Can your business afford to ignore this?

Are you starting to feel overwhelmed by your IT and data management? Cyber security threats, new regulations and legislation, the risk of hefty fines or data losses. The simplest thing to do is ignore it all or think it’s not relevant to you, but can you afford to take the risk? Businesses need to start taking action,  but where and… Read more »

The Who, What and Why of Cyber Security!

Cyber Security is a buzz word in the UK business world right now and one that we recommend you take very seriously. But who are these cyber criminals? What is it you are at risk from? Why do they do it? When HBT is contacted by a business whose computer system has been compromised by… Read more »

Go VOIP! 5 Reasons Your Business Needs to Make the Change

Launched in the early 2000’s VOIP was hailed as the phone platform to transform business communication. Unfortunately, poor internet connectivity lead to bad press and businesses were reluctant to make the move away from their traditional phone line connection. Fast forward to 2017 and it’s a different story. Improved internet connectivity has meant that the… Read more »

Hefty Fines for Businesses If Security Is Not Up to Standard

In an article for Computer Weekly, Jeremy King, International Director at the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) said “Companies, both large and small, need to act now and start putting in place robust standards and procedures to counter the cyber security threat, or face the prospect of paying astronomical costs in regulatory… Read more »

Great Windows Shortcuts!

Keyboard shortcuts are great at saving us time, but sometimes hard to find ones that are really useful. Our MD, Zamurad Hussain has put together his top 4 for you, plus a bonus tip if your device keeps you awake at night: 1. To return to your desktop and minimise all your open windows,  press WIN… Read more »

Don’t Get Caught out by Phishing Emails

Following our recent security post about an Amazon phishing email currently doing the rounds, we have been inundated with questions from business owners about how they can raise staff awareness on identifying these emails and taking appropriate action. We have put these 5 tips together to help you. 1. Check the Sender’s Email At first… Read more »

Back-Up or Pack Up – Your Choice

In our experience, backing up data and files is one of those tasks on the “do it tomorrow” list! Isthat true in your business? But take a step back – what would happen if there was a fire in your premises or your computer system was hacked? Would your business survive without being able to… Read more »

7 Budget planning tips for your IT and Telecoms for 2017

Do you need to look at reducing your overheads in 2017? Read our top tips on how your can reduce your IT and Telecoms costs. 1. Consider moving to a hosted phone system and benefit from a zero phone billing solution and this includes call to mobiles.   2. Explore hosted IT applications to avoid… Read more »