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18th March 2013
Yahoo Mail hack raises questions among technical support experts

Could Yahoo do more about the big email hack? We probably all know someone who has been affected by the Yahoo Mail hack but the questions that the Switch2IT team, and many other IT business support companies, have to ask are: What is Yahoo doing to resolve this IT security issue? Why has the industry not already laid the issue of spam email to...

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4th March 2013
IT security awareness is key, from the top of the business down

How IT security aware are your employees? A recent article in the Guardian: Risky business: why security awareness is crucial for employees highlighted a major concern to the Switch2IT team, a concern that we relay to our customers time and again. Security awareness must come from the top down but, despite your efforts as an employer to make IT ...

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21st February 2013
Are you getting what you pay for from your IT service provider?

Is your IT service provider horsing around? Recent headlines about horse burgers and other fare with an equestrian essence have not gone unnoticed at our South East HQ. In fact, the news about countless suspected customer deceptions got the Switch2IT team thinking about whether SMEs are really getting what they are paying for, with regard to mana...

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15th February 2013
Is it the right time to invest in your IT infrastructure?

How important is high speed broadband and IT infrastructure productivity to your business? The government continues to talk about the importance of business growth and innovation but since the Digital Britain report was published in 2009, the UK still has a lack of high speed broadband in place. Do you think that this is something that needs rect...

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21st January 2013
Can your IT provider show you the audit logs for your business?

Do your IT audits maintain your IT security? Our regular blog readers will already know that we are experienced at carrying out business IT audits of technical equipment and making recommendations for improvements from our recent blog post: Contact Switch2IT for a third party IT audit, But did you know that we not only check for improvements tha...

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11th January 2013
Switch2IT celebrates dedication to customer service

Switch2IT presents award to Herald & Gazette Community Star Switch2IT not only provides remote IT support and IT management to businesses throughout Sussex, London, Surrey and Hampshire but also supports local businesses in other ways. In December, Switch2IT’s Managing Director Daniel Piggott attended the Herald & Gazette Community ...

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2nd January 2013
Expert IT project management services for 2013 and beyond

New year, new IT projects! Now that you are settled back in to the daily work routine after all the Christmas and New Year’s Eve jubilations you might turn your thoughts to all those new projects that you have planned for the year ahead. Well, if you are thinking about embarking on any new IT projects in 2013, we at Switch2IT would like to r...

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29th December 2012
Have you read the ICO IT Security Guide?

IMHO you should know about the ICO IT Security Guide for SMEs Apologies for the amount of acronyms in that headline but we are sure that all will become clear… Back in the summer, the Information Commissioner’s Office published A Practical Guide to IT Security. This is a guide providing practical steps for small to medium sized busine...

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20th December 2012
How to stay clear of malware and hackers this Christmas

You’d better watch out for seasonal sharing scams… We hope that in the midst of festive flurry you have had time to read our tips on how to keep data fraud at bay while doing your Christmas shopping online and that you are going to make sure that your business’ data backup strategy is in place  before closing the office fo...

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11th December 2012
Make sure that you shop wisely online to avoid data breach

Have yourself a data-fraud-free Christmas this year As the season to be jolly quick approaches and you begin to dream of getting as high on gingerbread and selection boxes as Santa’s soaring sleigh, Switch2IT’s digital forensics experts are here to bring you back down to earth with a bump. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and our UK equival...

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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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