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The biggest scares you can get from IT, and how to avoid them.

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  • October 05, 2023
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There are plenty of IT problems that could result in you waking up in a cold sweat. Perhaps it’s something spooky in the air this months that is bringing them to the forefront of the mind.
That being said, plenty of people have anxiety around the work that they do – and given how much of our work is now done with a computer it makes sense that some of that anxiety is extended to IT.
With that in mind, this week’s blog looks at some of the biggest scares that IT can give you, and most importantly, how to avoid them.

Losing the document you’re working on

Is there anything more frustrating than losing the document you’re working on. It’s happened to most people more than once, either through the machine crashing or through human error in forgetting to hit save. Either way, it’s a nightmare.
Helpfully there is a relatively quick fix to ensure that you aren’t haunted by this IT issue. Make the switch to cloud based programes mean that documents are auto saved for you. Helpfully most software is now doing this as standard, but if you’re still having to save manually it might be time to upgrade.

Computer infested with a virus

Right up there with the frustrations of losing an unsaved document is the problems that occur when you have a virus infest your computer. This can happen for many reasons but often it comes down to human error.
As such there are two routes to take that can protect you from this. First is to ensure that you have a robust and up to date anti virus installed on your machine. The second is to ensure that you and your team have got good training on cyber security to reduce the risk of human error.
You can read more about how to protect your computer from viruses here.

Accidentally committing a GDPR breach

What could be more of a nightmare than committing a data breach? More often than not it occurs because of human error, but it can mean plenty of paperwork and explaining to smooth things out.
As with computer viruses, one of the best things that you can do to avoid it is to train your staff. There are some other top tips that you can follow to ensure you’re on top of data protection here.
The blue (or black) screen of death
Of all the scary things in the article, this is by far the scariest. The blue screen of death, which you will no doubt be familiar with if your computer has a significant malfunction.
Obviously this is not an ideal situation and may be related to the first two issues detailed in this list. However, don’t worry, it might be as simple as switching it off and on again. If it isn’t, we’ve detailed some other ideas on how to fix this here.
One of the best ways that you can avoid IT scares in your business is to outsource this support to professionals. This is where Webby Tech come in. Find out how we can support your IT needs, check out the services we offer here or contact us directly to have a no-obligation conversation.