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...Read More >
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...Read More >
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...Read More >
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 ...Read More >
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 ...Read More >
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...Read More >
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...Read More >
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...Read More >
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...Read More >
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’ ...Read More >