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Failing To Plan Is Planning To Fail; Why You Need To Get Your Business Continuity Plan In Place

June 23rd, 2016|Business Continuity, Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Companies today face an unprecedented number of exposures. The frequency and severity of cyber-attacks presents an ever growing threat, and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses susceptible to a variety of existing and emerging risks. Managing these risks by developing a business continuity strategy is [...]

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Cyber Security – A Boardroom Blindspot

June 14th, 2016|Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Is cyber security on the agenda in your boardroom? In the most recent Cyber Governance Health Check it was found that 33% of boards have ‘clearly set and understood their appetite for cyber risk’, up 18% from 2014. However, on average only 54% of boardrooms ‘hear about cyber security twice a year’ – or when [...]

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Get Your Teams Working Together – Announcing Microsoft Planner

June 9th, 2016|Productivity, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Productivity apps are all the rage at the moment, although – as we said in our previous blog – should not be considered a 'magic bullet' to organising your schedule or curing procrastination. Microsoft, who have produced arguably the most well-known and utilised productivity app of all time - Microsoft Outlook - are getting in [...]

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Productivity Apps – Are They REALLY That Productive?

May 19th, 2016|Company News, Productivity, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

I have just been to an excellent seminar on productivity – or, more specifically, how to avoid productivity 'traps'. This subject is close to my heart because our clients are investing in new technology specifically to improve their productivity. Therefore, we are constantly updating our knowledge and analysing what we have learned so that we can [...]

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Security and Social Engineering

May 12th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

A study by a security firm, Proofpoint, identified that social engineering was the top cyber attack technique in 2015. Instead of focusing on automated attacks as in previous years, attackers are getting you, or your employees, to do their dirty work. If you think your staff and senior management team are that not that gullible, [...]

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Who Or What Is The Biggest IT Security Risk In Your Business?

April 18th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

It is incredibly frustrating for all businesses that to just to operate on a day-to-day basis, we need to invest so heavily in cyber security protection. I feel your pain as the MD of an IT services company we too need to constantly militate against security risks that might impact on our business operation and, [...]

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“Locky” Virus Spreading At An Alarming Rate – UK Businesses Must Take Action Now

April 18th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

We’ve all heard of hospitals being hit by highly contagious viruses such as the norovirus, but what about the ‘Locky’ virus that is spreading at an alarming rate in the US? This new variation of the Cryptolocker ransomware is effecting a staggering 60,000 users per day, the majority in the US and Germany, but UK [...]

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What You Need To Know About New EU Data Protection Laws

April 7th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Whether or not the UK stays or leaves the European Union, new data protection laws will still apply to your business if you deal with others in the EU. This year the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) is due to come into force, followed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Only [...]

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