Author: Derek Collinson (Derek Collinson)

7 New Year Resolutions to Become Safer Online
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7 New Year Resolutions to Become Safer Online

How did we survive before the Internet? There is no doubt it’s an invaluable tool but using it carries several security risks. Commit to the following New Year resolutions to become safer online: Devise unique passwords. Create passwords that only you can possibly guess and don’t give them to others. Keep a tight rein on personal...

Are you an ostrich or a magpie?
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Are you an ostrich or a magpie?

To achieve sustainable business growth your IT must be able to keep pace and be in concert with your business goals. If not, you are putting your efficiency, effectiveness and most importantly profitability at risk. If your business growth goals are ambitious then you need to have IT that is agile enough to cope with...

What is your business focused on?
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What is your business focused on?

The founder of Amazon attributes their success to just that as his letter to Amazon’s shareholders explains: Hey, Matt here. Amazon is a company like no other. They redefine industries. They innovate. They boldly go where others won’t (have you seen the latest Amazon Key feature?). But that’s not why they are so great. They...

What are your chances of being held to ransom?
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What are your chances of being held to ransom?

Kapersky reports the following worldwide internet security information for 2016: 62 new ransomware families made their appearance. There was an 11-fold increase in the number of ransomware modifications: from 2,900 new modifications in January/March, to 32,091 in July/September. Attacks on business increased three-fold between January and the end of September: the difference between an attack every...

What is an MSP and why should you care?
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What is an MSP and why should you care?

An MSP or Managed Services Provider refers to a company that partners with yours to make sure your technology infrastructure and applications are running efficiently to achieve your business goals. To do this, an MSP remotely monitors your network 24/7 to ensure your data as well as your applications are secure. This way, you or...

Will little IT issues cost you big time?
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Will little IT issues cost you big time?

Research conducted by Brother and YouGov found that GB SMEs could be losing almost five million working hours every week to everyday IT related issues. The research also discovered that: 1 in 5 senior leaders in SME businesses believe that computer crashes (20%) are some of the biggest time-zapping distractions in the working day. Three...