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  • 5 Benefits of Using Dual monitors for remote working

    5 Benefits of Dual Monitors for Remote Working Covid changed the way we work forever by forcing businesses and employees to fully embrace remote working. While many weren’t prepared for such a swift change, many employees now have a home-based office set up and ready for what the future may bring. Now a year on,

    10 May 2021
  • The Future Of Remote and Flexible Working

    The Future Of Remote and Flexible Working In 2020 we saw a major shift in the way we work due to the pandemic. The ability to work from home went mainstream and has now become the norm for most businesses. It has also taught employers the value of having flexible work arrangements. With employees working from

    11 February 2021
  • Box vs Sharepoint – A comparison

    Box vs Sharepoint – A comparison More and more businesses are moving towards a cloud content platform to create a more productive, connected and collaborative workplace. As a result, there are an increasing amount of applications in the file sharing and collaborative business space. Microsoft Sharepoint and Box are two of the most popular business

    30 August 2020
  • Microsoft Teams VS Zoom: Which Video Conferencing App is best?

    Microsoft Teams VS Zoom: Which Video Conferencing App is best? Video conferencing applications have become invaluable to businesses during COVID-19. With a workforce almost entirely working remotely, apps such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom have become household names. Both are helping businesses to keep communication flowing and collaboration rolling through video and audio conferencing.Many businesses

    15 July 2020
  • Everything you wanted to know on how to Use Microsoft Teams

    Everything you wanted to know on how to Use Microsoft Teams The coronavirus outbreak has changed the way we do businesses and how employees now work. With a workforce almost entirely working remotely, this has led to a concern on how a business and its employees can collaborate effectively. Some applications have tried to fill

    30 June 2020
  • Coronavirus scams: How hackers are profiting from Covid-19

    Coronavirus scams: How hackers are profiting from Covid-19 Many of us are worried what coronavirus will bring next, but for fraudsters, they’re using it as an opportunity to profit. Cyber criminals have been preying on coronavirus fears since the pandemic began. Action Fraud the UK’s online centre for reporting fraud and cyber crime, reported that

    1 June 2020
  • 10 Tips to Securely Work from Home Using Personal IT

    10 Tips to Securely Work from Home Using Personal IT Some businesses were caught off guard by the lockdown and didn’t have a chance to fully enable all of its employees to work from home. What may have resulted was employees having to use personal devices to connect to business systems which can create additional

    15 May 2020
  • Covid-19 and the cyber issues of a remote workforce

    Covid-19 and the cyber issues of a remote workforce The coronavirus outbreak has impacted businesses around the world whether they were ready for it or not. In March, when the government announced the mandatory shutdowns of offices across the UK, an unprecedented number of people found themselves working from home – indefinitely. As a result,

    1 May 2020
  • Supporting Your Business With Remote IT Support During Coronavirus

    Supporting Your Business Remotely During Coronavirus Coronavirus has dramatically changed our lives and the way we now work. Social distancing has presented our clients and businesses across London with challenges of enabling employees as a remote workforce. In addition, client contact and working with contractors adds to the complexity of keeping open communications and business

    30 April 2020
  • Coronavirus – Is your business ready?

    Will working remotely keep businesses productive while helping to contain Coronavirus? With more cases of Coronavirus across Britain, the government has estimated that up to a fifth of the workforce may be off sick during its peak in the UK. Oil giant Chevron was the first in the UK to ask its 300 staff not

    30 March 2020
  • End of Support for Windows 7 in 2020 – Do you have an exit strategy?

    End of Support for Windows 7 in 2020 – Do you have an exit strategy? If your business is still running on Windows 7, you have some important decisions to make. Microsoft is officially ending Windows 7 support on14 January 2020. After that, you will no longer receive automatic security updates, potentially leaving your business

    1 January 2020
  • 10 Cyber Monday security tips for safe online shopping

    10 Cyber Monday security tips for safe online shopping With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming, your email inbox is already filling up with enticing deals. Most likely mixed with these tempting offers will be a few malicious emails. Almost 91% of all phishing attempts start with an email. Cyber criminals will have laid out

