How Variants in Ransomware are Neutralizing Data Backups

How Variants in Ransomware are Neutralizing Data Backups

There are some sophisticated criminals online. They come in the form of hackers, who use ransomware as collateral against corporate companies to hold their data hostage. This is typically executed through an email attachment. The FBI typically advises against paying the ransom because there is no guarantee that your data will be recovered. This means … Read more

6 Important GDPR IT security checks for your SME business

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If you believe that IT security is reserved for really big companies with umpteen plus employees and a dedicated IT team, you are sadly mistaken and your systems could likely be very exposed. Not to mention with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) now less than 6 months away, it is more vital than ever … Read more

6 Services That We Offer That You Probably Didn’t Know About

Managed IT Support Services

At Amazing Support, we offer a lot of services –including Managed IT Support, Cloud Solutions and IT Consultancy. However, you might not know that we can offer even more than that! Here is an overview of some of our additional IT support services available for your business.   1. Office Relocations Moving office is just … Read more

Why you should save to the Cloud and not your Desktop

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It’s been over a decade since the term “Cloud” was bandied about. Since then it has been absorbed into the social vernacular and its purpose has been made clear.  One of its more notable uses is data and information storage.  With the popularisation of apps like DropBox, Box.com and Google Drive even a luddite can … Read more

UK Universities & NHS hit by ransomware

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Next time you want to invoke a little bit of fear around your IT colleagues mention the word “ransomware”. But all joking aside, ransomware hacks, viruses and crimes are so effective that IT managers, technicians, businesses and law enforcement agencies have seen a steep increase in ransomware intrusions over the last 5 years. Universities in … Read more

Cryptolocker – Its threat, its legacy and why you should still keep your guard up

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In the summer of 2013 a seemingly harmless trojan started infecting Windows computers and when it was taken down 9 months later it had succeeded to extort $3 million dollars from victims. Cryptolocker used the existing Gameover ZeuS botnet and a host of infected email attachments to spread itself all over the internet. When it … Read more

7 Top Tips For Business Email Productivity

7 Top Tips For Business Email Productivity

In this day and age communication mainly occurs over email, especially in a professional setting. A typical employee can have a few dozen all the way up to a few hundred emails of notifications a day. They are assaulted by a host of documents, image files, videos, meeting invites and chit chat. Their systems, both mental and … Read more

When Disaster Strikes – Keep Your Email Alive – 5 Ways to Increase Your Email Continuity

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Do you know what happens when power goes down in today’s businesses? Absolutely nothing. Redundant power supplies come to the rescue and make sure that computers have some juice so that work can be saved or sent off site. Generators may kick in to bring some life back to the office. Business continues as data … Read more

Are you ready to go mobile? Hurry up!

Mobile Friendly Website - London Business IT

Is your website ready to go mobile? In other words, is it mobile-friendly? Well, by 21st April 2015 it better be! So what has Google done now! They have after a rather long wait (although this was announced end of 2014), unveiled their mobile-friendly label and soon algorithm change that will come into force starting 21st … Read more

To Host or Not To Host, That is the Question

4 Reasons Why You Should Pay More for Enterprise Web And App Hosting

This is the scratchy head topic that all forward-thinking businesses deliberate on It is a subject of great financial debate for companies, small to large and the decision to host or not to host can either save you money or pour much needed cashflow from your IT budget straight down the drain. However, there is … Read more

How to get your IT support guy to pick up the phone

IT Services - Getting your IT support to answer

No IT system is infallible. Everyone knows that. That’s why all professional organisations have a support contract. But what happens when your IT support guy doesn’t pick up the call? You know the feeling. Even if you don’t have proper IT support, you’ll know the feelings of frustration, anxiety, and anger if you’ve ever been … Read more