Streets2Homes Website GOES LIVE – READ MORE!

We’ve recently launched a new website for the charity Streets 2 Homes in Harlow, with all the expected quality functionality you would expect. The new ‘mobile-friendly’ website includes the ability to donate online and for them to publish their own news items and updates.

Please visit the website https://www.streets2homes.co.uk

Screen shoot of the Website 39 Degress Services Created for Streets 2 Homes Harlow.

We look forward to continuing to donate our time and offer free web hosting to to this Local Charity in Harlow.

See In The New Year Securely

The New Year usually inspires a new hobby, lifestyle or musical talent. However, increasingly progressive technology means that malicious cyber-attacks risk being introduced to your devices. We’ve drawn up three ways cyber security can infiltrate your business systems and how 39 Degress Services in Essex can help you to protect your gadgets, reputation and profits.

Stay suspicious of infection

While it seems small businesses aren’t on the radar of cyber criminals. They can actually be more vulnerable to hacking due to their perceived lack of defences compared to corporate companies. 39 Degress urge that you remain vigilant at all times. Making sure you be cautious when opening external links of emails and attachments internally. While the sender may appear to be legitimate, they could function in the guise of a client, partner or employee. We can monitor the traffic on your website. Including adding encryptions on your Windows or Mac devices, to uncover malware, eliminate it and prevent further attacks.

Make it mandatory

Don’t wait for a cyber attack to strike before implementing safeguarding procedures. Make it a requirement of company policy that all employees to abide by security checks. To achieve maximum protection. Make it mandatory to change your company password regularly and make sure employees set their computer to automatically log out after 5 minutes of being away from their desk. We can ensure a two-step authentication access is live on all of your systems. As well as providing secure hosted backup for your files.

Out-of-hours intrusion

Make sure that care is taken out of the office as well, since cyber-attacks can travel between mobile devices and the business email linked on them. Therefore, reduce personal use of your company’s WIFI and make sure it’s secure and has a strong, private password. That way, the firewalls and deflective software we install on your business devices are tripled in effectivity and the need for repeated referrals is reduced.

To make 2018 a year of safe, secure and successful operation of business. Contact 39 Degress Services today on 01708 390370. Or email sales@ghostservices.co.uk for a quote.

How can start-up businesses in Essex benefit from hosted services?

Whether you are home or in an office, doing business in the cloud is a fast and reliable way of accessing files. And software programmes wherever you are. These services are redefining how small enterprises do their business. So it’s important to stay on top of the latest technologies. To ensure your company is benefiting as much as possible. Here are some of the ways your start-up can benefit from these services.

1. Easier collaboration

First of all, collaboration between employees can be hard when you’re starting out. Particularly if you don’t have an office setup yet or if certain employees work from home. Collaboration is made easy in the cloud. With the ability to save and access numerous files and work from the same document.

Furthermore, it’s also the perfect way for small business employers to track individuals’ progress on tasks. 39 Degress Services have hosted backup available with just one monthly fee and at a fraction of the cost of traditional IT infrastructure.

2. Flexibility

In addition, one of the best aspects of cloud computing is having the ability to access work files and information from any device at any time. In the mobile world we live in, the workplace has come a long way from files being stuck on a single server. This is vital for start-up business owners who will always be on the go and need to access files at any given time. One way of managing this is through Ghost’s Hosted Exchange. Which therefore enables greater freedom and flexibility in managing your communications across multiple devices.

3. Cost-effective

Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that cloud services can provide small businesses with significant savings. Doing business in the cloud and going virtual increases the value of physical server hardware. Meaning small businesses can do more with less. This means lower costs for installation. Even hardware and support costs. Which most of all is invaluable for start-ups with limited budgets.

Therefore if you are an Essex business looking for hosted services, or web hosting  , get in touch with our IT experts today on 01708 390370.

Go Back to School. Is Your IT Equipment Ready?

IT Support in Essex: That’s right, the six-weeks are almost finally over and before you know it, thousands of children all across the UK will be getting their book bags, ready to learn. But, have you made sure your IT equipment is ready to handle the pressure after a long break? 39 Degress Services, Essex have made a checklist to prevent IT breakdowns at the start of the new school year.

Is Your Network Suited to Handle the Number of Users?

Firstly, a computer network is a set of hardware connected together for the purpose of sharing resources. Most schools have a shared drive that gives teachers and their pupils quick access to worksheets and information. However, how do you know you’re using the right one?

