Monthly Archives: April 2019

Education, Education, Education

Those of us of a certain age will remember the promise that things can only get better… and the mantra of “education, education, education”. It all seems a long way away today.

The good news? When it comes to cybersecurity, things can get significantly better with a relatively small investment in education.

SCVO Releases Additional Cyber Security Vouchers to Third Sector

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has opened the door for another round of voucher applications in order to help Third Sector organisations in Scotland achieve the valuable, Government-backed Cyber Essentials Certificate.

The vouchers are essentially grants of up to £1,000 that allow Scottish Charities and Non-Profit organisations get expert assistance, tailored advice, assessment and their application submitted.

Read this blog to find out more…

Cyber Essentials – Easy as 1-2-3?

The Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme is becoming both increasingly well-known and applied for. We think this is a good thing.

Whether you’re a business owner, IT Professional or involved in IT decision-making in any way, everyone benefits from going through the process and obtaining this valuable certificate.

How can that be a good thing for all and what’s involved? Whatever your role, we think you’ll find something interesting in this article…

Don’t Give Up the Day-Job

“IT Support is not in my job description” “There’s a queue of IT problems at my door each day”

Whilst speaking with SME business owners, Finance Directors and other IT decision-makers at initial prospect meetings, I am increasingly hearing statements like these.

What is particularly interesting is that the people who say these things are usually outsourcing their IT to a third-party IT support business or Managed Service Provider – so why do they say and experience these things when they are paying good money to someone else to take care of them?

Detox Your Digital

No, we’re not talking about cutting down the time you spend on social media (but we’re quite happy to advocate that too). We’re talking about a corporate digital detox: a thorough audit and cleanse of your entire IT estate – and how to go about it.

Time for a Spring Clean!