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  • Blog Post: Windows Vista SP1 - making your IT work for you

    A secure system not only means your data is protected it means you can devote more time to growing your business. When you're confident that you can find the information you need, quickly and simply, that you can retrieve ‘accidentally deleted' files, and that your systems are being backed up regularly...
  • Blog Post: Spam overwhelms email messages

    This is a story on the BBC website on a just-published Microsoft security report, which states that more than 97% of all e-mails sent over the net are unwanted. Ed Gibson, chief cyber security advisor at Microsoft, said the rise in spam was due to traditional organised crime figures moving away from...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 tech mistakes small business owners make - and how to avoid them (part II)

    Last week we covered some simple, proactive steps that can help strengthen your business and boost productivity. In part two of this series, we’ll reveal additional measures you can take to resolve issues faster, minimise downtime, and keep your small business poised to thrive in an increasingly...
  • Blog Post: Don't let your business go down the plughole

    A PriceWaterhouseCoopers and DTI report on information security breaches states that recovery from a serious security incident costs an average of £12,000. And that many small businesses never manage to recover because the damage - in terms of lost revenue - is just too great. So what can you do to...
  • Blog Post: Do you know your virus from your elbow?

    When you run a small company, you’re the boss, the sales manager, the cleaner, and – yes – the IT manager too. So for the protection of your precious information, you need to get to grips with internet security. Take our fun quiz to test your knowledge, and in the process find out what...
  • Blog Post: WORM ATTACK – is your PC secure?

    There’s been a fair bit of noise in the press lately on the latest worm attacking Windows XP, called the Conficker virus. This spreads through low-security networks, memory sticks and PCs without current security updates. If your PC is set to update automatically you should be OK, but if it’s not, you...
  • Blog Post: Get Safe Online with free, expert advice

    Today marks the start of Get Safe Online week, an annual event to raise awareness of Internet safety issues. Through a variety of events, competitions and press activities, the GSO team reach out to consumers and small businesses to highlight the potential threats and dangers of online fraud and theft...
  • Blog Post: Staying safe in the cloud: the questions to ask

    By now, a lot of you will have considered taking your first steps into using cloud computing. It’s a logical step, as cloud services offer: Predictable and low monthly fees No upfront capital expenditure Offloading of maintenance and security responsibility to a third party And guaranteed...
  • Blog Post: Just how safe are you?

    The 2007 Get Safe Online week runs 12-17 November, touring the country and offering independent, expert advice on how you, your children, colleagues, and maybe your silver surfer parents as well, can stay safe and secure on the Internet. Visit the GSO website for more information on dates and venues...
  • Blog Post: Cloud security: Education is the key to hosted services uptake

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often have to look beyond their own workforces for IT expertise. By nature, they tend not to have distinct IT departments with technology professionals – SME employees tend to be all-rounders rather than specialists in a particular field. But in many ways...