Local Area Network (LAN)- A local area network is a computer network best suited to work at a single site such as a school or office. LAN’s are very useful for sharing resources such as printers and photocopiers as well as document sharing. So if you’re a school, it’s recommended you use this.

Have You Got the Best Security in Place?

With recent events, it’s important more so now than ever to protect your school from hackers and data attacks. Simple precautions can be put in place to protect your equipment, such as:

Anti-Virus and Malware You can’t monitor which sites everyone is on all of the time, but you can install anti-virus and malware to prevent any nasty viruses spreading amongst your network. The level you wish to use this software at can vary greatly- however, for a school. It is highly recommended you choose the highest level of protection to be extra cautious.

Data Recovery If damage occurs to either the internal or external hard drives. You may potentially lose vital information and records. 39 Degress Services fortunately offer a data recovery service, so you can rest assured all of your records are safe with us.

That’s Ghost, IT Support in Essex, top recommendations to check ahead of the new academic year starts. If you would like more information on the services we can provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Setting Up Your Office with the Right Technology

Have you and your company recently relocated office? Or maybe you’ve come to the realisation that your office and the technology in it is looking a bit dated and is in need of a face lift. Queue Ghost, IT Solutions, Essex. Our team of PC installation specialists have come together to discuss what hardware is ideal for a variety of needs.

Computer Servers

A server is essentially a computer which is designed to process requests and deliver data to other computers over a local network. 39 Degress solutions, Essex can offer you and your office a rack server with 32GB RAM and 4x8GB memory. This is ideal for large sized companies due to the amount of storage available on the device. Being a rack server, it is designed to be installed into a framework that contains multiple mounting slots.

Desktops

We also sell an OptiPlex 3040 micro desktop. It comes equipped with windows 10, a Dell USB optical mouse as well as a USB keyboard. This desktop offers a sleek, professional design. Also, it is lightweight which makes it easy to transport and move should you want to change the layout of your office.

How Can 39 Degress Services Help You?

Fortunately, our team here at Ghost are IT security experts. After you purchase your hardware you can rely on us to take care of all your software needs! We understand storage can quickly become an issue, especially if you’re a company that produces a lot of content. The cloud service can dynamically scale to meet the needs of its users- with our trusted advice, you can rest assured that we would only recommend cloud services because it will benefit you.

Not only that but Ghost can offer IT remote support. This means you won’t require a team of IT support staff onsite as we can do everything from our HQ!

So, there you have it! That is why 39 Degress services are the ideal one stop shop for Computer Network Support services. If you would like more information on how we can help you and your business, get in touch today to see how we can help!

The Importance of Data Backup to Your Business When Moving Office

Whether you’re a small company still getting to grips with the business world or a multinational corporation with over 50 years’ experience, keeping your data safe and secure is vital. If it’s lost, you run the risk of it experiencing the detrimental effects to your company.

More and more businesses are switching to online data backup to ensure that valuable company information is safe from potential theft. Not only that, but having data backup online rather than a physical copy means that your information is protected from natural disasters should the unthinkable occur.

Here are the benefits that data backup can provide your business:

Protection

Data storage systems such as cloud storage can provide your business with additional protection should any theft or natural disasters occur. Also, this can be set up to back up files automatically which means you don’t have to do it manually. You can rest assured that every piece of data will be maintained.

Cost Effective

Of course, each business is unique. But what is one thing they all have in common? They are all susceptible to data breaches. If the correct protection hasn’t been put in place, even a small data attack can be detrimental to a new business. Online data backup is only a fraction of the price as setting up an individual system. This is massively appealing to new businesses wanting protection without making a large investment.

Restoration

Another benefit to online data back-up is in the event of a data attack, you are able to restore any lost information almost immediately after an incident has occurred. This means that your business will be able to get back to tip top shape as soon as possible.

How Can 39 Degress Services Help?

Fortunately, our cloud services can dynamically scale to meet the needs of its users, and because the service provider supplies the hardware and the software necessary for the service, there’s no need for your company to deploy its own resources and allocate IT staff to manage the service. If you would like more information to see how 39 Degress Services can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Holiday Cover This Summer with 39 Degress Services Essex

We’re now officially into the summer months of the year, and for small businesses that means many employees are jetting off to sunny destinations for a week.

While it may be the rest and relaxation your employee needed, for you as their employer, it spells trouble when it comes to covering your phones and IT support.

