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?’
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.
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.
When our computers are constantly under threat from spyware, malware and Trojans, we need reliable anti-virus protection. Once a virus has an iron like grip on your pc it’s going to take a professional to remove it successfully, and restore any damaged files. If you’ve fallen foul of a virus, you may have been told to get decent anti-virus software to protect your computer. You’re hard up so you download one of the many free anti-virus products out there. Sorted. But are you?
Ever since the dawn of email there have been spam emails that take up a large amount of email space. These nuances try to sell you a range of unwanted products and services. For most people receiving these emails, it can be very annoying as it populates their inbox with emails they don’t want to read. Fortunately for end users, there are spam filters to help prevent spam. Basic spam filters come with most web browser based email services. If you are using a separate email client you can use a third party spam filter.
Why aren’t two anti-virus packages better than one?
Manufacturers design their Anti- virus packages to work independently. This means if you have more than one it can actually be counter-productive as it might cause confusion for both. This could stop the software effectively locating and removing viruses. We recommend that you never have more than one anti -virus software package installed at any time. This way, you will effectively scan and monitor your system to ensure nothing is out of the ordinary. If both anti-virus packages are scanning the same location, one will not be able to access the file because it’s already in use, making the second redundant.
Why would you consider sharing a printer?
There are many advantages to print networking and sharing – one of the most important ones is saving money. Businesses constantly monitor their costs and sharing printers can be an effective money saving. If your staff need to print off several documents then you will probably find it cheaper to purchase one large, good quality laser printer that serves the needs of your entire department.
We recommend you never use a USB memory stick as your only form of backup. Memory sticks are notoriously unreliable and often stop working with little reason. Their small size might make them convenient but this also works against them as it’s very easy for them to become damaged and anything stored on them to become corrupt. They are a great security risk as they can easily become lost or damaged and you may become accountable if it contained private information.
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