IT and Technology News, Tips and Advice for Business. Check back for updates on the Latest News.

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

What is the Best Solution for Business Data Backup?

Backing-up has never been more important. Most businesses today are now reliant on their IT systems, and risk losing everything should their IT fail. But how can you be sure you’re making the right decisions about how and what to back up? Here’s a quick overview of key points to consider and options available. Key Things…

Read More

Advance Your Business with an IT Support Contract

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise – or so said US politician and inventor, Benjamin Franklin. Whilst we haven’t tested Franklin’s particular theory exhaustively, we do know that when it comes to business, there’s rather more to health, wealth and wisdom than a good night’s sleep. And…

Read More