In the small business sector, companies were forced to invest heavily into their IT infrastructure as they had no other choice but to have their employees shift to working from home and gain access to work remotely, migrated to the cloud, and bolstered their security. In an effort to assist employees who were new to the remote landscape with remaining productive, resilient, and dedicated to
Would any of your staff actually click that link?There's a cyber-crime called phishing.It's a major pain. Criminals send emails pretending to be someone they're not, hoping one of your people will click a link and accidentally give them access to your data. Do you think your team would spot a phishing email? Here's an easy way to check.
Defend and Invest Your Technology Strategy for 2022Did you get a short break at Christmas? Even if it was just a few days, that break can give you a clear mind about where to take your business this year. We call this the January Refresh & Refocus.Let us tell you the two technology areas that will be the most important in 2022. They are Defend and Invest. Defend is about
Have you been receiving texts from political candidates, manufacturers, insurance companies, fundraising campaigns, or any other strange messages? If so, you’re probably scratching your head wondering how they got your phone number because you know for a fact that you have never sent them texts before. There’s a simple explanation for those unexplained texts. It’s called “smishing”, and it has become extremely common. Not only
Are you a business owner or a Business Manager who has got no time or expertise to look at the IT expense as a whole? Well, this is where your Virtual CIO or Virtual Chief Information Officer comes in handy.Now, mainly most of the bigger Organizations have this as an exclusive role, but most of the SMB market try to pass on this role to
Like it or not, technology in business has become one of the driving factors behind so many companies. It’s no longer a game of who you know, what you sell or your unique selling point. The top-performing companies are using technology to beat out the competition and see year on year growth even during uncertain times. In this article, I am going to
Pulling together your budgets for next year? While it might be hard to know how much your business will spend on software - especially as your needs change throughout the year.....you can accurately budget for your hardware for the year. Just ask yourself these 5 key questions
Introduction Passwords can be the weakest link for any business. It takes just one compromised password to bring an entire business to its knees. Passwords can be shared, forgotten, hacked, or stolen. The introduction of passwordless logins can decrease the chances of a potential hack. Here’s what users should know about passwordless logins, how they work, and why they’re considered much safer than the traditional
If Windows on your computer takes ages to start, then this video is for you.In this video we have explained how you can narrow down to the programmes which are causing sluggishness during your Computer's startup phase. Watch the video below so that you can get rid of this problem one and for all!
Windows 10 has been the primary choice of an operating system for billions of personal and home users. Six years after its introduction, it’s about to receive an upgrade. Windows 11 is the new kid on the block. Security is a priority in the 11th OS incarnation. Basic changes have been made to the user-interface, while some outdated features (like Cortana and IE) will
How to turn off the built-in password manager in ChromeIt is always recommended to use an external password manager which one do we recommend? I personally use Keeper Security and recommend all of my clients to use that product. If you would like to have it for your business give us a call or drop me an email. If you have a password manager below
Be prepared:Sooner or later your business WILL be attackedRansomware is the most advanced form of data security threat your business has ever faced. How would you feel if one morning you come to the office aiming to get a lot done and then you discover that all of your staff when they try to login to their computers they see a big red screen and all
The guide below outlines important considerations whilst making a switch to cloud, however not all IT providers think along the same lines which means your existing IT provider might have a different option to this. As always if you are thinking of switching to the cloud but are not sure then take a 3rd party independent opinion e.g. someone like us or anyone else who can
Welcome to our September'21 Newsletter. Please have a read through and let us know your thoughts. If you are looking at protecting your environment from Ransomware then get in touch with us as we can assist you with a software used to prevent and reduce the downtime caused by Ransomware. Link to our September Newsletter
Computer updates are important for many reasons, but the main one is to protect your data. Updates might also include new features, which can improve your experience with your device. In the Video below you would be able to understand why computer updates are important.
There are some very basic security measures you can use that offer really high levels of protection for your business. Multi-factor authentication is one of those. It requires the user to enter a username and password, then a time-sensitive code sent via text or email to gain access. This means that even if the username and password are compromised, it is still inconvenient for the
Going paperless has got a lot of benifits, below are our three suggestions to get you started. PS: if you do like the video do not forget to hit subscribe button so that you can get notified about our future tech tips.
Computers and laptops offer the ease of getting more work done at the speed of light. With so many advancements over the years, high-speed computing has become the norm. Windows is one of the most widely used operating systems on the planet which also increases user productivity when computing. Though it boasts a wide assortment of productivity tools and customization options, some of these options
From a technology perspective working from home is much easier now. the growth in the mobile industry, cloud storage and cloud computing and different project management tools have made most office-based roles achievable from home. The biggest challenge and threat is to make it perfectly safe for staff an colleagues to be able to work from home, the big question is how do we make sure about
Deciding on a new IT provider can be tough and there are quite a few factors that should be taken into account. First of all let's talk about why would you as Business Owner and Office Manager looking for a new IT provider.Current Provider is slow and giving bad service.You have had a security breach within your IT Systems.You feel that technology is the bottleneck within