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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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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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29th May 2019
Why crypto currency is less of a cyber security risk than you think

Bitcoin or Bust? In Defence of Crypto Currency The rise of bitcoin has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons in the world of finance (and cyber security). Once mocked as a flash in the pan, crypto currency is now a major player in the money markets, with “blockchain” the new word on everyone’s lips. Unsurprisingly, certain ...

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30th April 2019
Do you know your AI from your Automation?

Do you know your AI from your Automation? In these nervous times, few terms have gained more traction than “Artificial Intelligence”. Often misunderstood, automation has come a long way from the realms of science fiction stories, embedding itself into our everyday lives and alleviating the burden of many mundane tasks at work. Did you...

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29th March 2019
It is time to get tough with the big boys over data privacy

It’s time to get tough with the “big boys” over data privacy You know the feeling. You have just installed or upgraded a piece of software and the first thing you are met with is a long, tedious “privacy agreement.” Does anyone have the time or inclination to sit and read every line of this sleep-inducing tome? Not us...

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20th February 2019
Are tech giants doing enough to serve their communities?

Are Tech Giants Doing Enough to Serve Communities They’ve Transformed? It is one of the great debates of our times. To what extent should giant tech companies take the ethical lead and fulfil their tax paying obligations? Indeed, the Switch2IT team has been quick to call out the “big boys” on a range of issues where they have not...

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