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We’re back in the office!

By | Arundel, Ashling, Backup and Recovery, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Cyber Security, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Hardware, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Security, Selsey, Shoreham, Surrey, Technical, VoIP and Mobile Phones, West Sussex, West Witterings, Worthing | No Comments

Although Business IT Plus has been supporting you throughout the pandemic, since July we have been a full team again and back in the office! We are all pleased to be back together with a focused, sharp and smart approach to help assist you with your IT requirements – whether you are still working from home or back in your workplaces! We have used the time to make lots of exciting improvements which we will detail over the next few months. One area we really aim to focus on is…

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Zoom

*** FREE installation and set up of Zoom for us to all keep in contact***

By | Arundel, Ashling, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Selsey, Shoreham, Surrey, Technical, West Sussex, West Witterings, Worthing, zoom | No Comments

During this extremely difficult time, keeping in contact either with our loved ones or for work purposes, with many of us having to work from home is incredibly important. Over the last few days we are setting lots of people up with Zoom. This is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, screen sharing, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and laptops. We would be very happy to help assist and set up a basic Zoom plan on any of your devices for both businesses and…

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Corona Virus (COVID 19) Update

By | Arundel, Ashling, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Selsey, Shoreham, Surrey, Uncategorised, West Sussex, West Witterings, Worthing | No Comments

Corona Virus (COVID 19) Update We are closely monitoring the #Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it unfolds and following the guidance issued by the government and health authorities as to what measures we need to put in place. We wish to ensure the well being of you, our clients & colleagues. We remain open for business and are here to support you! Our staff here at Business IT Plus are all able to work from home if required. By doing this, we will remain open & there will be no impact on…

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Coronavirus scams – costing victims over £800k in one month

By | Arundel, Ashling, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Cyber Security, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Security, Selsey, Shoreham, Surrey, Uncategorised, West Sussex, West Witterings, Worthing | No Comments

New Coronavirus scams are costing victims over £800k in one month. Make sure you are protecting your devises from the latest threats.   Since February 2020, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has identified 21 reports of fraud where Coronavirus was mentioned, with victim losses totalling over £800k. Of the 21 reports, ten were made by victims that attempted to purchase protective face masks from fraudulent sellers. One victim reported losing over £15k when they purchased face masks that were never delivered. We have also received multiple reports about coronavirus-themed phishing…

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Windows 7 is no longer

Missed the Deadline for Windows 7?

By | Arundel, Ashling, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Cyber Security, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Repairs and Upgrades, Security, Selsey, Shoreham, Surrey, Uncategorised, West Sussex, West Witterings | No Comments

What to do if you’re still running Windows 7 The deadline for the end of support/end of life for Windows 7 has now passed and the key factor to remember is that Windows 7 (and your computers running Windows 7) are now exposed to any new risks that come along as Windows 7 is now an unsupported operating system. For most businesses, the threat of no more support now means that continuing to run Windows 7 presents a real risk to the business from every new hacking and malware attack…

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Christmas Closure

By | Arundel, Ashling, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Selsey, Shoreham, Surrey, West Sussex, West Witterings, Worthing | No Comments

On behalf of all of us at Business IT Plus, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the New Year!   Our office will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday 20th Dec 2019 & will reopen on Monday 6th Jan 2020

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Windows 7 is ending

The clock is ticking – Windows 7 is ending in January 2020

By | Chichester, Cyber Security, Hampshire, Repairs and Upgrades, Security, Technical, West Sussex | No Comments

⏱ Tick Tock… Tick Tock ⏱ THE CLOCK IS TICKING.. There is just over 1 month left before Windows 7 Support ends on the 14th January 2020 On this date Microsoft will no longer provide security, software updates or technical support for PCs running Windows 7. This means that without vital security and system updates, your computers will be at greater risk for viruses and malicious attacks. This could pose a huge security risk to the company. We are currently helping lots of our clients, new and existing work out plans to deal…

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Darran - IT Technician

Welcome to the team Darran!

By | Chichester, Technical, West Sussex | No Comments

Darran has recently joined our team and has completed his CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications. With a keen interest in all things IT, he started with us with a desire to join a company within this growing industry. In his role as an IT Technician here at Business IT Plus, you will often see him in the office investigating your everyday issues either over the phone or via remote support. Friendly and approachable – Darran will be one of the first points of contact when you call the office.

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Windows 7 is Ending on the 14th Jan 2020

By | Arundel, Ashling, Backup and Recovery, Barnham, Bognor Regis, Chichester, Cyber Security, Emsworth, Fishborne, Hampshire, Havant, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Pagham, Repairs and Upgrades, Security, Selsey, Shoreham, Software, Surrey, Technical, West Sussex, West Witterings, Worthing | No Comments

Windows 7 Support Ending in 2 Months – Is your business ready? On the 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security, software updates or technical support for PCs running Windows 7. What does this mean for your company? In practical terms, it means that without vital security and system updates, your computers will be at greater risk for viruses and malicious attacks. This could pose a huge security risk to the company. Even if only one Windows 7 machine remained on the network all the data could be…

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Cyber Security – You are the weakest link

By | Cyber Security, Non-Technical, Online, Security, Social Media, Software, Uncategorised | No Comments

Hacking is no longer the domain of super-technical nerds.  Also, criminals can now buy ready-made scams and lists of personal details.  They rely on the ignorance of the average computer user to open the door for them.  It looks like things are only going to get worse because there is an increasing use of wifi or mobile to control everyday objects, such as TVs, washing machines, and security systems.  So, what can you do?

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