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9 Tech Start-ups To Watch This Autumn

Posted by Peter Filitz on 14 August 2017

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.

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Protect Against 80% of Threats With Cyber Essentials Certification

Posted by Sarah Andrews on 02 August 2017

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.

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IT Managers: This Is How You Can Influence Overall Business Strategy

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 27 July 2017

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.

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5 Must-Watch Ted Talks on Cyber Security

Posted by Sarah Andrews on 17 July 2017

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.

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Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint with These 5 IT Tips

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 29 June 2017

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. 

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PayPal Phishing Scam That Tries To Obtain Selfie

Posted by Peter Filitz on 26 June 2017

BTA would like to warn customers of an unusually authentic-looking phishing scam that attempts to obtain a photo of the target holding a bank card and photo ID in order to launder stolen funds.

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Mainstream Businesses Look at Adopting Blockchain Tech

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 12 June 2017

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.

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Should Your Business Introduce Wearable Tech?

Posted by Peter Filitz on 01 June 2017

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.

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WannaCry Cyber Attack: What Happened

Posted by Scott Bartlett on 17 May 2017

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.

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Why You Don't Need 27 Passwords

Posted by Sarah Andrews on 10 May 2017

This is a guest blog from Wendy Zamora at Malwarebytes, first published here.

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