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At Prosyn, our engineers will react quickly to your daily concerns and are dedicated to helping you improve productivity while reducing stress by providing the right IT services. Our core belief at Prosyn is that a healthy IT system is the foundation of a healthy business.

Focusing on businesses requiring up to 150 users, we take a long-term interest in the IT health of the companies we serve. We also do not believe you require a large budget to expect outstanding service and we set the bar very high. Here are some benefits that companies experience when using our managed IT services:

We focus on the user and we charge per user, not per device. Each user can have multiple devices, making our IT support very cost-effective for the companies in London that we serve.

We take full responsibility for your IT. If you have an internet problem, for example, we will call BT or any other company – we will never ask you to deal with 3rd parties yourself.

Our engineers are trained to explain tricky concepts in plain language. They also love solving all technology challenges, so you can focus on growing your company.

From our offices in Shoreditch, we serve areas such as Old Street and Soho, amongst many others.
Our services range from IT consultancycyber security and cloud computing, to IT support packages and everything in between. If you're in London or the South East, Prosyn has you covered!

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How Machine Learning Will Influence Cyber Security in 2018

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Are Cryptocurrency Miners Hijacking Your Browser?

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The Pros and Cons of Wired and Wireless Business Networks

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Why Cloud Computing Is so Popular Among Executives

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How to Get Ahead of Competitors Using Modern It Trends

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What Are the Benefits of Big Data for Small to Medium Businesses?

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Cloud Computing Benefits for Small Businesses

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Backup and Disaster Recovery for Small Business

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Prosyn Becomes Datto Partner

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Business Continuity Plan (BCP) & Disaster Recovery Plan Template (DRP)

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How Small Businesses can Protect Themselves against Ransomware

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The Top Cyber-Security Considerations for Small Business in 2016

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BT Takeover of EE Set to Shake Up Telecoms in Britain

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Details of Windows 10 Usage Tracking Revealed

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Twitter Warns Users of Hacking by ‘State-Sponsored Actors’

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‘Blackmailing’ Malware an Increasing Threat to your Security

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Cyber-Criminals Expected to Target Apple in 2016

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Did you Know that your iPhone Tracks your Movements?

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Tesla ‘Ramping Up’ Drive Toward Autonomous Cars

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HailoPay Helps London’s Black Cabs to Strike Back in Battle with Uber

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Could BlackBerry’s First Android Smartphone be Perfect for Business?

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New Lithium-Air Battery Could be Key to Future Rechargeable Devices

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Microsoft’s “Ultimate Laptop” Hits the Market

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New Look Office 2016 now Available from Microsoft

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LG Announce New Generation Android Watch and Quirky Double Screened Smartphone

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Cutting Edge Research in Israel Could Soon Lead to 30 Second Charging Smartphones

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New Amazon Product Launch Headlined by Cut-Price Tablet

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Mobile Payments Market Starts to Really Heat Up

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New Apple Patent Hints at MacBook Fuel Cell that Could Last for ‘Days or Even Weeks’ Without Charging

A patent application filed by technology giants Apple has caught the attention this week after initially being reported on by ‘9to5Mac’. The application is for a fuel cell system which it is thought could power a MacBook ‘for days or even weeks without refuelling’ and if followed through upon could be the dawn of a…

Rumours Abound ahead of Confirmed Apple Launch Event on September 9th

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Prosyn – 13 years of learning, just scratching the surface

We all have dreams, willing those dreams into existence takes action, lots and lots of action!   Today is our 13th Birthday at Prosyn.  For some reason this year has me thinking about how we got here and what lessons we have learnt along the way.  Perhaps some of these lessons may help someone starting…

Google Launch Intriguing ‘OnHub’ Wi-Fi Router

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Samsung Announce Two Exciting New Android Handsets

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Manufacturers Finally Acting to Protect Against ‘Stagefright’ Android Bug

It was right here on the Prosyn Blog just a couple of weeks ago that we discussed the breaking story of an Android bug that had been described as one of the ‘worst Android vulnerabilities discovered to date.’ The so-called ‘Stagefright’ bug stemmed from a coding weakness within the Stagefright media library of the operating…

Google Glass Quietly Being Re-launched for Business

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Much Anticipated Windows 10 Operating System Launched

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system launched this week with surprisingly little by way of fanfare from the company themselves but a great deal riding on its success. Unlike with some of the operating system launches of the past, Microsoft have not relentlessly beaten the marketing drum for Windows 10 but the launch has still been…

‘Stagefright’ Android Bug One of the ‘Worst Android Vulnerabilities Discovered to Date’

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Cortana for Android Leaked ahead of Wider Microsoft Windows 10 Launch

The Android version of technology giants Microsoft’s voice controlled personal assistant Cortana leaked over the weekend, just over a week ahead of its planned launch. The Android iteration of the voice-driven PA application was due to hit the market on the 29th July in parallel with the roll-out of the new Microsoft Windows 10 operating…

‘Staingate’ Controversy hits Apple

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Mastercard to Test Facial Recognition Security App

Multinational financial services company Mastercard have announced that this autumn they will test a new smartphone app that uses facial recognition software to help customers verify online purchases. The app asks customers to hold up their phone as if taking a selfie, align their face within a circle on the screen and blink once to…

One-Hour Delivery Service ‘Prime Now’ Launched by Amazon in London

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Back to the Future?