You shouldn’t let the absence of your staff affect the performance of your company, instead why not have someone cover them while they’re away?

39 Degress provide a Seasonal Holiday Cover package, helping to manage and support your IT delivery through periods of holiday, sickness and any time of additional demand such as summer holidays.

Our team of skilled IT technicians are able to provide you with temporary resources to see you through any skill shortages and annual leave, ensuring your business continuity and peace of mind.

Remotely covering your telephone and computing, you can consider our team as an extension of your in-house IT department rather than just a helping hand.

Here are just some of the benefits our previous clients have found from using our seasonal coverage:

– No need to source and recruit temporary workers.

– No burden on existing employees.

– It is a short and flexible commitment with no long term contract.

– Premium level cover.

– All of the team will be familiar with your business, ensuring faster and smoother handovers.

Are you interested in Ghost’s Business IT Support? We offer a number of services of business IT support including our holiday cover package.

Here at 39 Degress services, we like to think we are a one-stop shop for all aspects of business-to- business IT. We are able to source and supply computers and IT equipment, install them and maintain your equipment to ensure you are making the most out of it.

For more information about our services, call 01708 390370 or email sales@ghostservices.co.uk

The Importance of Updated IT Equipment

Updated IT equipment has distinct advantages ranging from security to customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Whilst reliable staff and a great product are driving factors behind a company’s success, you still need to keep up with the ever changing advancements of technology.

Below are some of the reasons that highlight the importance of updated IT systems in the workplace.

Security – The older your technology is, the higher the security risk. Outdated equipment and servers can cause loss or corruption of data and they’re a lot more prone to crashing. In the long run, they will cost you both time and money and much more so than investing in modern equipment.

Flexibility – Slow systems and outmoded computers can cause frustration amongst many, including your staff. In turn, this could limit their productivity and prevent their flexibility within their job role. By having updated equipment and systems you will often see an increase in mobility and the ability to access your data on the go.

Professionalism – Your appearance to customers and potential clients can be vital in the growth of your business. The use of portable technology such as tablets and laptops can enable staff to remain attentive and professional beyond the restrictions of the office. Without updated technology your staff could suffer and become cut off from their daily work schedules.

Keeping up with competitors – Change is constant and you may think that your current systems are adequate, but with the shift in the digital environment you could find that this might not be the case for very long. By investing in new technology and information systems you will give your business an edge over its competitors.

Here at 39 Degress Services, we are able to not only offer you updated hardware but the remote support and security that sits alongside your IT systems. We have a range of IT solutions and being based in Essex means we are accessible to many locations. For more information, give our IT security experts a call today on 01708 390370.

 

4 Reasons to Outsource your IT Solutions

Outsourcing your IT solutions has many benefits which include flexibility, expertise and access to the latest technologies, to name just a few.

It allows your staff to focus on critical business matters without the added stress of IT issues throughout the day.

Below are 4 reasons that we believe outsourcing your IT solutions will improve the day to day running of your business:

Availability and 24-hour Support – If your business has a large number of staff, it can be a daunting task undertaking the upkeep and care of all workstations and providing support by way of an internal IT department. If you choose to outsource your IT solutions you can have 24/7 guidance 365 days a year. Here at 39 Degress Services, we can offer desktop support for your staff without actually even being on the premises.

Better risk management –  Using an outsourced IT services provider can help you to organise and improve your risk management. The team will identify and mitigate the risks involved with your IT infrastructure. As a result, you will benefit from a team of IT experts who are ready to handle any unforeseen issues which could surface in different situations.

Cost effective – Over the last couple of years tough decisions have had to be made concerning IT budgets and staffing. However, even with these concerns it’s clear that there is only so long you can delay investing in new technologies, before it has a clear impact on your business.

By outsourcing your IT services, you will minimise the costs associated with having a fully functional IT department in house without having to sacrifice the quality of the support. Instead you will gain access to a large range of resources and expertise, which will reduce annual operating expenses and improve the stability of your IT department.

Access to a broad range of knowledge – Searching for a team of highly qualified IT technicians can take time, but also incur high costs when they have a specialised skillset. By using an outsourced service provider, you will have the skill set of an entire team of highly qualified it technicians at the fraction of the price.

Are you thinking of outsourcing your IT support? 39 Degress Services can help! We take a holistic approach to IT support and aim to be a one stop shop for all aspects of IT for your business. For further information get in touch today.