• Is Your IT Guy Holding You Prisoner?

    Author: Harvey Morton
    15th December 2020 8 Minute Read

    Here’s a question you’ve probably never thought about: If your IT guy went away, would you know where all the passwords, data, software licenses, and disks, key codes, and other important information were stored? Do you know how to log into your server? Do you know the passwords to all your employee’s workstations? Do you know where your offsite data is stored and how to access it? Is your network documented so that another IT person could come in and pick up where they left off? If not, your IT guy is holding you, prisoner.

  • Password Security and The Road Ahead
  • Password Security and The Road Ahead

    Author: Harvey Morton
    1st December 2020 15 Minute Read

    The fact that websites continue to be hacked and passwords are frequently stolen (and that a computer recently set a record by guessing 100 billion passwords per second) calls in to question how passwords can still be used safely and what lies ahead for them. This article looks at password security now and the progress being made towards a ‘passwordless’ future.

  • Data Breaches : The Fallout
  • Data Breaches : The Fallout

    Author: Harvey Morton
    1st December 2020 12 Minute Read

    In this article, we look not just at data breaches but also at the impact of data breaches on business and organisations.

    Data Breaches

    A personal data breach, as defined by the UK’s data watchdog and regulator, The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data.” This definition highlights, therefore, that a breach could be accidental or deliberate, and could be more than just about losing personal data.  For example, data breaches could occur through third-party access, accidentally sending data to the wrong recipient, devices being lost or stolen, altering data without permission or losing the availability of personal data.

  • The Difference Between Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage
  • The Difference Between Cloud Backup and Cloud Storage

    Author: Harvey Morton
    30th November 2020 10 Minute Read

    This article looks at the difference between cloud backup and cloud storage and how each contributes to daily business life; business continuity and disaster recovery.

  • Making This One Mistake With Your Computer Network Could Put You Out Of Business

    Author: Graham Jones
    4th November 2020 5 Minute Read

    How do you handle network issues? If you’re like most small businesses, you wait until something breaks or goes wrong before getting an IT services company on the phone. At a glance, it makes sense. Why pay to fix something if it isn’t broken?

  • CAF funding opportunity for charities

    Author: Graham Jones
    23rd October 2020 2 Minute Read

    CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) has launched a new £20m grant fund.  Both registered and unregistered small and mid-sized charitable organisations, including community interest companies and community education organisations can apply, and the grants are flexible, meaning organisations can spend them on core costs such as rent and utilities.