Soaring Demand and Prices for Retro Tech Technological innovation today can often seem like a never ending conveyor belt that spits out new products and models on a near-daily basis and quickly leaves older items obsolete and by no means desirable. In that context, many people who follow the technological trends and want to always…

Inflation Rate Turns Negative for the First Time Since 1960

Figures released this week have revealed that the main measure of UK inflation, known as the Consumer Price Index (CPI), turned negative in April for the first time since the measure has been in existence. The CPI reached a figure of – 0.1%, which represents the first time that a negative figure has been recorded…

Why Sainsbury’s Losses aren’t Necessarily a Harbinger of Doom

This week supermarket giants Sainsbury’s announced their first full-year loss for ten years in figures referring to the year up to 14th March 2015. It is believed that the company’s results in the 12 months in question were hit by a number of one-off costs, including a drastic reduction of the property values of a…

Unproductive day at work? That’ll be your internet

Businesses and organisations within the Square Mile in London, no matter what their particular sector, understand the importance of achieving the utmost levels of productivity in order to also boost turnover and profit. It is for that reason that those companies search for as many ways as possible to enhance their efficiency in order to…

The shocking truth – the government discrimination against London small businesses

London’s businesses are being let down by internet connection speeds which lag drastically behind those found elsewhere in Europe. It is a surprising revelation but is a problem that business owners in the City of London and surrounding areas have to cope with on a daily basis. Why it is that they have to cope…

Best Joke You Will Ever Hear – London Internet Speeds

The Square Mile in the centre of London is world renowned as a centre of finance, commerce and business in general, with over 300,000 people making their living in the area. As such, it would be logical to expect that everything about the area is optimised for productivity and efficiency in business. When it comes…

I predict a riot – Why we must go to war with BT?

Everybody at one time or another will have experienced the frustration and difficulty caused by a slow internet connection, but when this becomes a real problem is when it negatively impacts the capability of a business or organisation to function efficiently. In that situation after all, beyond merely being an annoyance, the slow connection speeds…

Square Mile Is a Country Mile Behind In Broadband Speeds

If you were to ask somebody where in the UK was the major hub for business, commerce and finance, the chances are that most would confidently state that the answer was The City of London. The so-called Square Mile is home after all, to an agglomeration of businesses and companies which employ over 300,000 people…

London Internet Spells Bad News for Productivity

In the business world there is often nothing more important to companies and organisations than achieving high levels of both productivity and profit. It is in achieving those after all, that firms also achieve success, growth and prosperity, and there are few places where that is exhibited more clearly than in The City of London.…

Taking Responsibility for your ‘Own Economy’

With the general election campaign raging on, it is difficult to turn on the TV or open a newspaper without hearing something about the current state of the economy and how it either will or will not improve in the coming months and years. Given the political currency that parties can earn through their assessment…

Turning Travelodge Around

Profits Surge 63% just Three Years after Near Collapse The business world is notoriously a changeable and tumultuous environment, where a matter of just a few years can completely change the fortunes of individuals, companies or even nations. That is never better demonstrated than in the case of Travelodge, the budget hotel company that often…

Big data – What does it mean for your business?

It’s safe to say that ‘big data’ is a bit of a buzzword at present, but there’s little sign of it going away; the impact it’s having on today’s businesses is simply too big to ignore. Here we’ll take a look at exactly what it means for the modern enterprise. Thanks to the fast-growing prominence…

Windows Server 2003 End of Life – How to cope

One of Microsoft’s most popular products will essentially be scrapped this summer, leaving millions to find suitable replacements. So how should you be dealing with the winding down of Windows Server 2003? The name ‘Microsoft’ is synonymous with enterprise IT. The Washington tech company’s products have fuelled businesses across the globe for decades now, and…

Bring the excitement back to your old PC!

So your PC is a bit slow but it does the job. You don’t want to go to the expense of a new machine or re-installing all of your software but you could really do with getting a bit more done every day. Waiting 15 seconds to open each application really adds up every day!…

The Thorny Issue of Holidays as a Business Owner or Entrepreneur

Discovered whilst the company were compiling a guide advising on a healthy work-life balance for business owners and entrepreneurs, research by Sage revealed that an astonishing 45% of those business owners work between 40 and 60 hours per week and a further 16% work even longer hours still. With that in mind, it would be…

Encryption – A help or hindrance?

Encryption provides us with a high level of privacy, but Europol director Rob Wainwright says that encrypted devices could be helping terrorists. Is it essential, or does it need to be scrapped? Police and security services are unable to access data that is passed over an encrypted network. Mr Wainwright states that terrorists and other…

Is startup collaboration vital to avoid new tech disruption?

Startup collaboration is necessary if banks want to ensure new technology from other firms does not disrupt their business, claims the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS’s) CEO for commercial and private banking. In her argument, Alison Rose was specifically referring to the fintech startup community. She says that although the growth of financial technology over the past…

Giving New Meaning to the Phrase ‘Hard Drive’

Will we soon be Driving Computers Instead of Cars? ‘Like driving an iPad’ is how Mark Tinkler, the investment manager for market leading electric vehicle manufacturers Tesla, has described getting behind the wheel of some of their most innovative new automobiles. Focussing more on design and software and less on engineering and mechanical components, a…

The dangers of admin rights

The majority of critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft software would not have had as severe an impact if certain users did not have admin rights, a UK security firm claims. Avecto’s research shows admin rights were needed in order to exploit 99.5 per cent of flaws in Internet Explorer, 97 per cent in Windows operating systems and 95 per cent of…

When is the right time to replace your legacy data centre?

