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19 January 2020
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious piece of software that is covertly installed on a PC without a user’s knowledge, then subsequently holds the user’s files or data to  ransom by locking or encrypting the data and...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Ransomware,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
16 January 2020
There is only a matter of weeks left to make your application for funding for Cyber Essentials £1000 vouchers.  Scottish Enterprise has announced the following deadline in relation to the Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme:
 “The deadline for submitting...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
14 January 2020
4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse
AKA the types of Hackers, I would not go so far as to say that a hacker would be the ending of the world with conquest, famine, war and plague, but for any...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,RMM,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
12 January 2020
Cyber Crime Awareness
Cybercrime is a huge problem for businesses and organisations throughout the world, no matter the size.  Smaller businesses are often under the impression that larger organisations are more likely to be hit which in fact...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Ransomware,Cyber Security
05 January 2020
A Good Password Plan In today’s digital world, almost everything in our life requires a password to gain access to our online apps, whether it’s our debit card or credit card, savings account, ISA, mortgage info, business applications,...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Ransomware,RMM,Managed Service Provider
27 December 2019
What to Expect from a Managed Service Provider or MSP? As a business owner when you encounter IT issues, it can be very frustrating and can cause anxiety when it impacts on you and your staffs productivity, like...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Outsource IT Support,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider
29 June 2019
To protect your business or organisation against a Cyber-attack, there are 5 main technical controls that need to be adhered to, they are bullet pointed below which we will discuss each one in a little more detail:...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider,Cyber Security
01 June 2019
The benefits of Office 365

Work from anywhere
One of the biggest benefits of the Office 365 platform, it allows you and your users to work from anywhere.  This can be advantageous for businesses who have remote employees at...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Pro and Cons,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Office 365
01 April 2019
Cyber Security and who is responsible for protecting your business?
Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Disaster Recovery,Ransomware
19 February 2019
A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an I.T company that will remotely manage a small to medium size businesses IT infrastructure.  Managed IT Services is the delegating of IT jobs and tasks to a 3rd party who...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider
11 February 2019
We are hearing more and more about the dangers of cyber criminals stealing and accessing data and holding companies and organisations to ransom to unlock their precious data. Small to medium sized businesses have fallen victim to...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Ransomware,Managed Service Provider
07 February 2019
VoIP or Voice over Internet protocol, this is basically a form of communications system that works by converting a user’s voice into a form of digital data and sending over your internet connection as opposed to going...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,VoIP,VoIP Telephones,Voice over internet Protocol
01 February 2019
What is RMM? well in a nutshell, it is the process of controlling a small to medium size businesses IT systems such as laptops, desktops and servers which are on a network and these devices can be...
TAGGED IN: Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Cloud Backup,RMM,Remote Monitoring and Management,Managed Service Provider
06 January 2019
Disaster Recovery and Backup Plan     
Backups are important and there are many ways data can be lost.  Disasters like hardware failure and damaged computers, natural disasters, human error or even disgruntled employees, all these can happen...
TAGGED IN: Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire,Backup Data,Disaster Recovery,Cloud Backup,Ransomware
03 January 2019
As a small or medium sized business, you may have the need for an IT manager yet without the budget to stretch to one. By outsourcing your entire IT infrastructure and systems to an MSP (Managed Service...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Security,Small Businesses ,Outsource IT Support,Pro and Cons,Benefits or outsourcing IT support,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire
28 December 2018
On January 13th, 2020 Microsoft will cease mainstream Support for Windows 7 which has been a very popular operating system.  This means no more service packs or patches for bugs that could result in security threats.
With all...
TAGGED IN: Operating Systems,Win 7,Windows 7,Upgrade To Windows 10,Security,Small Businesses ,Threats To Small Businesses,Upgrade Windows 7 To Windows 10,Migration ,Perth,Dundee,Fife,Scotland,Stirling,Perthshire