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Is your IT support company ALWAYS fixing your technology… it’s time to switch

Improve profits with your IT partner’s Proactive Problem Prevention

Just fixing technology when it breaks is so 2010. These days most businesses prefer an IT partner who proactively prevents problems from happening.

If you don’t have this, you really need to read our brand new guide. You’ll see the countless benefits for your business of a more proactive approach to your IT.

10 hidden apps in Microsoft 365

Time and time again when talking with clients we uncover apps that are in Microsoft 365, that would be beneficial to the client.

We produced a guide with the top 10 hidden apps, hopefully this will aid people to get even more value out of Microsoft 365.

The biggest security threat is on your payroll

Revealed: The real cost of insider attacks – and your strategy to prevent them

The chance of an attack on your business data from a source inside your business is high.

Most are accidental. An employee clicks on a bad link by mistake.

But there are some attacks caused by malicious attackers, deliberately looking to do damage, or make money.

Both of these kinds of attacks can be prevented and minimised by focusing on five key areas in your IT strategy.

Read our new guide now to assess how prepared your business is.

Here’s a good question – if there had been a fire in your office last night, what would you wish you’d got round to doing yesterday?

Think about all your computers and specifically the data on them. Is your data as protected and backed up as it could be?

Are you triple sure of that?

Read our brand new guide now. It’ll show you the things you need to make a priority to keep you protected from any disaster.

Your business’s 5 step plan to prepare and protect from Cyber-crime

Overall the world economy loses more than $1 trillion to cyber-crime every year. A couple of years ago, two thirds of all organisations reported some type of incident relating to cyber-crime.

That is going to be higher now because of the fraud opportunities created by the rush to Work From Home.

It’s a figure that’s increased by more than 50% since 2018.

To help protect yourself against the threat of cyber-crime. Get our new guide and see how to protect yourself from a cyber-attack.

Repair or replace?
7 signs that you need to replace.

It’s always tempting to hold back on purchasing new IT equipment. however sometimes, it will cost you more money to keep an old piece of equipment running.  Your IT Provider should tell you when it is better to replace but typically if a device is more than 3 years old it’s actually cheaper to buy a new one?

  • A 5 year old PC could cost twice as much to run as a new one
  • A 4 year old PC suffers 55% more security incidents than in its first 3 years

It’s all about getting the balance right. Between equipment that can be repaired and will happily last another couple of years – versus slow, unproductive equipment that really needs to be replaced.

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The top 5 questions you could ask us, that we’d love to say ‘YES’ to

Covid-19 has made businesses round here question the quality of the IT support they were receiving.

We’ve been very busy recently talking to businesses, and onboarding new clients as their IT partner.

There are five questions in particular that you could ask us, and we’d be delighted to answer with a very positive YES!

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Your 2021 productivity super guide

2020 is gone! Are you ready to make 2021 wildly successful year for your business?

To shake off the memories of 2020, and focus on increasing sales and profitability? Excellent.

A great place to start is helping you and your team to get more done in less time.

We’ve pulled together a productivity super guide, looking at setting goals, collaboration, and communication. And of course it lists our most highly recommended productivity tools.

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4 signs you’re under attack from ransomware

A ransomware attack is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business.

This is the computer attack where a hacker locks you out of your systems and data. And you must pay a ransom, typically in Bitcoin, to get access again.

What most people don’t realise is that hackers access your system weeks before they launch the attack. It takes time for them to set it up, and prevent IT security experts from helping.

So there are signs to look out for – ways to spot if your system has already been breached, and an attack is imminent.

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This is the ultimate secret to keeping your business data safe

Hackers are targeting all businesses, all the time. Using clever automated tools, and by sending out billions of emails every day.

It only takes one person to click on one bad link… and hackers can get into your system.

That’s why we’ve written a brand new guide. To tell you about the ultimate secret to keeping your business data safe.

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Are you set up for working anywhere, on any device, at any time?

After the rush to work from home in March 2020, it’s looking like (cliché alert) this will be the “new normal”.

Although we all hope to return to the office full time soon, this may not be the way we work in the future, now is the time to make sure you have maximum flexibility and provide minimum future disruption make sure that all of your team can work from anywhere, on any device, any time.

We’ve put together a brand new guide to show you the most important things to consider with a permanent flexible working arrangement for your people.
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It’s the fastest growing crime on the planet… but what does ransomware mean to you?

Ransomware is terrifying. Just terrifying.

Imagine switching on your work computer one morning. And all you see is a message telling you your business’s data has been locked. And the only way to get it back is to pay thousands in Bitcoin.

This is not a rare event. It happens to businesses round here every day. Every business is at risk. And it’s one of the hardest things for us as your IT support company to fix.

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5 difficult questions to ask your IT support company

You don’t usually expect to feel awkward asking questions of an IT support company. Well, you should.

A few tricky questions could help you to decide if they’re really the people you want to protect your business and its data.

Make the wrong decision, and you could lose time, money, productivity and worse you could be putting your customers’ information at risk.

We’ve written a guide, listing the 5 most important questions you should ask your IT support company.

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The more you prepare now for the end of lockdown, the easier it will be

So lockdown is still in force right now. But have you started planning, for when your staff can return to the workplace?

There are three areas to consider:

  1. Your people, especially if you end up with a mix of some at the workplace, and others still working from home
  2. The equipment they use. Laptops are still difficult to buy with limited supplies. But there are ways around this
  3. Your data. It’s a good time to check your data security has not been compromised.

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How to keep your business’s data safe while your team are using their own devices

When staff use their own devices for work, (BYOD – meaning Bring Your Own Device.) there are things to consider. In our latest guide we explore how you can keep your data safe.

This has been written for humans not geeks.

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Still using a phone system from the dark ages?

You upgrade your mobile every 2 to 3 years.

But what about the phones in your business?

So much has changed with business phones.

The costs have come down, while functionality has increased. Along with the ability for your team to be more productive.

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The most robust way to protect your business from hackers is to mobilise your staff

Because if you can get them to recognise a threat before they click on anything dodgy, that can kill a cyber attack stone dead.

You need a culture of cyber security. And anyone who goes near a computer or device needs to be on board.

We’ve written a brand new guide, about how to get your staff onboard with cyber security.

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