It’s very easy to get lulled into a false sense of security when things are working as they should. We don’t even think about them, especially those things that work in the background. Business carries on as normal so we just get on with daily tasks. IT is one of those things. Except when it breaks. Then you realise that IT is actually the life-blood for your business. When your IT infrastructure breaks down, everything else breaks down as well. FA Atkinson, based in Newcastle, recently fell victim to ransomware. Their IT infrastructure went from enabling the business to disabling
The next Club 5 business networking event is on 7th June at Eitex offices in Glasshoughton . It’s a date to pencil into your diary, as you won’t want to miss it. The first event back in March was a tremendous success, well attended, lots of fun, and all in a good cause – both for business and in support of the Hospice. You can read about the first Club 5 meeting here. Supporting the Prince of Wales Hospice The Prince of Wales Hospice provides a vital service to our most vulnerable community members as they cope with life limiting
IT Staffing – Should you go it alone or Contract Expert Help? When it comes to making sure the IT staff you need are available when you need them, there is no ‘one size fits’ all solution. Companies must weigh up their needs vs. wants and balance many aspects. It’s not simply a matter of cost, although no business can ignore how decisions may affect finances. There are three main options. Either run an internal IT department or outsource IT support and maintenance to a specialist company such as ourselves. The third option lies in the middle, and this
Managed IT Services and a Free IT Audit Business IT infrastructure gets more complicated by the day – or so it seems. Companies depend on their computer systems not just for the day-to-day running of the business, but for future development, for performance analytics, data management compliance and ongoing customer support. The rapidly approaching GDPR deadline is a recent example of legislative change that companies must comply with. Often companies face a situation that makes them choose between advancing the business itself, or evolving the technology that drives and supports it. No industry sector is immune to the effects of
Keeping up with digital technology can be challenging, both in terms of cost and in fears over disruption to business operations. Business owners or CIOs can often find themselves on the horn of a dilemma. Budget restraints may prevent them adopting the latest tech, despite the risks involved if they don’t keep up. “Balancing IT needs with current business operations is a common challenge,” says Dean Spencer, Eitex MD. “Bosses say they wish they could upgrade their IT, but they worry about potential downtime and how much it’s going to cost.” Fast Forward your Business for a Fraction of the
As technology changes, so do employee expectations. In the 18th century the Industrial Revolution altered the world forever. In the 21st century, digital transformation and cloud computing is doing the same, for many of the same reasons. It’s said that start-ups have a tech advantage over older, more established companies. The reason given is that start-ups can utilise the latest technology from the start. Established businesses, meanwhile, can’t afford potential downtime through disruption to legacy systems. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. Established companies may have more idea about what they need from technology now and in the future.