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Following on from our latest blog post, ‘Final line of defence: creating a human firewall’, managing director Gordon Christie discusses the key reasons why businesses should invest in security awareness training.   why investing in security awareness training is a smart business decision and the benefits you can gain for your business… 1. Employees are…(Read More)

This week Aberdeen Grampian Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its Northern Star Business Awards, the organisation’s accolades for successful businesses in the region, and we have been celebrating as we are shortlisted for the ‘Business of the Year’ award category.  Considering the difficult year that we’ve faced, this is a fantastic…(Read More)

Cyber attacks are evolving, becoming more sophisticated and happening more frequently. Everyday individuals are being targeted by phishing emails, and although some of these messages are obviously fraudulent, others can be a bit more convincing… So, how do you tell the difference between a phishing email and a legitimate one? Unfortunately, there is no one…(Read More)

On Friday, the business world began to slow down in preparation for the Independence Day long weekend. Just as the working day slowed to a close in the US, a colossal cyber attack descended on Kaseya, a company that provides IT companies with tools to support their customers’ systems.  Gordon Christie, our managing director, has…(Read More)

Cloud computing has redefined and transformed the way businesses operate today. The cloud has provided a way of managing your IT online, in an on-demand, pay-as-you-go environment – from servers and storage, to applications, software, analytics and so much more. For business leaders, the benefits of implementing cloud computing are significant, with…(Read More)

Local business owner and managing director of IT Hotdesk, Gordon Christie, has launched a new business insight series which is geared towards helping local businesses improve their operations and drive efficiencies through the use of the correct IT systems and implementing new technologies.  Relying on his 30+ years of experience in the trade as guidance…(Read More)

Cyber attacks have increased every year, as people try to benefit from vulnerable business systems. As a result, the importance of providing staff with effective training should not be underestimated.  According to research, 78% of employees are aware of the risks of suspicious email links but still click on them. With cyber attacks becoming more…(Read More)

As technology advances, it would seem that life becomes easier. Tasks that once required a member of staff, can now be completed with a computer, and introducing new technology allows for staff to focus on delivering projects or helping customers – the possibilities are endless.  But one thing that is often overlooked is how these…(Read More)

Next up in our Meet The Team series is one of our System Engineers Ron Mackay. Ron is well travelled in IT and Technology, spending time in Belgium and working across a variety of different industries. Can you give some insight into your career? I began my career working in the electronics industry for a…(Read More)

 

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