Be aware when sending emails to contact groups

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Sending mass emails to contact groups (aka distribution lists) is commonplace in most businesses today as there are several benefits including saving time and therefore money; however, there are some cons to be mindful of before jumping straight in there. We all know of someone who has had their email address used by a spammer. … Read more »

Take action now if you’re relying on cloud synching services to back up your data

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If you’re assuming that your cloud synching and sharing services, such as Dropbox or Google Drive, are acting as your backup or are taking responsibility for automatically backing up all your data, then, please, think again! The fact that some businesses are making this assumption came across loud and clear at an event we hosted… Read more »

Easy ways to avoid an IT disaster in this hot weather

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Whilst we have all been enjoying the recent heatwave, our computer equipment definitely has not.  When switched on, our computers’ internal components generate heat, so if they are exposed to additional heat, it can cause major problems.  For example, the hard drive can expand in heat and consequently fail which could result in you losing… Read more »

Illegal data farm found in Liverpool

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raided a business in Liverpool over suspected data trafficking, the acquisition, and sale of illegally obtained personal data. The business is thought to have carried out high volumes of data farming, known as vishing or voice phishing to obtain personal data of motor accident victims to sell onto solicitors… Read more »

Save your business from the impact of downtime

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Downtime is one of those dreaded words that gives business owners and managers nightmares. When some or all of your people can’t access core IT systems it’s always bad news – for relationships with customers, for productivity, for employee morale and, ultimately, for the bottom line. The damage and cost of unplanned downtime depends on… Read more »

Corporate Vision Unveils the Winners of the 2019 Technology Innovator Awards

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Corporate Vision Magazine has announced the winners of the 2019 Technology Innovator Awards. The awards now in its fifth year, showcase some of the best most innovative companies, projects, and services within the technology industry. The surge of available technology products and its constant evolution means that the technology industry now stands as one of… Read more »

What is a MSP or managed service provider?

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According to a report last year, two-thirds of SMEs now use managed services and this is rising.   A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a third party who manages IT infrastructure on a subscription plan meaning the SME can focus on developing the business and the day-to-day responsibility lies with the MSP.   For businesses… Read more »

First 5G network launched in UK

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EE has launched the first 5G network in the UK trialling 6 cities: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Belfast. Phones with 5G will require new handsets and will start at £54/month for ten gigabytes of data. Why should you swap from 4G to 5G? Increased capacity – making it easier to get service in… Read more »