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Why you should use a “Cloud” hosted SPAM filter

Why you should use a "Cloud" hosted SPAM filter With SPAM filtering build into the latest version of Exchange and all sorts of firewalls now available to scan for viruses, malware and other internet-borne undesirables, it may seem like a bit of a backward step to use an external (or "cloud" hosted) SPAM ...

2016-12-24T03:06:42+00:00 December 20th, 2016|

Fake email spotting 101

The other day, I received the following email. I was immediately suspicious because I have never dealt with HM Revenue and Customs! Anyway, I decided to look a little deeper and this tutorial was born. What if I had dealt with them before? Alert #1: Return email address. The ...

2016-12-24T03:07:22+00:00 December 20th, 2016|

What is a backup?

What is a backup? Everyone talks about backups from time to time, especially following any embarrassing news item about a company which has lost critical data! But what exactly is a backup and how do we make sure we're doing it correctly. Read on and find the answers to these and more questions. ...

2016-12-22T22:41:19+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

Calculating the cost of downtime

Calculating the cost of downtime Like most business disasters, unavailability of IT systems (down-time) is rarely take into account by those running the business until it's too late. For many businesses, the reality is that down-time is a regular occurrence which is often dismissed as being a "fact of life" and even ...

2016-12-24T03:09:49+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

What is Business Continuity?

What is business continuity? UPBEAT Business Computing is focussed on business continuity for businesses of all sizes in many different industries across Christchurch and Canterbury but what exactly is business continuity and how does it affect your business? What is it? Fundamentally, business continuity means exactly what it says. It is ...

2016-12-24T03:15:33+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

Your computer system is at risk!

Your Computer System is at Risk!!! It’s only a matter of time before cybercriminals take over your server and cause your business to lose productivity and money. What can you do? You may have an expensive firewall and the best antivirus and antimalware system money can buy but ...

2016-12-24T03:16:02+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

What happens after you click “send”?

What happens after you click "send"? Most people don't stop to think what happens after they click "send" in their email program. Why should you? After all, the email's on its way and all's good with world right? Possibly. Possibly not. Read on to find out what really goes on, what can go ...

2016-12-24T03:16:34+00:00 December 14th, 2016|