Date:
17 April 2018
Category:
Office 365, Compliance

Information Rights Management in Office 365

With GDPR at the forefront of our minds, businesses, now more than ever, are engaging with data protection and cybersecurity.  One product which we’re continually questioned about is Information Rights Management (IRM), which is available within Office 365 as a bolt on or as standard with the more comprehensive plans. 

Date:
20 March 2018
Category:
Compliance

All eyes are on GDPR, but don't forget about NIS

With all the buzz around GDPR, another important piece of legislation seems to have taken a back seat. Just like GDPR, the EU’s Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive will also come into force in May. Rather than focussing on the protection of personal identifiable data like GDPR, the NIS directive sets out to improve the security of network and information systems across the UK, with a focus on essential services which could potentially cause significant damage to the economy, society, and individuals’ welfare if disrupted.

Date:
13 March 2018
Category:
Compliance

Preparing for GDPR

GDPR comes into force throughout the UK and the rest of the EU on 25th May 2018. There’s less than three months to go and businesses are still unprepared. Worryingly, 15% of UK IT Professionals have no plans to prepare for GDPR before the ever-encroaching deadline hits, which is not ideal.

There’s lots of confusion around GDPR: what it means, who it affects, etc. This blog will clear up any confusion whilst laying out some practical steps you can follow to help you towards being compliant.

Date:
6 March 2018
Category:
Cloud

7 Reasons to move to the Cloud

Increased flexibility, scalability, collaboration, security and changing payment terms from upfront to monthly - there are many reasons why businesses are moving to the Cloud. Here's our top 7 reasons why you should move to the cloud.

Date:
27 February 2018
Category:
Office 365, EMS

What is the Microsoft EMS Suite?

Doing business today often means working from anywhere on any device with ease. Unfortunately, doing this exposes your business data to more risk, simply because there’s more ways to access it. With the Enterprise and Mobility Suite (EMS) from Microsoft, your business is protected through a combination of five different products which together provide a complete security package. 

Date:
20 February 2018
Category:
Office 365

Office 365 vs Home & Business

The evolution of the cloud has brought many business benefits. These include additional security, increased mobility of your workforce and something which can’t be overlooked – increased cashflow. This is due to its model of monthly subscriptions which are flexible to match the increase (or decrease) of your staff and company’s growth.

Date:
13 February 2018
Category:
Backup, Disaster Recovery

Backup vs. Disaster Recovery

Backup is essential for all businesses. Backup ensures that you can restore your data in an event of data loss and continue with business as usual. However, in an event where you have lost the very thing you need to restore your data to, you will need a full system recovery. Here we’ll explain the difference between the two.

Date:
6 February 2018
Category:
Office 365

Windows 10: The Launch of Windows as a Service

Unlike the regular product and feature updates we receive from Microsoft, people get nervous when changing operating systems. This has now all changed with the launch of Windows as a Service (Windows 10 Enterprise), previously only available to large enterprises.  Although there are a whole host of additional features and benefits compared to Windows 10 Pro, there are two main differences: the building and deployment, and the payment model. 

Date:
30 January 2018
Category:
Antivirus

2017 Cyber Review

2017 has been quite a year for Cyberattacks; we’ve had some of the worst attacks and data breaches in history. For this blog, we thought we’d do a roundup of the year and look at 2017’s cyberattacks.

Date:
23 January 2018
Category:
Cloud

Being Digitally Unsavvy is Costing Businesses

Lloyd’s Bank Digital Index has recently revealed that around 1.6 million businesses in Britain are in the ‘digital slow lane’. Twice as many organisations are developing digital skills now than when the index started in 2014, but despite this, 41% of businesses in the UK are still not digitally savvy and lack basic digital skills.

Date:
16 January 2018
Category:
Risc News

Cybersecurity in Post-Brexit Britain

Negotiations for Brexit are well and truly underway; the Government’s ‘Brexit team’ have now had their sixth meeting with their EU counterparts. Progress is certainly expected to be slow however, with a five-year timeframe being anticipated rather than the original two-year one. Regardless of whether you voted remain, leave, or not at all, we can all agree on one thing – there’s going to be a huge amount of change. 

Date:
9 January 2018
Category:
Backup

Why you should backup

Data backup is one of the most important aspects of IT but is often overlooked. By ‘Backing up’ you make a copy of your most important files which can then be used to restore them if the original file is lost, damaged or infected.

Date:
19 December 2017
Category:
Backup

File syncing is not the same as Backup

More and more people are embracing ‘The Cloud’ to store their files. This might be Dropbox, Onedrive, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Amazon Cloud, or any of the other file syncing services out there. File syncing services have a lot of value and are very handy.

Date:
12 December 2017
Category:
Cloud

Is cloud the silver lining to your office move?

Relocating is said to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. Even with careful preparation and planning it costs time, money and energy. When it comes to moving offices, this is compounded even further. Important documents, files and valuable assets need to be relocated without being damaged, all whilst keeping the business up and running and making sure employees can continue to work as much as possible.

Date:
5 December 2017
Category:
Backup

9 Questions to ask your Backup Provider

When looking for a Cloud Backup provider it’s essential to understand the security measures, costs, and reliability of their systems. Here at RISC IT Solutions we offer Clunk Click Online Pro, our very own combined Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. We thought we’d share the 9 most common questions we get asked with our answers and explanations.

Date:
29 November 2017
Category:
Office 365

6 signs its time to upgrade to business email

Free email services are everywhere these days; they’re a simple, cheap option when you’re just starting out and lots of businesses take advantage of them. However, as your business matures, using consumer-grade email can limit you. When you don’t have the flexibility, productivity and security you need to grow, “free” starts to seem pretty expensive.

Date:
22 November 2017
Category:
Cloud

10 reasons to move to the cloud

Increase flexibility, scaleability, collaboration, security and changing payment terms from upfront to monthly - there are many reasons why businesses are moving to the cloud. Here's our top 10.

Date:
15 November 2017
Category:
Office 365

Office 365 - The Business Benefits

Whether you’re working in your office or on the go, you get a familiar, top-of-the-line set of productivity tools. Office applications —always the latest versions—let you create, edit, and share from your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android , or Windows device with anyone in real time.

Date:
8 November 2017
Category:
Cloud

The 3 types of Cloud Computing

By understanding the different types of cloud and looking at what circumstances they can be applied to, you will be able to pick and mix according to your business requirements.

There are three main types of cloud computing – namely publicprivate and hybrid – all working on the basis that you access a combined hardware and software platform through the internet. Being a Cloud Service Provider, If you're unsure about which type best suits you drop us a line and we can help.

Date:
1 November 2017
Category:
ESET, Antivirus

ESET antivirus business benefits

At Risc IT Solutions we aim to provide you with the best range of solutions to meet changing market conditions and to fit your company demands. For Endpoint and Antivirus protection we recommend ESET.