Pensar's Business IT Blog

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.

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.