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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... 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 In addition to not having access to the full Microsoft Office roster, those that still use outdated versions of Windows are currently at risk of bugs, faults, and cyber-attacks!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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Worst Passwords 2021

The Worst Passwords of 2021... How Can You Stay Secure?

Another year, another annual password review. Those that follow our blog know, this is something we enjoy (and cringe) at doing each year. Every year we speak in detail about how unreliable passwords truly are, throughout we highlight the worst passwords, whilst reinforcing the fact that passwords remain an increasingly significant point of weakness for personal and business security. With a significant increase in remote workers and the topic of cyber security becoming more prevalent, has 2021 been the year everyone turned their poor password habit’s around? Unfortunately not, Nord VPN has put together the 200 most used passwords and it seems password hygiene is only getting worse.

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6 Tips for Avoiding Burnout in a Pandemic

It’s been a little under 2 years since covid first disrupted our lives. Most of us were required to transition to an entirely new way of working overnight. Two years on, remote work has now ingrained itself in our lives. Despite our experience working through a pandemic, many of us still find that working remotely can blur the boundaries between our personal and professional lives and as a result, struggle to set healthy boundaries.

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Talent Sure Recruitment

Talent Sure Recruitment choose the entrust IT Group!

The entrust IT Group are thrilled to announce that Talent Sure Recruitment, a specialist recruitment company based on the South Coast of England, have chosen us as their new IT support partner.

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The Microsoft 365 Secret Catching People Out

Since its creation in 2011, Microsoft 365 has become the go-to productivity suite amassing over 250 million average monthly users in 2021. Microsoft 365 became critical for many companies as they navigated through the pandemic. During a time when people have never felt more separated, Microsoft 365 brought them together and gave people the tools to collaborate, communicate and feel connected once again, even when miles apart. Post pandemic, more businesses than ever are looking to join the millions by also adopting Microsoft 365, and for good reason.

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6 Ways to Avoid Getting Caught Out by Phishing

Cyber-criminals use email and text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. These cyber-criminals are looking to steal your passwords, account numbers and other important data. Obtaining this information means criminals could gain access to banks, emails, or other accounts in turn causing a data breach, and with a study by IBM finding the average recovery cost of a data breach to be approximately £3.1 million, allowing this to happen would be catastrophic.

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Why You Need VoIP Before its too Late!

It’s now almost 1000 days until the UK faces one of the most monumental changes to its nationwide networking in the last 30 years; on December 2025, BT will be turning off their PSTN and ISDN networks requiring all customers to migrate to a single IP network, such as VoIP.

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ISBA lists entrust IT Group as a preferred supplier!

The Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA) has listed the entrust IT Group as a preferred supplier of IT services.

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