How Secure is Your Business IT?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Blog, IT Security | Comments Off on How Secure is Your Business IT?

This articles provides a summary of GDPR and the IT security required to be compliant. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on 25 May 2018 and is primarily concerned with giving people more control over their personal data.  By strengthening data protection legislation and introducing tougher enforcement measures, the EU hopes to improve trust in the emerging digital economy.

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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends 31 December

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Windows | Comments Off on Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends 31 December

  The end of December is your last chance to get a free upgrade to Windows 10.   You may be happy with a previous version but Windows 10 offers greater security, stability and longevity.  Apart from wanting your business IT to run efficiently a Windows 10 licence can cost from £100 to £150, so if your office has more than one computer that needs upgrading there are significant savings to be made.   Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10? With increasing cyber attacks Windows 10 offers greater protection and has regular and free updates that boost its security credentials to above previous versions of Windows.   Windows 10 is faster and has improved performance so that  your computers can run more efficiently. Benefits include waking quicker from sleep mode and laptop batteries will last longer.   Windows 10 is more stable and has less compatibility issues with other applications and software so that your business can get on with its business.   If you want to access all the new Windows features you will need Windows 10. The latest update Creators Fall has some impressive new features that can significantly enhance the way you work.   Microsoft say that W10 is the last version of Windows, so you may never have to upgrade to a new version ever again.   Windows 7 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from Jan 2020, so anyone still running this version will be vulnerable to security threats along with increasing usability issues.   Windows 8 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 2023.   If you have a Windows XP or Vista computer you are no longer supported by Microsoft, you will be at risk to security threats and we strongly advise that you upgrade to a supported version of Windows immediately.   What Version of Windows is My Computer Running To check which version of Windows your computers are running go the Window icon at the bottom left hand corner of the screen and type winver in the search bar and hit return. Can All Computers Run Windows 10? Your computer will need to be of a suitable spec to run Windows 10 but most computers running Windows 7 or 8 will be suitable.   If you would like some advice about upgrading to Windows 10 please give us a call on Norwich 01603 451810 or send us an email. Contact Us...

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Windows | Comments Off on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Fall Creators Update is a free update to Windows 10 users and provides a host of improvements including better security for business, enhanced cloud storage, a more intuitive design that advances the user experience and it will make sharing easier. 

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Easy steps to make your computer safe

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Blog, IT Tips | Comments Off on Easy steps to make your computer safe

Computer security is complex and far reaching and many people don’t have the time or interest to ensure that they have properly safeguarded their computers.  Large companies spend millions of pounds on IT security but here are some simple steps that everyone can implement.

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How Important Are Windows Updates

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Windows | Comments Off on How Important Are Windows Updates

Windows updates help keep your computer running smoothly and safely.

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Is it time to upgrade your business from Windows 7?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog, Windows | Comments Off on Is it time to upgrade your business from Windows 7?

Is Windows 7 fit for your business? Microsoft warns that Windows 7 is no longer fit for businesses as it can no longer meet the growing needs of modern technology and increasing security standards demanded by businesses.  Markus Nitschke, Head of Windows at Microsoft Germany, says that businesses who don’t upgrade over the next three years face increased problems with security, reliability and compatibility which will lead to increased operating costs.   Security Whilst many would like to see security improvements to Windows 7 it is unlikely to happen. Microsoft are focussed on Windows 10, it provides better security than Windows 7 and by making it the superior option Microsoft hope to encourage more users to upgrade.   Many took advantage of the free upgrade when Windows 10 was first launched, it is worth noting that Windows 7 and 8 can still be legally upgraded to Windows 10, despite this free upgrade officially expiring in July 2016.   When does Windows 7 Support End? Windows 7 is still the most popular Operating System for desktops and laptops with 48% of the market share.  However the deadline for Windows 7 support is January 2020, at this point Microsoft will no longer issue security updates and patches and it will be strongly advisable to upgrade. Each business will need to decide when is the right time to upgrade to Windows 10 by assessing if their security needs are being met and establishing if there are any operating issues.  Over time Windows 7 and 8 users will be obliged to upgrade as increasingly they will find compatibility issues with new applications and online services.  However many businesses may find their bespoke software is not compatible with Windows 10 and the cost to upgrade is more than just a Windows 10 licence.   Why Upgrade to Windows 10? The greatest advantage of Windows 10 is the improved security, functionality and management.  However each business will need to plan for an upgrade, seek professional advice, look atthe cost implications and not leave it until the last minute. Windows 10 has 24% market share but this is set to grow as people upgrade to escape the security and operating issues with Windows 7, which Microsoft say is based-upon “long-outdated security...

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