The Dark Web and How it Can Affect Your Business

Every Internet user should already know that the internet has many people looking to exploit the Web for ill intent. These people congregate on the Dark Web and small businesses need to understand what it is and what the risks are. Continue reading

O365 – Why you need to implement 2FA

Unknown threats

Why just passwords are not good enough?

As you know, Microsoft regularly release new options and new security features as part of their Office 365 platform.

As part of their focus on security, they highly recommend that all users implement 2FA or MFA on all their O365 accounts. Continue reading

Why You Need Professional Virus Removal

Do Macs Get Viruses?

“Your computer has a virus.” Such a dreaded phrase!! With a “human” virus we can feel awful and miss work but when a virus hits our computers, we can lose valuable information and be vulnerable to attack. Continue reading

6 Areas to Check Out to Reduce Your IT Costs

Renewal of services

Businesses are always looking at ways to reduce costs and looking at the IT budget line can cause headaches. So much money is spent in one area, and there is so little you can do about it! But is that really true? Your IT expenses may not be as fixed as you may think. Here are some target areas where you might reduce costs. Continue reading

How to Destroy Your Digital Data

Secure data destructionWhen we accidentally delete something, it feels like the end of the world. If a client file or your latest proposal is deleted, you may have to start again. Yet deleting files may not as permanent as many think. When it comes to destroying data properly, you will need to take a more thorough approach. Continue reading

Getting Rid of Single Points of Failure When “Failure is not an Option”

Single Points of FailureYou might think that your business is going to be fine if a single device goes down. After all, there are other devices your staff can use and your entire systems are not going to fall like dominoes. Or will it? Get rid of single points of failure to make sure that one vulnerability does not take down your entire network. Continue reading

What to Do When You Get a Renewal Notice

Renewal time

Your business will rely on a number of service providers. You are likely using third parties for services such as Internet access,  domain names, website hosting, software licenses, just to name just a few. So, when a renewal notice arrives, you might just  pay it and then file it away for future reference. Here is what you should be doing instead. Continue reading

How Backup Software Can Save Your Business?

There’s a saying you may have heard before: “Two is one and one is none”. This simple phrase emphasises the importance of having a backup plan. Things can get lost or even break in the field. It’s why skydivers always have more than one more parachute on any given jump. If the main parachute malfunctions for any reason, they can disconnect it and deploy the reserve parachute to safety.

It’s an extreme example but it illustrates an important point that’s also applicable in business – You need to have redundancy. No business owner likes to think of the possibility of losing their valuable data. The reality though is that the future is never absolutely certain. Anything can happen.

Here we’ll look at how utilising backup software can save your business. Continue reading

The ”You Have Been Watching Porn” Email Scam

webcam scam

A number of our clients have received an email claiming that they have been hacked and that the hackers have video taped them watching porn. To stop the hacker distributing the so called video to all their friends, they demand a ransom payment. Continue reading