Business continuity

Free data protection during COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak means that more people than ever are working remotely. With staff out of the office, data protection (data backups) are often overlooked. However, systems are more likely to suffer data loss. Because of this, and the impact that data loss can have on remote workers, IXCG is offering free data protection via its DataSafe platform. Until July 31st 2020, any organisation which tries the service for the first time will not be charged for data backup and…

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How to avoid cyber-security incidents

IXCG deals with a large number of malware, virus and cybersecurity incidents every year and, in 90% of cases, a lack of basic planning means that a minor outbreak becomes a major, and very expensive, incident. With prevention costing roughly 5-10% of the cost of an incident, why are so many businesses getting it so wrong? The most common factors with incidents are that the affected organisations either believed that they wouldn’t be a target, or that someone else in…

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The uncomfortable truth about broadband

One of the technologies which helped the Internet and cloud services to become ubiquitous in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is broadband, also known as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) services. Offering a good speed for an affordable price, DSL services have become a standard part of most businesses but they aren’t without their potential problems. And with many SMEs not aware of these problems, they very often fail to take steps to prevent them affecting their business unless it’s too…

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