Practically all businesses these days rely on the digital sphere to operate. Developments in technology have made businesses leaner, faster, and more sophisticated than ever before. However, if you’re business operates digitally (even just in some aspects) then you should never underestimate the importance of good data security habits. What is data security? Data security encompasses all manner of ways in which you could, and should, shield your data from criminal activities. Methods of achieving complete control over your data…Read More
We’re on the home stretch now. After a tumultuous year for many businesses, it’s almost the end of the working year and we are wishing all of our customers and clients a joyous festive break. However, even during a season of celebrations, there are online dangers to keep in mind. Here are several tips to stay cyber-safe at Christmas. 5 Tips to Stay Cyber-Safe at Christmas 1 – Beware of seasonal scammers Seasonal scammers know that many businesses and employees…Read More
Preparation is everything when it comes to disaster protection. And the last thing any business owner wants is to approach a crisis without having a plan in place to guide them. This fact holds true regardless of the size or nature of your organisation. In the age of digitisation, one of the best ways to achieve future-proofing is through a system of regular data backups. What Is A Data Backup? A data backup is essentially a copy of the files…Read More
When it comes to running your business, there are plenty of different platforms and tools fighting for your attention. While tools like Google Docs and Google Excel are rising in popularity, Microsoft Office 365 continues to improve upon its services with every update, and retain its title as the market leader. Whether you’re already a seasoned user, or simply interested in finding out more about their offerings; here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of their…Read More
Technology is increasingly important for businesses of all types and sizes. In recent years, we have seen more and more companies adopting exciting new technologies that have revolutionised the way they do business. However, with this added reliance, also comes risks. Not only do businesses need to be able to troubleshoot and fill knowledge gaps, but they also need to have robust defences against cyber attacks and the more dangerous elements of the internet. Hiring an IT support company is…Read More
If you use a device purchased in the past few years, then you’ll no doubt be aware of the cloud. Users with modern devices are often ‘pinged’ by their device to ask whether they’d like to upload their photos or files to a cloud storage service. While the term ‘cloud storage’ might not sound like the most secure place to store your valuable data, you may be surprised to learn that generally, it is one of the safest ways of…Read More
Since the digital shift began, there has rarely been a week without news of big businesses falling victim to some strain of cybercrime. From ransomware and phishing through to huge data breaches, online security remains a critical issue for the modern-day business owner to face down, irrespective of their size or stature. Here we will take a look at 8 ways to keep your IT systems safe. 1. Password strength Let’s begin with the basics. One of the easiest and…Read More
With the travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines brought upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic, video conferencing has become the new normal for many businesses. Once a preserve of remote workers, it is now a common way to hold regular meetings with colleagues, reach out to clients, and even stay connected with friends and family members. If your business is looking at establishing video conferencing into your daily routines then there are plenty of options on the market. However, your…Read More
Cloud computing might be a term that you’ve heard around a lot recently. While remote working is nothing new, the global pandemic has led to a surge in the number of people working from home. Some suggest that as much as half of the UK’s workforce is now spending at least some small part of their working week from the comfort of their own homes. However, for business owners, there are practical hurdles that need to be overcome before you…Read More
Passwords are a daily part of our lives. We use them to access our work, banking, online shopping and to interact with our social circles. In fact, just about everything else that we do on the internet involves them. But what’s the best way to keep our accounts secure in 2021? And what role can Two-factor authentication play? Here we discuss the importance of Two Factor Authentication. The evolution of the password The first computer password was developed in 1961…Read More
ECL recognises that every client is different, and every client has a different IT support requirement. Whatever the size of your business, we can offer a support scenario to suit your needs.
Whether your business already uses Cloud services or you’re considering the Cloud as a possible way forward, talk to us first. We can provide anything from fully hosted IT infrastructures on our own ECL Private Cloud, to simple on-line backups. We can also give expert advice on Office 365 and other Cloud platforms.
How would losing access to your IT systems and data for days, or even weeks, affect your business? For many if not most companies this would be a nightmare scenario, with potentially very serious consequences.