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Security Tips to Stay Safe Online

Every day we use the internet for just about everything you can think of. With over 650 million websites worldwide, online gaming and social networking, keeping safe online can be tricky to comprehend. Fortunately there are some simple steps we can incorporate into our online life to stay safe and secure. Keep your computer secure Ensure all software (including your web browser) current by installing updates. This is usually as simple as turning on automatic updates on your computer but sometimes [...]

Security Considerations

Running any business requires a level of ICT understanding, we have listed 8 common security considerations you will come across during your accreditation journey.    1.  Passwords In today’s business-world ICT plays a fundamental part, with every system there is the basic security of a username and password. Now while most of the usernames that you use will most likely be different, do you tend to use the one password or do you have several? Having one password for all your ICT access [...]

Add some Automation with Automate

Automate – The Hitchhiker’s IT Guide for Solo-preneurs and Start-ups. We have added a new digital download to our store, Automate. Automate is practical and essential IT guide for Solopreneurs wishing to grow their business. With easy-to-follow and proven steps will see you eliminate stress, automate systems and delegate successfully. Written by Stefan Floratos, an IT solution provider and developer; this guide provides information to small businesses and owner operators about their computers and ICT environment. You can check out Automate in our [...]

How To Choose A Backup System

Did you know that you can lose files by accidentally deleting or replacing them, because of a virus or worm attack, software or hardware failure, or a complete hard disk failure? Now that you've heard the potential causes it's time to get protection. To safeguard your files, you can create a backup: a set of copies of the files that is stored in a different location from the original files. Your data is always more valuable after you have lost [...]

DIY Computer Maintenance

Most of us know that without proper maintenance, your car's performance will degrade over time. The same applies to your computers. Let's take the old adage that prevention is better than the cure. You should make sure that you put regular time (preferably monthly) in your calendar to perform some basic maintenance tasks. This can obviously be delegated to another team member or better still leave it to a trusted IT professional. But that's OK, this is a DIY article [...]

Online Security and Emails

Introduction The security industry has provided large businesses with effective email security solutions for many years, helping to address their heightened sensitivity to email risk. Email gateway security solutions have proven particularly effective because they filter inbound and outbound email traffic at the email gateway, thus ensuring that only emails conforming to corporate policy are allowed in and out of the business. Because these solutions remove unwanted email before it reaches the email gateway, they also reduce bandwidth consumption over networks. Mid-sized [...]

What is RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management)?

RMM or Remote Monitoring and Management is a proactive approach taken by Managed Service Providers that keeps an eye on your computers and servers. Typically, an ICT Service Provider will use a system specifically designed to monitor your business 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If a problem arises or the signs of a potential problem arise, your provider will get alerted (email or SMS). They will then filter these alerts through a triage process according to severity. [...]