    15 November 2019
  • 5 Tips for Password Security: How secure is your password?

    5 Tips for Password Security: How secure is your password? The internet has been around for over 30 years and not surprisingly we still haven’t learnt our lesson about online password security. With so many high profile hacks last year from British Airways and TicketMaster to Reddit and Marriot, you would think we’d change our

    15 October 2019
  • 10 Most Common Tech Problems for Businesses (and how to fix them)

    10 Most Common Tech Problems for Businesses (and how to fix them) Technology is amazing, but when there’s technical difficulties, things can get frustrating. Yet some common computer problems you might run into can be easily fixed. As an IT Support company, we’ve had to deal with a range of computer and tech issues. Over

    30 September 2019
  • 13 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

    13 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack Cyber attacks have become a common threat to businesses of all types and sizes. As technology progresses, so are the ways criminals are attacking businesses. It’s estimated that UK businesses have lost at least £30 billion in the past 12 months due to cyber attacks.

    30 July 2019
  • 7 Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks on Businesses

    7 Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks on Businesses We’re constantly hearing in the news about cyber security attacks by hackers who have used their technical expertise to infiltrate businesses and compromise data.  As a result, businesses have stepped up their game when it comes to IT security. However, there is another type of attacker using

    30 June 2019
  • Counting the Costs of IT System Downtime

    Counting the Costs of IT System Downtime We only tend to notice how much we rely on our IT systems when a problem arises. The panic sets in when employees can’t access files or documents to do their work or when customers are phoning up to complain about not being able to use the system.

    21 September 2018
  • Pros and Cons of Hot Desking

    Pros and Cons of Hot Desking The need for static work space is dwindling as more and more rely on cloud computing for business. Less data is being physically stored on employee’s desktop computers, with emails, files, instant messages, and call systems being accessible from any authorised machine or device. This means that employees are

    30 June 2018
  • 5 Tips on Finding the Perfect London IT Support Company

    5 Tips on Finding the Perfect London IT Support Company IT is an important aspect of any business and is something business owners rely on heavily to ensure the smooth running of the operation. Whether it’s a fast internet connection, large memory capabilities or reliable emails, it is important to get it right. Although the

    30 May 2018
  • Surviving Brexit with the Right IT Support

    The decision to leave the EU was one which left the UK shocked and worried. Many businesses have been left fretting about the future of their business and how they will be able to sustain this transition. Whether you chose to leave or remain, the decision has been made and it is the responsibility of

    30 April 2018
  • How AI Will Transform Technology Businesses

    How AI Will Transform Technology Businesses More than ever before AI can be found transforming the world around us, with the vast amount of goods and services soon to not only be delivered by AI but controlled and managed completely by artificial intelligence, ensuring that your receivables are exactly what you had requested to your

    30 March 2018
  • 5 Basic Cyber Security Tips for SMEs

    5 Basic Cyber Security Tips for SMEs According to the UK government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 , 1 in 2 small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) experienced a cyber security breach within the preceding 12 months. With SMEs accounting for 99.9% of Britain’s 5.5 million private sector businesses, it is clear that adequate cyber security has

    22 February 2018
  • Helpdesk support – why it can make a difference for your business

    Helpdesk support – why it can make a difference for your business If you run a medium to large company, you are likely to come up against many IT issues from your employees, which can have serious consequences for your business. Whether it’s an issue with the hardware, problems connecting to the internet or email

    1 January 2018
  • Cloud Storage with DataNow

    We want our data and we want it now! We find many companies want to use cloud storage services like OneDrive to give them the accessibility of Dropbox along with the security of a Windows server.  However they’ve hit file limits, experienced replication problems, and suffered compatibility issues between Macs and Windows PCs. Recently we’ve

    21 December 2017
  • Why Help Desk Support Is The Future Of Business

    Why Help Desk Support Is The Future Of Business Helpdesk support has been tainted with a negative image since its creation, with many associating it with long wait times, inexperienced and inadequate responses and a frustrating reality in which you’re painstakingly moved from person to person. It doesn’t have to be that way and truly

    30 November 2017
  • What is Blockchain Technology? A Simple Explanation

    What is Blockchain Technology?: A Simple Explanation To the average person, blockchain technology may be a term that you’ve heard thrown around more and more in the media, most commonly in relation to cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. In this article, we will attempt to explain what is blockchain technology  in straight-forward, simple terms that you

