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Making Sense of Vulnerability Management

Making Sense of Vulnerability Management When software companies push new updates, there are often weaknesses in the code that hackers can find and exploit. Software makers then address the vulnerabilities with a security patch. This cycle continues with each new software or hardware update that is released. It’s estimated that about 93% of corporate networks […]
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Why small businesses need to take Cyber Security seriously.

Why small businesses need to take Cyber Security seriously. There have been many “high-profile” reports just lately about cyber-attacks against well known public facing companies. Royal Mail was hit on the 10th January 2023 by a LockBit ransomware attack on its systems. And at the end of the month 10 million JD Sports customers personal […]
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IT Consultancy Sheffield

Align Your Team to Company Targets with Microsoft Viva Goals

Align Your Team to Company Targets with Microsoft Viva Goals You often hear the words “digital transformation” and “collaboration.” But what do they actually mean? What do they mean for the day-to-day of running your business? Collaboration can’t happen without shared goals. When departments are siloed and unconnected, priorities can conflict. People are doing their […]
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Network Services

5 Ways to Balance User Productivity with Solid Authentication Protocols

5 Ways to Balance User Productivity with Solid Authentication Protocols One constant struggle in the workplace today, is the balance between productivity and security. If you give end users too much freedom in your network, the risk increases. But adding too many security gates and hoops to jump through, and productivity can dwindle. It’s a […]
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IT Outsourcing Sheffield

Controlling Business Risk with IT Outsourcing

Controlling Business Risk with IT Outsourcing In our last blog we looked at just some of the benefits of outsourcing your IT. There are other longer term benefits of working with a managed services provider. Every business should have a strategy for controlling risks to the business and recovering from a disaster. That may be […]
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Microsoft 365 Apps

Simple Checklist for Microsoft Teams Setup

Simple Checklist for setting up Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams is a lot of things. It’s a video conferencing tool, a team messaging channel, and a tool for in-app co-authoring, just to name a few. During the pandemic, the popularity of Teams skyrocketed. User numbers for MS Teams jumped from 20 million in November 2019 to […]
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The Costs of Not Outsourcing your IT Support

The costs of not outsourcing your IT Support There comes a time in every business journey where you have grown to the point that some services simply can’t be managed by you or one of your team jumping on a problem as it arises. You also have yet to grow to a size that justifies […]
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end user computing sheffield

Insider Threats

Insider Threats Are Getting More Dangerous! Here’s How to Stop Them Here at Commstec, we believe that one of the most difficult types of attacks to detect are those performed by insiders. An “insider” would be anyone that has legitimate access to your company network and data. This would be via a login or other […]
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Microsoft Teams Sheffield

Microsoft Teams Plan Comparison

Microsoft Teams Plan Comparison: Free vs M365 Business vs Teams Essentials The shift to remote work over the last two years has caused companies to realign their digital tools. Now, many meetings default to being via video conference rather than in person, and working from home has become commonplace. Seventy-seven percent of remote workers say […]
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As a Service…

IT as-a-Service: What is it? At Commstec IT, we like to keep our language jargon and tech speak free as far as we can. One of the most popular ways to describe what we do is “IT as a service, or ITAAS.” With ITAAS, the emphasis is on helping your business reduce the problems that […]
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