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Why Having a Disaster Recovery Strategy is Important

In the event of a disaster, a disaster recovery will make sure that all your data can be recovered. You can create a disaster recovery plan yourself and arrange your own data storage, however using a third-party IT support partner is a better idea as they can store your data offsite or in the cloud, make regular back-ups and help restore information to your servers while you can concentrate on running and growing your business. What is a Disaster Recovery Strategy? This is a document that maps out how your business will deal if a disaster happens, as well as including step by step instructions of what needs to be done to recover your data. You need to include information on how information w

Which is Better for your Business - Office 365 or Office 2019?

Businesses have been using Microsoft products for years, everyone used Word and Excel just as much as they did when they first came out. Over the year Microsoft have added more products which now gives you the choice of choosing to use Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2019. What option is better for your business? What is Office 365? Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based version of the Office products that you might already use, however instead of buying a licence you pay a monthly or yearly subscription. Office 365 will give you access to the office suite of products and if you have the Office 365 Business version then you can have extra business-focused applications. What is Office 2019? Mic

5 IT Security Problems

A lot of business suffers from security breaches, that are caused by common IT security problems. We have created a list of the top 5 IT Security problems that your business might be making. No Backups According to a recent study, 60% of businesses that suffer a data loss shut down within 6 months, this is due to businesses not backing up their data properly. All businesses should be backing up their data, as well as regularly testing them too. Reactive, Not Proactive Hackers are always figuring out new ways to break into businesses, the IT world is always changing. Hardware is always updating causing old systems to fail due to being out of date. Most businesses wait for these issues to impa

Are your Employees Keeping your Data Safe?

Imagine if you employees kept your business’ important data on a memory stick but managed to drop it in a busy street and then someone else, from outside of your business, picked it up, they will now have access to your business’ details. This person who has found the memory stick could then take it a step further and sell this data to cyber criminals, getting your business hacked. Whether your business is a big organisation, like a police station, or whether you’re a small business with just 5 employees, your biggest security risk is probably your employees! How do you keep this data safe? Now that GDPR is now in force in the UK, your data is a lot safer, but to be extra safe follow our top

How to Recognise Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks is now probably the most common hacking scam. A phishing attack or scam is when the attack will send a fraudulent email to try and access personal information or money from vulnerable users. In 2018, 76% of businesses were victims to phishing scams and 30% of those emails were opened by users. Here are some tips on how to recognise phishing attacks and how to protect your business. Personal Information Phishing emails will look like normal, genuine emails as the hackers try to imitate an official email from a bank or a different business. One of the first things you’ll be able to recognise from a phishing email is they will ask for you to confirm personal details like your n

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