Blog

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.


6/12/17
We can spot a problem before you even know it's there read more

Before anything goes wrong with our clients' systems, before they experience downtime, before an employee reports that something isn't working on their computer - we generally know.

How? With remote monitoring we can spot a problem before you even know it's there.

 

21/11/17
Staying safe online read more

Staying safe online concerns us all, with the risks brought home on an almost daily basis with reports of hacking, fraud and other security breaches. Learn about the government website that provides help to businesses and personal users...
 

14/11/17
7 types of malware - and what they mean read more

All computer users know that they may, at some point, become the target of a computer programme up to no good... but what exactly is a trojan or ransomware?

Find out by reading our quick guide here. 


 

5/11/17
Our Administrator is a Zumba Fitness Fan read more

We promised you a peek behind the doors of PC Net Solutions Ltd and an introduction to our team - the people working to ensure we do the best job we possibly can for our clients. Today we'd like to introduce you to Alisha Patel-Smith.
 

17/10/17
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.

 

3/10/17
User access and staying secure read more

This month we take a look at user access control and highlight some of the steps you can take to keep your business safe.
 

12/9/17
Our Technical Director rides a unicycle 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...
 

4/9/17
What is a patch and why do I need it? 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.
 

13/6/17
Why Your Business Needs Cyber Essentials read more

More than 30% of small businesses across the UK were victims of targeted cyber attacks during the last 12 months.

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...

 

15/5/17
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. 

 

19/4/17
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.

 

16/3/17
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...

 

7/3/17
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...

 

14/2/17
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...

 

7/2/17
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 this threat...