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“No Major Issues” is the least you should expect from your IT Provider, but that it is not the same as “Great Service” or “Value for Money”. When discussing your IT Support Provider, have you ever said something like “we’ve been with them for years and never really had any major issues”? Whilst “no issues” is definitely better than loads of issues, one word can make a big difference to that statement – “yet”. Given that most businesses today rely on IT, one major issue is enough to have a significant impact on trading, customer service or data security. The priority given...

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We know that there are still many businesses adapting to a dependency on technology which simply didn't exist eight weeks ago. With security being more important, and unfortunately more challenging than ever we wanted to share a quick guide to help users recognise if their computer has a virus, and what steps to take to limit the impact. Download our PDF and share it with friends and colleagues! Click here to download ...

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Having spent the last 10 years supporting IT for growing businesses it has been heartening to see how quickly many businesses throughout the UK have, in many cases overnight, embraced and adapted to the need for remote working.As a growing business ourselves we know that this is what happens. You have no choice but to adapt and keep going, it’s about keeping the doors open (figuratively speaking), serving your customers and protecting your team and their jobs.For many businesses this would have meant reacting quickly and making decisions, which rightly, and understandably, prioritised continuity over security, at least in the...

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Computer Security Day 2019 – Innovec’s Five Tips for Staying Safe! At Innovec, we know that, unless like us you run an IT business, you don’t want to spend all your time worrying about IT. For growing businesses, managing technology without endless budget or resource can become a painful, expensive and thankless task. You need to know that you are getting the most from what you have, the systems you invest in improve things for your team and your customers and that your business is safe from cyber threats. At a time when it seems that the only thing moving faster than technology is legislation pertaining to the management of data,...

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Windows 7 is dying. Here’s what to do about it   You see, it reaches the end of its life in January. Along with a load of other popular Microsoft software. And once Microsoft no longer supports software, it becomes irresistible to hackers. If your business still runs Windows 7, then you need to take urgent action. This is the 2020 problem. And the time to take action is NOW. Don't leave it till the end of the year...

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Why Hackers are targeting businesses   Your business is at risk right now. Hackers are targeting all businesses, all day every day. They look for any weakness they can exploit to get in and do damage. Or steal your money. It's happening to business owners and managers just like you. So we've written a new guide: Beat the Baddies - How to win the war against hackers. The guide is free for business owners and managers. Fill in your details here to get it emailed to you immediately.   Download...

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  We are delighted to announce Innovec has been awarded the Cyber Essentials certification. As an IT Support company it is vital we work to industry best practice to protect us and our customers from current cyber threats. Cyber Essentials provides a good baseline of security and helps protect from the most commonly used cyber attack methods. Find our certification here https://www.iasme.co.uk/certified-organisations/   The test comprises a comprehensive checklist which is then assessed by an Accreditation body. We worked closely with Aggress Ltd www.aggress.co.uk, Cyber Security consultants, as we felt it was important to get an outsiders view of our business and would...

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The annual list of most common passwords for 2016 has been released by Keeper, a password management company. The data is obtained from leaked passwords from websites which have been hacked during 2016   Rank Password 1 123456 2 123456789 3 qwerty 4 12345678 5 111111 6 1234567890 7 1234567 8 password 9 123123 10 987654321   Tips on how to select a password Don’t reuse passwords because if one site gets hacked your login for other sites is breached too Use a phrase rather than a word and include spaces. Eg a line from a favourite song or film. “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die” Use two factor authentication where available – this is where the website sends you a text message...

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