The cost of data loss

Picture this – your office has just had a power cut and you’ve forgotten to click save. Okay, you’ve only lost 20 minutes of work, but that’s 20 minutes of work you’ll never get back. With the correct solutions in place you can ensure that you can recover from data loss regardless of whether it’s […]

How to avoid data breaches

It was recently reported that Hillsview Academy suffered a huge data breach after parents were posted information about other pupils in the school. After a mailroom error the personal details of up to 100 students ended up the wrong hands. It was no surprise that the mishap caused outrage as the information received had everything […]

The benefits of Managed IT Support

Today’s businesses are reliant on IT; it’s a struggle to imagine operating without it. Slowly but surely, our businesses would grind to a halt. The value of IT is highlighted by our dependence on it, but for many organisations the sad reality is that maintaining an IT department is costly and unrealistic. As an example, […]

File syncing and Backup.. What´s the difference?

Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud, commonly known as file sync and share services, are popular places to store files. When used for their intended purpose, they are a useful and valuable business tool, however they are not to be confused with offsite backup. FILE SYNC AND SHARE SERVICES The intention of file sync and share […]

What is ESET Encryption?

Encryption has a long history dating back to when the ancient Greeks and Romans sent secret messages by substituting letters only decipherable with a secret key (cipher). Since only the intended recipient of the message knew the cipher, it would be difficult for the next person to decode the message, as it would appear as […]

Why your business should backup

Data backup is one of the most important aspects of IT but is all too often overlooked. ‘Backing up’ involves making a copy of your important files so that you’re able to restore them if the original file is damaged or lost. WHAT CAUSES DATA LOSS? Many different things can cause data loss: theft, human […]

7 Questions to ask your backup provider

When you sign up for Backup, you’re entrusting that provider with your business’ data. Ensuring they’re reliable and that your data will be secure is paramount, and you need to know exactly what to expect from the service. Here at alphatech we offer Offsite backup. We’re always happy to answer your questions, but we thought […]

GDPR: 4 Practical steps

GDPR comes into play throughout the UK and the EU on the 25th May 2018. With 4 months to go, only 40% of IT professionals in the UK have started their preparations. Shockingly, 15% of them have no intention of preparing before the ever-encroaching deadline arrives. The IT industry is not in an ideal position.There is […]

How to prepare for GDPR

We’ve all heard by now – GDPR less than 4 months away. A lot has been written on the topic, but the majority is very uninformative and boring; much of it makes you feel as though GDPR is impossible to tackle. We’ve read a lot of GDPR literature recently, including a 75 page ‘Pocket Guide […]