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Browse the latest Primary Technology news and industry insights to discover how to use technology to benefit your organisation.

Backup internet connections are essential

20 July 2023

Internet downtime should be analysed as part of your business continuity planning. If you decide that you can only afford a limited amount of downtime (or as close to zero downtime as possible), then you should already have a backup internet connection.  read more

Understanding mobile internet connectivity

18 July 2023

In this post, we’ll look at the options for mobile connectivity, which in some circumstances can be used as a primary internet connection. Mobile 4G and 5G connectivity can also be used as a backup connection for your primary cabled infrastructure. read more

What’s the best broadband connection for your organisation? 

13 June 2023

We outline the different connection types and speeds; including ADSL, FTTC, FTTP & Leased Lines, along with our recommendations for your organisation. read more

Why you should develop a technology strategy

1 June 2023

Strategic IT planning starts with the process of documenting how technology is used at each level of the organisation and its role in the functioning of each department. read more

Using conditional access for improved cyber security

17 May 2023

Conditional access is a method of controlling access to data or services for your organisation’s users and accounts. Conditional access policies are implemented to ensure checks are carried out before access is granted. read more

How is your password health?

26 April 2023

Password health refers to the overall strength and security of your passwords. Good password health means that your passwords are strong, unique and hard to guess, reducing the risk of unauthorised access to your accounts read more

Free cyber action plans for small organisations

10 April 2023

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a new initiative to help improve the cyber security of small organisations. The initiative helps publicise the need for improved cyber security across all business sectors. read more

Should you have immutable backups?

29 March 2023

As part of world backup day on 31st March 2023, we’re taking a look at immutable backups. These can differ in definition from “off-site backups” and “remote backups” because immutable backups ensure your data remains recoverable even in the face of a worst-case scenario. read more

Migrating to the cloud, is now the right time?

15 March 2023

We have listed a few key signs to help you determine if now is the right time to migrate to the cloud, along with considerations when you’re looking at the scope of a cloud migration.  read more

10 cyber security tips

2 March 2023

Cybersecurity is an increasingly important aspect of today's digital age where the bulk of our personal and professional lives are conducted online. Here are some cybersecurity tips to help keep your organisation’s data safe. read more

Password managers – are they safe?

21 February 2023

Password managers are tools that help you securely store and manage your passwords. All of your passwords are stored in an encrypted database that is protected by a master password. read more

When and why to use multi-factor authentication

7 February 2023

MFA only allows access to a service when you present two or more forms of authentication, reducing the possibility of an attacker compromising an account. read more

Is your school cyber secure for the DfE’s Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA)?

30 January 2023

An alternative to commercial insurance with tailored cover for schools and academy trusts that includes employers’ liability, professional indemnity, business interruption and cyber cover. read more

Our previous blog post was written by artificial intelligence

27 January 2023

We asked the AI a question, specifically “What are the benefits of using outsourced IT services?” and the response, generated by the AI system was used as the content of our blog post.  read more

Benefits of using outsourced IT services

23 January 2023

Outsourcing IT services provides a number of key benefits including cost savings, access to expertise, flexibility, improved security, increased efficiency and scalability. read more

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