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26 billion breached records discovered online: what should you do

26 January 2024

It’s been reported that billions of exposed records have been discovered online; a compilation of multiple data breaches containing sensitive data. Although it’s been stated that the records in many cases are likely historic and have been compiled from previous breaches or leaks, the inclusion of usernames and passwords is a cause for concern. read more

How can IT be optimised across a Multi Academy Trust? 

19 January 2024

Multi Academy Trusts face efficiency challenges due to factors such as the distance between sites and the use of different systems that were installed before each academy joined the Trust. There are several strategies and technologies that can be adopted to optimise IT across a MAT. read more

The benefits of outsourced technical support in education

15 December 2023

Education revolves around technology and it’s essential to have IT support available at all times to minimise disruption when things go wrong, whether you are a Multi-Academy Trust, large high school and sixth form or a small primary school.  read more

IT budget planning for 2024

6 December 2023

Having an IT budget is essential for financial planning and enables you to make more informed business decisions. It allows you to track your expenses, prioritise your spending, reduce unnecessary costs and identify areas of insufficient resources which can affect business growth and potentially expose your company to risk. read more

Microsoft 365 for education is changing in 2024

14 November 2023

Microsoft has announced the retirement of the Office 365 A1 Plus program for education from 1st August 2024 and are set to remove the free unlimited storage feature. read more

Cyber security awareness training courses for the UK 

30 October 2023

Security awareness training helps your employees understand how to reduce the risk of cyber security incidents. This is usually achieved with an online training platform that delivers video content, although can also be delivered in-person. read more

Free NCSC cyber security training for school staff

5 October 2023

As recommended in the DfE's Cyber Security Standards, staff who access your IT network must take basic cyber security training every year. read more

Practical methods to reduce your spear phishing risk

19 September 2023

Spear phishing is a method where specific people in your organisation are targeted, in order to extract payments or gain access to systems. Using a spear phishing attack, a criminal will intend to gain access to your online accounts and company data to commit identity theft, fraud and other crimes.  read more

5 steps to protect against spam and phishing

7 September 2023

In this article we’ll explore the multi-layered approach to protecting your organisation against phishing and spam emails. Cybercriminals target weaknesses in organisations, with the human element providing a significant weak point that can be exploited. read more

What to do if Google reviews are missing from your business profile

22 August 2023

This article is aimed at any business that needs assistance to fix the issue of missing reviews from their Google Business Profile. Follow our step-by-step guide to request the manual approval of missing Google reviews. read more

Training school staff and governors to prevent cyber attacks

7 August 2023

Human error is the most common cause of security breaches, with research showing that a range of between 52% and 85% of data breaches were caused by human error. read more

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

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