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Backup or Replicate? What Does Your Business Need?

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Backups and replication aren’t the same thing. It’s only when you understand the difference can you determine if your business needs one, or both. Backup Backups copy data periodically. Typically performed once a day, but can be done more (or less) often. Backed up data/files are stored on a storage device that’s located either onsite […]

Is Your Data Under Threat from Past Employees?

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Whilst data breaches by cybercriminals seem to receive the most exposure, it’s the insider attacks by former employees that pose a significant threat to your business data. Take these examples for instance: The co-owner of an engineering firm gained access to the servers of his former employer, and to the email of a former colleague. […]

5 Ways Your Business Can Save Money with Tech

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The new year is fast approaching, which means it’s time to review your IT business strategies and budgets. Analysing the current state of your tech, and its performance, helps to improve profits and identify ways to reduce business costs. Here’s 5 ways you can save money as you use your IT technology. And if you’d […]

Windows 10 Creators Update, Enhancing Your Productivity

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The Creators Update is the first major upgrade to Windows 10 since the Anniversary Update in 2016. There’s plenty of useful improvements, but here’s four enhancements that can help save you time and increase productivity: Windows Update Restart Options A common complaint about Windows 10 was the automatic restart so it could finish installing updates, […]

The Minefield of Social Media Policies

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An important business that is often missing, is a social media policy. And crafting one is difficult. There needs to be a balance between business needs and employee rights. Thankfully, expert advice on navigating your way through this minefield is available. Your Business Needs a Policy People on social media networks often talk about their […]

Controlling The Costs of a Data Breach

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Throughout 2017, data breaches were occurring at a record pace in the United States and other parts of the world. You can reduce your exposure by implementing strong preventive security measures, making it harder for cybercriminals to hack into your business. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, your company might still experience a data breach. […]

5 Reasons your business needs to virtualise its servers.

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Smart business is all about doing more with less. And server virtualization is one way to put this into practice. Virtualization will allow you to run multiple servers inside one larger server, with each one operating as its own virtual machine. This self-contained approach has some great advantages, whilst also offering flexibility, and scale. Here […]

VoIP. The next level in small business communications

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has had a massive impact on the way businesses communicate. With no long-distance call charges, VoIP was an instant hit soon after launch. The costs savings were incredible! VoIP has since grown at a rapid rate, with a lot of businesses investing heavily. Aside from the cost savings, let’s look […]

Cloud Based Email. The Pro’s and Con’s

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Because email is considered the primary communication tool for business, more and more companies are moving away from inhouse server-based solutions and heading to the cloud. It’s estimated that around 60% are using Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite. The biggest reason for moving email to a cloud service, is cost reduction. But like […]

At last, keyboard shortcuts for Windows that you’ll actually remember and use.

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With so many Windows applications nowadays, there’s probably hundreds of keyboard shortcuts you could use. But instead of trying to remember which shortcut does what, here’s 9 versatile shortcuts that can potentially work across many Microsoft and/or third-party applications. 1. Ctrl+A Press these keys together and it selects everything in a folder or application window. […]