2017 was littered with cyberattacks, hacks and data breaches. We witnessed the Petya/NotPetya attack that caused Chernobyl’s radiation levels to be monitored manually, to the NHS WannaCry attack that impacted over 7000 appointments, right through to Uber who paid $100,000 to the hackers to delete the breached data and keep quiet. 2018 has not yet been littered with huge scale attacks like last year – let’s hope it stays that way too!
With GDPR at the forefront of our minds, businesses, now more than ever, are engaging with data protection and cybersecurity. With encryption and permissions settings being a key part of the regulation, one product which we recommend is Azure Information Protection (AIP). This is available within Office 365 as a bolt on or as standard with the more comprehensive plans.
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 Mobility and Security Suite (EM+S) from Microsoft, your business is protected through a combination of five different products which together provide a complete security package.
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.
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.
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.
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.