Even the biggest companies are not immune to IT failures, be that through a glitch in their systems or just simple bad luck. All IT problems have an impact on the industry they serve, but some have more far-reaching and sometimes even unexpected consequences. Here, we take a look at some of the biggest IT failures that have made the news in 2019.
In the UK, it's been reported that we lose an average of 5.5 days’ work each year just because of slow computers. So, how can you optimise your PC to ensure the best possible use of your time? Read our latest blog post to discover our top tips for optimising your PC for improved business performance!
You’ve probably heard of VPNs - but maybe you’re not quite sure what they are, what they do and why you might use one. You’re not alone! Our latest blog post answers some of the questions we get asked most frequently about VPNs, helping you to be better informed when choosing the right one for you.
Many businesses feel that cyber attacks are things that happen to other people, not something that they need to actively prepare for. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, nor what industry you are in. If you hold any data at all about your customers, there will be people out there eager to get their hands on it. Learn more about improving your approach to preventing cyber attacks.
Having an enormous network of interconnected computers is not without risk. With some computers connected to the internet operated by people with nefarious intentions, who will gladly gain unauthorised access to your machine and use that access for their own personal gain, what can you do to help keep your company’s most important information safe? Learn more in our latest blog post on cyber security!
The age-old adage, ‘There is no such thing as a free lunch’, could well be adapted for the 21st century to ‘There is no such thing as free Wi-Fi.’ We have identified three of the most common ways in which cybercriminals can exploit public Wi-Fi networks and this blog post has everything you need to know about staying safe when accessing free public Wi-Fi.
By 2021 it is estimated that the annual costs of cybercrime will double to $6 trillion. With cyber criminals becoming increasing savvy and inventive with their attacks, we identify some of the most common security problems that businesses are currently facing in our latest blog post.
Cyber-crime is one of the biggest growth industries of the tech-age and ensuring that your data, your computer and software stay safe should be a main priority. So, is all anti-virus software created equal and if not, what should you be demanding as standard as part of your anti-virus protection? Learn more on our latest blog post!
Forgotten passwords can be inconvenient. This is where password managers come in. They store all of your passwords for you, so you don’t need to worry about forgetting them again, but they can also offer much more than that. A good password manager will also offer to generate secure passwords for you and then store them for ease of use later. Never forget a password again! Learn more in our latest blog post!
Our latest post from the NECL IT Blog explains why software updates are essential for your computer and other devices. We give honest, practical advice and guidance on keeping the software on your devices bang up to date and running the latest versions. Click the link above to read more!