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Five Ways to Embrace Manged IT Services

When you run your own business you have to wear many hats: accountancy, bookkeeping, credit control, marketing, PR, sales, and IT support. By outsourcing your IT services, you can make this a easier on yourself. So, how do you embrace Managed IT Services?

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Jun 27, 2022
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The Evolution of Email Security

Despite a major reliance on social media for both business and pleasure, email is still a very important aspect of most people’s lives, as such the security features in email have also been evolving.

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Jun 13, 2022
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How Managed IT Can Support Trades

As a business owner in the trades industry, you're likely to be out of the office much of the time, working from your mobile phone. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone keeping an eye on your IT systems while you're away?

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May 31, 2022
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Remote Working with Microsoft 365

We are all familiar with cloud services offering email, storage and software applications - Windows 365 Cloud PC service takes this concept one step further.

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May 3, 2022
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The Importance of Digitising Your Data

Not all businesses have made the transition to a paperless environment, yet in our day-to-day lives we've already made the move to digitisation - paying for goods using PayPal, Apple Pay or Google Pay, auto-fill on many online forms, as well as online banking and bills. Is it time business changed for good?

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Apr 18, 2022
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The difference between Cyber Security and Computer Security explained

There is a certain amount of confusion about the difference between Cyber Security and Computer or IT Security. Many assume it is exactly the same thing. It isn’t!

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Apr 5, 2022
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Does my business really need a (phone ready) website?

It’s more important than ever for your business to have a website, which acts as a place for potential clients to check out your services or products before conducting business with you.

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Mar 21, 2022
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Why Sleep Mode isn't Good Enough

Anyone who uses a laptop or PC is likely to be guilty of not powering down their device often enough. Although convenient, here's why sleep mode isn't enough.

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Mar 8, 2022
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Embrace technology or be left behind

The technological world moves quickly, with new apps and tech being launched weekly. It can be difficult to know when you should embrace new technology or risk your business being left behind.

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Feb 21, 2022
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Switching to Microsoft 365

Planning to change your software package for your business, the decision can be a complex one. Especially if you're looking to digitally modernise by working more on the cloud.

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Feb 7, 2022
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Things to consider for your IT going into 2022

2022 is a year that we all realise that this hybrid method of working is the norm. This means all the temporary IT solutions have to become something more permanent and sustainable.

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Jan 24, 2022
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Is the Log4Shell flaw still a concern?

On December 9, 2021 a new software vulnerability, Log4Shell was widely publicised, and has since caused chaos globally.

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Jan 6, 2022
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When is it time to retire old software?

There is more to working software than compatibility and knowing when it’s time to retire old software or applications can make your business more productive.

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Nov 30, 2021
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What's so Important about Landing Pages?

When setting up your business’ online presence there is a lot to think about but one thing many businesses forget is landing pages.

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Nov 8, 2021
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Strong Access Security

An Access Management system is used to monitor and manage the access users have on a business IT network. Every business should consider their access security processes and revise them to ensure security.

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Oct 25, 2021
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When is your business ready for Managed IT Support?

How do you know when your business is ready for Managed IT Support? Managed IT Support is when all of your IT infrastructure, management and support are outsourced to a third-party supplier like SupportWise.

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Oct 11, 2021
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The 7 Stages of a Ransomware Attack

Ransomware is a well-known form of malware. It infiltrates your systems, encrypts your data and then demands payment in order to retrieve it. It can be very disruptive - Nearly 50% of businesses are likely to be hit by ransomware at some point.

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Sep 20, 2021
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Is personal email damaging to your business?

Small businesses just starting up may be tempted run their business using their Gmail or Yahoo email accounts, rather than pay for a bespoke domain name, but this practice can be detrimental to the business.

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Sep 6, 2021
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Protecting Data in the Cloud

Most businesses have been using the cloud to store business data for some time now. However, there are always concerns about safety when using the cloud, as at the end of the day, “the cloud is just someone else’s server.” So how secure is the cloud?

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Aug 23, 2021
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Alternatives to Apple and Microsoft

Microsoft. Apple. We all know them well. But what else is out there? Here's five alternatives and why they may be good alternatives.

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Aug 12, 2021
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Benefits of Remote Support for SMEs and Sole Traders

Are you a Sole Trader or running an SME? It can be expensive to hire IT staff, but outsourcing may be more suitable for your needs.

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Aug 12, 2021
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Why a Security Network Plan is important for your business

In 2020 46% of businesses, and 26% of charities suffered some form of cyberattack or data breach and 32% of businesses experienced some kind of threat at least once a week. This is can be combat simply by ensuring your business, regardless of size, has a robust Security Network Plan in place.

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Aug 12, 2021
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How a security audit may benefit your current IT infrastructure

All organisations, no matter the size, rely on their IT infrastructure to run their businesses. A security audit is far more than a check box exercise, as it determines the safety of your systems and therefore your client data and helps maintain your market reputation.

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Aug 12, 2021
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The Great Chip Shortage of 2021

You may have seen in the news recently that there is a global shortage in computer chips. We use chips in more than just computers and they are found in many of our daily electronic items such as TVs, phones, toothbrushes, cars and games consoles. But what exactly has caused this shortage and how will it affect you and your business?

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Aug 12, 2021
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Cloud vs local storage: What's best for your business?

When running a business, we have hundreds of files and a lot of client, business, and staff data which needs to be stored securely. Is storing in the cloud the best option for your business or would having everything on local servers be better?

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Aug 12, 2021
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Key data privacy trends of 2021

Data Privacy is a concern for all business owners. And with the pandemic leading to a change in how we work, including an increase of remote workers, keeping data safe has never been more challenging... So how has data privacy changed in 2021?

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Aug 12, 2021
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How to defend against phishing emails

As cybercrime evolves it's becoming difficult to tell the truth from the scams, here's 5 tips to keep you protected against phishing emails.

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Aug 12, 2021
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Different Types of Malware

Most people have heard the term malware even if only in the context of needing anti-malware software to protect their PC. But what exactly is malware? And how can you protect yourself from it?

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Aug 12, 2021
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Google Workspace vs Microsoft 365

When it comes to business packages Microsoft 365 is one of the most popular. And, although Google Workspace count their figures in users rather than companies, they were still close second to Microsoft 365 in the marketplace. So, which would be the best fit for your business?

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Aug 12, 2021
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How dangerous is a cracked phone screen?

Have you been putting off a screen repair? From fire risk to radiation exposure this article explores how unsafe cracked phone screens can be.

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Aug 12, 2021
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Is it possible to update every app on your machine, automatically?

All businesses are under threat from cybercriminals and most businesses are good at installing antivirus, antimalware and anti-ransomware software. However, if this hasn’t been updated in a while you may as well not have any protection at all.

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Aug 12, 2021
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IT risks of a BYOD policy

Introducing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy to any organisation has a number of benefits as well as several drawbacks. Let's weigh the pros and cons.

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Aug 12, 2021
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Why do I need a firewall?

IT jargon is bandied about regularly, i.e firewall, cookies and malware. But not everyone knows what these mean or why they are important.

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Aug 12, 2021
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Zoom, Teams or Google Meet

Conference calling isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future. But Zoom isn’t the only option with the other popular solutions being Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. So, which is better?

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Aug 12, 2021
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