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29th May 2012
Switch2IT considers wallpaper as an IT security solution

Hackers to get pasting from anti-WIFI wall paper We thought we would go for something a bit off the wall for this article- aherm, sorry! Have you heard that there is a new type of wallpaper on the horizon that could help support IT security? The Switch2IT technical support team is very intrigued... It is true, researchers from two French institutio...

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10th May 2012
Switch2IT Director attends Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research

Switch2IT Director educated at Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research We're very proud to announce that Royal Holloway, University of London, has been recognised for its excellent cyber security research and been named an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the British intelligence agency Government Co...

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19th April 2012
Switch2IT considers cloud computing and the associated IT security issues

What is Cloud Computing? You can think of cloud computing as the delivery of computing as a service instead of a product, whereby shared resources, software, and data are provided to computers and similar devices via a network. End-users will usually access cloud based applications through a web browser or a mobile app while software and data are s...

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4th April 2012
Switch2IT's Top Tips to avoid IT security risks associated with free WIFI

Holiday time is just around the corner and this got the Switch2IT team thinking about how we might help business owners and other professionals avert the potential IT security risks presented by free WIFI, which tempts us while away from the office. Free WIFI might seem like a bonus and we are sure that many business owners will use it when away to...

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16th March 2012
Switch2IT warns about data security scams and computer viruses

As IT service providers specialising in digital investigations, Switch2IT are only too aware of scams, tricksters and hackers just waiting to catch out Internet users. We recently saw a chart released by the Better Business Bureau via Mashable. This chart reveals the biggest scams of last year. We thought we would share the top internet scams with ...

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8th March 2012
Broken router? Switch2IT can help within 24 hours

No more excuses - internet connectivity restored promptly and effectively The Switch2IT team has been using Twitter more and more to communicate with customers and potential customers as well as individuals and businesses connected with the IT support services and IT communication products industries. Using Twitter is a great way to catch up with w...

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15th February 2012
We believe effective IT support services do not need the hard sell

Switch2IT does not believe in the "hard sell" Research commissioned by Damovo UK, consisting of survey of 100 IT directors at UK organisations across multiple business sectors and with more than 1,000 employees, has revealed that the selling of IT devices has been overhyped just recently - a stance which Switch2IT does not adopt when marketing tech...

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8th February 2012
Switch2IT works with big companies to keep their data secure

Big companies should take IT data security seriously It is a common misapprehension that just because a company is large it is good at keeping its IT data secure. Safety in numbers is not a failsafe method when it comes to data security and sometimes it is worth larger companies considering a partnership with a smaller firm, such as Switch2IT, who ...

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27th January 2012
Switch2IT says Dispose of Old Smartphone Data with Care

Did you realise that when you get rid of your old smartphones some important data about you and your business could still be accessible and could easily fall into the wrong hands? Second-hand phones that have undergone factory resets and are put back on the market could even contain a minefield of data that's putting your business in a comprom...

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26th January 2012
Switch2IT's Guide to internet Connections: Medium to enterprise businesses

Making the best choice of internet connectivity for your business is very important. We are here to advise you and help you make the right choice and if you are a small business you might consider the options discussed here. If you are a growing business then you might want to look at your current Internet connectivity solution and ask yourself whe...

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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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