The top 10 benefits of outsourcing IT support in 2021.

These days, business is reliant on IT like never before. Whether you’re a legal firm, manufacturing company, architect or hair salon, you will rely on technology in some way – and if you didn’t before the pandemic, you almost certainly will now. Indeed, throughout 2020, many companies have been forced implement a great deal of change when it comes to their technology, including continually adapting to the effect the pandemic has had on their use of technology, and therefore, how they support it.

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6 tips for preventing WFH burnout

Millions of individuals across the United Kingdom have transitioned back to working from home amid the most recent lockdown. The sudden new reality has blurred the boundaries between our personal and professional lives as a result, leaving many staff struggling to define healthy boundaries. Indeed, getting the balance right between work and personal life has never seemed harder.

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Disaster Recovery vs Backup: What is the difference?

Picture the scene: a staff member receives an email that appears to be legitimate. They click on an attachment in the email and within minutes their computer is encrypted. Because their computer is connected to your office network, before long all of your computers are encrypted. You have been the victim of a ransomware attack, something that happens on a daily basis for businesses up and down the country. To ensure this scenario does not play out in your business, you need a robust security solution. Disaster recovery and backups are two key components for this. However, both terms are often misused or misunderstood in the business world. Many either mistake backup for disaster recovery, or believe that they can have one without the other and remain protected should the unexpected occur.

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A round up of our top blogs from 2020.

Can you believe its nearly 2021? What a year it has been! I’m sure we can all agree it has been one like no other. Throughout this time, we still been able to cover a host of topics in the entrust IT Group blog – from cyber security insights to tips for working remotely amid the pandemic and much more.

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2021 Digital Transformation Trends... What do you need to get ready for?

Digital transformation is the integration of technology into all areas of a business, changing for the better how you operate and deliver value to customers. And in 2020, it  skyrocketed. According to experts, more digital transformation happened in the last nine months alone than in the last decade. In fact, in many ways, Covid-19 acted as a catalyst to these trends that were expected to develop over the next 10 years.

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Microsoft v Google: Which is best for your independent school?

They are two of the biggest names in the business. Microsoft and Google have been the cornerstone of business software for decades, and in recent years they have turned their attention to the classroom. With education becoming increasingly reliant on the digital world, particularly as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts schooling. If they haven’t already, independent schools across the country are turning to online e-learning tools to maintain their high teaching standards despite the disturbances of Covid-19. That leaves them with an important question, one that crosses the minds of every school looking to expand their teaching online: Microsoft or Google?

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The worst passwords of 2020 revealed: What can we learn?

Those that follow this blog will be familiar with our annual review of the worst (and sometimes funniest) passwords of the year. We have spoken at length about just how insecure passwords really are, and the examples we touch on at this time every year truly show that passwords remain a significant point of weakness for company security. Unfortunately, data from 2020 shows that there has been little improvement in our passwords.

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Team Collaboration in a Remote World: 7 Top Tips

Strong team collaboration is the key to any successful business. Organisations effective in this area not only differentiate themselves from the competition, but also have more dedicated employees who are motivated to create their best work, thereby improving the performance of the entire enterprise. According to one study, collaborative teams are 5 times higher performing because they feel motivated towards a common goal.

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The unexpected challenges of adopting technology in your law firm.

For law firms, the ground is shifting beneath their feet. PwC describes the industry as facing ‘significant challenges’ that have grown over the last few years. Think of the UK’s departure from the EU, the spotlight on race issues and diversity, and of course the Coronavirus pandemic.

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10 Unnerving Facts About Cybercrime During The Covid-19 Pandemic

2020 has had no shortage of difficult headlines. The pandemic has touched our lives in unprecedented ways. It has put health at risk, business at risk, social lives on hold. The pandemic has also emboldened cyber criminals. Many are using the Covid-19 crisis to profit from malware and social engineering attacks.

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