More and more companies are choosing to get rid of their legacy data centres in favour of moving to the cloud, but is it the right time for you to do the same? When your growth is out of control A legacy data centre may have served you well when your business was just starting out,…

Working from Home: The Holy Grail or Wholly Inefficient?

There are few people going about the daily working grind who haven’t at some point or another dreamt about the possibility of working from home. Those dreams often highlight the wonder of not having to suffer the daily commute and the joy of getting business done in the comfort of your own living room, but…

How often should you update your systems

In one of its latest announcements, Microsoft revealed that Office 2016 users would be allowed to choose the frequency of their update downloads. While an interesting development, it does pose the question: just how often should you update, if the choice is offered? Office 2016 has provided businesses with plenty to get excited about. It…

Quantum technology investment headed for UK business

£15m quantum technology investment headed for UK business A national strategy to grow quantum technologies in the UK has been bolstered by a government investment of £15 million. With a five-action plan now in place, UK businesses are expected to benefit enormously over the next five years. The investment has been issued via the Engineering…

Treasury Announces ‘Radical Review’ of Business Rates

The Treasury have this week announced what they are describing as a ‘radical review’ of the business rates system in England, with the results expected to be released in time for the 2016 Budget. When speaking this week, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander explained that ‘the time has come for a radical review…

Hybrid cloud market predicted to be worth £57.26 billion by 2019

With an ever-increasing amount of organisations adopting a hybrid cloud computing environment, new research predicts that the global market will rise dramatically over the coming years. But what could this mean for your business? In a new market research report, snappily titled: ‘Hybrid Cloud Market by Solution (Consulting, Cloud Integration, Cloud Management, Cloud Security, and…

Microsoft could use P2P platforms for Windows 10 updates

Microsoft may decide to give users the option to download Windows 10 updates via peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, potentially speeding up the updating process. New details about the eagerly awaited operating system are being released continually, and this latest revelation indicates that updating your system could be a lot quicker in the future. A leaked version…

National Apprenticeship Week: A Week for the Future

This week is National Apprenticeship Week; an annual event organised by the National Apprenticeship Service. According to those organisers the event is ‘designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy’. The cynical amongst you may say that the National Apprenticeship Service are hardly likely to provide…

The Samsung Galaxy S6: Charging into the Future?

When a company like Samsung announce a release date for a landmark new product it always gets people’s attention, and that was certainly true when they announced the roll-out of their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones on March 1st. The new phones will be available in the UK and nine other countries from the…

Creating an agile workforce – The perks and pitfalls

The practices of remote working, hot desking and flexible business space have been on the rise in recent years. In fact, a survey by Virgin Media Business last year predicted that, by 2022, 60 per cent of office-based employees will regularly work from home. Hot desking allows multiple staff to use one workstation at different…

How cloud computing is revolutionising the financial industry

The cloud has revolutionised countless businesses, sectors and industries – some being changed almost beyond recognition. Now, this truly disruptive technology has a new vertical in its crosshairs: the financial sector. Back in 2010, Metro Bank was awarded a banking licence. This alone might not seem out of the ordinary, but it unarguably was, being…

Virtual Reality: Bringing Sharks To The Desert

Think back to when you were a child and you first heard about that new gadget or technological innovation to hit the shelves. No matter how long ago that may have been or what the exact item in question was, the chances are that you felt a wave of excitement, expectation and amazement at the…

A guide to the emerging war on bloatware

Bloatware is fast becoming a ‘four letter word’ in the computing world. Whether on laptops, tablets, desktops or smartphones, manufacturers from across the world are waging a war on bloatware. But what exactly is it and what ramifications does it have for the business world? The most recent case of bloatware grabbing the headlines came…

Google targets corporate world with Android for Work

Google Android, which has long been considered the least secure of all mobile operating systems, could soon be shod of its unenviable label, or at least that’s what the search giant hopes. Though Google is – for most Brits, at least – the go-to search engine, its Android mobile operating system (OS) has often come…

New Recession Looming because of London Internet speeds?

We believe that the lack of fibre broadband is killing the excitement of running a small business. In day to day terms, this lack of fibre broadband equates to: Email being very slow, and sometimes not working at all. SMB’s often can’t move to the Cloud even though many providers, Microsoft included, have stopped selling…

Will biometrics replace the humble password?

An ever-increasing number of businesses are choosing to phase out the password and up security by implementing entry by voice, facial recognition and fingerprint. This revolutionary technology could have huge-reaching implications – but will it be enough to replace the humble password? Microsoft is one of the largest firms to introduce support for the Fast…

Typing speed – Your key to smartphone productivity

The faster you can enter information into your smartphone, the more productive you’ll be when working on the go. This is why employees may need to focus on improving their mobile typing speed Walk into a standard office and you’ll still probably hear the tapping of traditional keyboard tiles as staff type away at the…

The Invisible Threat To London’s Economy

  London (the Square Mile in particular) is a global hub of business and commerce and makes a vital contribution to the UK’s economic output. Almost a million companies call London their home, and in many ways, they are the lifeblood of the UK economy. Yet when it comes to the speed of their Internet connection – and thus their ability…

David Versus Goliath – A Tale About The Internet In Central London

We sit back and take it; we are too small, we have no power; what can one company do? I could list a number of positive sayings about one voice changing the world, but in reality it takes one voice to inspire others to change the world. We need you, our fellow small businessmen and…

Letter to the Prime Minister

Kathryn has decided to write to the Prime Minister to highlight the plight of small businesses in the heart or london that lack any sort of fibre broadband services.

