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Business IT and computing news and guides from ORB Tech Solutions

We try to support our clients in every way possible relating to their understanding and utilisation of IT in the workplace, and we regularly post blogs on the latest business computing news, and general hints and tips on how to get the best from your system and hardware.

Network Security –  What is it and how can my business reduce risks?
Date: Tue 21st December 2021

An IT / data network provides your business, your employees and yourself access to the internet and other services such as VoIP. A network allows employees to communicate and share information with clients, customers, as well as each other.When setting up a network, security is vital as it is the key to keeping that sensitive information safe,...

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7 signs that you need a new computer
Date: Sun 28th February 2021

We understand that IT equipment can be expensive for any size business. It’s tempting to hold back and put it off until it’s really needed.The problem is, this can cost your business in the long run, such as:Reduced ProductivityEmployee DowntimeExtra costs for next day deliveryThe list can go on, but did you know that if a device is mor...

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Top COVID scams to look out for!
Date: Tue 8th December 2020

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we have all come together to help one another. We have seen the very best in people but, unfortunately, it has also brought out the lowlife criminals who prey on our pockets and money. Action Fraud has reported that a staggering £4.6 million has been lost to coronavirus related scams since lockdown...

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The biggest business crime in the UK
Date: Tue 24th November 2020

Cyber Criminals are targeting YOUR business right now. In fact, they’re targeting businesses of all sizes. They don’t care if you’re a small business working from your garden office, or if you’re a large-scale business. They won’t stop at anything!Worst of all, they can do so from the comfort of their homes. That&rsquo...

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Just Some Of The Microsoft 365 Features To Help Boost Productivity
Date: Sun 8th November 2020

Microsoft 365 is one of the most used business products across the world. It’s not just a simple email address any more.Its jam packed with extremely useful features that most companies and employees don’t know about.That’s why we’ve decided to create a little video which highlights the three most hidden features that busine...

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What Is Microsoft Teams?
Date: Sat 7th November 2020

The business world is constantly talking about which new hottest collaboration is the best. There are certainly a lot of options to choose from and it can be daunting.One solution stands out from the crowd and, that’s Microsoft Teams.Microsoft Teams is included in your Microsoft 365 subscription. Let’s have a look into everything that y...

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4 signs you’re under attack from ransomware
Date: Thu 5th November 2020

You’ve most probably heard about ransomware in one form or another.This is a type of attack made on your computer and it’s where a hacker locks you out of your system and encrypts all of your data. They request that you must pay a ransom, this payment isn’t in a cash payment. It’s most typically through a digital currency su...

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Quick Guide to Training Your Staff to Spot IT Security Breaches
Date: Sat 31st October 2020

It is really important that every business should have a clear training policy in place. This training should ensure that the staff not only notices an IT Security breach but also reports them straight away. Due to the global pandemic and government guidelines, staff are working from home and hackers know that this is an opportunity for them. These...

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The Covid Scams That Steal Your Data
Date: Thu 15th October 2020

In the last 6 months there have been some shocking online scams. As Cyber criminals have taken advantage of the global pandemic and how they can make money quickly.This includes them texting you explaining that you need a Covid-19 test. They go through the process and then say there is a payment due of £45. They take the money, but no test is...

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Working Remotely With OneDrive
Date: Sat 10th October 2020

If some of your team are in the office, and some still working from home – and maybe they’re swapping locations throughout the week – you need a truly flexible way of working.And that’s where Microsoft OneDrive comes in. It makes sharing documents and collaborating so much easier....

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This is the ultimate secret to keeping your business data safe!
Date: Wed 30th September 2020

Hackers target all types of businesses, all the time. They don’t care if it’s part of the healthcare system or a small one-man-band business. They are using clever automated tools and are sending out billions of emails every day!The problem is these emails can look very convincing. They claim to be from someone you know, such as your ba...

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Here’s what you need to know about Microsoft Intune
Date: Tue 8th September 2020

What is Microsoft Intune?Microsoft Intune is a Microsoft product which comes with their more expensive subscriptions. It’s a cloud-based device management tool that allows internal IT or an MSP like us to manage all employee devices and applications from anywhere at any time. It is part of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and security featur...

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