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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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31st March 2014
What does the new law for medical data privacy mean?

Data Privacy: Are we there yet? As far back as 2008, Switch2IT read The British Computer Society's (BCS) Response to the Ministry of Justice on the ‘Data Sharing Review’. Data sharing was a hot issue then and its relevance and importance has continued to soar. Our cyber security experts have always been acutely aware of how much ...

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18th March 2014
David Cato of Switch2IT to swim 5Km for Sport Relief

Switch2IT’s Dave is diving in to Sport Relief  Sport Relief brings the UK together to get active and raise money with an aim to help lives at home and abroad – from getting kids off the streets in the UK to providing fresh water and lifesaving vaccines in Africa.  From Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March the Sainsbury’s ...

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24th February 2014
Is an industry standard cyber-security kitemark a good idea?

Why have a cyber-security kitemark? Have you heard the latest? In response to the increasingly hazardous cyber-universe, the government wants UK businesses to adopt a ‘kitemark’ for upholding certain standards of IT security. It forms part of a wider drive to ensure that businesses nationwide foster good IT security practices while al...

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13th February 2014
Switch2IT is the one-stop solution to all of your telecommunication needs

Have you considered Switch2IT’s full Telecommunications Service? The Switch2IT team knows only too well how important a good telephone system and service is to a successful business. While our customers use our website to find out more about our varied IT support services in London and beyond, and the new online quote form is fast becoming a...

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9th January 2014
Goodbye commuting, hello home computing

Goodbye commuting, hello home computing According to BT futurologist Dr Nicola Millard, in a recent article in the Guardian, the need to go into the office to work is becoming increasingly redundant for those with knowledge-based jobs. It stands to reason that the more that people are using IT equipment for work at home in the South East, the mor...

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20th December 2013
Make sure you are all backed up for Christmas

Are you all backed up for Christmas? With so many businesses getting ready to close the lids of their laptops and reach for the mince pies it is important to make sure that your computer system backup routine is solid. Whether you are a sole trader or a network administrator for an SME in Sussex, Surrey or London, the last thing that you want when...

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11th December 2013
Research says cybercrime costs in the UK have halved in the last 12 months

Hopes for UK cyber security revealed?! Despite all of the doom and gloom surrounding the rise of cybercrime in the UK, the latest stats in the Norton Report 2013 from Symantec suggest that there could be hope on the horizon as the costs of such have fallen. But does this inspire hope for SMEs? Results from the IT security software giants’ ...

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5th December 2013
Switch2IT offers hassle-free broadband installation

Make broadband installation stress-free in 2014 Is it your New Year’s resolution to be more Zen dog and less stress-head? Why not let Switch2IT take some of your worries away? Whether you are starting up a business, relocating the office or branching out in the New Year, Switch2IT is here to offer hassle-free broadband installation. We kno...

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28th November 2013
Business start-ups, is your web hosting service secure?

How secure is your web hosting? The recent Forbes’ article Avoid Google’s Blacklist by Protecting your Business Site went a long way to reinforce the importance of protecting websites from hackers and their destructive ways, one of the Switch2IT team’s many cyber security mantras. This is something that start-up businesses may ...

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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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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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