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About Chris Gilmour

Chris is a Technology Consultant/Project Manager with many years’ experience of working with customers to help them to get the best from their IT Systems. Chris genuinely believes that every change made to business systems must have a return on investment. This can in the form of increase productivity, removing time consuming processes of just saving monthly cost.
7 02, 2017

Your network will be attacked

By | 2017-02-07T15:35:55+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Security|0 Comments

It is predicted that 2017 will be the year of cyber-crime. Attacks will increase and one thing is for sure, your network will be attacked at some point. So how can you help protect your business? The cost of cyber-crime Cyber-crime is rising at such an alarming rate you can no longer afford to ignore it [...]

11 07, 2016

Why network security should be top of your to-do list

By | 2016-07-11T09:03:24+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Network security should be top of your to-do list? Now more than ever, every business is suspect to a cyber-attack.  Whilst we agree it is very difficult to stop these attacks, you can take precautions to stop them affecting your business.  It has been claimed, that 60% of large UK businesses have been hit by cyber-attacks [...]

31 05, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Ransomware

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:38+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Business Continuity, Security|0 Comments

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is not new and the first cases of CryptoLocker started back in 2013 and most attacks tends to come for outwith the UK.  Ransomware has now become so fruitful that many cyber criminals are now running it as a business!  To the extent of selling lists of infected and vulnerable PC's and Servers to [...]

23 05, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Secure your Wi-Fi

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It has been estimated that 63% of the Internet traffic worldwide will be sent by Wi-Fi by 2019. So is your Wi-Fi Secure? So what are the drivers for more Wi-Fi? Increased workplace productivity – Wi-Fi allows your business users to work in any location at any time. Cost – in smaller businesses it is [...]

12 04, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Virus Attacks

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:40+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why is it that computer users are getting virus attacks by cyber criminals? The short answer is because they can and we make it easy for them. In this article I want to concentrate on Malware or Ransomware attacks. The days of simple malware being developed to cause a bit of mischief have long gone. [...]

1 02, 2016

Help to mitigate cyber attacks

By | 2016-02-01T17:02:47+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Security|0 Comments

What are cyber attacks? We keep hearing the words, cyber attacks, hacking, viruses, worms and malware. What does it all mean? More importantly, what can be done to help you to mitigate cyber attacks? By taking some simple steps you can  protect your business, protect your data and take steps to prevent these attacks happening to you? [...]

12 01, 2016

Strange start to 2016! Cyber Essentials and more.

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:43+00:00 January 12th, 2016|Security|0 Comments

I would like to wish all our regular and new readers a very Happy New Year. It has been a strange start to 2016, we finished off last year relatively quiet, which was nice, but 2016 has gone off like a rocket and long may it continue. Yes, we are still working on a lot [...]

9 12, 2015

Do you value IT?

By | 2015-12-09T11:02:13+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Infrastructure, IT Consultancy, IT Support, Managed Services, Smarter Working|0 Comments

I have been advising SME's on IT for many years now and from experience, I know they can be split into two categories - Companies that value IT and companies that don't. So the question to you Mr/Mrs Business owner is - Are you realising the investment you have made it IT? or to put [...]

7 12, 2015

What Makes an IT Strategy Template Effective?

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:43+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Managed Services, Smarter Working|0 Comments

Whether you're a technical luddite or a computer whiz, your business needs an IT strategy. It's just common business sense to outline your plans when it comes to IT in advance, so you're not running around like a headless chicken when it eventually comes to putting elements of your strategy into action. So what can [...]

2 12, 2015

What are the Benefits of a Data Archive?

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:44+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

We have all heard and probably used the colloquialism “how long is a piece of string,” but in a similar vein we often get asked “how long should we archive data for?” This is a really difficult question and the only answer we can give is “for as long as you're likely to need it.” At [...]

