5 Reason Having A Microsoft 365 Backup is Crucial

Approximately 187,000 UK businesses are taking advantage of Microsoft 365 to increase their performance, but do these companies truly have control of their 365 Data? It’s a common misconception that Microsoft takes full responsibility for this, in reality, Microsoft’s primary focus is on managing the office 365 infrastructure and as a standard only protects you against site or hardware failure. Backups are extremely important due to the number of risks your data will inevitably face. Keeping the idea that Microsoft backs up data on your behalf could have damaging repercussions if this responsibility is left unattended.

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Outgrown

6 Signs Your Business Has Outgrown its Current IT Provider

We’ve seen all too often growing businesses are held back by their IT provider. At the time they may have been the perfect fit, dealing with your issues as they arise and providing you with the services you required relative to the size and goals of your company. Nevertheless, as your business grows, and for many that can happen a lot quicker than they might think, simply reacting to issues as they come up paired with no long-term planning just isn’t enough. These successful businesses may find that their IT provider can’t keep up with their needs and as a result negative effects, both financial and operational, start to become all too common.

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Why it's Time to Upgrade Your Legacy CCTV

In the UK a burglary takes place every 106 seconds, despite this, metropolitan data has shown that a worryingly high 95% of burglaries go unsolved, meaning the majority of these criminals will get away with their actions.

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6 Cyber Security Threats to Expect in 2022

The pandemic brought a seemingly endless wave of challenges to almost all businesses. Most of these challenges were unique to each industry, but there was one unavoidable hurdle that all businesses no matter the industry had to overcome, Cyber Security. As lockdowns became stricter and working remotely became the standard businesses were forced to rapidly digitalise almost overnight, unfortunately doing this so suddenly left many businesses open to a number of cyber threats that still persist today.

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Why Bitwarden Could be a Security Game Changer

According to a study by IBM ‘95% of cyber security breaches are caused by human error’, this can be anything from clicking a phishing email to having a weak password. If any of these attacks are successful, your business could be met with significant consequences. These consequences include but are not limited to, business operations coming to a halt, reputational damage, and even financial loss; and with the average cost of a data breach being the highest its been in 17 years at £3.36 million, according to a study by ITPro, password hygiene should be a top priority in 2022. With this in mind, it’s clearly more important than ever to have a secure and streamlined way to manage your account data, and we believe we've found the tool to help you do so.

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The entrust IT Group are Attending This Years ISBA Conference!

Entrust IT Group is thrilled to be a part of the 150 professional advisers/companies attending this year’s ISBA (Independent Schools and Bursars Association) conference, we’re delighted to be going and are excited to speak with Head-Teachers and Bursars alike. As one of The ISBA’s ‘preferred suppliers’ we are keen to show our commitment and excellence to the Independent School sector, and what better way to do so than face to face.

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How to Start an IT project

8 Steps to Starting an IT Project

Technology continues to ingrain itself as an essential part of how businesses efficiently run their operations, and therefore the need to plan and execute IT projects is inevitable. Unfortunately throughout our 15 years of experience working with a variety of businesses, we’ve noticed that many have trouble knowing where to start; or, how to effectively plan for the expansion of their IT infrastructre in corralation to the growth, and success of their business long term. This is understandable, technology is so expansive and knowing where/how to start can be a daunting task; and with a study by BCG finding that 70% of all IT projects fail, it seems without the right project plan in place things can quickly fall apart.

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Remote Work Meeting

Stories From the Pandemic... What Have we Learned?

As businesses across the country closed their doors in March 2020, it quickly became clear no Government, business, or individual was truly prepared for the disruption Covid would cause. Businesses and individuals found themselves facing a frightening and confusing time, having to pivot and adjust to the continually changing landscape Covid brought. Whilst Covid was the killer of many businesses, for some, this economic pause allowed for time to reflect on business goals, and many found ways to take advantage of these unique needs brought on by the pandemic.

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5 Challenges Independent Schools Have Told us They're Facing

Many Independent schools started the new year with a spirit of optimism. It seems the pandemics' constantly changing economic effects are drawing to an end and some schools have found they are seeing higher demand than ever, with a lot of new interest from affluent “first-time buyers”. With this said, it’s too early to say that independent schools are ‘in the clear'. As one of our primary sectors, we’ve had the chance to partner with multiple independent schools, working with them to, consult, plan, and execute overhauls to their IT infrastructure. Doing so has given us the opportunity to learn first-hand what challenges independent schools are facing.

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Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop... Why it's Time to Upgrade

Despite support for windows 7 ending in January 2020, over 100 million computers still run this increasingly outdated operating system. In addition to not having access to the full Microsoft Office roster, those that still use outdated versions of Windows are currently at risk of bugs, faults, and cyber-attacks! Fortunately, Microsoft now offer Windows Virtual Desktop, an exciting IT environment designed to solve common business problems, especially useful for businesses reliant on legacy apps.

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