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7th May 2015
Think IT security before giving up your data privacy

Are you ‘appy to give up your data privacy? They say that there is no such thing as a free lunch so is there really such a thing as a free app? Did you realise just how much of yourself and/or your business that you give away every time you sign up for a free smartphone or tablet app? As the Switch2IT team takes a great interest in cyber s...

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17th April 2015
Switch2IT celebrates SME human cybersecurity shields

SMES and IT security: Man Vs machine The Switch2IT team is delighted to see Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD back on UK screens this month and if Robert John Downey Jr’s portrayal of Iron Man shows us anything it is that man and machine have a mutual relationship… Without having that electromagnet placed in his chest to stop pieces o...

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5th March 2015
Switch2IT for an IT strategy that is great for business, whatever the weather

Will your CPU be cucumber-cool this Easter? The Switch2IT team have heard murmurs that an Easter heatwave could be on the cards… At the start or March, Jim Dale, forecaster for British Weather Services, told the Express: “I would be very surprised if we don’t see some hot weather in the latter part of spring and going into sum...

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5th February 2015
Switch2IT holds your business cyber security in high regard

IT security, it’s no joke! This month the Switch2IT team has read many worrying reports on cybercrime and IT security breaches that have started out as light-hearted pranks and escalated out of control. Take heed: everything from competitive pilfering among online gamers to joking in public forums and posting silly photos on social media pla...

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18th December 2014
Make sure that an IT support strategy is top of your list for 2015

Make 2015 a safe bet for your business It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in offices from Sussex to Hampshire and Surrey to London. With 2015 fast-approaching, are you ready? Have you thought about what is going to make your business a success next year? The Switch2IT team has many suggestions of what would make 2015 a cracking year for...

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24th November 2014
Why were so many IT security vulnerabilities disclosed in 2014?

2014: The year of cyber-security revelations What a year for IT security #fails! Those working with IT have experienced bleeding hearts, an attack from curly topped dogs and shellshock (not just as a result of the aforementioned) – it has certainly kept the Switch2IT team on their toes. While it is the Chinese Year of the Horse and viruses ...

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21st October 2014
Switch2IT is switched on about latest cyber security threats

Say Bye-bye to tricks like BadUSB and focus on the treats   The Switch2IT team has always warned about the cyber security implications of USB devices. As a rule, we suggest not plugging unfamiliar external devices into your computer and not clicking on links from unknown or suspicious looking sources. This is just some of the standard advic...

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19th September 2014
Are you connected when it comes to Free Wi-Fi in Chichester and beyond?

How will free Wi-Fi impact your business? The Switch2IT team cannot help but notice lots of chatter about the forthcoming availability of free Wi-Fi in West Sussex. How  healthy is this freebie for your business? It could be detrimental if you fail to make sure you connect your devices with IT security in mind… It was reported in the...

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22nd August 2014
Make sure to choose expert communications service providers

Don’t get caught out by communications cowboys Time and again the Switch2IT team is called on to right the wrongs of communications cowboys who are all hat and no cattle. These rip-off ranchers are the “IT communication experts” that over promise and under deliver where things like your business’s phone lines and Voice over...

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20th July 2014
UK businesses need to push back for greater data privacy

Data privacy is dented, come what Theresa May In last month’s news article we tackled the issue of whether we could have a true democracy without a respect for data privacy in the UK, which caused some pause for thought. However, recent headlines suggest that the government is doing nothing to improve the state of the nation’s privacy ...

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12th October 2017
Cyber Security: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Cyber Security: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly From tides of positive change via the IT networking bods at Netgear to despair in the tiresome encryption debate to undignified squirming from Microsoft about paying their taxes, this month Switch2IT explores the Good the Bad and the Ugly from the IT security and technology industries.   Gettin...

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22nd September 2017
Switch2IT says On Your Bike to data breaches like Equifax

On Your Bike, Data Breaches! There has been so much news about data breaches just lately that it is unreal – at least, the Switch2IT team wishes it was. The latest reports reveal that the Equifax data breach was a lot worse than first thought and that investigations into the extent of its impact are ongoing. As well as 143 million Americans...

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25th August 2017
The complexities of UK data protection law

Who does data protection law protect and what are the parameters?  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently published a blog that caused a few eyebrows to rise among the Switch2IT team. Steve Eckersley ICO Head of Enforcement, who aims to “take purposeful risk-based regulatory action where obligations are ignored, exam...

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18th July 2017
What's the future for technology post-Brexit?

We realise there are an influx of “what-now-post-Brexit” articles circulating but there is no getting away from the fact that the decision of that marginal majority to pack their bags and move out of the EU will have (and is already having) a significant impact on UK businesses, especially with regard to data protection. What the Switc...

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