Why Is There No Fibre Broadband In The City And West End?

As a small business, situated a stone’s throw from the Silicone Roundabout, and in the heart of Shoreditch, it is quite shocking that we can’t get BT to install their fibre broadband service to our office. You Aren’t Alone We aren’t alone, and it isn’t limited to our road, our area, our borough or our…

Should you invest in cyber insurance?

The cyber insurance industry is growing quickly, as more and more businesses take out specialist policies. Should you be joining them? Most of the data breaches you see in the media involve large-scale, multinational brands like Apple, eBay and Sony. People often forget, however, that small businesses are just as vulnerable to harmful attacks. In…

Windows 10 – now with added FIDO support

Microsoft’s adoption of the latest security standards could cement Windows 10 as the platform of choice for the modern enterprise customer. Microsoft, and more specifically Windows, has had a pretty tough time of late. As if the shortcomings of Windows 8 hadn’t been publicised enough already, the struggle that Microsoft has faced in moving people…

Letter to The Queen

Kathryn has decided to write to the Queen to commiserate with her as Buckingham Palace is also in the technology black hole that does not get fibre broadband. We hope that we will get Royal support for our campaign.

How to improve your relationship with IT management

Much like Marmite, many firms’ relationship with technology is very much love or hate. However, it doesn’t need to be that way. Here are three practical tips for transforming that relationship into one that of universal love – or tolerance, at the very least! Take advantage of the cloud Make the most of a whole…

Raspberry Pi – What can it do for you?

As computers go, there are few cheaper and smaller than the Raspberry Pi. This little budget machine should never be underestimated, though, as it has plenty of interesting uses First released in February 2012, the Raspberry Pi mini-computer has caused a fair bit of intrigue in the tech world. At the beginning it was an…

Google’s Chromebook – The right choice for your business?

As if the financial cost of equipping staff with the tech they need wasn’t a big enough obstacle on its own, business owners also have to decide exactly what to invest in. Could the Chromebook be the perfect solution? Since it was first launched in 2012, the Chromebook range has grown from an intriguing new…

PC or Mac: What’s best for your business?

Macs and PCs are like the Blur and Oasis of technology; the fans of each don’t tend to get on too well and the pub-table debates can get pretty heated. It’s clear that both options have their selling points, but for business owners, choosing between them can be tough. Here, we take a closer look…

Microsoft Surface: A worthy alternative to your laptop?

The digital revolution that has impacted so many people’s lives in recent years has undoubtedly been spearheaded by the rise of mobile technology. Smartphones are, of course, the most obvious example here, but the popularity of tablet computers has also rocketed. The rise to prominence of such devices has had knock-on effects elsewhere in the…

Which laptop should you buy in 2015?

Smartphones and tablets tend to dominate the discussions in tech circles these days, but the traditional computer is far from ready to roll over. In August 2014, research firm NPD DisplaySearch reported growth of one per cent in global laptop shipments – nothing to write home about, you might be thinking, but after years of gradual…

Cloud Consulting (Part 1 of 3)

If you are thinking of moving your company to the Cloud, but don’t know which is the best option for your business. Cloud computing has become very popular for businesses of all sizes, as it doesn’t have the hassle of IT hardware. There are three main types of Cloud: Public, Private and Hybrid. The Public…

Business predictions for 2015

Another year is almost over, which means that 2015 is just around the corner. Many businesses would say that 2014 has been a positive year for them, as the economy has truly started to recover. Instead of focusing on saving money and cutting back, businesses have started to shift their attention back to investment. Things are…

The importance of protecting your business from cyber attacks

With recent estimations suggesting there are more than 150,000 computer viruses in circulation every day, the threat they pose is very real for UK businesses. Enterprise-level technology and data volumes mean that businesses today cannot be tardy when it comes to protection. Here are just some of the myriad reasons why it should be near…

Should the road to Cloud services be a bumpy ride?

I remember my first flight on an aeroplane; my uncle took me to Spain for a weekend. I totally enjoyed the take-off, it was like being on a roller coaster. However, the bumps that occurred as we flew through the clouds weren’t much fun at all. It’s the same in IT. When you’re moving to…

Three quick tech tips for business success

However successful your company is, there will always be room for improvement – it’s a desire to constantly seek these opportunities out that separates a good business owner from a great one The way in which you use technology will have a significant impact on the success of your business these days. It’s no longer…

2014 – A year of big tech moments

Before we look ahead in earnest to 2015 and what to expect from the tech world, let’s cast our minds back through 2014 to discuss some of the year’s biggest moments So much has happened in technology over the past 12 months. It’s been a year of major acquisitions, big product releases, new CEOs and…

Why do you need IT Support and Management?

