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The Importance of Managed IT Support for Businesses

In 1974 Philippe Petit walked between the twin towers in New York on a high wire. He was 1,350 feet above ground, with no safety net. In business we have to take risks, and sometimes it can be a bit of a daredevil balancing act. But crucially, there is a safety net available. IT support…

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Overcome Business Uncertainty with Business IT Support Services

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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How to Fix Slow IT Systems in Your Business

What are the implications for your business if everything is running slow? Performance is everything. It’s what sets you apart from your competition and it’s what can give you that edge that draws customers in and makes them come back to you time and time again. So if your IT systems aren’t working as efficiently…

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Why do Businesses Need IT support?

Do you ever stop to think about how society has transformed in the last century? Just think what a person who is 100 years-old would have witnessed: from debut of frozen food in 1924 and helicopters in 1939 to seeing history being made when man landed on the moon in 1969, the world has definitely…

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What is Encryption and Does My Business Need it?

Encryption turns data (often called plaintext) into a cypher (ciphertext). It’s used to keep digital data confidential, whether stored on a computer device (including a smartphone or flash drive) or being transmitted across the internet or other networks. It can also give three other key security benefits: Authentication – you can verify the origin of…

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Small Business Digital Security at Risk from Cyber Crime

Think no-one would be interested in attacking your business’s IT systems? Think again. According to the BIS 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey, 74% of small businesses suffered a security breach in the year 2014-2015. On top of this, the survey also found that the average cost of a breach to an individual small business ranged…

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Remote Monitoring to Protect Your IT Systems

Millions of hours are lost every year through IT downtime, where employees’ normal output can be reduced by over a third. Furthermore, if your business charges by the hour then any system downtime is immediately going to eat into your income. Along with the issue of combating downtime is another big one: trust. The whole…

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Why is My Computer Slow with IT Speed Problems?

Slow running computers frustrate users and cut productivity. But behind every complaint about a slow computer, there’s a specific root cause. Find that root cause, and you can generally solve the problem. Here’s a list of the main problems we find when asked to investigate slow systems, together with problem-solving tips to help you speed…

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9 Types of Passwords Putting Your Digital Data Security at Risk

Hands up if you love passwords. No? But if you want to keep your business safe, passwords matter. The problem is that it’s hard to remember even just one or two, let alone dozens or more. It’s no surprise therefore that when choosing passwords people tend to pick a sequence of characters that’s easy to…

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How to Prepare an IT Budget for Your Business

Budgeting can be tricky, and IT budgeting particularly so. Where some items, such as monthly support costs, are easy to estimate, others are rather harder – particularly if you don’t feel confident in your own IT knowledge. But with essential IT expenditure often representing a substantial spend, it’s vital to have a realistic idea of…

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