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5 Key Considerations When Implementing Change: How to Shake Up Process Whilst Keeping Your Team On Side.

December 03 2018

Every office has at least one – the employee who is consistently resistant to technological change. So, how can you find a balance between championing your employees’ ability to think critically without having them fight with management every time you want to improve a process?

Here are the 5 key points to consider if you’re wondering why your team are dragging their feet when rolling out new systems and we discuss how to take on opposition when you have a new idea…


Why IT Cannot Be a Reactive Activity

November 26 2018

So much of the IT activity we all undertake is reactive – often it takes a malware attack to prompt us to upgrade our security software or a broken hard drive to make us think seriously about backups.

Which is exactly why your IT approach shouldn’t be reactive. Find out more in this article…


How Big (or Small) Does Your Organisation Need to Be to Need an IT Strategy?

November 19 2018

One thing we hear surprisingly often as IT consultants is “we’re not big enough to need an IT strategy”. So how big does an organisation need to be to make an IT strategy necessary? Is your organisation too small to need one?

Given the digital world we live in today, it’s more than likely that this statement is not entirely true… Grant McGregor answers your questions in this article.


Staff Training: Your First Line of Defence in IT Security

November 12 2018

Staff training has a key role to play in any cyber security and information management strategy. In any cyber security plan, there are several key aspects of staff training that must be considered.

So how do you begin to plan what needs to be done?


Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication in Your Business Right Now!

November 05 2018

Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report found that 81% of of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. This alarming statistic demonstrates that traditional password practices are the weak link in the security chain for many businesses.

In this article, we explore two-factor, or multi-factor, authentication as a much more secure, and human-friendly solution.


The FBI Warns of a New Cyber Security Threat

October 29 2018

On September 28th, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint statement about the increasing risks of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) attacks. According to the two US agencies, the use of RDP as an attack vector or way into your systems has been steadily on the increase.

The risks are real – and businesses would be well advised to take the necessary precautions. Grant McGregor answers a few key questions, so you can find out everything you need to know about RDP attacks.


Computer Hardware Basics: What To Spend Your Money On and Why it’s Important

October 25 2018

We often get asked by our customers what sort of PC or laptop hardware to buy. Or what specification is right. Whether you’re very tech-savvy and know your PC components inside out, or you haven’t the foggiest what type of processor or hard-drive is best, it can be hard to decipher the technical jargon and sales tactics from the information you can actually use.

When it comes to making informed choices about your computer hardware, here’s some essentials that are useful to know…