We post regular, topical articles in this Blog to keep you up to speed
with what is happening in the small business IT technology world. We
take pride in avoiding geek-speak. We want you to enjoy our updates and
find them so useful you will want to drop by again or pass them on.
What can our IT company do for you? read more
As an IT provider our day to day activities are not usually a hot topic of conversation in the pub on a Friday night – but it's important to know what our IT company does for our clients. We can help to protect your business, help grow your business and provide peace of mind to you – the business owner.
we take a look at user access control and highlight some of the steps you can
take to keep your business safe.
User access and staying secure read more
Do you know Paul Coulthard-Jones, our Technical Director is not only our 'go to person', he also rides a unicycle. Learn more about what Paul does here...
Our Technical Director rides a unicycle read more
However secure we think our computer software is, there are always weaknesses. Discover why it is vital to keep your software patches up to date.
What is a patch and why do I need it? read more
Why Your Business Needs Cyber Essentials read more
The problem is increasing, and now businesses of all sizes need to take action to protect themselves against cyber-crime. The most common breaches were via fraudulent emails, viruses and malware. Many of these problems could be prevented by using the new Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme, which details expert guidance on how to protect against these threats...
Cyber Attack on NHS - How to Keep YOUR Business Safe read more
The cyber attack on hospitals across England has locked staff out of their computers and forced many NHS trusts to divert emergency patients. Reports show the IT systems of NHS sites across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit, with a pop-up message demanding a ransom in exchange for access to the PCs. At PC Net we encourage businesses to become part of Cyber Essentials, a new Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats.
New Starters at Shropshire IT Firm read more
Here at PC Net Solutions we are committed to providing the best possible service to our clients and, with this in mind, we have taken on two new members of staff as we continue to grow and develop.
New Strategy Making Britain the Best Place to Start a Digital Business read more
The UK Government has launched a new digital strategy aimed at making Britain the best
place in the world to start and grow a digital business. It is
expected that four million free digital skills training opportunities will be
made available under the scheme, with a host of groups and organisations
uniting to ensure people are furnished with the right skills and be aware of
training opportunities. Read on to find out more...
Women and IT read more
IT has long been portrayed as a man’s world, stereotypically played onscreen by ‘geeks’ in glasses who struggle to get a girlfriend. In real life, however, we know there are women choosing a career in IT: research by the Women in Tech Leadership Index shows a fifth of UK technology companies are now run by women. Yet 20% is still nowhere near 50%, and there is still much work to be done to encourage more women to get into IT. Read on to find out more...
Fighting to Maintain Cyber Security read more
As the number of hackers and fraudsters targeting our computers continues to grow, the Queen has officially opened the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in London, which is designed to improve Britain’s resilience to attacks and act as an operational nerve centre. Read on to find out what you can do to protect your business against cyber attacks...
Protecting your Business from Ransomware read more
More and more businesses are being affected by ransomware, a type of
malicious software that blocks access to your computer data until you
pay the hackers a sum of money to get it back. Being affected by
ransomware means that business can effectively be halted as employees
have no access at all to
systems. Read on to find out what you can do to protect yourself from
Scanning for malware on Windows computers is best done in
‘Safe Mode’, a simple, stripped back version of whatever
operating system you’re using that doesn’t automatically load up the usual
programs when you start your device. But just how do you access Safe Mode on Windows 10? Read on to find out more...
How do I Access Windows 10 Safe Mode? read more
Protect your Business Against Cybercrime this Christmas read more
It’s nearly time for the Christmas holidays. That means that lots of staff will be shutting down their computers for a well-earned rest. However, it’s easy to forget about IT safety, and cybercrime remains an ever-present threat. Read on to find out what you can do to make sure that your IT systems are safe and secure this festive season...
Get the Right IT Support for your Big Office Move read more
Moving offices is a huge undertaking for any firm. However, sometimes it's necessary, and whatever the reason, you will want your IT system back up and running as soon as possible. Read on for some ideas on how to take the stress out of your move...
What do I do if my laptop is stolen? read more
Having your laptop stolen can be a terrifying experience. Considering what we keep on them these days, someone else could potentially gain access to your whole life. Read on to find out what to do if it happens to you...
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