26 11, 2015

The Importance of Internet Connectivity

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:45+00:00 November 26th, 2015|IT Consultancy|0 Comments

Over the last few months, I have done quite a few posts about the benefits of IT Managed Services, Data Storage and Archiving, Disaster Recovery and Backup. But what do all of these solutions have in common, and without such a thing nothing in the wonderful world of IT will work? Very simply, it is your [...]

25 11, 2015

How to Plan Your IT Budget in 4 Steps

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:45+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Smarter Working, Solutions, Technology|0 Comments

In the world of business, money makes the world go round. I shouldn't have to tell you that, but it's important to note regardless as tech companies - when starting out - have been known to bite off more than they can chew. It's fairly easy to do, and unfortunately contributes to that grim statistic [...]

23 11, 2015

How to Take Control of a Chaotic IT Strategy

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|IT Consultancy, IT Support, Managed Services, Smarter Working|0 Comments

While your IT strategy (or indeed any form of business strategy) should be taken seriously lest you doom yourself to failure, we understand the process of forming what is often a complex series of plans, failsafes and otherwise can be a daunting and stressful task. However there are ways to take control of the madness [...]

17 11, 2015

5 Questions to Ask when Appointing an IT Consultancy Firm

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:46+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Business Continuity, IT Consultancy, IT Support, Managed Services|0 Comments

So you're thinking about hiring an IT consultancy firm. Great! We hope it was because our last blog gave you the information you needed! In any case, deciding to appoint an IT consultancy firm was just the first step; before you make the leap, however, you should be asking yourself these 5 key questions... Will [...]

12 11, 2015

Why the UK IT Consultancy Sector Continues to Grow

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:48+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

According to consultancy.uk the UK consulting market is now worth some £6 billion. By far the biggest contributor in these figures is the Digital sector, worth £1.4 billion and it is the move towards digital that has meant big changes for the way organisations approach their IT departments and the effect on the UK IT Consultancy [...]

10 11, 2015

5 Simple Steps to Forming Your IT Strategy

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:48+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Design, Infrastructure, IT Consultancy, Smarter Working, Solutions|0 Comments

Lock your doors, draw the curtains and hunker down, soldier; it's time to define your IT strategy! Wait, what do you mean you haven't got one yet? Are you aware that an IT strategy is one of the cornerstones of a successful business? Regardless whether you answered yes or no to that question, you've found [...]

9 11, 2015

5 Factors that Could Affect Your IT Strategy

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:48+00:00 November 9th, 2015|IT Consultancy, Security, Smarter Working, Solutions, Technology|0 Comments

You've got the best IT strategy in the world, and that's a fact. It's genius, foolproof and will take my business into the 22nd century... At least, that's would you'd like to tell yourself. Maybe you already do, and that's wonderful. But let's dial it back a bit; no IT strategy is foolproof. There's always [...]

5 11, 2015

Love Data Backup Again with Datto Siris

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:48+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Big Data, Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

How many times have you heard IT people saying "I hate backup" or "all data backup products are rubbish?" It is probably more common than you think. Backup is something the goes on in the background and everybody hopes they never have to restore from it. Small businesses are the worst; they take backup for granted, saving [...]

4 11, 2015

Choosing the right IT Consultancy: Mission Impossible?

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:49+00:00 November 4th, 2015|IT Consultancy, Managed Services|0 Comments

Hiring the right IT Consultant is challenging, let's be clear on this. No two businesses are exactly the same and nor are their goals. Trying to find the right consultant that will help drive core business your way, without getting into a long term contract or having it cost the earth, is a process that [...]

2 11, 2015

85% of Data Security Breaches are from Your Own Staff

By | 2016-10-26T08:45:49+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Disaster Recovery, IT Consultancy|0 Comments

We're hearing a lot in the news lately about how company websites have been subjected to hacking. We also know that unless you have been subjected to a security breach you are likely to ignore it and not allocate much of a budget to your IT team. One area you may not be aware of [...]