If it says ‘changeme’, please take the hint. The importance of strong passwords should be obvious, yet when it comes to IT hardware an alarming number of people never bother to set a password at all. Instead, they stick with the default password and happily go about using their equipment – completely oblivious to the […]
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Is your business using the right computing equipment? When considering IT budgets and workstation setups, it’s perhaps understandable that computer peripherals might not stir up much passionate debate. If a brand new laptop, desktop PC or smartphone are blockbuster purchases, peripherals are all too easily viewed as the bargain basement purchase from the local supermarket. […]
Reduce your chances of being hacked, with this simple advice According to the government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, more than 40% of businesses in the UK have experienced a cyber breach, and more than 70% say cyber security is a high priority for them. Yet less than a third of them have any kind […]
Mobile devices are light and easy to use, but can they really be used for serious work? Using a tablet for business can seem attractive for a number of reasons. Like laptops, they enable remote working and hot desking, allowing workers to stay in touch with the office when they’re out and about. They’re much […]
Over the past few years, newspapers have regularly run stories on the impact of too much screen time for children. It’s an issue that parents all over the country are all too familiar with, coming up with policies on how to manage how long their little darlings should spend in front on the television, tablet […]
Online storage is handy, but it’s not without risks. The ability to store copies of important data online is something that many individuals and businesses find invaluable. Millions of users sign up to services like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive, and there’s a huge market for enterprise-grade solutions like Veeam and Unitrends. It’s quick, convenient […]
Are you doing enough to protect yourself? Many businesses are failing when it comes to cyber security, including basic practices like updating software and using strong passwords. So says a new report by security firm Positive Technologies. In gathering the results of security assessments, including penetration testing, Positive Technologies saw some alarming patterns in security […]
A well-planned blog can be good for your business and your customers. Blogging is just one of many marketing tactics available to SMEs looking to promote their business. Easy to get started and inexpensive, a business blog can prove a powerful tool within any online marketing strategy, provided it’s done correctly. As with social media […]
Recovered files can be a goldmine for criminals and competitors. How do you completely delete data from hard disks and solid-state drives? Do you simply hit Delete and then empty your computer’s recycle bin? Or do you take things a step further and format your drive? Either way, the information you’re trying to get rid […]
Give your business a marketing boost with Google’s free advice service. Digital marketing is a vital component of any modern business strategy. Traditional marketing channels still have a huge role to play, of course, but digital marketing has allowed businesses to interact with potential customers in real-time. Highly affordable, measurable and targeted marketing activities can […]
Making the most of IT means understanding its limitations as much as its powers. In an increasingly digital age, the role of technology in business is clear. It’s revolutionised everything from communication and record keeping to security, service delivery and customer support. But no technology is perfect. Things can and do go wrong. That might […]
Which packages are best for staying connected while on the move? Today’s mobile broadband solutions are designed to keep employees connected at high speeds without any drop-off in connectivity, allowing for flexible working patterns and more reliable communications. Providers offer various solutions at varying costs to suit a range of data demands – so much […]