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21 ways to help your staff get more done in less time with Office 365

We’re all well aware that time is money, and anyone who’s serious about Getting Things Done knows all about the importance of time management… and that’s where Microsoft Office 365 (and this month’s guide) can really help! Read more

Dealing with internet downtime: a 21st-century annoyance!

Dealing with internet downtime, like quite a few other things, has become a true 21st-century annoyance! But what can you do about it? Read more

GDPR: don’t bury your head in the sand!

GDPR six months on… burying your head in the sand is a terrible idea! The ostrich effect is common among humans. We bury our heads in the sand to avoid unpleasant information and pretend that everything is ok, even if the world is falling apart around us. Read more

How will Brexit affect IT in the UK?

Whether there is a deal done with the EU or not, leaving the EU is clearly going to have some significant impact on all parts of the UK economy. Read more

Phishing: don’t be easy bait!

Cybercrime is big business, and phishing attacks are one of the baddies’ favourite routes into an organisation. You’ve probably heard of them, but you might not be 100% clear on exactly what they are and how they work. Read more

Still think Macs don’t get viruses?

Use a Mac? No antivirus? Still think Macs don’t get viruses?

Here at ITGUY, we are pretty easy going when it comes to what kind of computer you use. We like Macs. We like PCs. But what we don’t like is a computer without security protection.

Macs definitely get fewer viruses than PCs – and this is for two main reasons:

1.  Solid security based on UNIX (an old computer system from the 1970s). This means it’s much harder to infect a Mac than a PC.

2.  A very small market share in comparison to Windows-based PCs. Cybercriminals want to make as much money/cause any many problems as possible, so it makes sense that they want to target the most common computer system, especially as it’s less secure.

Using a Mac doesn’t mean you’re “safe”…

Dangers lurk all over the internet and can affect not only the underlying operating system but also apps that run on them.

Web browsers, for example, are under constant attack.

Malicious websites try to force browsers to reveal stored passwords.

Phishing links luring you to enter bank details on sites which mimic banking sites in every way.

Key to any defence against malware or viruses is a sensible approach to how you use your computer. So thinking that you’ll be OK because you have a Mac and not a PC should not be seen as “carte blanche” to click “yes” to every pop-up that appears on your screen!

This helpful post from Avast breaks down the key areas that Mac users should think about to secure their machines, not just antivirus software.

Remember that we’re here to help with all your IT security needs, so please feel free to give us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you.

The 2020 problem…

So, what is the 2020 problem? Well, we’re sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but as from 14th January 2020, a whole lot of software will reach the end of its support life! Read more

Data management and your company: what steps should you be taking to ensure you’re following the rules?

When a business looks at its responsibilities regarding data protection, your first port of call should be the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Their remit is to get organisations to comply with UK data protection legislation and if you ask them for help, they will oblige. Read more

Malware in the Cloud: the risks and what you can do about them…

According to research conducted by the Cloud Industry Forum (yes, there is such a thing!), 88% of companies have now adopted some form of cloud computing. But what is cloud computing? Well, it’s where you use software in your browser, rather than having to download it to your computer. Read more

The EU is fining Google…. what’s the big deal?

The EU is fining Google for abuse of positioning of its search engine: what’s the big deal? Well, last week, The Guardian reported that Google was fined a record £3.8 billion for forcing some apps on Android devices to default to Google’s own search engine.  Read more