Wait… Dave sold his old mobile on eBay?

Wait… Dave sold his old mobile on eBay?

Flexible working and the ability to access files on the go are among the most sought after perks of the modern workforce.

But if your employees are using their own mobiles and laptops for work, it’s important that you know they’re not putting your organisation at risk of cyber attacks.

Because what happens when they lose a device? Or upgrade to something new?

How can you be 100% sure that your business’s precious data won’t be accessed by someone else?

You can’t. When staff use their own phones or tablets, it has a name – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

And you need a policy about it. Because this will help your staff understand what’s expected of them. And give you greater control over your valuable data when they leave, or change their device.

Would you like to talk to us about BYOD? Or anything else related to getting the most out of your technology?

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at hello@crosstek.co.uk

Wi-Fi 6 is coming

Wi-Fi 6 is coming

There’s a new Wi-Fi standard which is going to speed up your connection to the internet.

And make it easier for more devices to get a speedy connection at the same time.

It’s called Wi-Fi 6. We think you’ll want to upgrade at the end of the year or early next year.

So we created a new video to tell you all about it, and the benefits to your business.

Watch this new video below now:

 

The 2020 problem is stalking you

The 2020 problem is stalking you

Did you know there’s a major new computer problem on the horizon?

Tech experts are calling it the 2020 problem, and it’s predicted to affect half of all businesses in the UK.

In January Microsoft is ending the life of some of its most popular business software, including Windows 7.

And when it does, there will be no more support available. Not only does that put businesses at risk of downtime and cyber-attacks. It also means that those who fail to upgrade will no longer be compliant with GDPR.

Upgrading your IT system is a smart business decision that doesn’t have to cost a fortune. It’ll be more cost effective and create less downtime to do it now; compared to leaving it to the last minute.

You can find out more about the 2020 problem and how to deal with it in our brand new guide.

Click here to download it, instantly

When you’ve read it, let’s talk about anything that needs upgrading in your business.

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at hello@crosstek.co.uk.

Episode 2 : Why you must replace your Windows 7 machines now

Episode 2 : Why you must replace your Windows 7 machines now

If you have a Windows 7 machine, you MUST replace it by the end of this year.

Why? Because it’ll be a major target for hackers in January next year (2020).

This is a serious threat to many businesses in Kent. It will leave their entire computer network open to hackers.

We’ve created a new short video to tell you why it’s such a problem, and why you mustn’t wait till long to replace your old tech.

What should we do?

You have enough time to plan and budget for this.  We can help you migrate away from older systems with a great many benefits to your business.  And here is the good news, as you have enough time you can spread the cost to avoid the pain of a disaster or reactive change.

Book a no obligation call with me to discuss how we can help you prevent a potential disaster.

Always check your spelling

Always check your spelling

I am not the greatest speller, my typing is terrible and lets not even talk about my grammar. Always check your spelling when posting online or even sending an email. I find Grammarly a helpful addon.

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Winter blues

Winter blues

Staff suffering from the winter blues? Here are a few tips to get them smiling.

#hr #teams #business #healthyworkplaces

1) Encourage them to use their annual leave: Ok, they may have just had a Christmas break, but it’s amazing what a bit of winter sun can do for morale.
2) Allow flexible working: Getting to and from work in the dark can be a real downer, so if anyone is suffering from seasonal depression it’s a good idea to consider changing their working hours or allowing them to work from home some of the time.
3) Get them moving: Exercise is a great mood-booster, so think about some lunchtime aerobics sessions or encourage walks around the block.
4) Organise a team activity: People are more likely to fall out when it’s wet and dark outside, so organise some fun team events to get everyone motivated.
5) Spontaneously bring in some treats: It’s amazing what a Kit-Kat can do to raise morale, so say thank you for their hard work with some treats. If you’re encouraging a healthy workplace, a nicely presented fruit basket can also do the trick.

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