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21/06
2022
Ransomware reminder for UK business in 2022
Posted by Ben Pinder on 21/06 at 10:00 AM Large enterprises, SMEs, IT support, Cyber security,
UK businessman discovers ransomware attack

Ransomware is not going away. Why would it when it is such a lucrative earner for cyber criminals? Businesses in the UK need to be alert and we mean all businesses. A series of slides from the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in the US reminded us of ransomware’s devasting...

14/06
2022
Spending too much time on IT support and not enough on business strategy?
Posted by Sonny Rowles on 14/06 at 10:00 AM IT support, Cyber security,
Spending too much time on IT support and not enough on business strategy?

Without a dedicated IT support provider, SMEs can fall into the trap of spending their time solving internal IT issues themselves. With more than 1.6 million small UK businesses* successfully attacked by cyber criminals each year, this also draws business owners away from prioritising...

17/05
2022
Did the pandemic run your IT support into the ground?
Posted by Lynn Hart on 17/05 at 10:00 AM IT support, Cyber security, Disaster recovery, Data centre services,
Did the pandemic run your IT support into the ground?

Many small and medium sized businesses assume they do not need a dedicated IT team to oversee their IT support needs. They may rely on a member of staff with a little bit more IT know-how or hire the services of an IT support company, often a ‘one-man band’ set-up. In both cases,...

19/04
2022
Will the UK energy crisis drive data centre providers out of business in 2022?
Posted by Colin Woods on 19/04 at 10:00 AM IT support, Data centre services,
Will the UK energy crisis drive data centre providers out of business in 2022

The spiralling cost of energy has not only hit homes and families, it is also responsible for crippling businesses too. Nowhere is hit harder than the world of IT and few buildings pull as much power as a commercial data centre. It is here that we are starting to see providers crumble...

12/04
2022
Cyber insurance is key for UK businesses in 2022 - but what about your IT support?
Posted by Wares Obedullah on 12/04 at 10:00 AM IT support, Cyber security,
Cyber insurance is key for UK business in 2022 - but what about your IT support

With cyber-attacks on the rise, more businesses are turning to insurance* to protect themselves in the same way we insure our cars, our lives and our homes. While we are all legally obliged to insure and MOT our cars, the same is not true of our IT systems.Yet data protection firm...

23/11
2021
Why is the size of a leased line bearer important?
Posted by Ian Temple-Edwards on 23/11 at 10:00 AM IT support, Data networks, Internet connectivity,
Why is the size of a leased line bearer important?

One of our most visited blogs in recent months has been Why the bearer size is important when it comes to leased lines, so we thought we would put the important information in an easy-to-digest format to explain why we quote our leased lines with the bandwidth they need on a bearer,...

19/11
2021
I still have my house…thanks to hackers!
Posted by Colin Woods on 19/11 at 10:00 AM IT support, Cyber security,
I still have my house…thanks to hackers! Image

It should be a simple sale. I am selling my house with vacant possession to my ex next-door neighbour’s daughter, who in turn is selling her house to a first-time buyer. Moreover, we are both using the same estate agent. So with the support of one of the nation’s largest estate agents...

12/11
2021
Looking after small businesses to help them work smarter
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 12/11 at 10:00 AM IT support, Wi-Fi, Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365,
Looking after small businesses to help them work smarter

I often get asked by small businesses if they are too small to be of any interest to swcomms. My answer is always an emphatic “No”! In fact, small businesses can be extremely satisfying to work with. With a little bit of handholding, we can make a real difference to their business...

02/11
2021
Ransomware is spiralling out of control - how can you protect your business?
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 02/11 at 10:00 AM IT support, Cyber security,
Ransomware is spiralling out of control - how can you protect your business?

Industry experts agree that ransomware is more a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ and yet many businesses have not taken steps to protect themselves from this growing threat that can cripple finances and reputations.The title of this blog is not meant to be alarmist. It is based on...

08/10
2021
Don’t pay ransomware - update your backup and security
Posted by Ash Khagram on 08/10 at 10:00 AM IT support, Cyber security,
Don’t pay ransomware - update your backup and security

The world had its first ransomware attack in 1989. Hackers demanded £150 for the key to decrypt documents and images. Thirty years on and the landscape has changed with more organised criminals demanding thousands or even millions from businesses of all sizes across the...

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