IT support and management can be overlooked as a critical service by most companies.  More often than not, they aren’t seen as benefits until a computer doesn’t work, or they can’t connect to the internet for some reason. Consider what your IT does for your company: you have a team of staff who are all…

Common IT mistakes for new businesses and how to avoid them

Given the importance of technology in today’s business world, making bad IT decisions is a sure-fire way to limit your chances of success While it’s now possible for pretty much anyone to start a business, the process is usually more than a little daunting. Whatever services or products your company is selling, IT will likely…

Early detection – The key to preventing a data-breach disaster

The latest malicious software to be discovered by security experts been described as one of “the most sophisticated” viruses ever – what does it mean for businesses? It says a lot about the threat posed by cyber-criminals when the bad guys in James Bond films start to ditch laser beams and golden pistols in favour…

The benefits of Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

If you are a small to medium sized company, an unplanned event of any nature can have a devastating impact on your company.  Central to the operation of your company is your IT infrastructure, as your productivity will be immediately affected if there is any unexpected system downtime. Disasters that could put your business at…

How the Internet of Things will affect your business

The Internet of Things is shaping up to be the next major technological transition of the digital revolution, and business owners must be prepared As technology buzzwords go, there are few being talked about quite as much as the Internet of Things (IoT). The idea of everything around us being invisibly connected seems to have…

Multi-factor authentication – Boosting security for your business

If a business is to operate efficiently and successfully, data breaches must be avoided at all costs. Multi-factor authentication could be part of the solution Most internet users will understand the notion of accessing a personal account using a unique username and password combination – it couldn’t be much simpler. It could be argued, however,…

21 Critical IT questions for an office move

Data Points & Cabling Do you have enough data points and power outlets for your layout? – Once you have planned your office layout, you need to check if there are enough data points and power outlets for the equipment that will be installed. Importantly, remember that your Comms room for your server and IT…

How do you solve a problem like automation

It seems that robots are coming for our jobs, but all is not lost – how should your business go about preparing for the seemingly inevitable shift? Technology’s influence on the modern business world cannot be ignored. The speed at which routine tasks can be completed has rocketed, and data is now at the heart…

SMBs must shine the spotlight on network reliability

With IT now such an integral part of the modern business landscape, the quality of your network design simply cannot be overlooked The majority of small and medium businesses (SMBs) rely heavily on IT; that much is indisputable. In most enterprise contexts, it will be used to power processes, store data and share information on…

What not to use for a Password

On the internet, you need a password to access nearly every site, especially social media, online shopping and your email account. It can be hard using different passwords for all your accounts, so it’s easy to pick something that you can be remember, like a combination on your keyboard. But, if your password is easy,…

How can the cloud improve supply chain performance

As international supply chains become increasingly complex, management teams must be able to collaborate effectively – and the cloud is the perfect tool Supply chains have always been complex, but with many businesses now operating internationally, things are only getting more difficult to handle. The prominence of global manufacturing processes means that firms are now…

Simple steps to solid IT security for your business

If it’s not already in place, now is the time to put data safety at the top of your priority list – leave it too late and the consequences could be devastating The importance of data is clearly at an all-time high, but it’s not just businesses interested in collecting it. The number of high-profile…

Over 40 ways to speed up your day with your keyboard!

Mastering your Mac Keyboard In this article we will show you all the shortcuts and functions of keys on a Mac keyboard. Top row F (Function) Keys The F keys on a Mac keyboard have very different functions to those on a Windows keyboard. F1 and F2 – these keys are marked with a symbol…

The importance of disaster recover planning and data back-up

Disaster recovery planning can provide firms with peace of mind that, should the worst happen, it’s not the end of the world. No business can function without their applications, critical data or operations – yet some still don’t protect themselves by having a disaster recovery plan in place. There are a number of different disasters…

Why planning is integral for an office move

Moving offices can be a huge undertaking for SMEs. However, careful planning and preparation can ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for all involved, allowing work to resume quickly. IT and communications infrastructure – the cornerstone of modern business – is usually the main cause of angst during an office relocation. If managers plan…

Disaster recovery scenarios

We often get asked about planning for disaster recovery scenarios and as part of this, we use the following elements to consider firstly under what conditions we need to plan for disaster and then, in broad terms, the steps we take in planning for the exercise. Scenario 1: Single system failure, i.e.: file server, internet,…

Cloud desktop: How could it benefit your business?

Embracing the cloud is one thing, but the idea of migrating all of the tools your employees use on a daily basis can be a little daunting to say the least. Here’s why it’s a move worth making While most businesses are using the cloud in some way or another, not all realise just how…

Training: Why your IT project can’t stop at installation

The process of changing IT systems will always take time, however big the project is, but it’ll only take longer if training isn’t handled in the right way early on The decision to go ahead with a new IT installation should be a big deal for any business. There’s likely to be plenty of planning…

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Mac Could Do

Your Mac might be even more clever than you think. Your computer can read to you I bet you won’t like reading that huge document yourself?  Well, OS X is now able to read text aloud.  All you need to do is highlight the text you want it to read to you, then click on…

Android Lollipop – Why business owners should be excited

The new version of Android is about as business-friendly as mobile operating systems get – here’s why it’s perfect for your company. With an 84.7 per cent share of the market, it’s no real secret that Android is the leading force when it comes to mobile operating systems (OS). For a large number of business…

Is your business ready for wearable tech

Technology and fashion are becoming closer by the day, and the results are set to flourish in the workplace. Preparation will determine the success of your own adoption. The consumerisation of IT has been rampant in recent years. We’re seeing a new wave of apps, cloud services and devices infiltrate the workplace, after they all…

Should my iPhone really speak to my toothbrush?

