An IT maintenance contract is an agreement between your business and a supplier to perform necessary maintenance on your IT systems for a fixed monthly cost. This has been proven to be more cost effective than fixing issues when they occur. Read more
Never miss a Business Call again with Voice over Internet Protocol!
VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol facilitates voice communications similar to an ordinary phone. Skype is arguably the most famous VoIP system in the world. Hosted systems, however, offer a range of features that allow you to take calls, providing you have an internet connection. This includes taking calls on smartphones and mobile devices. Providing you have a mobile network you can take VoIP calls while on the move. Read more
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
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
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If you don’t maintain your server you can expect slow performing computers, outdated software causing problems to the day to day operation of the network, server crashes or even complete failures, all of which are a nightmare for a small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
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
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
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
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
We have all done 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
Bean IT is an IT support company based in Tamworth, Staffordshire providing computer support to businesses in and around Birmingham. Bean IT are specialists in installing servers for small businesses and providing remote server support.
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0121 667 8977
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