Month: August 2019

Is your business ready for Windows end of life in 2020?

Some may have heard, some may not, but Windows 7 is coming to the end of its life in 2020, meaning that Microsoft will no longer update its security and there will be no support from them for this. Therefore, now is the time to upgrade this and it may be the time for your business to consider moving to the latest cloud platform or keep it on your business premises so that you are secure. If you continue to run Windows 7, this could be a significant threat to your business, particularly to cyber hackers who will use this advantage to obtain access to your precious data. These are the applications that will reach their end of life in read more...

Cloud Services: The benefits to your business

In an ever evolving, modern workplace, where people are working remotely and quicker than ever before, your business needs a solution that allows you to accommodate this. Cloud services offer the flexibility of what is essentially a virtual office, meaning your teams can connect to your office anytime, anywhere. What are the benefits though? Scalability: Cloud services provides you the option of being able to scale up your storage and operations as you grow, and the capacity to do this is exceedingly fast, meaning that it can respond quickly to your business needs. Rather than you having to purchase and install upgrades that are expensive, your cloud services provider can ensure that this all operates smoothly for you. This frees read more...

Why your business needs back-up and recovery

Back-up and recovery are words that are used so often in business as being an essential part of a company’s infrastructure. What does it really mean though and why does your business need it? Back-up is a system that creates and stores copies of your data in your business so that in the event that you experience data loss, you can restore your data back on to your systems in its original location to be used in its place. Your back-up should always be stored in a different location to that of your premises so that it is protected against any hardware or software failure that may occur. You think your systems are secure, so why would you need back-Up? read more...

Cyber security tips for small businesses

Many small businesses have the misconception that they are far too small to consider their cyber security policy and that malicious attacks from hackers only occur when you are a larger business. Its true to say that for a cyber-criminal it is of course far more profitable for them to target larger businesses, but it’s harder for them to infiltrate their systems. Targeting smaller businesses is far easier, as they do not pay enough attention to their security systems, so attacks on smaller businesses are increasing at a rapid rate. We look at the top tips that we could advise smaller businesses on implementing to ensure that they are secure. Implement a robust firewall: Solutions for cyber security are positioned read more...