Probably one of the strangest releases I have seen in a while is the Oral-B 6000 with an app for your iPhone (or mobile device).  This comes with Bluetooth and a mobile application for my iPhone.  My first reaction was why on earth would I need this, this is ridiculous and taking it one step…

Poodles and Shellshocks

We’re somewhat used to hearing about security bugs these days, but recent examples have really given businesses reason to worry. There has hardly been time for the headlines about “Shellshock” to die down before the latest threat called “Poodle” was uncovered by researchers. The Poodle bug resides in an older encryption standard known as SSL…

Cloud storage – Considering your needs

The cloud already helps businesses in a million different ways, but what do you need it for? Having access to so much data is a great thing, but you also need to work out where to keep it. While your new digital knowledge will take up less space than the physical documents you’re probably more…

7 Essentials to Consider When Budgeting for Your IT

Your IT systems are critical to the operation of your business and it’s therefore equally important that you budget to properly maintain and improve these systems.  Following is a summary of what should be considered essential expenditure for your IT as part of your annual budget: IT SUPPORT: Your IT department, or otherwise your IT…

Email archival – Why is it such a good idea

Archiving is a term that most business owners will have heard, but so many still aren’t giving it the necessary attention. Here’s why you should invest… While technologies like fax and even SMS are falling into obscurity as new alternatives become available, email has stood the test of time. The fact that it’s one of…

Getting the most out of your VoIP solution

VoIP can be an incredibly valuable tool for your business, but only if you approach it in the right way VoIP – or Voice over Internet Protocol – technology has existed for some time, but with the cloud and unified communications (UC) now more prominent than ever, it’s becoming cheaper, more accessible and even more…

E-Mail and Internet Policy

The purpose of an Internet and E-mail Policy is to ensure there is consistency in the application of the internet and e-mail within an organisation.  These systems have been long established as crucial communications facilities, providing the ability to contact professional and academic sources worldwide.  Therefore, a policy is required that provides for the optimum…

Raising awareness – The key to effective cyber-security

Spend as much as you want on IT security measures and policy creation, but it’ll mean nothing if the team isn’t on board. Protecting your data in today’s cyber crime-ridden business landscape is no mean feat, but there are steps you can take to strengthen your defences. All too often companies invest heavily in their…

What to look for in an IT support company

It’s pretty easy to find IT help, but choosing the right partner is a little more difficult – what should be at the top of your checklist? Most businesses run on IT these days, but few are capable of maintaining their own infrastructure to the necessary standards. This is why the help of an IT…

6 reasons to wait before installing iOS 8

There will no doubt be some teething problems with Apple’s new operating system Here are a few potential downsides to iOS 8 that you may want to consider before you install it: POTENTIAL BUGS Apple’s operating systems are rarely, if ever faultless when launched and there’s a good chance problems will surface with iOS 8,…

iOS or Android – Which is right for your business

It goes without saying that businesses should embrace mobile technology, but which operating system is best? While the recent unveiling of Apple’s latest smartphone has put iOS back into the tech media’s headlines, it won’t be long before one of its biggest competitors in the manufacturing market – whether that’s Samsung, HTC or Google –…

The financial sector – banking on the cloud

Technology is helping high-street banks to better meet the needs of British consumers, and the cloud is at the forefront. Economic optimism may be increasing in the UK but most businesses are, by nature, still trying to save money wherever possible. For many, this drive to cut costs has technology at its heart, with the…

4 Tips on choosing a safe recurring Password

We all have passwords for many different accounts on the internet, from social media accounts to e-mails and even to log-on to your PC. You probably have various passwords for each one, or maybe you’re the type of person who uses the same password for everything! I know with my office PC, I’m prompted to…

Three steps to maximum BYOD security

We’ve heard plenty about the benefits of BYOD, but not quite as much on the best ways to minimise the various pitfalls that it presents. Security is by far the most obvious concern for most businesses, so how do you keep defence high and risk low? The following tips are certainly a good place to…

Cloud benefit basics

There can be a tendency with Cloud solutions for the actual business case to be lost in the hype. There are no shortage of novel ways to use the Cloud to make improvements to many aspects of your IT, but in our experience, getting the basics right first is often the best approach to migrating…

10 things to know about the new iPhone 6

Apple launched its latest version of the iPhone on Tuesday.  The new handsets are some of the biggest released by the tech giant, with plenty of new features. Here are 10 things you must know about the new iPhones: SIZE: The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch-screen, while the 6 Plus is 5.5 inches. This is the…

Shadow IT is dangerous experts claim

The consumer tech revolution is in full swing, and businesses have to address it if they’re to avoid the risks presented by shadow IT Workers who use their own consumer-targeted devices and software instead of relying on company-approved solutions risk causing significant problems for their employers, it has been claimed. Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)…

Celebrity scandal should spark cyber security surge

Some of the entertainment industry’s most recognisable figures have been hit by hackers, but could it be a good thing for businesses? There are few parts of the media yet to have their say on the celebrity data breach scandal. Most people agree that the privacy of the victims – who are incidentally some of…

10 Common Daily Monitoring Checks for your IT

IT infrastructure is extremely important for the day to day running of most businesses. If your IT Systems were down for the day, think about how much productivity you would lose – that is why you should be monitoring your systems daily. Finding a problem as quickly as possible can stop it from causing your…

Cloud-using businesses must look at the bigger picture

With the cloud at hand, businesses are able to speed up individual processes significantly – so why are so few harnessing its full power? The cloud has many assets, but the biggest is undoubtedly flexibility. Businesses that would’ve once been forced to wait months before starting projects while they arranged the appropriate servers can now…

Why arent businesses investing in mobile technologies

Companies are usually pretty quick to invest when there’s money to be made in the long term, so it’s odd that few are budgeting for mobile Mobile technology has changed the way businesses operate. More often than not, it’s for the better; flexibility has rocketed, driving major increases in productivity for the majority of those…

