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Moved everything to the cloud? What about disaster recovery

Moved everything to the cloud? It’s tempting to think “I don't need a disaster recovery plan”.

The cloud has risks too. Although more reliable than a server in your office, it’s not 100%. What if Office 365 went down? An extended power cut? An employee maliciously or accidentally deleted all your files?

Without protection against these you're stuffed. Without a plan everyone runs around like headless chickens making the consequences much worse. Without testing you have no idea if it works.

Contact us if you don’t have a disaster recovery plan or haven’t tested it.

Moved everything to the cloud? What about Encryption

Moved everything to the cloud? It’s tempting to think “I don’t need hard drive encryption on my laptops, there’s nothing important there”.

Without encryption, if someone stole your laptop they could easily extract any saved passwords, and then use them maliciously, e.g. stealing, deleting or ransoming all the information you have stored in the cloud.

With encryption you are safe in the knowledge that no one can extract any passwords from the laptop.

Contact us if you want to secure your information.

Moved everything to the cloud? What about malware?

Moved everything to the cloud? It’s tempting to think “I don’t need anti-malware on my devices, there’s nothing there anyone wants”

Without anti-malware a keylogger would capture everything you type, including passwords, bank details and confidential client information.

Your devices could be used as part of a botnet, causing your ISP to suspend your internet connection.

Ransomware would render your device unusable even though there’s no information to encrypt

Think of the damage to your business's reputation.

Contact us to prevent these problems.

Tales from our helpdesk: Is changing a router just like a light bulb?

What’s the difference between changing a light bulb and changing a router...?

BT told our customer to unplug their old router and plug in the new one; just like changing a light bulb.

Our customer called us asking why the internet was down, no one could print and their WiFi had disappeared!

We dispatched an engineer immediately and asked him to leave the issue with us. He could focus on his business while we sorted it all out. We set up the new router the same as the old router and got everything running.

Contact us if you want to get on with what you're good at and leave the IT to us.

Moved everything to the cloud? What about your internet connection?

Moved everything to the cloud? It’s tempting to think “our servers are no longer a single point of failure, job done!” But what about your internet connection? Isn’t that a single point of failure? And now even more critical..

Even if you have a leased line, they can still fail. The contract with your ISP may entitle you to some compensation but it will in no way compensate you for the damage to your business.

So what do you do? Ideally, you need at least two different ISPs and technologies, e.g. leased line + 4G/5G. And two firewalls that will seamlessly switch over in the event of failure.

If the internet is crucial to your business, and whose isn’t! Contact us about staying online if the worst should happen.

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