Pensar's Business IT Blog

Mark Williams

6 April 2018

What is ransomware and how do you protect your business?

You've logged on to your work computer. Your files are inaccessible and being held ransom by a hacker who's demanding payment. This is every business's worst nightmare; it's ransomware.

27 March 2018

What is Managed Services, and what do Managed Service Providers do?

Somewhere out of the blue, 'computer consultants' and IT professionals the world over started calling themselves 'managed service providers,' or 'MSPs' for short. Managed Services are now offered all over the world, but what does this term mean exactly? And are all Managed Services the same?

20 March 2018

How much should a small business spend on IT?

Although life is full of surprises, there are a few universal truths. One of them, just as sure as the sun rises in the east, is that people don’t like spending money - especially if they get little in return.

13 March 2018

The laggard’s checklist: what small business can do now to prepare for GDPR

The GDPR is almost here, and many businesses aren't ready for it. Here’s an essential checklist to help your small business prepare for GDPR.

7 March 2018

To upgrade your IT, or not to upgrade? That is the question

The world of IT is one of progress. Indeed, it seems like less and less time is passing before a new ‘revolutionary’ piece of kit comes out that aims to ‘change the game’ for everyone.

4 March 2018

6 places to get definitive answers to your lingering GDPR questions

We're on the home run with GDPR now, but many businesses still have uncertainties and questions. Here's our list of the best places to get answers. 

19 February 2018

4 effective ways to get more out of your small business IT budget

You don’t need to be the next Bill Gates to ensure long-term business success. When it comes to cost control, sometimes all you need is a bit of lateral thinking.

7 February 2018

Shadow IT horror stories: the risk of going rogue

As a business owner, you want secure data and happy employees. Having both, however, is harder than it sounds. To secure your data you need to impose restraints, but to make your employees happy you need to embrace flexibility.

24 January 2018

6 free online templates you can use to write your IT policy

Did you know that 20 percent of the UK workforce don’t have basic computer skills? And 22 percent can’t operate IT or software at an advanced level?

18 January 2018

Ask an expert: how often should our IT policies be reviewed and updated?

Your IT policies are not like rotisserie ovens; you can’t just ‘set and forget’ them. But how often should you review and update them? Here’s our recommendation.