Running a business can be a challenge, particularly if IT is central to your operations but you don’t have the technical know-how to implement change or resolve problems. High quality support not only anticipates and prevents technical issues, but ensures that your business is protected from cybercriminals, data is regularly backed up, and your IT is optimised to support growth.
Total system failures and lost files can be crippling for small businesses. Without the wealth of data that organisations acquire over months and years of trading, operations can grind to a halt, while the loss of sensitive information belonging to customers and employees can result in hefty fines imposed by regulators.
No matter how large or small your business, you need effective and dependable IT support. Effective IT support can help streamline your operations, reduce your costs and boost your profits. Unfortunately, from time to time IT problems do arise so, unless you have the time and technical know-how to resolve the issues yourself, an experienced IT partner can help to restore normal service, leaving you to focus on growing your business. If you’re planning to hire professional IT support for your business, what do you need to look for?
Have you ever considered what would happen if your customers’ payment information was stolen from your business computers? If a ransomware attack encrypted all your sales records? Or if every piece of data your business relies on was destroyed by a fire?
In the digital marketplace, every business relies upon data backups. For small companies, this is especially important, as an IT problem can mean escalating downtime with financially catastrophic results. Newer businesses are especially vulnerable to infrastructure failures, with 80% of UK start-ups failing within the first year. What do you need to do to keep your company safe? Read on and see.
All companies benefit from teamwork, and when it comes to IT, this can be crucial. Today’s small businesses are more reliant than ever before on the digital marketplace, but hiring an in-house expert is a prohibitive expense for most organisations. As a result, many smaller companies find their IT riddled with insecurities and inefficiencies. Experts offer a range of support options. Here’s what to expect.
Small businesses need to take extra care to ensure their data is safe, secure, and accessible. One of the most successful strategies is using an IT support service that offers offsite server backup solutions. These come in all shapes and sizes, so it helps to know what’s available. Here’s the latest in digital safety.
Is IT support really worth it? It’s a question that lots of companies were asking themselves back in 2019 when the world was a much simpler place. Today, as businesses are recognising that digital capabilities are about so much more than just productivity and efficiency, IT support has become a lifeline. But what should you be looking for? Here’s our quick insider’s guide.
Facebook has begun notifying any of those users whose data is known to have been harvested and shared with data mining firm Cambridge Analytica.
On Your News Feed
If you are one of the 87 million people whose data has been shared, 1 million of whom are in the UK, when you log into your Facebook account, you will see a detailed message beginning with the words “We understand the importance of keeping your data safe.”
It is now understood that the data of 2.2 billion Facebook users was actually shared by Facebook, and all of these users will be receiving a message entitled “Protecting Your Information”. This message will include a link which will allow them to see what apps they use, and what information they have shared with those apps. Users will also be given the option to stop sharing information with the apps or to stop any access to third-party apps altogether.
The latest energy report from Apple has stated that the company has hit a new milestone in green energy usage by making all of its 43 data centre sites across the world operate using 100% renewable energy.
Not Quite What It Seems
Although the effort is admirable, the claim that has led Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to stress that the company is committed to leaving the world better than it found it, is not as transparent as it appears.
It is not possible for all the data centres to be connected to a completely renewable energy supply at the moment, so what Apple actually means is that the data centres can be 100% ‘renewables powered’, thanks to the clean energy that Apple buys and puts back into the power grid that can be offset against its global power consumption.