Post like everyone's watching.
According to some people, social media is the greatest thing to happen to the business world since the invention of the telephone. Others, meanwhile, think it’s overrated and generally a waste of time. More likely, though, is that it depends on how you use it and who your audience are. But whether it’s beneficial or not, the fact is when you tweet from a business account, you’re putting your reputation on the line, and getting it wrong can cause enormous damage to your organisation. So how do you avoid social media disaster?Read More »
If you're still using legacy solutions, you could be creating more work for yourself for no real benefit.
One of the most fundamental bits of IT advice is that all businesses should keep multiple backups of their important data. That way, you have more places to restore from, and therefore more chance of getting your files back.
It's also a good idea to keep at least one copy off site. By doing so, you protect this data from any incidents that affect the copies stored on your premises. Traditionally, this has meant using USB disks or magnetic tapes, which are rotated throughout the week and taken off site each day.
But the cloud has changed all of that. Today, the best way to keep backups away from your business premises is to store them online. Here’s why.Read More »
Humans are simply too unreliable.
There are two golden rules when it comes to passwords. Keep them strong, and don’t reuse them. It’s simple, straightforward advice, and it can make a real difference to the security of user accounts. Yet far too often people fail to follow this guidance, leaving themselves and their employers vulnerable to serious security breaches. Bearing this in mind, it’s becoming increasingly clear that businesses can no longer rely on passwords alone to keep their data safe.Read More »
Telephony in the UK is changing, and businesses need to keep up.Read More »
You might want to go faster, but it'll cost you.
It’s been several months since the UK’s fifth-generation mobile network launched, offering speeds well in excess of its predecessor. Most phone manufacturers have released a 5G handset, and all the major mobile networks have started offering access to 5G services. But just because something is available, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy it. In fact, there several reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade to a 5G phone – at least not for now.
Before we get into that, what are the big advantages of 5G?Read More »
Most businesses require the services of an IT support company. Outsourcing some or all elements of IT provision is a cost-effective way of navigating the complexities of data protection, organisational efficiency, and software optimisation. However, not all IT support companies offer the same level of proficiency.
Here are a few things to look out for in order to make the best choice.Read More »
An IT support company is a collaborative team member, so why would you enter into a partnership with someone who doesn’t support you 100%?
Here are a few of the key things to look out for in a truly supportive IT partner.Read More »
How the nation's main telecoms company works with businesses.
Last week, the Labour Party announced a pledge to create a nationalised broadband service. Some applauded the other idea, while others ridiculed it. We’re not going to debate the merits of that plan here, but it did get us thinking about how we got to where we are today, in terms of the UK’s current telecoms infrastructure. Almost all phone and broadband lines in Britain are owned by one company: Openreach, a division of BT. How did that come to be, and is it actually good for consumers and businesses?Read More »
Current regulations are undeniably broken.
Right-to-repair laws, which dictate that manufacturers make goods that are easier to fix, benefit consumers and help reduce waste. But there aren’t enough of them, and they’re far too restricted in their scope.Read More »
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Whether it is a software upgrade or a full-blown IT blackout, IT issues have a major influence on organisational productivity. As companies become increasingly reliant upon online services, support that is both rapid and reliable is a powerful investment. Some IT support companies seem to think that long delays are par for the course.
Here’s why timing matters, and how to make sure that you get the best deal.Read More »