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Your IT countdown to Christmas

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  • November 23, 2022
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Given that December starts next week, our minds have thoroughly turned to the Christmas period.

Hopefully, you will be able to take a break from work over the festive period, however, we know how difficult it can be to pull yourself away as a business owner.
There are multiple things that often need doing to ensure that everything is in place to take that hard-earned break.
To put your mind at ease from an IT perspective, we’ve pulled together an advent of sorts. One small thing you can do with your IT each day before Christmas, to ensure it doesn’t fall down when you’re away.
1 – What are your fallback systems? Can you access the bit of your business you need if anything goes wrong?
2 – Set up an emergency plan for if your IT goes up with a bang. Not enough businesses have a plan in place for what to do if things go wrong. We’ve explored steps you should take here.
3 – Have you done a good old-fashioned clear-out recently? If not, now is a good as time as any. Don’t wait for the spring clean!
4 – What should you absolutely be doing to protect data in your business? For many of us this is the lifeblood of our work now.
5 – Are you doing too many things manually? Here are some great ways to use IT to automated your business.
6 – Are you making your IT serve you? What can you put in place to ensure that your IT systems are saving you time.
7 – If you’re spending too much of your time on IT when you should be running your business – it’s time to think about managed IT.
8 – Make sure you are saving yourself time by streamlining your email game. We all spend far too long in our inboxes.
9 – Ensure that emails don’t overwhelm you. Here are some top tips to master the inbox.
10 – Are you prepared enough to keep your systems safe from extreme weather?
11 – In the event that switching it off and on again doesn’t work, here are some other common IT fixes to have in your back pocket.
12 – Think about how often you should be updating your IT systems. It’s probably more frequently than you think.
13 – If you’ve cleaned up your IT systems, it would be worthwhile cleaning up your office. Here are the things to focus on.
14 – If you’re one of the many users of Microsoft 365, here are some ways that you can make it work better for you.
15 – Do you have any new starters planned for January? Refresh yourself on the best ways to get them onboarded effectively.
16 – Concerned about Internet outages? Here are some top tips to ensure your connection remains connected, and what to do if it isn’t.
17 – With cyber security being a real focus for many businesses, this is how you can ensure that you stay safe from cyber attacks.
18 – Are you changing your passwords frequently enough? Our guess is probably not…
19 – Are you reusing the same password again and again? Think about alternative security solutions to keep your data safe and secure.
20 – Fed up of being tied to one location? You can put in place systems to run your business from anywhere.
21 – How do you know if your smartphone has a virus? Look out for these telltale signs.
22 – It was all the rage a few years ago, but its still vitally important that your business remains GDPR compliant. Here is what you should be doing.
23 – What are some things you can do to ensure your computer doesn’t run so slowly? We all recognise how frustrating it is!
24 – What should you do if the dreaded blue screen of death comes along?
So there you have it, our IT advent countdown.
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