How a no-deal could impact on your IT
Brexit. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s happening and it’s coming round pretty quickly. There’s no escaping the fact that Brexit is going to impact on various areas of business, with recent warnings from Bank of England governor Mark Carney on how a no-deal Brexit could have serious implications for the economy.Read More »
What’s okay today may not be so tomorrow.
It Still Works… three words that anyone working in IT services will have heard at some point. It’s a perfectly valid objection to buying new technology: the existing solutions are functioning perfectly well, so why replace them? In other words, if it ain't broke... Also, keeping what you’ve got will save you money and make sure you get maximum value for money.Read More »
Technology is more than a necessary evil.
Was British Airways cutting IT costs in the months before a major data breach that saw 380,000 payment cards comprised? According to a memo leaked on the Register, BA was planning to outsource its cyber security to IBM - a move that was possibly motivated by financial reasons.Read More »
IT security professionals are generally viewed as the good guys, right? You know the routine. If you have a problem, if no one else (in the office) can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… the IT security guy.Read More »
Making the most of IT means understanding its limitations as much as its powers.
In an increasingly digital age, the role of technology in business is clear. It's revolutionised everything from communication and record keeping to security, service delivery and customer support. But no technology is perfect. Things can and do go wrong.Read More »
Is it time to bring shadow IT into the light?
Shadow IT is something all big companies will have to deal with at some point. Some see it as a boon to productivity, while others see it as a hindrance and a security risk. But what is shadow IT? And does it affect small businesses too?Read More »
How moving to a proactive support contract can benefit your business.
As great as technology is for businesses, it can, of course, go wrong from time to time. When that happens, it usually means calling your IT provider so it can come out to fix the problem, after which your contracted number of support hours is reduced or you receive a bill for the work. But there is another way, a way that reduces the inconvenience and cost to your business. It’s called managed services.Read More »
Even the complimentary mint on your pillow won't cheer you up if you're targeted
Connecting to hotel wi-fi is part and parcel of most business trips. Complimentary internet access means not having to tether to your phone and use up your data allowance for the month. You can read your emails, browse the web and maybe watch Netflix if the connection is fast enough. But how do you know the connection is secure?Read More »
In an increasingly digital economy, the value of data is undeniable. But are cyber insurance premiums, which promise to pay out in the event of data loss, a viable solution to the problem?
According to the blog ITPro, 2018 is going to be the year of data insurance. Pointing to the growing number of data breaches that occur each year around the world, it concludes that the demand for cyber insurance will significantly increase in 2018. At the moment, it claims “only 19% of UK companies are covered for losses associated with cyber security breaches and data theft”.Read More »
People are calling them the worst computer flaws to be discovered for decades. But what do Meltdown and Spectre mean for you?
Two fundamental flaws have been discovered in computer processors that will affect the vast majority of businesses and consumers around the world. Dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, they make it possible for hackers to gain access to private information, including passwords, stored in temporary memory.Read More »