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KPIs you should be measuring to ensure your IT is providing ROI

KPIs you should be measuring to ensure your IT is providing ROI

30th October 2022

Return on investment (ROI) is an omnipresent subject matter in the business world, and rightly so. Businesses with a strong grip on expenditure are more likely to be able to traverse the rough seas of both periods of growth and recession. However, when it comes to tracking the performance of your IT provider, many people are at a loss as to what they should keep track of. Here are some of our best tips to help you move forwards. 1…

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Common IT problems

Common IT problems businesses may face

30th September 2022

Even businesses with the best computer-savvy employees will face IT-related headaches from time to time. This is why it is essential to partner up with an experienced IT professional. Here are some common roadblocks that businesses encounter and how IT support can help you head them off. Network security Poor or non-existent network security is more common than you may think. Hackers are given a free ride when network security is treated as an afterthought, and you must be proactive…

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IT services

How To Measure The Success Of Your IT Services

13th August 2022

Engaging an IT provider can be a hugely satisfying moment for a business. The confidence that comes from knowing your systems are supported by expert knowledge, and shielded from the more dangerous elements of the internet can be a great comfort. However, once you’ve signed on the dotted line, how do you go about holding your provider to account and being sure that you are getting a stellar service? Establishing KPI’s As a business owner, you are in the driving…

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are your emails secure

Are Your Emails Secure?

23rd July 2022

Email has become such a key part of our daily personal and work routines – billions of emails are sent every day and this quick method of transmitting data has revolutionised the entire world. However, despite being a critical player in the world of businesses, email has some deep flaws that need to be understood and addressed if we are to truly stay safe online. The Dangers   Email trackers, phishing, elaborate scams, unsolicited emails, and even outright hacking are…

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cybersecurity

Is your company vulnerable to cybercrime?

20th June 2022

The face of employment has changed a great deal in the wake of the pandemic. In the past few years, more and more businesses have begun to opt for remote working and the freedoms and flexibilities that it can bring. While others have enjoyed returning to the office where they feel that they and their teams can be their most productive. However, whilst the way we work may have changed, the risks and dangers that modern-day businesses face have not.…

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How to Protect Your Organisation From Ransomware

28th May 2022

Ransomware is a name that is never too far from the news – and for good reason too. It’s estimated that as many as 78% of businesses in the UK alone fell victim to ransomware attacks in the last year with an untold amount of money paid out to virtual hostage-takers. What is ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware that attempts to lock users out of their personal data, or publish private information – unless the user pays a…

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IT downtime

4 ways IT downtime can financially impact your business

26th April 2022

Time is money, as the old saying goes, and one of the quickest ways for modern-day businesses to fall into the red is an IT failure. Almost every company today relies on computers and internet infrastructure to complete their work, but such a heavy reliance isn’t without its pitfalls. Here are just a few of the ways that IT downtime can affect your business and some suggestions on what you can do to prevent it. 1 – Reputational damage Reputation…

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6 Security risks of Cloud Computing

28th March 2022

Modern businesses are flocking to cloud computing solutions in ever greater numbers. The ability to view data in real-time, easily share and collaborate on projects and improve remote working capabilities are just a few of the motivating factors for doing so. However, while the cloud is one of the most effective ways to ensure your business stays current and competitive, there are security considerations to take on board. What is Cloud Computing? First of all, it’s important to get a…

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IP Addresses

IP Addresses- What businesses need to know

28th February 2022

So often in business, the devil is in the detail. While you may assume that reading a blog about IP addresses might not seem important to your daily operations, you may be surprised at how integral they can be. Here we will explain some of the reasons why IP addresses and networking details can be integral to your data privacy, among other things. What is an IP address? So let’s begin at the beginning. What is an IP address exactly?…

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Office 365

The Best Office 365 features for businesses

22nd February 2022

The most successful business owners know that the key to overcoming your obstacles is to work smarter, not harder. A ‘stitch in time saves 9’ style approach – where you constantly review your processes to improve them – can pay huge dividends if it is applied consistently. One area in which businesses can greatly improve their efficiency is in their software and daily tools. Choosing the right product suite can unleash creativity, help you communicate more easily, and strengthen your…

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