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Data & Structure

Security

Virus and trojan horse creators are the vandals of the IT world, and whereas I cannot make viruses go away, I can provide the very best virus prevention and protection by installing a fully functioning firewall, the best anti-virus software and a robust set of security controls for your staff and their internet browsing habits.

IT Security – firewalls, antivirus, anti-spam: Controlling the spam coming into your email servers to limit potential infection is also a must – filter downloads avoid more infections and I can advise on which policies to employ to take the risk out of being an online business or a business online.

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Hacking, phishing, worms, spyware and malware: It sounds like something out of a Bond movie but it’s not glamourous at all! I can militate against the hacking of your secure data, limit phishing and protect the integrity of your staff – and clients – email accounts and other data. I will, although this is not strictly an IT task, update your company’s adherence to the data protection act and reduce potential downstream liabilities owing to any overlooked practices for which you may be responsible.

Remote Access – For your eyes only: I can provide you with advice and products which will ensure the integrity of your IT infrastructure. You will be able to have secure remote access to your systems but at the same time place the most efficient electronic barriers between your data and those who are seeking to corrupt, damage or steal it.

Data

Up to 60% of small businesses that experience significant data loss go bust within the following two years. They simply never recover from such a body blow. It’s true – but fortunately avoidable.  Take a look at some of this other data loss, backup and recovery facts and figures.

Commonly SME’s have data backup regimes in place to manage data loss but lack the discipline to ensure that they are regularly carried out. Even if tape backups of data are carried out, there are plenty of instances where the backup tape will not read from a remote machine.

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I can advise you on the best in-house data backup systems, daily tape, mirrored systems etc, but I strongly advise secure automatic offsite data backup. Your business may have considered this before and ruled it out on the grounds of cost. Happily, an IT data backup solution is now available which is fully automated and encrypted to the same level as financial institutions and is 100% affordable.

For as little as £50 a year I will set up remote data storage and recovery for you. So please don’t wait for a Business Data Backup Disaster – call me on 01225 745732 or you can access me remotely on 07711 513722 and I will be delighted to ensure this IT nightmare never visits your workplace.

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