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Your Guide to Email Encryption

Email plays a vital part in how you do business, from communicating with new and existing customers through email marketing to providing the highest standard of customer care. Whatever you use email for within your business, just one corporate email account can provide invaluable information about your company and its customers. Information which in the wrong hands could do considerable damage to your business and its reputation. At first glance the content of business emails may not look particularly prized. But with most businesses using email to share photographs, contracts, invoices, tax forms and reset passwords, your email can provide…

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Office 365: Best Practice Tips for Better Business

With some 1.2 billion users relying on Microsoft on a daily basis, it’s easy to say that Office 365 is one of the most popular subscription services on the planet. As well as many individuals utilising Office 365 at home, the service is increasingly used throughout the business world with Outlook Mail, Calendar, People and Tasks providing essential support for companies of all sizes and niches. The latest statistics show that there are 60 million Office 365 commercial customers, and adoption rates are on the rise. For the commercial clients we assist with our premium IT support service finding the…

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The Future of Your Business IT Systems

These days an IT infrastructure has to deliver on several fronts to be deemed successful. Whatever market you reside in and whichever product or service you make possible, your business IT is likely to have already been tasked with supporting various complex tasks. Unfortunately, the close of 2018, start of 2019 and beyond is likely to require more to ensure the demands placed on digital businesses are met. Whilst we don’t have a crystal ball to predict exactly what the future holds for your IT systems, understanding the emerging technology trends that are impacting both IT infrastructure and operations will…

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Writing a Cyber Security Policy for Your Business

With almost half of all UK businesses suffering a cyber-attack or security breach in 2017, cyber security should be on every company’s agenda. The online world is after all a wonderful place to do business, unlocking numerous opportunities across all niches. But for every reward that comes with trading online, there’s a risk. Fraudsters and cybercriminals don’t make living a carefree corporate life online easy, which means many organisations are taking matters into their own hands to protect themselves from cyber-attack. Every company, regardless of its size or the industry that it serves, needs a cyber security policy. The security…

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5 Signs That Say It’s Time to Change Your IT Support Provider

Outsourcing to an experienced IT support provider is a particularly popular choice for businesses across the country. The use of outsourced IT support services is on the up as businesses look to reduce staff costs, tackle skills shortages, avoid recruitment issues, increase productivity, and apply the latest and greatest technology in-house. Unfortunately, not all IT support services were created equal. We’ve heard many horror stories relating to the use of other outsourced IT support services, a widespread issue that sees us regularly helping countless commercial clients switch to an IT service they can trust. Knowing the warning signs that say…

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Public Wi-Fi – A Complete No-Go for Remote Workers?

Great advancements have been made on the IT security scene yet public networks remain tricky places to tread, especially for those looking to use them for business purposes. For remote workers in particular, public Wi-Fi access unlocks many opportunities for working on the go. Thanks to the use of public networks workers can escape the confines of their home offices to complete work in the local community, perhaps at a favourite coffee shop or in the lobby of a plush hotel. Unfortunately, the public Wi-Fi networks that we’ve come to accept as the norm aren’t as safe and secure as…

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The Top Concerns Businesses Have When Outsourcing – Solved!

There are numerous benefits that go hand-in-hand with outsourcing your IT support to a professional, time served and tailor-made service like ourselves. In addition to helping you better control the fixed and variable costs associated with the management of IT equipment and the wider infrastructure, outsourcing provides a more cost effective option when compared with recruiting the same talent and experience in-house. It’s not just the hiring and training of IT staff that can be expensive, gaining the system efficiency you need is also more of a challenge with the guarantees provided by outsourced IT support providers delivering greater assurances…

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Data Only or Full System Backup? The Pros & Cons

Cybercrime is more of an issue than ever, affecting businesses of all shapes and sizes to cause untold damage to their financial statuses and reputations. Many companies have in fact closed their doors for good due to the damage caused by a cyber-attack or data breach, and whilst there are many steps you can take to protect your IT systems, sometimes the simplest solution is the most effective. Backing up is still an important part of safeguarding the data and networks your company holds dear. With data loss a primary and major consequence for those suffering a cyber-attack or security…

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I’m Stuck in a Contract, Can I Change My IT Support?

As a business owner, your company’s IT system is likely to be a vital part of your wider infrastructure. It’s not just investing in the best IT hardware and software that’s important when bolstering the business-focussed technology that helps you deliver the highest quality service to your own customers. The support and guidance you call upon to fine-tune your IT operations is also essential, a fact that means one debate always tends to rage on. The benefits of outsourcing your IT support and hiring professionals in-house are always carefully analysed by business owners. With enhanced control over IT costs, reduced…

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Top Tips for Writing Your First IT Security Plan

Preparation is certainly the key to safeguarding your company against all the nasty characters and consequences of the cybercrime world. Yet creating an IT security plan and conducting regular audits of these detailed security measures is still not a priority for many businesses. According to an article by Small Business, 45% of small firms don’t have a cyber security plan in place for their company, a worrying statistic that will certainly be relished by cybercriminals out there. Further research revealed that just 14% of small businesses had formal cyber security incident management processes during 2017 leaving the remainder particularly vulnerable…

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It's easy to switch..

We had some concerns when faced with the requirement to move our IT service contract away from our existing provider. Our concerns were unjustified. The process was entirely stress free and caused no additional workload for our team. Syntec project managed the transition, providing an efficient migration without any impact to service or our existing procedures.
Stuart CastleTechnical Consumer Products Ltd
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