What is an IT Security Policy?
An IT Security policy is a set of documented standards and procedures an organisation will follow in the event of a security breach. An IT security policy is an extremely important part of a company’s defence against cyber threats. It is a resource for employees and employers that covers the entire capacity of IT related activities in the business.
What are the main three IT trends to embrace in 2023?
IT and the enormous amount of aspects that make up the industry, is evolving. Each year new technologies and security concepts are developed and subsequently circumvented by cyber criminals. Organisations who do not already have comprehensive IT support doing this, should be working on their priorities for 2023. To help, here are three developments to be planning for this year.
What is the difference between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS?
When you are looking for cloud computing services for your business, it's important to know the difference between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. There are three main types of cloud computing services available for businesses.
How does IT outsourcing support a business?
IT outsourcing can support a business in various ways. It helps to reduce costs, improve efficiency and agility, increase access to specialised skills and resources, reduce risks associated with technology, and allow businesses to focus on core competencies.
Common IT Security Threats To A Business
Running an organisation involves staying up to date on competition, new trends and new technology. Things change within IT too. Positive changes can be healthy and help a company grow. Unfortunately, there are always people looking to exploit the weaknesses in IT and this has many negative consequences.
Top 5 Cyber Security Tips For Businesses
For small and medium sized business, IT security can sometimes take a back-seat. Management teams are often small and although the IT needs have grown alongside the company, there often isn’t anyone to manage them.
Will The Energy Crisis Affect Data Centres?
The energy crisis is impacting both consumers and businesses with rising costs. Among businesses, data centres are one of the biggest users of energy and they are experiencing rises too. According to the Aggreko report, Power Struggle in Data Centre, the energy crisis is hitting the industry hard. Need a refresh on what a data centre is? Take a look at our quick guide to data centres in this previous article.
A Quick Guide To Data Centres
What Are Data Centres?
Data centres house the servers and/or data storage that organisations use. In the data centre is the infrastructure and equipment to power and manage the servers and storage too. This equipment is what allows businesses to share information, storage drives and email applications across all staff.
How To Outsource Your IT Department
There are a variety of reasons why a company might wish to outsource their IT department. It could be due to an increase or decrease in staff and devices (i.e. no longer justifying a full time IT manager). It could also be due to movement to an additional location, advancements in technology. There are numerous benefits to using an outsourced IT company. In this blog we will look at the advantages of outsourcing and what to expect from the process.
Why Is Microsoft 365 Better Than Microsoft Office 2021?
Why is Microsoft 365 better than Microsoft Office 2021? That’s an interesting question and the answer depends on your business needs. In this article we’ll cover what the features, pros and cons are of both Microsoft 365 and Office 2021.
The Most Important Microsoft 365 Applications For Small Businesses
We're sharing three of the most important Microsoft 365 applications for small businesses, but what is Microsoft 365? Microsoft 365 is an innovative communication and collaboration tool. It is made of over 20 applications and tools, designed to help you and your business work smarter. Included are recognisable applications such as Outlook, Excel and Word. It also contains some lesser known, but no less important (for the right task) applications. You may never had heard of these three, but they will be invaluable once you know about them.
What To Do in the Event of a Cyber Security Breach
What are the implications of a cyber security breach?
Whether you are a small or large business, you are vulnerable to a security breach. In fact, 39% of businesses experienced a security breach last year. Apart from the financial costs that occur because of a security breach, businesses must also contend with reputational damage. Despite the average cost for a data breach being £2.4m, surprisingly over 70% of business do not have a cyber security response plan in place.