Top Tips to Manage IT Renewals

When you have annual licences with several suppliers, it is easy to forget when they are due for renewal, without being reminded. For renewals such as your anti-virus, forgetting your renewal date can leave your business unprotected. Much of your software will be purchased monthly, or annually, such as; your SSL Certificate, Cisco SmartNet, Cisco…

Education is the key to stress-free cloud adoption

Moving to the cloud should be a collaborative process – failure to involve the employees who are supposed to be benefiting from it could be disastrous While the benefits are pretty clear for most businesses, moving to the cloud can seem like a daunting task. In some cases, an inability to see past the upheaval…

Security experts propose new Android framework

A new security framework proposed by researchers could help to ease CIOs’ Android concerns Recent figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show that 84.7 per cent of all smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2014 ran on Android. While it may seem like iPhones are everywhere these days, iOS’s market share for the…

7 questions surrounding cloud computing

7 questions when considering cloud computing The business IT world is abuzz with “cloud computing”, a term that can be used to describe many things, from emails to anti-virus, accounting software packages to storage and everything in between. Whilst the allure of low monthly payments as opposed to having to purchase a local server outright…

Is public Wi-Fi safe for your mobile workers?

Wi-Fi is a huge tool for the modern enterprise, but companies should be careful when using public services Much of the digital revolution has been supported by Wi-Fi, and public hotspots are appearing in all kinds of different places. This growing availability will no doubt be exciting for the owners of increasingly mobile businesses. Employees can…

What will cloud-adopting businesses look like in the future

The cloud is changing how businesses operate, and flexibility is easily the order of the day Most businesses have changed pretty drastically over the last 20 years, with technology playing a huge part in the shift. This in an ongoing journey, which means that many of today’s buzzwords will be the norm for tomorrow’s enterprise.…

Why Office 365 is better for your business – 10 good reasons

Companies considering a move to the cloud to improve their collaborative efforts probably choose between Google Apps and Office 365. However similar, both suites have their pros and cons which can prove helpful or troublesome to certain categories of businesses. Though Google Apps kept its word about giving us collaborative applications, Office 365 has an…

Businesses must consider the IoT’s security risks

The Internet of Things will no doubt revolutionise the business world, but it’s likely to cause a few problems too The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the tech world’s hottest topics for some time now. It’s completely understandable too – research firm Gartner expects there to be 26 billion individual units connected…

The cloud can cure your disaster recovery headache

With a little help from the cloud, disaster recovery is now easier than it’s ever been before – any excuse you thought you had has just disappeared Even for the biggest and most organised businesses, things can go wrong. Just two months ago, London-based fashion retailer ASOS found this out the hard way when a fire hit its…

10 ways managers can improve trust

COMMON SENSE APPROACH THAT MANAGEMENT CAN USE TO IMPROVE TRUST IN THE WORKPLACE   It is widely accepted that high levels of trust are crucial when motivating your team and improving your staff’s satisfaction in their roles. Unfortunately, the recession has resulted in the levels of trust falling. Following are 10 of the easiest, most common sense…

Cloud confusion is still holding businesses back

How can people be expected to sign their companies up for cloud services when so many still don’t know what the technology can do? The cloud has grown from being a buzzword to become a major part of the enterprise technology landscape, now powering some of the world’s biggest businesses. It appears, however, that large…

Enterprise apps and the cloud – The perfect match

The cloud and mobile are extremely powerful tools – if businesses want to get the most out of both, they must be used together The digital revolution that has affected so many lives and workplaces is made up of a huge number of elements. While the ingredients are often discussed individually, it’s important to remember…

IT Support’s New Challenges

Over fifty percent of Brits currently own smartphones. What used to be gadgets for the tech-savvy are now everyone’s companion and many of us would be lost without the perpetual access and other benefits they provide! Convenient access to mobile technology is now so widespread that the market is still not demonstrating any slowdown in…

Cloud computing – Still the legal world’s hottest tech topic

The cloud will become a staple weapon in the average legal firm’s arsenal, but it may take a little time As is the case in most other industries, the cloud has been a hot topic in the legal world for some time now. Service providers talk regularly of the ways they think they can help…

Technology: Your key to a successful office move

Harnessing the power of IT is advisable in most business situations, but it comes in particularly useful during the relocation process Growth occupies space in the minds of most business owners, whether they’re budding young entrepreneurs or established industry veterans. The drive to create something bigger and better is often what sparks the desire to…

Would Your Business Cope If Your IT Was Destroyed?

What would happen if all your computers failed, were stolen, or were destroyed in a disaster? These days, computers play a crucial part in all businesses, yet many don’t have any plans for what they would do if their IT system was wiped out in a disaster. Disasters are far from uncommon: a crucial computer…

Training should be an integral part of your cyber security strategy

How can company bosses be expected to make big decisions about the parts of their business that they just don’t understand? The regularity with which large-scale data breaches seem to appear in the media headlines is near impossible to ignore. The fear of falling victim to such an attack is an everyday reality for most…

BYOD – A few things to consider

Taking the right level of care and avoiding BYOD’s biggest pitfalls should be a breeze. Most IT bosses will have spent time trying to convince their company’s big decision makers that IT investment is the way forward, but it’s not always a one-way thing. The chance to boost productivity and improve output can sometimes get…

Using IT to increase productivity

Last week, the World Bank warned of the potential for a new financial crisis – one worse than the GFC. Of course, it may not happen (and I’m sure we’re all hoping it won’t). But if we do begin to see a downturn in economic demand, businesses will once again be looking for internal measures…

Transparency is key for data-dependent businesses

Security will always be on the minds of consumers but businesses must do what they can to minimise the fears Data is everywhere in the modern business landscape – companies of all sizes are using it to drive both minor and major decisions. Advocates of this ‘big data’ shift say that sizeable and complex caches…

Cloud standards: Should we be worrying about them?

