Pensar's Business IT Blog

Mark Williams

8 January 2018

What you need to know about the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws

Computer researchers recently discovered two major security flaws affecting processing chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM, putting billions of computers and devices at risk. Here’s what you need to know about the flaws, and what it means for you.

28 December 2017

5 ways setting up an office in the UK is different to in the USA

Besides the humour, the food portions and the slang, it’s easy to think there really isn’t much difference between the US and the UK. We drive on the other side of the road here, but our culture is roughly the same, right?

18 December 2017

Should marketing agencies make clients do cyber security training?

Cyber security training is crucial to win clients over. But what about the other side of the coin?

12 December 2017

6 tips to solve the perennial problem of password security

Having strong password security is like healthy eating: we all know we should be doing it, but few of us actually follow through. 

5 December 2017

Ask an expert: why is my computer so slow?

Computers, like people, age with time. They slow down, accumulate 'junk' and even get viruses. Here's a few reasons why your computer may be running slow - and what you can do to fix it.  

28 November 2017

How to minimise disruption in an office move

An office relocation is one the most stressful events on a small business's calendar. It's disruptive, it's complex and it can be expensive. 

22 November 2017

Here's why your small business needs a documented IT security policy

You may think your business doesn’t need a formal, documented IT security policy. After all, documentation and worrying about information security is just for big unwieldy mega-corporations right? Wrong. 

21 November 2017

5 online scams every UK small business should be aware of

According to the National Audit Office (NAO) police forces in the UK are not doing enough to combat the growing threat of online fraud. According to their report, fraud cost the private sector £144 billion in 2016 after almost 2 million cyber-related fraud incidents.

6 November 2017

6 IT benchmarking metrics every small business should be tracking

The secret to getting better at anything - whether it be playing a sport, perfecting a craft or running a business - is knowledge. Having the right knowledge and information is what allows you to continuously improve and grow.

2 November 2017

‘Does my phone have a virus?’ and other common IT support questions (and their answers)

At Pensar, we provide businesses with 24/7 phone support, on-site support and managed IT services - among many other things. That means we field hundreds of IT support queries every week.