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About Andrew Rosamond

Andrew Rosamond is an IT consultant providing solutions from a rich technical background spanning several decades in the industry. Strong customer focus with the ability to work with decision makers in all industries has enabled Andrew to provide IT Services to many types and sizes of organisations. His ability to cut through the technical jargon and speak to the client in terms that they understand, with a sense of humour, makes him a pleasant IT specialist to be around!

The five cybercrime scams every business faces

Cybercrime against small to medium businesses is a significant concern. Over the past twelve months, 54% of all small businesses have been a victim of cybercrime. This is costing the average business £768 per year, though some businesses can have costs which are much higher. Some research has suggested that 66% of businesses don’t have [...]

By |2020-03-17T15:52:11+00:00March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The five cybercrime scams every business faces

The financial impact of outsourcing your IT services

Often, for those in companies that have always operated in a very traditional way, outsourcing IT services has never even been a topic for discussion. This isn't because of the decisionmakers are against the idea as such, but instead, outsourcing can be something that many people fail to understand the benefits of. It's easy to [...]

By |2020-02-18T16:14:22+00:00February 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The financial impact of outsourcing your IT services

Keep it consistent: 5 reasons IT awareness is a must for your business

They say that knowledge is the first step to prevention – and this couldn’t be truer when it comes to the IT practices in your business. But for the average company, simply offering available guidelines or providing initial training isn’t enough to keep your employees aware of all the practices they should be following. Continual, [...]

By |2020-02-17T17:56:35+00:00January 21st, 2020|Managed IT Services by CARA|Comments Off on Keep it consistent: 5 reasons IT awareness is a must for your business

IT security – steps to take to keep your workplace safe

Cybersecurity in the workplace is something that some businesses fail to take as seriously as they should. Realising that having a secure IT network in place is equally as important as having security guards, alarms, swipe passes and identity cards in place to protect your building is the first step. We are now in a [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:57:53+00:00December 18th, 2019|Cyber-Crime, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on IT security – steps to take to keep your workplace safe

Best practices for top email security

Email is one of the key entry points for hackers in an organisation. It is how hackers can gain access to passwords for third-party applications (by requesting password changes using your credentials), or by sending malware to your employees to compromise entire networks. Just by implementing some of the best practices for email security you [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:57:14+00:00November 18th, 2019|IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Best practices for top email security

Addressing the human factor in cyber security

A recent survey showed that about 52% of the 5,000 businesses that took part in the study believed that their employees were their most vulnerable cybersecurity weakness. In a similar study involving organisations in the UK, nearly two-thirds of the respondents admitted that human error was to blame for data breaches in their organisations. The [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:56:30+00:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber-Crime, Human Resources & IT, IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Addressing the human factor in cyber security

Ditch the old tech: 5 signs that your business needs an IT upgrade

Nowadays, businesses are heavily reliant on technology in carrying out their day-to-day operations. Enterprises invest a lot of money and effort in putting up IT resources to manage, process and store business data. However, as the business grows and time goes by, these vital tools begin to fall short of expectations. Quite often, businesses have [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:54:08+00:00September 17th, 2019|IT Hardware in the Business World|Comments Off on Ditch the old tech: 5 signs that your business needs an IT upgrade

Up to 1 in 3 millennials are risking their workplace cybersecurity while on holiday

The activities of millennials have come under the microscope as a recent survey from Palo Alto Networks Trust has found that as many as 1/3 of them risk the cyber security of their workplace devices while vacationing. The Digital Age survey was carried out alongside YouGov and Dr Jessica Barker, an expert on the [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:17:12+00:00August 15th, 2019|IT Security Aware|Comments Off on Up to 1 in 3 millennials are risking their workplace cybersecurity while on holiday

Factors to consider when outsourcing IT support services

A business can choose to either employ IT staff or outsource the services. Large companies tend to hire staff to handle their IT services, but for SMEs, it is cheaper to outsource IT support services. The most expensive mistake any business can make is to blindly sign up to IT outsourcing without thinking about [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:13:56+00:00July 16th, 2019|Managed IT Services by CARA|Comments Off on Factors to consider when outsourcing IT support services

Are you utilising technology efficiently enough in your work practices?

Business to business service providers, as well as professional practices such as solicitors and financial advisers, survive or thrive on the old adage that time is money. Modern technology has made wide-ranging promises about its ability to generate much more of this pivotal resource. Its capacity to automate business processes – and the fingertip [...]

By |2019-08-30T13:11:12+00:00June 13th, 2019|Business Phone Use, Human Resources & IT, IT Gadgets for the Workplace, IT Hardware in the Business World, Managed IT Services by CARA|Comments Off on Are you utilising technology efficiently enough in your work practices?