Standardisation can be a minefield for the cloud industry, but platforms such as Docker could provide a suitable solution There are around 50 officially recognised standards within the cloud industry, but it’s often difficult for CIOs to decide which to adopt. Sometimes it may seem easier for CIOs to ignore these concerns, then just go…

5 Ways to Plan for Data Disaster

In many businesses, backup and disaster recovery is ignored, priority being given to various daily IT concerns, upgrades, and maintenance problems. In your case, disasters might not be commonplace, but be assured, they do happen and must be planned for. The biggest culprits are hardware failures and user error—two things that will happen to every…

Microsoft is about to kill off Windows Server 2003 by officially ending support – in steps the cloud to save the day

In April, Microsoft ended support for the hugely popular Windows XP operating system. The move caused – and is still causing – all kinds of mayhem. Despite having more than a decade to prepare, people just weren’t ready for the change. Now, the Redmond firm is preparing to do the same with Windows Server 2003,…

Security and the IT supply chain

Staying safe in cyberspace extends beyond your own four walls – the defences of your partners and suppliers must also be strong As uncomfortable as it tends to make most IT-minded people feel, security has been the tech world’s hottest topic for some time now. Whether it’s bring your own device (BYOD), the cloud or…

7 Most Common Mistakes When Moving Office

No Clear Direction All planning and execution will be severely hindered, unless everyone understands the rationale, requirements, objectives and limitations of a move. There are big decisions to be made right at the start, on which will the detailed planning process will be based, including; What: bigger, smaller, cheaper? Where: do we want to move…

Free file storage is a clear and present threat to the enterprise

Survey reveals that decision makers are concerned about unauthorised cloud storage solutions While the cloud’s praises continue to be sung from every enterprise rooftop, a new report has highlighted that IT decision makers remain very wary of free file storage solutions. The likes of Dropbox have become hugely pervasive at the consumer end of the…

Mobile working: will it ever replace the traditional office?

The reports of the conventional workplace’s death have been greatly exaggerated – but there’s still work to do While it’s not always talked about by employees themselves, there are few trends that have had a bigger impact on the modern workplace than bring your own device (BYOD). While most company bosses see this mobile revolution…

What is an SME to do for email in 2014?

Has Microsoft removed choice for SMEs? Just what is a small business to do for an email solution now that support for the product that bore its name has been put out to pasture? In retiring Small Business Server 2011, Microsoft has been accused by some of eliminating choice and dictating its vision for cloud-based…

Hybrid cloud: the way forward for your business?

Mixing private and public cloud infrastructure could be the best way to solve your hosting headache By now, most business owners will realise that they can benefit from cloud computing in one way or another. Making sense of exactly how, is the next logical step, and it’s not always easy. The difficulty could be down…

A ‘smarter’ use of IT could save the UK £24 billion

The UK government could benefit massively from thinking a little more carefully about its use of technology…and so could your business IT has no doubt had an impact on the way in which the government oversees the running and development of the country, and the Physical Exchange’s latest Digital Manifesto is certainly encouraging in the…

The Cost of a Slow Computer Network

When it comes to your computer network(s) it might seem like you’re saving money by being reactive. Essentially, that means you’re only spending money when something breaks. However, is that actually true? Precisely what is the genuine cost of slow pcs and why do they slow down over time? Just about every IT department has…

The cloud and its part in the future of healthcare

Cloud providers have a significant role to play in the healthcare sector – practices just need to understand the benefits. Of the company bosses who are thinking about investing in – or even already using – the cloud, the vast majority are likely to cite a desire to boost profits as their main inspiration. In…

CEO and CIO collaboration: a vital ingredient of success

CIOs may have to take on the role of IT teacher if their businesses are to make progress in an innovation-driven environment. Most chief information officers (CIOs) will be feeling pretty stretched at the moment. The role is expanding rapidly as technology takes centre stage in the modern business world and the average to-do list…

Microsoft boosts cloud appeal with security updates

Microsoft boosts cloud appeal with security updates Microsoft says its decision to extend the use of multifactor authentication for Office 365 will provide a boost to user security. The firm has announced it is making two-step authentication available, free of charge, for certain enterprise programs, although this change will not immediately benefit Office 365 consumer…

Microsoft goes social with Office 365 updates

Tech giant looks to boost platform’s social appeal with new Yammer features Microsoft could be set to make collaboration in the workplace a whole lot more efficient with its latest announcement. No doubt to the delight of many, the company is finally moving some of the popular features of Yammer over to its cloud-based productivity…

What next for the Bitcoin?

Can regulation save the world’s most famous digital currency? The popularity of Bitcoins had been growing at quite a pace until recently. Just a few weeks ago, the world’s biggest exchange, Mt Gox, was hit in a massive attack and thieves managed to take around £300 million worth of the coins. It wasn’t an isolated…

Public Wi-Fi: is your business safe?

EU advice could well scare businesses into thinking twice about wireless connections Wi-Fi is everywhere these days. Public hotspots are so abundant that complaints about dodgy mobile connections are all but a thing of the past. This isn’t just great news for gamers and Netflix fans, however – business users are now able to work…

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