Most organisations have procedures for acquiring and setting up IT systems. Sometimes, though, people running departments think it's easier to get forgiveness than to get permission. They need a machine now, and their view of the regular channels resembles Dilbert's "Mordac, preventer of information services." The result is what's called "Shadow IT."Read More
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The advantages to employees of implementing remote working are obvious, even if you’re an employer who isn’t sure it’s the right thing for your organisation.
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Data is an extremely valuable resource that could be very costly in terms of time and money to recreate if it is lost. For some types of data such as treasured photographs or critical financial and scientific data, it often is not possible to re-create this data in a satisfactory manner. Therefore, the importance of backing up data can not be understated as performing regular data backup ensures the availability of important data whenever you need it.'Read More
Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most powerful business application platforms on the market - we delve into one of its most powerful applications: Skype for Business
Last week, at Microsoft’s Ignite Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Microsoft announced updates across Office 365 to help drive digital transformation within businesses. New intelligent cloud services were showcased that help make employees more productive and businesses more secure.
Below are 13 new reasons to get excited about Office 365 and its rich array of features:Read More
Magnetic tape used to be a favourite medium for data backup. It's still a good choice in a few situations, but for the most part it's fallen out of favour. Organisations using it should think carefully about whether it's the right choice, and they should at least supplement it with another medium.
The lifeblood of every company is their data. Whether the data is credit card information from their clients or personal information about their employees, companies must have solid plans in place to protect the information they handle on a daily basis. These plans must ensure a company can effectively conduct their business activities on a daily basis in order to assure their customers they intend to stand behind their good reputation.
The first step in securing your company data against internal threats starts with the hiring process you follow to in order to employ honest people. Make sure your HR staff understands your commitment to verification processes. Instruct them to follow through on background checks without exception. Even if one of your current employees "knows someone" and vouches for their reputation, the only way to truly know what is in someone's background is by performing checks to verify their information. Either you or your HR staff should ask for references from potential employees and check them. In addition, verify their previous employment dates and their educational background.Read More
Cloud software is undoubtedly the future (and, to be honest, the present) when it comes to how organisations of all sizes create and manage their documents, and for most the choice comes down to a straight fight between Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs.Read More
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Ransomware is rapidly evolving into an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise for individual hackers and cybercriminal gangs. These criminal elements focus on businesses and markets that are either rich and/or possess information that would be extremely valuable to the overall health of a company -- information that a company would pay almost any price to preserve. In the case of recruitment companies, a list of talented and desirable prospective employees along with important point-of-contact (POC) information is the lifeblood of these organizations. Losing access to this information would be extremely painful to these companies so many elect to pay this ransom to regain the ability to run their businesses.Read More
An IT disaster recovery plan is like creating an insurance plan for your data. It is a critical business need and requires top priority. A recent BBC News article exposed that "Two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the past year". Most cyber attacks involve spyware, malware or viruses and some can cost the affected companies millions of pounds as they work to recover.Read More