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June 15th, 2020

Combating Remote Working Tech Issues

Initially working from home may seem like a luxury, however, once the novelty wears off reality sets in. With a dramatic increase in employees working from home and requiring internet connectivity, networks have been put under tremendous strain which in turn has led to slow connectivity and downloads. An added frustration for remote workers is dealing with the new technology installed on their laptops. Without the assistance of an IT department to keep remote employees working efficiently, productivity can grind to a halt.

February 28th, 2020

Bespoke Acoustic Solutions Case Study

Bespoke Acoustic Solutions (BAS) is a leading UK manufacturer of quality, high-performance, cost-effective Acoustic Louvres and Enclosures based in Worsley Manchester. They have worked on numerous projects, both large and small, through a direct appointment with the end client and in association with acoustic consultants. All BAS products are manufactured in Britain and goods are procured from local suppliers.

 

BAS have been clients of Biscuit IT and Yorkshire Telecommunications since 2017. The company had a requirement to replace their Essex based IT supplier and wished to upgrade outdated laptops. Having an IT supplier based 4 hours away proved complicated and felt that they were not getting the IT support when required.

February 20th, 2020

The risks to business in not upgrading technology

Microsoft estimates that SME’s that utilize outdated equipment lose up to seven days a calendar year due to technology outages and that 70 – 80% of malware could be avoided if your technology was up to date.

Many companies delay the replacement of hardware and software due to financial implications however, being on top of your game from a technology perspective is crucial to the efficiency of any business.  Technology capability in our modern world means that upgrades do not require huge capital outlay, as they can be acquired as an operational expense through the cloud.

Read about the key risks that will make you re-think an upgrade.

February 6th, 2020

5 REASONS WHY PENETRATION TESTING IS IMPERATIVE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Penetration Testing (or Pen Testing) is a method of evaluating the security of an information system by simulating an attack from a malicious source. In simple terms, it is an authorized test to establish how weak your organization’s cybersecurity is and what you can do to strengthen it. Sadly, not many companies are comfortable with the idea of reassessing their security budgets.

February 5th, 2020

Trends to watch in Cyber Security

Personal and corporate privacy continue eroding away as cyberattacks and data breaches become more common. In the first half of 2019 alone, more than 4.1 billion data records were exposed in known data breaches. The average cost of data breaches for affected companies is now nearly £3 million per business.

February 3rd, 2020

What is a Colocation Data Centre?

A colocation data centre, often referred to as a ‘colo,’ is any large datacenter facility that rents out rack space to third parties for their servers or other network equipment. This is a very popular service that is used by businesses that may not have the resources needed to maintain their own data centre, but still want to enjoy all the benefits.

January 29th, 2020

Six benefits of Cloud Computing for business

The rapid development of technology has provided companies with alternative solutions in running and developing their businesses. More frequently companies are starting to build their business model by relying on Cloud Computing. This technology is a relatively new business model applicable to all companies no matter of size. There are still businesses that are of the mindset that Cloud Computing is only used as a back-up system.

January 24th, 2020

Why backing up Microsoft Office 365 is essential.

Microsoft may host the infrastructure for Office 365, but this doesn’t supersede your responsibility to maintain a backup of your data. In fact, ownership of your data in the cloud — being able to set up, access, recover or move it — is your obligation, not Microsoft’s. It is so easy to order and start using Microsoft Office 365, it can be quite difficult for businesses to understand why backup of Microsoft office is essential or why a company would still need a 3rd party to assist with it.

January 20th, 2020

Find out about Adware and how to protect yourself

When we browse the Internet we can be victims of many types of threats. There are many varieties of malware that can compromise the proper functioning of our systems. Luckily we also have tools and methods to protect ourselves and prevent them from entering our devices. Now, if we talk about one of the most present threats and that has also increased in recent times, that is adware . Especially it is very present in Windows and therefore affects its users. Read more about tips to protect yourself from Adware.

January 18th, 2020

Why organizations are using IT managed services

Unless you have a massive budget and team for IT, your organization is probably looking towards managed IT service options and asking the pivotal question: Are managed IT services a commodity, or a value add?

 

While most organizations originally look to managed IT services for cost-cutting purposes, managed IT services offer a lot more than just decreased IT spend, and can help create a whole new value add to the technological side of your business.

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