Without a doubt moving office can be a very stressful ordeal. People, boxes and IT equipment everywhere.
However, we were lucky enough to help move a south coast leading Marketing Company into offices within Portsmouth.
While moving all their IT equipment and IT infrastructure, we set up a brand new “Hosted Telephone System”.
The move went incredibly well, look at the pictures!!!
Best of luck Luke and to the rest of your team in your new office! Enjoy!
Our team is expanding!
We would also like to welcome Marco Dos Santos!
Marco is a great addition to the Matrix Team, being one of our engineers, he will be responding to call-outs, as well as working remotely, to help our customers with their IT needs.
“There is a great team vibe, all happy going and always willing to help each other out. It’s great being part of this team great team spirit. When it’s time to work we will work, but there is always a moment to have a quick joke. “
Welcome Marco! We look forward to working with you and seeing what you bring to Matrix and the team.
Cyber crime is constantly changing within the IT sector as new ways of getting exploited are happening and re-occuring all the time. To keep yourself protected, be sure to beware of these five cyber-security traps:
– Ransomware. This is in the form of computer viruses that threaten to delete important data from a company unless it pays them off.
– Spear Phishing. This is in the form of an email where important information and data will be requested by the sender pretending to be an authoritative source, which instead is a cyber criminal trying to acquire your data.
– ID thefts. Cyber criminals are pretending to be your company online as research shows an increase in acquiring insurance policies is being used by online fraudsters.
– Public WiFi. Working remotely is on the rise and can bring many benefits, but criminals can hack into Public WiFi hotspots in order to acquire sensitive data.
– Lack of preparation. Small to medium businesses may presume they are not the main target to cyber criminals but there is an increase in the amount in small firms that are targeted. No matter the size, you need to be prepared in case you are the victim of a cyber-criminal!
For more information on cyber-security, please contact us via email at [email protected] or phone at 01329 888444.
GDPR is coming and is relative to every business, but is yours prepared? Ask yourself these questions:
– Does your company understand the importance of GDPR? GDPR can cost you a hefty amount in fines along with bad publicity and legal action.
– Do you know where your data is? GDPR covers all current data as well as new data collected after the law comes into effect. You will need to know where all your current data is stored, the type of data being kept and the processes for access, safe storage, backup, and control.
– Do you have a process to delete data if demanded? It can be demanded that a person’s data be deleted. Make sure to have a process for this if you are asked to do so.
For more information on GDPR, please contact us via email at [email protected] or phone at 01329 888444.
Backing-up data may seem like a time consuming process but is certainly something that business’ should take seriously. If your business suffers from data loss and the data is unrecoverable, then you have peace of mind knowing it is backed up elsewhere. However, not following this process can lead to costly consequences, leaving your business exposed.
To avoid this, follow the 3-2-1 rule:
– Have three separate copies of your data
– Store it on two different types of technology (Floppy disks etc)
– Make sure one back-up is off-site (The Cloud)
Following these steps will ensure data is never fully lost within your business, keeping it secure and functioning normally on a day-to-day basis. For more information on backing-up data, please contact us via email at [email protected] or phone at 01329 888444.
Backing up your data is critical for any business. Would your business be able to continue running if it suffered a loss of data? Downtime and data loss can have a substantial cost to your business both financially and to your reputation, highlighting the importance of your business being prepared for such catastrophe.
It is not just cyber-attacks or hardware failure that can cause data loss either, although rare, natural disasters such as flooding can be the cause. No business is immune to data loss occurring and although you cannot prevent such events from happening, you can avoid the effects and consequences by backing your data up. Therefore, if your company suffered from data loss but your data was backed up before-hand, you can continue the day to day running of your company with minimal disruption.
For more information on backing up your data, please contact us via email at [email protected] or phone at 01329 888444.