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The Risk of Out of Warranty IT Support Hardware & Software

One of the issues that frequently comes up when providing IT support is the use of out of warranty hardware and software. Of course the temptation is just to keep using something if it still works, regardless. This might be through a misguided attempt to save money, or it may be simply a time management…

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Is Your Virtual Server Meeting Your Business Needs?

Running a virtual server can be essential to a dynamic business setting: it gives you greater control of allocating your resources; it insures against the danger of your physical hardware running out steam; and it provides a safe environment in which to test out new software before it goes live. For the expanding business with…

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Is Your Business’s Internet Connection Foolproof?

Tens of thousands of BT customers were affected by the company’s recent broadband outage. On Tuesday 2 February, 2016, customers in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, among others, reported losing their internet connection. For some users this will have been an inconvenience, but for businesses this kind of incident can be critical. There has also been…

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Is Your Business Ready for Cloud Based Computing Solutions?

The New Year brings with it resolutions or at least a sense of wanting to change. Businesses are not immune to this. They may sometimes drive it – January and February are key months for health clubs and gyms – but they can also succumb to it. However, given that this momentum can often start…

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Questions to Find Out if You Should be Confident in Your Data Backups

Disaster recovery and business continuity are essential to any organisation or company. The ability to weather a storm and keep going in the face of network downtime or data disruption should be a key part of a business’s infrastructure. The days of a simple, single tape backup are long gone and older backup methods are…

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Do Software Downloads Pose a Cyber Threat for Your Business?

How confident are you that all your business software is fully licensed and legitimate? If you’re not, what are the implications for your business? Software is a business asset, and a valuable one at that. Think of software you might routinely use and then try and imagine coping without it. If you have software your…

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Digital Data Security at Risk from Cybercrime

Christmas and New Year are peak times for cybercrime. The worldwide transaction authenticator, ThreatMetrix, detected around 45 million attempted attacks against online retailers in the 90 days leading up to Black Friday. This figure will only increase as the countdown of shopping days to Christmas reaches its climax, swiftly followed by the launch of post-Christmas…

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Is Your IT Security at Risk from Public Wi-Fi?

Public wi-fi hotspots offer internet access for free. Except, of course, that you rarely, if ever, get something for nothing. So what is the cost of using public wi-fi? It may be counted in terms of data security. Many public wi-fi hotspots are open with no encryption security. Does this mean that your login, account…

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Can IT Services Offer Reassurance in Times of Business Uncertainty?

Uncertainty is tricky for businesses and bad for the economy. Businesses don’t like uncertainty because it makes planning difficult and it affects confidence, both internally and externally. Businesses want to feel confident in order to grow their markets and they need their customers to feel confident in turning to them, and retaining their services. Uncertainty…

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What are the Benefits of Outsourcing Your IT?

IT is the engine room of a business and consequently it’s not something you want to get wrong. It’s also a big responsibility. For many businesses having in-house IT brings with it a lot of additional commitments and responsibilities. So is the solution to start outsourcing your IT? What are the advantages in taking this…

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