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Informative content on the latest trends, best practice and things to watch out for…

We regularly share informative content on the latest trends, best practice and things to watch out for…

I've had the same broom for the last twenty years...

  Do you ever deliberate, pontificate and procrastinate, finally make a decision and then almost instantly wonder what you’ve actually done? Not necessarily in an “oh my word what have I done?!” sort of way, but more of a “I still don’t really understand what it is I’m signed up to” sort of way.

Are you disaster ready?

Prevention is better than cure, obviously. Having any level of downtime in any organisation can lead to some serious problems – and downtime can be due to anything, from a power outage to a loss of internet connection – if an application breaks, a cyber-attack happens, or even a natural disaster or fire…

NCSC Cyber Essentials Certification

  Cyber Essentials, for us it's... essential. We’re pleased to announce that we have gained our Cyber Essential status, within the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) framework. The requirements for our IT infrastructure – within this framework – cover five core technical principles; these are: Firewall protection Security configuration User access control management Malware protection Patch management

Where's my email gone?

Keep it safe 'Dave' PART 2 of 2 At some point in time you may need to restore some data. Depending on what level of backup you have, you can go as far as restoring one single email that Dave in accounts sent you about your expenses being approved - or an entire inbox. The key thing is that it’s backed up in the first place for you to be able to call upon it if you need it.

Send, receive, backup, retrieve…

Protect PART 1 of 2 So, emails. You’ve probably sent a handful today already, from your phone or computer, and will undoubtedly send plenty more throughout the day. In business we use them as a way of staying in touch with multiple stakeholders, running projects and keeping on top of our work. If you’ve ever had an outage of any kind, or your email has gone down, you know the feeling of mild panic. “Did they get my last email?” and, “What haven’t I received that I don’t know I haven’t received?!” 

An aerial view of your IT...

  You understand your files and folders - which network drive they are on. But have you ever wondered what your IT infrastructure actually looks like? How that structure or choice of applications could impact business plans? Has the advice you've previously taken been completely impartial? You know your IT works and you hope it won’t let you down. But how do you make sure that it won’t let you down in the future? Unless you’re a good IT engineer, you may not know how all the pieces fit together...

CHARITY SPECIAL: Cyber security, and how to get more bang for your IT buck…

  With a 39% increase in the instances of data-breaches within the second-half of last year, charities must take cyber security seriously… A survey (by specialist charity insurer Markel) found that only 54% of charities didn’t know, or said that their charity was not prepared to fend-off a potential cyber security attack.

claireLOGIC attend the launch of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

  The 2019 TVCC Awards Launch was an event set to showcase the key sponsors of the awards as well as highlighting categories available. As members of The Chamber we are impressed that the awards are open to all businesses - not just members - it will be a true meritocracy of the best of the Thames valley business community.

Hanging out with the IT crowd… claireLOGIC exhibit at Reading Business Expo

  For claireLOGIC, it’s great to be in a place where we get introduced to new clients through existing customers and partners – referrals have seen our business grow to where we are today. However, it’s also important to get our proverbial business face out there…

Office 365 could be the answer, even if you didn’t know you needed it…

  They say that the six most dangerous words in business are “we’ve always done it that way”. I know I know, it’s a cliché, but resistance is futile. Ok, cliché’s over, but switching your email over to Office 365 could be the smartest thing you do this year. Whether you’re a Mac or a PC user, Microsoft's 365 platform works seamlessly with your OS and offers you more than just email. To tell you that Office 365 is a joined-up experience isn’t stretching the truth. It’s available on your desktop or laptop, tablet and phone, and offers cloud-based sharing that means the transfer of files is not only simple, but also secure.

The same, but different...

If you're reading this then the chances are you've already noticed something different about us... Some things never change - our drive and enthusiasm for one. But although our passion for Managed IT services remains the same, we decided that our brand was ready for a refresh, to better reflect the company we are today. Reassuringly, we’re very much the same 'go the extra mile' managed IT support company that we used to be, we've just had a short back and sides and updated our wardrobe!

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