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IT Challenges

Welcome to our IT Challenge FREE subscription service, featuring white papers and videos addressing the hot IT topics of the day for businesses and schools. By signing up, you will receive an email each month straight to your inbox with a link to our latest post.


How to upgrade your IT infrastructure with confidence

Maintaining your IT infrastructure is an essential requirement – but understanding what to upgrade and when can be a real challenge.

Using the Cloud

In less than a decade, the cloud has evolved from a concept that only techy people understood to something that’s become the norm. The increase in consumer up-take for personal use has also made the cloud and its concepts easier for people to understand at a business level.


Some of the most commonly used business software is coming to the end of its life in 2020. And when it does, it will no longer be  supported by Microsoft. That means that anyone still using that software will be in big trouble. 

21 Ways to Get More Done With Office 365

The benefits of moving to Office 365 have been well-documented for a while now. This all-singing, all-dancing business software now has more than 120 million active users around the world, with 50,000 small businesses signing up every month.

Our team are experts at Office 365. So, to make things easier we’ve put together 21 great time saving hacks you can enjoy with Office 365.

GDPR, 6 Months On

Six months on from the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there’s an alarming amount of ostrich activity going on. Recent research has shown that 70% of companies are still not fully compliant and are yet to get their heads around what’s expected of them.

Phishing – Don’t Be Easy Bait!

Cyber crime is big business, and phishing attacks are one of the baddies’ favourite routes into an organisation. You’ve probably heard of them, but you might not be 100% clear on exactly what they are and how they work.

The 2020 Problem

In 2020 all of the following software reaches the end of its life:

Small Business Server 2011
Windows Server 2008
Exchange 2010
Windows 7
Office 2010

You might not be sure whether you have any of this software. But the chances are high that you do……

Malware in The Cloud – The Risks & What You Can Do About Them

“88% of companies have now adopted some form of cloud computing”…

The explosive growth of cloud computing has opened the door to a host of cyber attackers, waiting in the wings to capitalise on the inexperience of business owners. One of their favourite ways in is through malware; a malicious form of software with the power to spread through computer systems like a forest fire.

Would you pass our data security test?

Most businesses are a lot more hackable than
they realise. And the consequences are huge…

If you are hit with something like Cryptolocker, you can get locked out of your devices and data for days. It takes a lot of time, effort and often cash to get back to business as normal.

GDPR: The time to act is NOW!

You probably already know that new GDPR data protection laws are being introduced this month. But did you know that your business could be publicly shamed if you don’t comply?

If you’re thinking that data legislation is the last thing you want to be thinking about right now, I understand. It’s certainly not the most scintillating of subjects. But please read on to understand why it is VITAL you act now…

The lowdown on GDPR ~ Are you ready?

What exactly is the GDPR? The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new, improved version of the Data Protection Act. It comes into force on 25th May 2018, and it will change the way organisations collect and manage the information they collect about customers.

The regulation is the new framework for data protection across the whole of Europe. According to the governing bodies behind it, the GDPR has been designed to harmonise data privacy laws and protect the rights of individuals.

2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report

Organizations large and small are caught in the middle of a global cyber arms race with vastly different resources. For this reason, SonicWall is committed to passing their findings, intelligence, analysis and research to you via the 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. Download the full report to gain:

• Key advances for the security industry and cybercriminals
• Exclusive data on the 2017 threat landscape
• Security predictions for 2018
• Cyber security guidelines and best practices