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Software Subscription vs Outright Purchase

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Once upon a time, you just purchased your software outright and it was yours to keep forever. Now many software vendors such as Microsoft and Adobe are offering you the opportunity to rent your software on a monthly subscription. Some software such has the latest version of Adobe Photoshop has now become subscription only. While this new way of purchasing software can work well …Read More

Should you replace your server or move to the cloud?

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Cloud can be cheaper and more efficient than replacing your server, but it doesn’t suit every type of company. Your server is getting old. You’ve noticed your current system is running slow which could be affecting efficiency in your business. Your staff have been complaining about the system and perhaps its reliability too. Your IT support company has patched up the system several times …Read More

Are Apple Macs Ideal for Your Business?

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They may look sleek and stylish in your office, but can Apple Mac computers become an alternative to the traditional PC in your office? With the success of iPads, and iPhones it’s no wonder why so many people are choosing Apple hardware for their business. Whether you need a powerful desktop, laptop or a mobile device to help you work on the go, Apple …Read More

8 Tips to Secure Your Network

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Most businesses rely upon their IT systems and it’s critical that your network is kept secure – both from hacking, data theft and malicious software. Security isn’t limited to a single task, but instead requires a layered strategy with on-going maintenance. So how should your business go about securing it’s networks from outside attack? Virus Management – Make sure you have antivirus software installed …Read More

Should you insure your data?

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Unfortunately computer crime exists and it can cause major damage to some organisations. Cyber crime costs UK organisations around £3m a year on average, this is an increase of 42% since the 2012 study sponsored by HP Enterprise Security. Perhaps it may be time that organisations start to think about insuring their data in order to cover themselves from a potential disaster. Especially organisations that …Read More