    30 September 2017
  • Are You Managing Your Company Emails Effectively?

    Are You Managing Your Company Emails Effectively? In most businesses, emails are the central hub of the operation and as such, it is important that they are managed effectively. A simple thing such as a missed email could result in a loss of business, such is the importance of getting it right. It is common

    30 August 2017
  • What is Cloud Computing for Business?

    What is Cloud Computing for Business? These days, most people have heard of cloud computingor, simply, “the cloud”. But many people still don’t quite understand what this means beyond a general awareness of it. In fact, we still see many people making blind assumptions that cloud computing has something to do with literal clouds. Or

    30 July 2017
  • WannaCry! Ransomware

    WannaCry! Ransomware The NHS (among many others globally) was affected by an outbreak of malware called WannaCry last Friday causing widespread problems and a frenzy of media coverage. The facts you should know about WannaCry: The malware is called “WannaCry” It is a type of “ransomware” which encrypts the files of infected machines to extort

    30 May 2017
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing – Is Your Head in the Cloud?

    Benefits of Cloud Computing – Is Your Head in the Cloud? Cloud computing makes life a lot easier for businesses; it allows the transfer of files quickly and efficiently, it is safer than storing documents on the physical PC and it can promote remote working for employees. Cloud services, such as office 365 should be

    30 April 2017
  • London Fibre Internet in the Capital

    London is well paved to be a fibre city offering super speeds to both businesses and individuals alike through its up and coming infrastructure, with many businesses opting to invest in the different types of fibre connections available. Fibre-to-the-building (FTTB), the fastest fibre connection possible of which replaces all copper cable from the telephone exchange to the

    15 February 2017
  • IT in 2017 and beyond – what trends to expect

    IT in 2017 and beyond – what trends to expect IT is developing at a scarily fast rate and businesses can either embrace it or ignore it; but the latter could mean they are left behind. There are over 2 billion people using smartphones and there will definitely be an increase in this number in

    1 January 2017
  • Can the Right IT Support Really Improve Employee Retention Levels?

    We live in a world where working arrangements are far more flexible than ever before and the standard 9-5 stint at the office is quickly becoming a thing of the past. As workers try to achieve a better balance between work and life, those companies who support their employees with this are the ones who

    21 August 2016
  • Applications: A Cohesive Aspect Of Modern Tech Innovation

    Applications: A Cohesive Aspect Of Modern Tech Innovation Technology Is Changing Everything Even businesses as far outside traditional Silicon Valley technology firms as the oil industry are finding new and innovative ways to use technology in terms of digital applications and marketing. Especially in regard to analytics and their utility, applications are being designed to provide

    30 June 2016
  • Types of Internet Connections – Get Connected

    Types of Internet Connections – Get Connected Working in offices in London, people often endure ADSL Internet connections that are slower than they get at home. What can you do about this? There are alternative options available on the market for business internet connectivity but procurement and installation can be surprisingly complex. Here is an introduction

    30 May 2016
  • 188 billion emails per day: Why email signatures are key

    188 billion emails per day: Why email signatures are key You send an email from your computer or your mobile device. The email goes via your mail server where Crossware Mail Signature attaches all of your branding, contact details and the appropriate disclaimer and advertisements depending on the recipient or sender of the email. The

    21 April 2016
  • Different Types of Internet Connections – Get Yourself Connected

    Types of Internet Connections – Get Connected Working in offices in London, people often endure ADSL Internet connections that are slower than they get at home. What can you do about this? There are alternative options available on the market for business internet connectivity but procurement and installation can be surprisingly complex. Here is an introduction

    30 January 2016
  • CEO Email Scams

    CEO Email Scams Please be aware of a new trend in email fraud which the media have now dubbed “whaling” but is also known as “spear phishing”.  Several of Cubit’s customers have been targeted with these fraudulent emails recently and they can be very convincing. Here are some tips for spotting them more easily and

    30 October 2015
  • Windows 2003 End of Support

    Windows 2003 End of Support by Microsoft Many businesses and people don’t realise or have failed to prepare for the fact that Windows 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 14th July 2015. After that, you will no longer receive automatic security updates, potentially leaving your business vulnerable to viruses and other malware. Is

    30 May 2015