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Gone phishing

Gone phishing: 3 common email tricks that could cost your business big

Cybercriminals are causing chaos for UK small businesses, and email…

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Small business tips for Office 365

4 small business tips for getting the most out of Office 365

Does your small business rely on its tech? Microsoft Office…

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Small business DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks: a big problem for small business

Heard of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks? They’ve been considered…

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When to outsource your IT

SMEs: Five reasons to outsource your IT

Are you spending too much time solving IT issues instead…

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Cybersecurity misconceptions

3 common SME data security misconceptions, debunked

We often think of security measures as ‘common sense’. Regularly…

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Faceapp and data privacy

FaceApp and the threat of BYOD for small businesses

Earlier this month, FaceApp was everywhere, sparking an important debate…

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Cloud data backups

Is your data really safe in the Cloud?

Are you confident that data you leave in the Cloud…

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Are browser extensions leaving your small business vulnerable?

As you read this, how many browser extensions do you…

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Managed IT Services

What’s the difference between ‘Managed Services’ vs traditional IT support?

A couple of decades ago, phoning tech support for advice…

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Dark Web

Find out if your data is on the Dark Web

Do you know if your company’s network credentials are on…

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Ransomware

Ransomware 101: How to protect your small business

Remember WannaCry, the ransomware attack that crippled the NHS two…

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Cyber security awareness training

Your greatest cyber security defence? Your ‘human firewall’

More than a quarter of successful hacks are caused by…

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3 Microsoft 365 features that can help you stay GDPR compliant

In 2018, GDPR received three times the amount of media…

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Stop thinking ‘antivirus’ – start thinking ‘endpoint security’

Most small businesses are still relying on antivirus software as…

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Nominated for Continuum Strategic Partner – a proud moment for the Ratcliff team

We were at Navigate 2019 EMEA last week where we…

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Still using Windows 7? It’s time to act

It’s thought that a staggering 39% of PCs still run…

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Sim swap scams: what to look out for

Two-factor authentication adds another line of defence when it comes…

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VoIP: worth the investment for SMEs?

Many SMEs have reservations about migrating to VoIP, according to…

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3 ways to stretch your IT budget

As we approach the end of the tax year, you…

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Why there’s no such thing as ‘it’ll never happen to us’ when it comes to IT security

You might have heard about this in the news. A…

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One crucial new year’s resolution all small business owners should make

Disaster recovery. It’s not exciting, and it’s probably not the…

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We’ve won! Why we’ve been named among Britain’s Top 50 Best Managed IT Companies

Since we started nearly 20 years ago, Ratcliff IT has…

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Security and the supply chain: are you leaving you and your clients at risk?

Although you’re more likely to hear about data breaches at…

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WPA3 and how to improve the security of your wi-fi

The future is smart; the future is connected. Wi-fi has…

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5 famous IT project failures – and how you can avoid their pitfalls

Ever had an IT project go over time or over…

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GDPR and data backups: what you need to know now

GDPR might feel like a distant memory, but it’s still…

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Can your IT support do *this*?

‘Tribal knowledge’: the knowledge that’s in everyone’s heads, not on…

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Microsoft Teams

Make the Most of Office 365 with Microsoft Teams

A subscription to Office 365 gives you a lot more…

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The Growing Threat Of Ransomware

The Threat of Ransomware is Growing – Protect Your Business

Ransomware made the news last year with the WannaCry attack…

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Moving Office

How to Reduce the Stress of Moving Office

There’s nothing more stressful than trying to move offices. Not…

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Working From Beach

5 Tips To Help Run Your Business Remotely

Technology has significantly changed the small business landscape. It’s made…

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Cyber Essentials Plus in the Age of GDPR

Why Your Business Needs Cyber Essentials Plus in the Age of GDPR

It won’t have escaped the notice of most small business…

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IT Security: The Importance Of Patching

While the digital world has delivered a whole host of…

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Get More From Your IT Budget

Get More From Your IT Budget

Any small business, particularly in London, needs to make sure…

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Office Teamwork with Sharepoint

Sharepoint Online Communication Explained

You can create Sharepoint Online communication sites for your business…

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Examining the Life Cycle of a Cyber Attack

We’ve unfortunately become familiar with the frequent occurrence of cyber…

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GDPR

Time is running out for the new GDPR

If you are running a small business in London, you’ve…

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Who’s Looking at Your Business Financial Data

Now, more than ever, the security of business financial data…

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5 Essential Services Your IT Support Partner Should Offer

If IT isn’t your thing, the support you receive could…

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Ransomware: How to Protect Your Small Business

It’s one of the most worrying and dangerous developments in…

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How can Two-Factor Authentication Protect Your Small Business?

One way that hackers can get into your business accounts…

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Office 365: Do You Need a Backup?

One question that we often get asked at our IT…

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Small businesses are more at risk from phishing attacks

We are highly dependent on all things digital. We use…

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10 hidden Office 365 features to boost productivity

Any London small business wants to ensure it is operating…

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Worried about workplace stress? Give your employees the right tools

We are more conscious than ever before of the amount…

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Microsoft Opens UK Data Centres

Microsoft have now opened three data centres in the UK….

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Guard your business against malicious email threats with Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365

The potential threat of hackers is on the rise, so…

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What is Microsoft Flow all about?

On 1st November 2016, Microsoft announced that its Microsoft Flow…

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Capex Verses Opex: Making budgeting easier in uncertain times

Brexit took most people by surprise, but now the news…

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Adobe looks to release Voco. Photoshop for your voice.

We’ve all become used to Photoshop and other software that…

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What is different about IT for small business?

At Ratcliff IT, we deal with a large number of…

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Small Business Check List for Office 365

If you’re a small business in London wanting to make…

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Windows 10 Anniversary update.. whats new?

Many businesses were prompted by their IT support provider to…

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On the Lookout for Payment Requests from your Boss

One of the latest scams aimed at small business is…

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Moving to the Cloud? Choose a Reliable Partner

For any London small business, moving to the cloud has…

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The Rise of Ransomware – How to reduce the threat

Ransomware is one of the biggest challenges we face online….

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Keeping Google Searches and Conversations Private

Ever since June 2015, Google has been able to record…

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Panama Scandal Raises Serious Security Concerns

It is the biggest scandal to hit the headlines in…

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Dragon73 meets Monkey75 – If your are using a Dragon or Monkey as your password, you may need to implement a business passwords policy.

A security system is only ever as strong as its…

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Could faster broadband be the answer to speeding up your small business productivity

According to the Federation of Small Businesses, broadband is now…

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Avoiding the dreaded computer virus in small businesses

If you have ever experienced a virus on your personal…

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What does an upgrade to Windows 10 mean for my small business?

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 earlier this year, consumers currently…

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Making the move to Office 365

If you want your business to use the Microsoft Office…

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Could your small business continue to function when disaster strikes?

While the annual business insurance renewal reminds you about physical…

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