Welcome to this month’s round-up for businesses like yours that probably doesn’t have the time, resource or inclination to stay on top of the latest issues in the world of IT and Cyber Security but want to ensure that your business keeps running.

We decided to launch this monthly blog as new threats are appearing all the time and we are still seeing businesses that are falling foul, as they don’t have the measures in place to protect themselves.

This Month’s Top Issues

Our job as IT professionals can be frustrating at times and we often have to bite our tongues when businesses don’t listen to our advice and it comes back to bite them on the bum. 

This month we really want to get the message out there not to scrimp on cheap backups!

We had a business who refused to pay for a full system backup and instead opted for a cheap and (not so) cheerful solution that emailed them daily saying that the backup had run scucessfully. All fine and dandy…or so they thought.  When the backup was needed to restore a system they found out that about 20% of the data was missing!  The backups did infact complete but it was backing up the wrong thing and nobody had tested it!

The moral of the story…test, test, test! If you don’t test your backups you’re pouring money down the drain.  It’s like having an insurance policy you can’t claim from. It makes you feel good but it’s utterly pointless!

And another little reminder about Windows 7 retirement…

Address it now in case you have software running on Windows 7 that is incompatible with Windows 10.  If you leave it too late you might not have time put a timely solution in place. If you’re still using Windows 7 click here to find out what you need to do.

As always we hope you find the information useful and if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

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