How Your MSP Can Help You Improve Employee Engagement

January 17th, 2022

With businesses of all shapes and sizes finding themselves on the unpleasant end of the global staffing shortage, management needs to take a proactive approach to retain staff by evolving with workers' needs.

The freedom offered by remote or hybrid office solutions has made employees wiser about finding a work environment that suits their personal needs while cutting down on the daily commute and avoiding unnecessary office politics.

5 Tech Tips for A Terrific 2022

December 29th, 2021

The last few years have been traumatic for many businesses. Between COVID-19 restrictions and rising expenses, it seems like there is always something that needs fixing or adapting to as businesses fight to survive in a struggling economy.

If you’d like to take your SME to the next level and move from just survival and help it to thrive, here are five top tips to ensure you are leading the way in your sector.

Don’t Let A Click Cost You Thousands

December 29th, 2021

In 2021, we saw cybersecurity threats saw and experts are predicting 2022 will see more of the same. Ransomware is becoming a major concern for businesses of every size and across industries. Find out how to avoid these types of attacks.

Digital Transformation in the Accounting Industry

December 7th, 2021

Accountants and accountancy firms are an essential part of the business landscape. They make a significant contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the businesses they service. This means that accounting firms themselves need to continually find ways to refine and improve their own systems and processes. This in turn enables them to function optimally, meet the changing needs of their clients, and grow their client bases.

Digital transformation is fundamental to achieving this and elevates the role of accountants. It does this by removing the tasks that add little value and allowing them to focus on those that do, empowering them to achieve more within their speciality. Process automation, data management, reporting, and analytic insights all contribute to better communication with clients, simpler processes, and improved cash flow, which are all critical to keeping a business running well.

Microsoft Does Not Backup Your Data!

December 7th, 2021

Protect Your Data — Protect Your Business
Your business constantly creates data that fuels your operations and growth. So, who is responsible for protecting and backing it up?
You may believe that Microsoft maintains all your Microsoft 365™ data. However, the reality is the burden can fall on you – unless you elect to add Numata’s Managed Backups for Microsoft 365.

Learning from the GoDaddy breach

November 30th, 2021

GoDaddy, the largest and most widely trusted domain registrar globally, was the victim of a data breach in mid-November 2021, affecting 1.2 million active and inactive WordPress users. Managed WordPress services resellers like Media Temple, Domain Factory, Heart Internet and 123reg, were also compromised in the breach.

Costs and Benefits of In-House vs Outsourced Cybersecurity for SMEs

November 30th, 2021

Cybersecurity challenges have moved from IT and Security desks to that of boardrooms as hackers get savvier about breaking through even the most high-tech defences to the detriment of SMEs and non-profit organisations. Cybersecurity has become an important topic of conversation and everyone’s responsibility.

Why You Should Increase Your IT Budget in 2022

November 22nd, 2021

In 2020 and 2021, businesses around the world had to spend money on IT to enable their work to continue remotely or through online customer engagement, whether they were planning to or not. With so much money already having been spent on IT, some small and medium-sized business leaders may be wondering if it’s time to reduce or simply maintain their IT budgets, but we think that would be a mistake.

Do You Know How You’d Respond to a Cybersecurity Incident?

November 15th, 2021

When an unexpected incident like a cyber-attack or breach occurs, it is a very stressful period for business owners, their employees, and other vested stakeholders. A cybersecurity incident response plan is a document designed to help your organisation to respond and recover from a cybersecurity incident. A cyber incident has been defined by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as any unauthorised access to an organisation’s IT systems. These may be breaches, malicious attacks (such as denial of service, ransomware, phishing). A cybersecurity response plan lays out a step-by-step approach, from whom to contact to how to handle communications and how to identify lessons learned to prevent future events. Here are some important steps you need to take in understanding, mitigating and recovering from cyber incidents: