Keep All Your Passwords Secure with 39 Degress Support Essex

We’re not the first – and we won’t be the last – to emphasize the importance of cyber-safety. And while we can guarantee most of you will agree it’s importance, putting it into practice can be difficult for individuals around the globe.

According to latest reports, nearly 3 out of 4 individuals use duplicate passwords online; many of which have not been changed in five years or more. Unsurprisingly, about 40 percent of those taking part in the survey said they had experience a “security incident” in the past year – involving hacking, having passwords stolen or fraud.

With two out of every five people being hacked, it’s time to do something different i.e. changing your password!

After speaking to our in-house cyber security experts, here are 5 tips for keeping your passwords safe this year:

Avoid using personal information. It may be tempting to use the name of your pet or child as a password, but what if the hacker is someone a little closer to home? Often, a hacker could be someone who knows you – or has found out information from your Facebook. Therefore, using personal information such as names or dates will be their first guess.

Don’t use common passwords. Believe it or not, some of the most popular passwords are “123456”, “qwerty” and of course, “password”. Stay well away from these examples – if not you will have hackers leaping at the chance to get in your computer.

● Stay away from any single words or a pair of words. Hackers use software that can test every word in the dictionary for a short amount of time. Don’t think you can fool them with common substitutions such as a “5” for an “S”, hackers and their software are wise to any tricks.

● Try long passwords. American security research organisation, SANS Institute, recommend passwords that are at least 15 characters long. However, a password with 11 or 12 characters is sufficient for individuals looking to protect their important information.

Change your passwords often. Changing your passwords too regularly can make them difficult to remember but it’s important to change them occasionally. An easy way to keep track of when you changed your passwords last is to update them at the beginning or end of the year – and add this onto your password i.e. GsOgQlLoNqB522018

How We Can Help

At Ghost Services, we can be your IT department, anytime, anywhere. 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. If you want to more information about our IT support in Essex, get in touch with us on 01708 390370

Keeping Healthy with 39 Degress Services Essex

The New Year is in full swing. Which probably means you’re back to work and have to suffer weeks of people parading around the office with their salads and detox waters. It’s quite easy to laugh at these ‘New Year, New Me’ dieters but maybe it’s time to consider your own health?

Unfortunately, computers are the cause of a number of health problems from weight gain to musculoskeletal problems. With 10 million working days lost to people taking time off for workplace-related ailments. 39 Degress Support Essex say ‘enough is enough.’

Providing business IT support Essex, the team at Ghost work closely with local businesses to install and maintain their computers and IT equipment. With these local businesses and their employees in mind. We have put together a list of tips and tricks you can use if you spend all day sat at your computer.

Give your desktop a second look – Do you sit with your computer directly in front of you? If so, it’s time to ask management for a raise – for your computer! The top of our computer screens must be level with our eyes. To the point where you are looking down at your computer about 10 degrees. Any lower or higher than your eyes, you will have to adapt to the screen height, causing neck and back aches.

Take a look at your posture – Unfortunately, we often forget about our posture when it comes to working. Getting especially worse throughout the day! Whether it’s sitting too close to your screen or not supporting your weight with your arms. This will put a strain on your neck and spine. Instead, try chin retractions (or making a double chin) throughout the day to keep your neck and spine lined up.

Give yourself regular breaks – Whether it’s checking their phone in the bathroom, or keeping up with the news on your computer. Everyone needs at least 5 minutes to take some time out. The Pomodoro Technique encourages employees to break their tasks into intense 25 minutes bursts with a 5 minute break. Helping to improve productivity and starve off distraction in the long run!

Will you be trying any of these tips in the future?

At Ghost Services IT Solutions Essex. We’re more than capable to be your IT department, anytime, anywhere! In fact, 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 Ghomost out of it.

If you want to more information about our IT support in Essex. Get in touch with us on 01708 390370. 

Keep All Your Passwords Secure with 39 Degress Support Essex

We’re not the first – and we won’t be the last – to emphasize the importance of cyber-safety. And while we can guarantee most of you will agree it’s importance, putting it into practice can be difficult for individuals around the globe.

According to latest reports, nearly 3 out of 4 individuals use duplicate passwords online; many of which have not been changed in five years or more. Unsurprisingly, about 40 percent of those taking part in the survey said they had experience a “security incident” in the past year – involving hacking, having passwords stolen or fraud.

With two out of every five people being hacked, it’s time to do something different i.e. changing your password!

After speaking to our in-house cyber security experts, here are 5 tips for keeping your passwords safe this year:

Avoid using personal information. It may be tempting to use the name of your pet or child as a password, but what if the hacker is someone a little closer to home? Often, a hacker could be someone who knows you – or has found out information from your Facebook. Therefore, using personal information such as names or dates will be their first guess.

Don’t use common passwords. Believe it or not, some of the most popular passwords are “123456”, “qwerty” and of course, “password”. Stay well away from these examples – if not you will have hackers leaping at the chance to get in your computer.

● Stay away from any single words or a pair of words. Hackers use software that can test every word in the dictionary for a short amount of time. Don’t think you can fool them with common substitutions such as a “5” for an “S”, hackers and their software are wise to any tricks.

● Try long passwords. American security research organisation, SANS Institute, recommend passwords that are at least 15 characters long. However, a password with 11 or 12 characters is sufficient for individuals looking to protect their important information.

Change your passwords often. Changing your passwords too regularly can make them difficult to remember but it’s important to change them occasionally. An easy way to keep track of when you changed your passwords last is to update them at the beginning or end of the year – and add this onto your password i.e. GsOgQlLoNqB522018

How We Can Help

At Ghost Services, we can be your IT department, anytime, anywhere. 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. If you want to more information about our IT support in Essex, get in touch with us on 01708 390370

New Year, New Office! Kick Off 2018 with Brand New Hardware from 39 Degress Services Essex

As the New Year approaches. People are beginning to think about their goals for 2018 and what changes are ahead. Whether it’s losing weight or learning a new language. You want a resolution you can stick to. Ghost Business IT Support have got just the resolution for you!

For business owners, there’s nothing better than purchasing a fresh computer. So why not make it your goal to kit out your office in the latest tech?

But why exactly should you buy hardware from Ghost?

● We offer a large variety of hardware – With 39 Degress Solutions Essex there is no need to shop around here, there and everywhere to find the perfect piece of IT equipment. Our website has a wide range of products available for you to choose from and all at the comfort from your own office or home. From laptops to servers we will find the correct hardware for your exact requirements.

● Our experience and knowledge – Here at Ghost Services we pride ourselves in our expertise and friendly personal service. We will answer all of your questions, listen to your needs and find the perfect match for you and your business.

We are an all-in-one IT support company – Not only can we source and supply the computers but we can provide your company with complete IT services. We’re able to install, maintain and monitor your hardware. As well as advise and educate you and your staff as to how to receive the best outcomes from your new systems. We can offer your business a whole range of hosted services that can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Streamlined communication – Due to our IT experts being able to cover all aspects of your IT support there would no longer be a dip in communication throughout the installation process. Where equipment has been purchased from and who maintains them. We will have the knowledge of all this information and be able to monitor your IT systems thoroughly and with ease.

How We Can Help

Here at Ghost Services. We can be your IT department, anytime, anywhere. By purchasing our hardware. You will be able to trust our services and have complete peace of mind that should anything go wrong, we will be on hand to help.

Therefore, if you want to check out our hardware options, why not take a look here. Or for more information about our IT support in Essex. Get in touch with us on 01708 390370

39 Degress Support Essex Helping Local Businesses To Kick The New Year Off With a Bang!

As the saying goes; “New year, new you!” and we couldn’t agree more! On the 31st December every year; surrounded by friends and family, our minds run wild with ideas for what we will achieve over the next twelve months. Whether it’s hitting the gym to get fit and healthy or trying to learn French, the New Year is the perfect time to start ticking off some of those goals.

If you’re planning to launch your entrepreneurial adventure in 2018, the team at Ghost Services understand the time, effort and money that goes into starting up a business and we want to help you out!

Providing IT support in Essex, Ghost Services are looking to celebrate 2018 by giving one local entrepreneur or small business a bundle of IT equipment, website design and hosting as well as a bespoke marketing consultation.

Courtesy of Ghost Services, one lucky entrepreneur will get:

● Fully installed VOIP line including (1 year service) – worth £180

● One hardphone – worth £75

● The installation and setup of VOIP and computer – worth £300

● A desktop, monitor, keyboard and mouse – with £605

● Pre-installed anti-virus software – worth £45

● Pre-installed MS Office Software – worth £180

● Design of a website (3 page design) and logo design – worth £500

● Website hosting for a year – worth £180 ● Web address ending in .co.uk – worth £35

● Email Address Hosting for a year – worth £60

● A year’s worth of remote IT support – worth £300

● Design Consultation for website and logo – worth £120

● A free Marketing and PR consultation – worth £50

So how can you win?

It’s a simple application process that requires your company to answer two basic questions; why/how winning this competition could help your business and a little background about your business with contact details.

Our application process will end 22/12/2017 so get your answers in quick! The winner will then be announced in January 2018.

If you want to find out any more about 39 Degress Services Essex, get in touch with our team of experts here: 01708 390370. Or apply to win our ‘New Year, New Business’ Bundle here:

How to Choose the Right IT Company With Ghost

As a small Business, choosing the types of technology to be used in our office can be difficult. Not only are there many types of technology to choose from. But  39 Degress know making the wrong decision on equipment and devices can cause problems in your office.

In fact. A study by Brother Small Business Survey said that ‘63 percent of respondents frequently feel overwhelmed with the number of technology needed to run their business.

At 39 Degress Support Essex. We provide a number of IT services designed with small businesses in mind. Whether it’s specialised cloud-based services or our 24/7 support services. 39 Degress work with businesses to build simple and effective solutions for your IT system.

When choosing from the number of IT companies in Essex. 39 Degress have compiled a list of questions to ask any potential companies.

Does the IT company offer a range of IT support packages that are flexible enough to suit your present needs and cater for your future growth?

With small businesses in mind. 39 Degress have a number of packages that are able to support and maintain your systems. Along with our support services and business continuity report. We provide a number of services to make life easier for businesses. Including setting up cloud-based systems and installing and maintaining hardware.

Will your network be monitored 24/7 and will there be any other IT support services such as out of hours server administration, updates and maintenance?

We promise all our customers that they will have access to our online remote support and collaboration system via our website. If you’re having problems with your IT systems, our remote support portal will allow access to your files and computer in order to sort out the problem without even visiting your offices.

Will you be allocated a dedicated Account Manager as part of your IT support contract? Have you met them and do they seem trustworthy?

How We Can Help

At Ghost, we encourage clients to sit down with us and discuss their needs and requirements from us and their IT systems. Once, our team understand exactly what services and products you will require from us. We will sit down and assign you the correct manager.

For more information about our Business IT support, get in touch with team on 01708 390370.

Benefits of using VoIP for Your Business  

Despite lots of your day to day work being done on a computer, businesses still need to use phones for communication with clients and potential customers. In fact, when you’re setting up a new office, one of the first things you think about is reliable phone and internet access.

Unlike old phone systems that are expensive and difficult to setup, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology offers the user to make phone calls from their computer using a broadband internet connection.

At 39 Degress Services Essex, our experts have listed the benefits of using VoIP over traditional telephone methods.

Increased Flexibility and Mobility

 Using VoIP does more than just reduce your phone bills, it enables your staff to integrate software programs such as emails and remote conferencing over the internet via telephone.

VoIP users can also bring their adapters with them anywhere they go, meaning they can hold conversations at venues that have internet connection. This increase in mobility can help individuals who are always on the move i.e. those who travel a lot during working hours.

Increased Productivity

 VoIP also increases the productivity of your organisation by allowing your employees to multi-task without any interruptions. VoIP systems allow users to attach documents, conduct virtual meetings and share data while video conferencing.

Easy to Install, Use and Troubleshoot

While it may sound complex, VoIP require little technical knowledge. In fact, it’s easy installation process and the mobility of the VoIP makes the system preferable over traditional telephones. For example, there is no longer the need for separate cabling unlike with traditional methods. This scalability makes it easy to add new components to the VoIP system without any hassle.

If you’re still not sure of the benefits of using a VoIP system, why not contact 39 Degress Support in Essex?

39 Degress Solutions Essex provide a number of IT services to help your business use your devices more effectively. We offer web hosting Essex, cloud services and remote monitoring. For more information about our services, call 01708 390370.

Buying Computer Hardware from Ghost Services

Updated computer hardware can be a vital factor in a smooth-running business. Here at Ghost Services we have a range of hardware available, all of which are incredible quality and trusted brands. Below are several reasons as to why you should choose Ghost Services for your hardware needs.

A large variety of hardware – There is no need to travel here, there and everywhere to find the perfect piece of IT equipment. Our website has a wide range of products available for you to choose from and all at the comfort from your own office or home. From laptops to servers we will find the correct hardware for your exact requirements.

Our experience and knowledge – Here at Ghost Services we pride ourselves in our expertise and friendly personal service. We will answer all of your questions, listen to your needs and find the perfect match for you and your business.

All in one – Not only can we source and supply the computers but we can provide your company with complete IT services. We’re able to install, maintain and monitor your hardware, as well as advise and educate you and your staff as to how to receive the best outcomes from your new systems. We can offer your business a whole range of hosted services that can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Streamlined communication – Due to our IT experts being able to cover all aspects of your IT support there would no longer be a dip in communication throughout the installation process, where equipment has been purchased from and who maintains them. We will have the knowledge of all this information and be able to monitor your IT systems thoroughly and with ease.

Here at Ghost Services, we can be your IT department, anytime, anywhere. By purchasing our hardware, you will be able to trust our services and have complete peace of mind that should anything go wrong, we will be on hand to help. For more information visit our website today or call a member of our team on 01708 390370.