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How Outsourced IT can Save you Money

A lot of business owners struggle with trying to decide whether they should outsource IT support. It might seem expensive at the beginning, but in the future outsourcing IT support will save you money, generate more profits and grow your business. Reduces Salary Costs Having IT staff is expensive as some IT managers can earn up to £80,000 a month. There are also extra costs when recruiting an IT support team like training costs and company benefits. Having a reduction in your staff team also means associated overheads can also be reduced, so things like office space, equipment and utilities will be reduced. Increases Productivity If technical issues start to begin it will decrease your staff

Cyber Security Risks putting your Business in Danger

Cyber security issues are expected to cost businesses up to 6 trillion dollars by 2021, this means that 6 trillion dollars is lost due to cyber mistakes that could have been prevented. It doesn’t matter if your run a small business or a large corporation, you are vulnerable to cyber-criminals not matter what. Here are 10 of the biggest cyber security risks that you need fixing... Your company’s supply chain is one of the weakest links for cyber security intrusions. If you use overseas suppliers and invoice them or use data analytics to monitor your movements, these are opportunities that could leave your businesses data exposed to cyber criminals. If you don’t have a strict bring your own de

End of Life for Microsoft Products

On January the 14th, 2020, Microsoft will end extended support for the Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010 and Windows 7, this is known as the end-of-life for the software. If you are still using this technology, then you need to be thinking of using a new OS like Windows Server 2016 or look into cloud solutions. What does it mean if your business uses this technology? It means the end of sale, end of monitoring and updates and the end of support. There will be no more patches or updates after the end of support and your organisation will not meet compliance standards like cyber essentials. Seeing as there are no more security patches to be realised after 2020, it means your business w

What a New Business Needs to Know about Emails

By putting a small investment into a business email account will be the difference between failure and success for your business. With this in mind, a lot of new businesses don’t even think about a business email provider. Seeing as it is easy and free to set up a generic email, like a Gmail account, a lot of business owners think this would work for their business. It is more professional to have a business email, especially when your business starts to grow. Here are some benefits of having a business email for your company that you won’t get from a free email account: Customers will notice your email address: Small details can make or break trust with a potential client. If you use a free

The Benefits of Cloud Computing

A lot of businesses from different industries are turning to cloud services to store, process and manage their data. Normally, a business invests in some basic software then as the business begins to evolve it will start adding business applications as it evolves. Then it will get to a point where they need to evaluate new IT strategies to allow systems to work together to support the growth of the business. Your IT infrastructure needs to be aligned with your business’s needs, so whatever IT solution you choose will depend on the situation you are in. Here are the top advantages of using cloud computing: Security A lot of business find that security is an issue when changing to cloud comput

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