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Let Emerald Take Care of Your IT Health

  Are you a consultant or working for yourself?   Do you want to take pro-active care of your IT?   At Emerald we believe the health of your IT is as crucial to your business as your own personal health. We work with companies of all shapes and sizes but the one thing they have in common is business owners who... Read more

Improving Productivity: Our Recommendations

I recently did a Facebook Live on my recommendations for off-the-shelf software products businesses can make use of to improve productivity. My disclaimer at the beginning was that there is no Holy Grail. There is no off-the-shelf IT product that is going to solve all our problems as business owners. That said, there is some great software out... Read more

Strengthen Your Front Line Cyber Defence

    The most common way your IT network can be compromised is by viruses, malware and unwanted programmes gaining access through internet usage, email, and USB drives on individual computers. This makes people your crucial front line defence against cyber attacks. One of the best things you can do as a business to mitigate... Read more

Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Recovery Planning for Your Business

The IT issues that grounded around 75,000 passengers is set to cost British Airways at least £80m. The chaos was caused by an engineer disconnecting a power supply and the subsequent power surge as a result of reconnecting it. The incident highlighted to a lot of smaller businesses the vulnerability we all have to IT problems and the... Read more

Take 5 - Cyber Security

90% of cyber attacks succeed because of human error. Here are our simple five top tips for managing your own cyber security ... Most ransomware or malware originates from email. The first thing to check is are you expecting the email and has it come to a legitimate email address? e.g. Has it come to reception@yourcompany.co.uk and you... Read more