25/03
2022
Heard about the dark web but don’t know what it is?
Posted by Amber Clark on 25/03 at 10:00 AM Cyber security, IT services,
Heard about the dark web but don’t know what it is?

It goes without saying that in today’s day and age we take the internet for granted, for checking emails or browsing the internet to setting a kettle to boil on your way home from work. It is fair to say the internet has transformed the way we live our lives and run our...

22/02
2022
Choosing the right passwords is not a laughing matter
Posted by Liz Womack on 22/02 at 10:00 AM Cyber security, IT services, Security,
Choosing the right passwords is not a laughing matter

We are asked for passwords every day to log into our computers, websites, portals, online banking, etc. It’s not easy to keep up with them all, especially as best practice tells us that we should have a different password for each application that we use.Even the comedian Lee Evans...

28/01
2022
5 reasons to change your IT support provider
Posted by Amber Clark on 28/01 at 10:00 AM IT services,
5 reasons to change your IT support provider

There are numerous reasons why a business might stick with the same IT support provider, but this can often lead to loss of both time and money when the provider isn’t giving the standard of service your business requires.Our short infographic presents five examples of how changing...

21/01
2022
Don’t talk to me about data backup…talk to me about data and system restore!
Posted by Colin Woods on 21/01 at 10:00 AM Financial services, Education, Estate agencies, Hospitality, Large enterprises, Legal, Retail, SMEs, Cyber security, Disaster recovery, Data centre services, IT services,
Don’t talk to me about data backup...talk to me about data and system restore!

Ever had the backup conversation? You’ve probably had sales calls to ask if and how you back up your data and IT systems. You may have even then spoken to your IT department or external consultant to ensure that you do have backups in place, perhaps even enquiring how often these...

07/12
2021
Bah humbug to cyber-criminals making the most of the festive season
Posted by Carl Barrow on 07/12 at 04:12 PM Cyber security, IT services, Security,
Bah humbug to cyber-criminals making the most of the festive season

The Christmas carol is supposed to go something like this: “’Tis the season to be jolly” but it’s more like “’Tis the season to make money” when it comes to cyber-crime. Offices left empty or minimally staffed in between Christmas and New Year make hackers rub their hands with...

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 Data networks, Internet connectivity, IT services,
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 services, Security,

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 Cloud hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Cloud services, IT services, Microsoft 365, Remote working, Wi-Fi,
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 services, 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...

01/10
2021
Look after your LAN and your Wi-Fi to stay productive
Posted by Ian Temple-Edwards on 01/10 at 10:00 AM IT services, Wi-Fi,
Look after your LAN and your Wi-Fi to stay productive

Hands up, if you are still working in the office...even just some of the time. No doubt, you will want to work as productively as possible while you are on site and yet everyone seems more concerned about home workers!The pandemic saw IT teams scramble to equip their colleagues...

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