Atcom’s Checklist for Cyber Security and Breach Prevention

Posted Posted in Business, Cyber Security, Management

Today’s blog is about Cyber Security in your business. I’ve condensed into an article and a checklist (skip to Download Atcom’s Checklist for Cyber Security and Breach Prevention) what I think is important for you to know right now. Cyber Security is about the security of data, information, systems and technology. It includes theft, damage, misdirection, interruption and globally costs business billions of dollars and hours and hours of time and stress. We will talk about how it affects you personally, in business and globally, why it is happening right now and what you can do. More than one Security […]

#cyberattack – Cyber Security – Update Systems

Posted Posted in Business, Cyber Security

In the wake of the recent NHS cyber attack “WannaCry”, please be extra cautious opening emails in the morning! Spread the word! Cyber security flaws can be costly. If your computer or server has not restarted in a while, it isn’t patched either! *Update 15 May 2017: WannaCry variants are already out which extend this issue into more countries. This ransomware is spread via network with open services. If you are running Windows 8, XP or Vista download the correct patch from Microsoft Update Services. Windows 7 and 10 users, unless you are forcefully preventing updates, you should be up […]

Software Asset Management – we’ve got this

Posted Posted in Business, Management, Software

Have you heard of Software Asset Management before? Software management answers questions such as these: Could we be paying for too many licenses? Do we have enough licenses to cover all users? When is the software license expiry date? Do we have user licenses or device licenses and what is the difference? Are we paying for new versions and not using them? Will I extend the warranty before it expires? Have unused licenses been cancelled? If you have answered, “I don’t know”, to any of the above questions, please contact Atcom right now to complete a software audit to get […]

The Cost-Benefit argument for Cloud Computing

Posted Posted in Business, Cloud Computing

THE CLOUD is a buzzword invented a few years ago and is loosely defined as internet based computing. As time has gone on, Cloud Computing is more accepted and less mysterious and is heard in many everyday conversations. This article discusses cloud software and does not go into cloud infrastructure, that is an article for another time.   Your first consideration with Cloud computing will be your internet speed and reliability.     If you have great internet, consider Cloud computing. Moving to O365 exchange from on-premise exchange will save you pennies. ‘Bang for Buck’, O365 Exchange or Business Premium […]

Atcom’s guide to buying a business computer

Posted Posted in Business, Buying Guide, Computers

Purchasing a business computer for the office is not something that is done for fun, impulsively or frivolously. Generally you need a new device because the old one has broken; the old one is tooo sloooow; you’ve purchased a new version of CAD software for 3D rendering; you have a new employee; you want an additional device for another office; or, you need to be portable for meetings, traveling, sales, supervisor etc. Please contact us to chat about your new computer requirements, we want to ensure your new PC is your best employee to help your business grow. What is […]

SEO TIP Practicing what I Preach – Context and Text

Posted Posted in Adwords, SEO Tips

SEO is not ADWORDS but the two are not mutually exclusive. The intention of this post is to show one important feature of SEO. Consequently, I think this is the MOST IMPORTANT SEO TIP because it affects search engines, adwords and humans. If you haven’t guessed what the SEO tip is yet, it is to write web pages with RELEVANT text and context Firstly, I’m not afraid to say that I have been using the internet, instructing or advising users and creating web pages since before SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and even before Google existed. I have seen some very […]