The importance of keeping your device updated

It annoys most people when you get one of those alerts that your device needs to be updated.

And they’re so easy to ignore. “Leave it for a few weeks… it’ll be OK…”

Right?

Wrong.

There are many reasons why you should always keep your devices fully updated, and why we do this for our clients, so they don’t have to think about it.

Here are the main reasons.

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3 ways to keep your PC healthy

We all rely on our computers so much.

And thanks to a peak in demand some new devices can be hard to get hold of.

So, it’s really important you look after your PC properly. In this tech tip, we’ve got 3 ways you can keep your PC healthy.

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3 ways to protect data on your mobile

We rely on our phones for EVERYTHING these days. Especially running our businesses and doing work efficiently.

If you do any work at all on your phone, this is a must watch video.

It’s the 3 things we recommend to keep your business’s data safe, no matter what happens to your phone.

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When was the last time you checked your backups?

These days everyone knows the importance of backing up data. It’s a basic way to protect your business.

But there’s a second regular you job you must do – and that’s to check and verify your backups.

Here’s why it’s so critical.

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What do you do when your IT network goes down?

It’s so frustrating when your IT gets in the way of important work that needs to be done.

And it’s why we take a preventative approach to our clients’ IT. It’s an important part of our partnership.

Here’s what we do and how we do it.

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A type of insurance your business WILL claim on

There’s a type of technology insurance that your business WILL claim on, at some point.

Yet it’s estimated that 50% of businesses don’t even have it. What is it? Find out in this video.

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What does ‘disaster recovery’ mean?

When it comes to thinking about the bad things that could happen to our business, many of us act like an ostrich – we put our head in the sand and don’t think about it.

But the smart thing is to think about what could go wrong in advance and pull together a disaster recovery plan.

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Technology tasks when an employee leaves you

It’s not just annoying when a member of your team decides to leave. It can also be a security risk, even if they left on good terms.

These are the technology tasks you should look at every time you lose a member of the team.

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Where's the best place to put your Wi-Fi??

Did you know that the location of the Wi-Fi box in your business and home can have a big impact on internet speed? Here’s why.

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Here’s why your computer could be so slow

Don’t you just hate it when your technology slows down, and stops you from getting on with your work?

Here are 3 reasons why computers slow down. One of them you should be very scared of…

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Outdated technology is costing your business

It’s a real false economy.

What is? Continuing to use old technology for your team.

Because while you think you might be saving $$$, the reality is you’re losing your staff’s time and productivity every day.

Here are three other threats to your business from using outdated technology.

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If you're unhappy with your existing IT provider

So, look – cards on the table. We’re now taking on new clients. If you’re frustrated with your current IT support company, we really should talk.

This video tells you why.

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Is your IT stealing your staff's time?

Sometimes, members of your team will look for any excuse to down tools, make another coffee, and talk about how “their computer’s down”.

Bad IT can have a huge effect on productivity.

If this is a recurring problem for your business, we really should talk.

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Boss, I need a new laptop

If a member of your team tells you they need a new laptop or other device because they’ve lost it, don’t just think about the cost.

You’ve also got to consider the data security of the lost device. Here are a few key questions you must ask yourself…

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Is Dave on Facebook again?

Social media can be a good thing. But it can also be an unwelcome distraction.

Instead of just banning social media on your business’s network, here’s something else you can do instead.

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Old tech isn’t just slowing you down

Computers slow down over time. It happens gradually, so you don’t tend to notice it. Side by side, a 3 year old computer will be so much slower than the latest model.

But there’s another big downside of older computers that scares most IT professionals…

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Does your business need an upgrade?

When Covid first appeared in 2020 and everyone rushed to work from home, some businesses thrived.

Typically, these were the ones that had already got a robust IT infrastructure in place for their people to work anywhere, at any time, on any device.

Productivity and profits can and should be improved when your business prioritizes its technology.

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Should your business be cloud based?

Of course, you’ve heard of the cloud. And that lots of businesses are embracing it. But maybe you’ve never really understood exactly what it is, and what the benefits are.

Reality is, you’re probably already using the cloud in parts of your business. Our video explains what it is, and whether you should fully embrace it.

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3 ways to become a paperless office

Going paperless has plenty of benefits for your business… you just need to do it properly. Here are our three suggestions to help you get there.

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Bad network cables could be causing low internet speeds

In our exciting modern wireless age, we forget that many things are still connected with cables. And bad cables can have a very negative effect on internet speeds.

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