Nov 26, 2014
You know that backup is important… after a failure of systems or a hacking event; losing data can be enough to end your business. Currently you may be using thumb drives or external hard drives or even tape to back up your data; but these systems aren’t the best option and can give a false sense of security. So, how does cloud backup do backup better?
Nov 19, 2014
There was a time when antivirus was a massive product in the IT industry; and while the function of antivirus is still critical (as proven earlier this month with Apple devices seeing a major new malware threat in china with WireLurker) antivirus software on its own should no longer be your go to. You should expect more (and IT in business demands it) – 24/7 logging and health checks, patches & updates, PC performance improvements; remote support from your IT people; and a better resilience against down time. Enter: Managed Agents; value added antivirus, maintenance, monitor & remote support.
Nov 10, 2014
While Apple have always had a very good record with virus protection for their operating systems, the past weekend saw a new major infection for the companies devices called "WireLurker"; which targets both Mac Computers as well as apple tablets, phones & ipods. Targeting mainly China users right now, it did so through applications downloaded and installed from 3rd party application sites that weren't scanned by virus protection tools before being installed.
Nov 05, 2014
Where possible, companies have always found it easier to move to new accounting packages at the beginning of a new financial year; it made sense – reports and systems all easily then reflected full periods without pulling data from more than one source. BUT this is no longer the case… cloud accounting packages such as Xero allow for partners like Tropical Business Solutions to easily import data from data files directly into the new systems.