When it comes to start-up technology companies, particularly those in the business IT space, we are always watching. Some of these companies may become BTA partners with innovative products that help our clients, so we have a vested interest in knowing which start-ups are making waves.
According to the government, nearly half of UK businesses suffered a cyber-attack last year. Cyber threats are affecting businesses of all sectors and sizes, reducing productivity and costing millions. And it is a problem that is getting worse, not better.
It wasn’t that long ago that the head of IT didn’t have an office. Instead, he usually sat in a room in a remote part of the building, filled with IT equipment. He didn’t attend management meetings, and no one paid much attention to him unless something went wrong. His role was to keep the computers and phones working, and not much else.
Even the most sceptical people can now see that cyber security is something we all need to take seriously. Whether it is as consumers, retailers, employees or management, it is in our interest to ensure that we are as equipped as possible to prevent cyber intrusions. In this new age of cyber warfare, no one is safe. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, how old you are or where you live.
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. Make you want to move… to more environmentally friendly IT.
The Bob Marley song may not go exactly like that, but with sweet summer weather finally here, we hope you are reminded that protecting our planet is something we all need to do. Luckily making some greener IT choices doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Here are 5 technology changes you can make this summer that will reduce your organisation’s carbon footprint and lower costs.
The blockchain is unquestionably an ingenious invention – the brainchild of a person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. But what has been a way of facilitating transactions within a dark world of illicit activities, is now being looked at by conventional businesses. Companies like Toyota, UnitedHealth Group and Fidelity are exploring blockchain technologies as a way of streamlining operations and cutting costs. By doing so they are giving legitimacy to the space, and motivation for other companies to investigate blockchain options as well.
Wearable technology such as Google Glass, Apple's iWatch and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is beginning to gain traction with consumers. What seemed too futuristic only a few years ago is now becoming mainstream. But is there a role for wearable tech in business? And more importantly, can your company gain an edge by introducing wearable tech? The short answer is yes; our business IT experts explain.
The WannaCry Cyber Attack has made worldwide news over the past few days. And as a Managed Service Provider with expertise in IT security, we have received a lot of questions about the details of the attack and what businesses can do to protect themselves. Below is our WannaCry cheat sheet, providing a quick overview of what happened.