Technology News from the LIS Helpdesk

You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye!

The not-so-hidden truth about cyber crime: Your staff (and not hackers) could be the biggest threat.

It’s not a big surprise to LIS sadly. Business owners acknowledge the problem but don’t take the staff training and testing available from us. We see 3 or 4  clients a year that fall victim to “obvious” human attacks, with losses of £10,000 to £50,000 each time. No technical issues, no malware or other breaches just busy people  trying to be helpful. We capture and report all the technical information but that there is little if any reaction from law enforcement or banks other than a metaphorical shrug of the shoulders. If you think you might be at risk and want a free chat to cover the issue, book a call with an expert.

#cybercrime #phishing #weakestlink

John Andrews, VP, Centrify, explores cyber crime in the UK and the rising tide of privilege access management attacks

 

Brexit Looms

As Brexit staggers ever closer, banks forecast the worst year for business since 2009, what are your thoughts about the state of the economy?

It’s a tough world for business right now…what with Brexit, Pensions, GDPR, NMW, 2020 and plenty more.  Increased taxes, levies and regulation and an increasing US style litigious culture all seem to be against providing employment and making a profit.  LIS can sort out the 2020 problem for you but for the rest we, like you, are looking for the missing paddle! If you think a more efficient IT system might help, contact LIS or if you prefer book a phone meeting to discuss the options.

#shareyourviews #business #brexit

Brexit uncertainty and a slowing global economy prompt the Bank of England to cut its growth forecast.

 

Change Management – Not just an IT issue

Who Moved My Cheese? A classic book, and a simple but powerful message for employees worrying about change.

Buy Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Reprinted Ed by Dr Spencer Johnson (ISBN: 8601400456279) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

 

Office 365 – Powerful but Confusing!

Microsoft Office 365 is the most powerful set of tools ever produced.  It’s also the most confusing sales model ever with more packages, versions and routes to market than any normal human can cope with.

Seriously – there are all sorts of cool options hidden inside, that most business owners and managers have no idea about.

Can we show you what you’re already paying for, but maybe not using yet?  Contact LIS to make the most of your existing resources.

#IT #strategy #productivity #software