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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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16th June 2014
How can the UK be a democracy without respect for data privacy?

No data privacy. No democracy! Right now, for many, the mention of Brazil conjures images of Fifa World Cup match fixtures, vuvuzelas and ice-cold beer. However, it seems that the Brazilian President has had the more pressing issue of data privacy on her mind in the lead up to the uber sporting tournament. According to an article on Truthout, at...

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6th May 2014
Switch2IT asks whether Windows XP is dead or alive

Are you mourning XP or rejoicing the resurrection? Is your business grieving the loss of Windows XP? From 8th April 2014, Microsoft stopped supporting the popular operating system, meaning that IT security patches and malware updates for XP are no more. But hold on, it seems that the Easter break might have inspired another resurrection… W...

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17th April 2014
SMEs give cyber security a good crack!

SMEs give cyber security a good crack! An article on ComputerWeekly.com reported that 75% of SMEs polled by security firm Kaspersky Lab said their business is too small to be at risk of cyber-attacks. What is more, 59% said their business data is not of interest to cyber criminals. The security firm responded to their own survey by saying that th...

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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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26th June 2017
Top tips for acing IoT cyber security

How to maximise Internet of Things cyber security for your business As the BBC's Jane Wakefield explains, “The Internet of Things is about connecting previously dumb objects, such as light bulbs and cameras, to the network”. While it is useful to have everyday objects implanted with software and sensors that make them “smart...

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16th May 2017
Is Facebook leaving your business open to cyber security threats?

Is Facebook fun risking your business? Who have you seen live in concert? What is your pornstar name? Where were you born? These may all seem like innocuous enough questions – something to pass the time, get to know your Facebook friends better or a bit of a laugh – but have you considered the type of information you are sharing with t...

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24th April 2017
Looking towards a hi-tech future for your business

Here’s to technological advancements with Switch2IT With the South Downs looking luscious once again and the surrounds of Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey displaying more magnificence with its bluebells per woodland than that high DPI monitor you are lusting after, it makes us realise the technological world is always burgeoning . With this in ...

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