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Why You Need Onsite AND Offsite Backup

Did you know 93% of businesses will file for bankruptcy before the end of the year after a serious data loss event, and yet 80% of all companies responded that they were confident they would survive a major data loss event themselves?

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10 Unbelievable Facts About Cyber Security!

When the Internet was created 30 years ago by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, it was new and exciting being used to share information by connecting people. However, as time has progressed, the Internet has developed immensely, becoming a scary place full of risks. Did you know that there are 4.29 billion internet users in 2019? An increase of 366 million from 2018

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What you should do if your business is hacked!

It is something all businesses dread. You have been hit by a cyber-attack. Despite our best efforts, cyber attacks are on the increase and it is now more of a question of when, not if your business is attacked. Cyber attacks can happen for a number of reasons but research has shown that in 2018, 48% of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent with human error or system failure accounting for the rest.

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3 Cyber Security threats to expect in 2019

2018 had its fair share of cyber-attacks with well-known brands being hit such as British Airways, Facebook and Google+ as well as nearly 300 attacks on universities. In the months leading up to Christmas it seemed as if it was dying down, however, experts have said 2019 is to be a big year for cyber threats. Cyber-crime is on the rise and small businesses have said to be the target of 65,000 attempted attacks per day.

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Windows 7 reaches end of life next year... what are your options? (part 2 of 2)

In my previous blog (part 1) I spoke about how Microsoft will be ending the support of Windows 7, therefore, the migration to Windows 10 will be essential come January 2020. I also discussed Microsoft 365 and how it is one of two options that could help lead this jump to Windows 7.

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Windows 7 reaches end of life next year... what are your options? (Part 1 of 2)

As the old saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end’ and on January 14th 2020, Microsoft will officially be ending support of Windows 7. Given Windows 7’s popularity, particularly among business users, the end of support will be an inconvenience and require preparation.  

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6 advantages of moving to a VoIP telephone system

New versions of mobile phones are continually being released and we always long for the newest version as soon as it comes out. When the Apple iPhone XS came out, thousands of apple fans were seen worldwide queuing over night for the device, despite it being the most expensive model yet!  For the most part, people love their smartphones, and cannot wait to upgrade them every two years to take advantage of the latest features. However, in contrast, office phones are rarely upgraded. Granted, office phones aren't as glamorous as smartphones are - yet, we use them every day and businesses rely on having excellent communication. Could it be that you are missing out on some killer features from your telephony?

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3 reasons why you shouldn’t use your mobile number for business

Many of us either have, or will have considered, using our mobile phone for business. Nobody likes to have to carry two phones around and, particularly if you travel a lot, a desk phone is not always practical. Unfortunately, there are a few key reasons why this may not be a great idea - particularly if you struggle to define the boundaries between work and personal life.

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VPNs - all you need to know

Data privacy is a challenge and being able to keep your data in your own hands rather than the wrong ones is an ever-growing problem.

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Are these the worst passwords of 2018?

The holiday season is over. The nights are longer and the weather colder but as we begin our journey through the new year, why not stop for a moment and take a glimpse back at 2018. What lessons could we learn? According to one software company, many of us should take a serious look at our choice of passwords. We have featured lists of the 'worst passwords' before, but even with the reality of the increase in cyber attacks it seems people still cannot get to grips with passwords.

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