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What is the Best Way to Backup?

What is the Best Way to Backup? “That will never happen to me.” We get through our lives telling ourselves the worst won’t happen to us. It’s the same with business: “We won’t need this data backup.” Yet, whatever your industry, secure, reliable backup ensures business as usual. So, what’s the best way to backup? Here’s help. Why You Need to Backup Business disruptions of any kind can be costly. The disaster might take one of several shapes: Natural…

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OK Google, How Safe Are You Really?

OK Google, How Safe Are You Really? Are you prompting Siri, Google, or Alexa? When you talk a home assistant, you join a growing number of smart homes. Smart home assistants search online, start phone calls, order groceries, play music, turn lights on. All with a single spoken command. Research into how people use Google or Alexa demonstrates the core features. Listening to music ranked first. Checking weather and asking for general information rounded out the top three. Setting…

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Remote IT Will Create Tech That Works for You

Remote IT Will Create Tech That Works for You There are few things as frustrating as IT issues getting in the way of your work. Even the simplest of problems can break your flow, ruin your productivity, and waste your time. IT should be working to boost your day instead of slowing you down. Tripping up on a computer glitch can happen at any moment. Working to fix one can take hours. You might try a few steps that…

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Is There A Safe Way to Use The Cloud?

Is There A Safe Way to Use The Cloud? Cloud technology has grown to new heights in recent years. Ten years ago ‘the cloud’ was jargon almost nobody was aware of, today it is a phrase used almost daily in offices worldwide. More and more businesses today are taking advantage of the huge benefits cloud services have to offer. The sudden and widespread adoption of this new technology has raised questions too. Some want to fully understand what the…

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Has Your Email Been Hijacked?

Has Your Email Been Hijacked? A common complaint by many users in recent months has been spam emails appearing to come from their own accounts. Despite not knowing why, reports of friends, family, and contacts receiving spam email that appears to come from them has worried many people. Some have had their accounts suspended or shut down by their service providers as a result. For many, this experience can be highly disruptive. It’s a problem that can cause many…

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Repairing Your Computer Quicker for Less

Repairing Your Computer Quicker for Less Have you started to notice your computer’s niggles, flaws, and problems growing more severe and more frequent over recent months? These issues can irritate you daily, stop you from doing critical tasks, and even put your data in danger. It may be time to book in your computer for a brief service check or repair to get back on track. When booking your PC in for a service, you can help your technician…

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Don’t Fall Victim to Webcam Blackmail

Don’t Fall Victim to Webcam Blackmail Many users have reported recent scam messages from individuals claiming to have intercepted their username and password. These messages often state they have been watching your screen activity and webcam while you have been unaware. Typically, attackers threaten to broadcast footage to your contacts, colleagues, or social media channels. Demanding payment in Bitcoin, malicious hackers blackmail their victims to keep confidential information private. Where Have the Attacks Come From? In many cases where…

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Is Your Physical Security as Good As Your Cybersecurity?

Is Your Physical Security as Good As Your Cybersecurity? Headlines are often made by firms that have been hacked by “elite” cybercriminals. These events sound high tech, sophisticated, and interesting. The truth is almost always an amateur attacker chancing their luck with an unpatched security hole or bad password. Physical break-ins affect businesses far more commonly and cause much more damage, but get talked about far less. Similar to technology hacks, most physical security threats come from criminals that…

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Professional Businesses Deserve Professional Setup

Professional Businesses Deserve Professional Setup Watching a business grow is as satisfying as it is rewarding. Whether opening a new office, starting a new department, or bringing in a new employee; it’s a positive step in the right direction. Upward growth often requires new office tech and IT changes to bring new staff fully online. At a minimum, a new computer will be needed for employees to get started quickly and hit the ground running. New staff or an…

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SSD: Make Your Old Computer Your New Computer

SSD: Make Your Old Computer Your New Computer The solid-state drive (SSD) has swiftly become the go-to upgrade to breathe new life into an ageing computer, and for good reason too. An SSD swiftly brings an old laptop or desktop up to date with modern machines in just a single step. The price of solid-state memory has fallen dramatically in recent years. As costs have dropped, the popularity of the technology has increased exponentially. At one time an SSD…

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