remote support in your work place

Reduce your IT charges by utilising remote support

IT support companies use remote support daily to assist their clients. It has been found to be a very efficient and economical means to keep businesses working. If staff are having difficulty with their computer or using a particular program, support staff can connect remotely to assist. Remote support is charged at a lower rate and in 15 minute intervals. Read more