How to conduct an IT audit in-house [+Free Template]

The word ‘audit’ is often enough to strike fear into even the most resolute business owners. What issues will an audit raise? Will I have to fix them right away? What if it is bad news?

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How does Cloud CCTV Recording work?

In a previous blog, we discussed Cloud CCTV and how it works for businesses. We discussed how Cloud CCTV differs from “traditional” CCTV, how it works for the end user, and how you can take advantage of this service. In this blog, we will go slightly further, describing exactly how the recording function of Cloud CCTV works in a technical sense. This blog will help you to understand where your CCTV recordings go, what effect that has on your internet bandwidth, and what the differences are between our two packages: VideoIT Essentials and VideoIT Advanced.

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Microsoft Teams: Keeping you working through the coronavirus pandemic

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) has grown into a global pandemic, impacting millions across the world. As a result, organisations are being advised to adopt home working strategies to help prevent the spread of the disease. Although some businesses find remote working a challenge, how can you keep doing business remotely?

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Why you need proactive NOT reactive IT support

Today’s fast-paced businesses rely on technology in order to function. If computers or hardware fail, not only will customers and employees get frustrated, but their bottom line will suffer. The need for reliable IT systems has never been more prevalent.

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6 tips for making your meetings more effective

Whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur, meetings will be a necessary way to help bring people together to discuss ideas, solve problems, review progress and drive outcomes. Unfortunately, meetings have been deemed one of the most major time wasters in the workplace today. In fact, when The Muse conducted a survey on unproductive meetings, they found executives view more than 67% of meetings as failures.

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Get more from your internet investment today...

Many businesses today offer Internet to their employees, clients and visitors. With the fast-growing use of the Internet, poor connectivity can prove to not only be irritating but damaging to a business. Perception is everything, and one of the most common ways a consumer will judge your business is on your internet connection. Ultimately, in the online business world, you need high-quality internet connections in order to function and grow.

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How you can stop cyber criminals impersonating you.

Email is the primary tool used in business, from internal communication to customers, making it an effective place for cyber criminals to target their victims. According to Avanan’s phishing statistics, 1 in every 99 emails is a phishing attack. This amounts to 4.8 emails per employee in a five-day work week!

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Windows 10 for all your staff with WVD!

Since its release in 2009, Windows 7 has proved to be an incredibly popular operating system. Much like Windows XP, Windows 7 has been the default choice for consumers and businesses alike for many years. Users praised its simplicity, the range of software that worked for it, and its speed. Even today, a decade after its release and with three major releases of Windows being released after it, a study from Kaspersky lab reports that 38% of consumers and 47% of businesses still use Windows 7.

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Why data backup is paramount for your business!

With the rate of cyber-crime showing no sign of slowing down, we should all know how essential it is to have backup for your data. Nonetheless, many businesses still have inadequate, or even non-existent backup practises according to new figures. In a study of 514 UK business leaders, 17% do not backup their business data at all. Almost 50% of these respondents said their backups were kept on a separate system within the same office, indicating a concerning lack of disaster recovery plans.

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2020 Tech forecast... What do you need to watch out for?

Those that have followed this blog for some time will remember that last year we made some predictions for the technology landscape in 2019. The year has seen some big advances in technology and 2020 looks set to be a huge year for technological change - what do we think will move us in the next year?

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