Yearly Archives: 2019

Predictions 2020

At this time of year, it’s traditional to reflect on the year that’s been and think about the year ahead. What can we do better in 2020? And what does the year have in store for us?

Here are some of the Grant McGregor team’s predictions for 2020.

Season’s Greetings!

We’ve got that Christmas feeling… read on to find out what festive things Grant McGregor have been up to and what our opening hours this Christmas are.

The Cyber Essentials Policies Your Business Needs

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government scheme that all businesses and NFP organisations should undertake.

It helps you to ensure that you have the basic security systems and processes in place to help mitigate a cyber-attack.

Does Better the Devil You Know Hold True for IT Support?

The maxim “better the devil you know” has a sidekick: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

In today’s world of fast-paced change, increasingly competitive markets and evolving security threats, both phrases are outliving their usefulness.

Are you doing enough to protect your staff against Phishing?

In IT, we talk a lot about protecting our systems and data against cyber-attack.

However, there is a growing realisation that this is only part of the picture.

We need to do much more to protect our people too.

The 8 Warning Signs that Indicate You Need to Switch Your IT Provider

There are many reasons why a managed service provider can fall short. And there are an equal number of reasons why you shouldn’t put up with poor service.

If any of these warning signs sound familiar, perhaps it is time to consider whether you need to switch to a new IT Support partner, also now commonly called an MSP (Managed Service Provider).

Why SMEs Should Get Expert Help with Cyber Security

Cyber security is a complex topic, so it is essential to get expert help.

As a result, and particularly for SMEs, it is better to find an experienced IT partner than to try to do it all in house.

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Data?

Concern over cyber threats has hit an all-time high, with a recent global cyber risk perception survey finding that 79% of organisations now rank cyber risk as a top-five concern.
While concern might be high, this isn’t necessarily translating into action.

PwC’s 2018 Global State of Information Security survey found that only 51% of executives have an accurate inventory of employee and customer personal data.

Which leaves us pondering: are companies doing enough to protect their data?