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How Outsourcing IT Can Help Your Business Grow Did you know that when you outsource your IT there are many benefits. Not just having the knowledge that all your IT problems are taken managed and...
IT Consultancy For Swindon Businesses Over the past 20+ years not only have Systems Integration been support SMEs across Swindon and Wiltshire with hardware and software support, but we also help...
As proud partners of many businesses across Swindon, Systems Integration are not just protectors of your IT systems, but we can also help protect your actual business premises! If you are looking...
THE BENEFITS OF MICROSOFT As Microsoft partners, Systems Integration have helped various SMEs across Swindon and Wiltshire with Microsoft and it's uses. A lot of businesses are actually unaware of...
Data backup and disaster recovery are two important components of any business's IT infrastructure. While they are often confused with each other, they are actually two distinct...
Cyber Security: The Importance of Protecting Your Data In today's digital age, cyber security is more important than ever. With more and more of our personal and business lives being conducted...
Being a Local IT Support Company, Systems Integration have onboarded tens of businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire. And over the past 10 years alone, the competition in the industry has grown...
In the past year, every business has seen its IT infrastructure take a massive turn and many now appreciate the fact that looking after your business IT demands is not a task for the feint of heart. Systems Integration, can fully support your IT requirements.
Hackers have been designing malware that is nothing of the likes that has been seen before. But still, everyday high-profile cyber security and data breaches are occurring. So, what can you do as business to ensure that your business does not fall victim to the ever growing threat?
A checklist for any businesses wanting to let their team WFH in Swindon
With the current and most recent announcement that home working should once again be the norm, at least for the next 6 months, we are now finding that many local Swindon Businesses were not really at grips with the technology that was required to make it happen.
We all know that Swindon is a hub for new businesses and at Systems Integration we are fully aware of the initial issues that many of these new businesses face and are often unaware.
What with getting your brand seen, securing new clients and building a reliable and solid team, many often overlook some of the basics such as IT security and awareness.
With the masses now all working distantly, organisations have settled on the choice to bring gatherings and collaboration into the cloud. Skype for Business was king of the hill and the top system for associations wanting to communicate remotely. But no more, they have lost their crown,and Microsoft is slowly but surely phasing it out, which leaves everyone now pondering which system to use. So we take a look and give you an insight into which is maybe the best cloud based system for your business.
If nothing else, the one thing that the COVID Epidemic has taught us is, that you can never take things for granted.
And this rule still applies to business that have not been affected by the recent pandemic.
Multiple things can disrupt the operations of small – to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), such as, well..Epidemics that result in lack of staff, natural disasters or cyber attacks.
In the last few months, the ‘working from home’ scenario has become quite common, and it is probably safe to say that it will be the norm for many of for the next few months at least.
We understand that the IT support we provide to our customers is vital to to enabling them to keep running and providing a service. As one of Swindon and Wiltshire’s leading IT services providers we have tens of organisations depending on our ability to provide a reliable and uninterrupted service, even more so, during through these difficult times. So, in light of the recent developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to share with you the measures we are taking to ensure we continue to provide the services our customers need during the difficult time ahead.
Last month we told you about the things you should not be doing when working from home, or remotely as it more commonly known. But it does now look as if working remotely is going to be the norm for many businesses. Even Facebook are now stating that they will be encouraging if not forcing some of their employees to work from their home in the future. So, this month we are letting you, as Employers or managers know what you should be doing if you have teams that are spread far and wide.
Office 365 is a software and cloud-based suite which when used correctly, can drive efficiency, increase productivity and encourage collaborative working in the business world. And even though it has been around since 2011, it is amazing to find how little our clients fully utilise all the tools that Office 365 provides.
Is your business running on a budget and are you looking to reduce costs?
If so here are some areas of your IT infrastructure which you can potentially save without affecting service.
This month we highlight that IT expenses may not be as fixed as you think and we take a look at the areas where you might reduce costs.
Now that Christmas is out the way, you may be planning on doing some online shopping in the New year sales. But can you be sure that what you are being us genuine and where you are buying from is legit?
With online shopping fraud peeking over the Xmas period with 15,000 victims losing +£10 million being stolen or lost in the UK alone, you do need to ensure that when you are taking the online plunge, you do it with care.
To try and ensure you stay safe when you shop online, we have compiled a quick list of shop safely tips for our customers.
Are you always working on spreadsheets?
Is Excel the bane of your life but at the same time a necessary evil?
If you are one of the many office workers that has just read the first two lines and are now sat looking at this shaking your head in acknowledgement, we empathise. Not only is minimising and maximising your screen to transfer data from one spreadsheet to another, an arduous task, but it is so counterproductive and soul destroying that it has been proven to be a contributor to office in-efficiency.
Last month we talked about disaster recovery and data back up, this month we again highlight how important it is to have back up plans in place, even when you are using up to date cloud based systems such as Office 365.
Accidents and bizarre events occur all the time, but for some unknown reason many businesses surprisingly don’t consider having an IT Disaster Recovery plan a neccesity, and if they do, only a minority fully believe it is successful. Infact according to a recent survey, only 35% of UK organisations have full confidence in their current disaster recovery strategies (Databarracks)
For many small to medium sized businesses, infact whatever their size, IT can seem like a minefield.
Whether it’s keeping on top of online payments or ensuring data is backed up correctly, there’s a lot to distract you from focussing on growing your business. In an ideal world, all businesses would have their own qualified IT technician, but it is just not practical. So this month we will tell you exactly how businesses such as ourselves can help.
Last month we talked about how you get rid of your old laptops and computers, this month we will have a look at the right way to get your new ones.