Today’s modern companies are understandably very dependent on technology. The benefits of new and ever-improving systems offer almost unbounded possibilities that are often hard to ignore. However, this deep-seated reliance on tech means that if systems do fail there can often be hefty consequences. Here we discuss the question- how much does downtime cost a business? What is Downtime? Downtime can be classified into several different categories. It can be the loss of internet access and your ability to stay…Read More
If there was one lesson to be gleaned from the past decade it would be to “always expect the unexpected”. This mantra of course holds true not only in our personal lives but also in the world of business. From natural disasters to fires and leaks, and cyber attacks, businesses face many threats. This is regardless of the industry that they operate in. The key question that arises here is not just how will you defend yourself against these threats,…Read More
Cybercrime is unfortunately now a regular occurrence and something all businesses should be taking into consideration. Cybercriminals do not target solely large companies, so all business owners should have cybercrime and cybersecurity and the top of their minds. This is even more important now that we have more people than ever working from home. Here we discuss 7 ways to protect your company from cybercrime Use strong, unique passwords This may seem like an obvious point but it is often a weak area in an organisation’s…Read More
Almost all of us now use computers as part of our job. Despite using computers often as part of our daily lives, there are errors people make all the time that should be avoided. The impact of the mistakes can cause delays in work, frustrations, and can even have more severe consequences for the company. Here we discuss six computer mistakes people make. Not Saving Work This is a mistake that almost everyone has made at some point. When you…Read More
The majority of businesses now rely on computers and mobile devices in order to carry out their work. Because we rely on technology it means that we must ensure we have our data secured and readily available at all times in case anything happens. Here we discuss why data back up is important to businesses. What is data back up? We should start by explaining exactly what we mean by data backup. Simply put, data back up is a copy…Read More
With more of us working from home, having video conferences for our meetings is now becoming the new norm. One platform that is being used an increasing amount is Microsoft Teams. This is available as part of the Office 365 package and here we discuss exactly what Microsoft Teams is and how it can benefit your business. What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams allows your employees to work collaboratively, even when they are working in separation locations. With features such…Read More
As it becomes more common for people to work from home, or in locations outside of the workplace, it is paramount that organisations are protected as cybercrime continues to become more sophisticated and a real threat. It can be stressful for companies to allow their staff to work from home because of these cyber risks. Here are 7 things companies can do to help ensure that employees are staying safe whilst remote working.Read More
Zero trust network security is an alternative IT security model with the main principle being “never trust, always verify” which is being adopted by many companies to improve their cybersecurity. Here we discuss the importance of zero-trust network security.Read More
The cloud is consistently growing with many public and private sector companies using it in some form or another. Whilst some may see it as a way to solve all of their IT issues, others find it a source of worry. As with many new technologies, there are sometimes myths and inaccurate information being spread about them. Here are some of the top misconceptions of cloud computing. The cloud will guarantee money-saving on IT Although cloud computing is a great and…Read More
For the majority of small and medium companies, email is essential to the everyday running of the organization. As email is such a critical business tool, it not only has to be fast and reliable, but it also needs to be able to be accessed remotely. Having this flexibility allows staff to always be in touch with the business. Although managing your email infrastructure in-house is definitely achievable, this method can be both time-intensive and expensive. Luckily, there are hosted…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.