The difference between data backup and replication. Do I need both?

The list of reasons for corporate data loss includes everything from natural or man-made disaster to a ransomware attack, hacking, virus infection, human error, malicious employee behaviour or hardware failure. Of these, the most prominent is ransomware, where a hacker or automated malware infection locks users and administrators out of computers and/or servers. According to…

patch management

Patch Management: Is Your IT Support up to Patch?

With GDPR on the horizon, data security is not just climbing up the IT support agenda. Keeping personal and business data private is a top security priority and looks set to remain that way for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, maintaining software and systems by ‘patching’ is extremely important.  The case for patching was made crystal…

Which IT Policies Does Your Business Need?

In previous articles we’ve discussed the fact that many businesses have come to depend on IT, to the extent that without proper IT systems they cannot function properly, if at all. By “IT systems” we mean computers, software, email, databases and bespoke departmental or functional software systems, any or all of which may form part…

How good is your IT Support Company?

You’ve gone through the process of looking for an IT Support company. You’ve found the right one, done your research and signed a contract. Maybe you used a checklist of factors to look for when selecting a new support provider. So now it’s a few months down the line, and you want a way of…

IT Priorities

Three Key IT Priorities for 2017

As 2017 starts to unfold, predictions about this year’s hottest new trends, developments, gamechangers and disruptive technologies abound. There’s no doubt that among the most fascinating is the widely trumpeted “Internet of Things (IoT) which has the potential to pervade through every walk of life, from going to work to going to bed. Yet to…