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Our Top 10 Reasons to Use NetCrunch Network Monitoring


At Stack Group, we are the only UK company to offer NetCrunch network monitoring. We understand that there are many monitoring solutions available on the market, so why choose Netcrunch? Here are our top 10 reasons



We Are the Weakest Link – Social Engineering and Cyber Security in 2017


Social engineering is the art of psychologically manipulating people to take action that may or may not be in their interest.



How Much Time and Data are you Willing to Lose when a Catastrophic Event Happens?


When a catastrophic event happens, how much data are you willing to lose? Read our guest blog by Zerto Global Partner Marketing Manager, AJ Kriete.



Six Security Questions Every Company Should Be Asking


At Stack Group we consult with IT Security Managers at companies throughout the UK. We recently held a Cyber-Security Forum with representatives from many industries including transport & distribution, sport, legal and professional services. Based on the discussions at this forum we have produced a list of pertinent security questions which every organisations should be asking.



Disaster Recovery Part 4: Traditional DR vs DRaaS


Traditionally, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity involved replicating data and applications on-premise. However, cloud technologies have enabled DR solutions to be provided as a service. In this blog article, we take a look at the pros and cons of each method.



Wifi in Schools – The Need for a Robust and Reliable Solution


Wi-Fi in the education sector is becoming increasingly important. Read how your establishment can achieve robust connectivity, as well as compliance with KCSIE, Prevent and GDPR, through a Fortinet Wi-Fi Solution.



GDPR – Challenges and Implications


The GDPR is set to change the way many businesses access, process and store personal data. With an implementation date of May 2018, organisations need to be aware of the regulation and its implications.



Recovering from Ransomware in Minutes with Zerto


This afternoon, I was lucky enough to get a place on the Recovering from Ransomware in Minutes webinar, hosted by Darren Swift at Zerto. As one of our key partners, Zerto provide disaster recovery software for virtualized infrastructures and the cloud. Read my take away points fromt the webinar.



Be Proactive, Not Reactive with AppCheck NG


To kick off 2017, Stack Group are announcing an exciting new partnership with AppCheck NG to promote a proactive approach to IT security.



A Guide to Cost Saving in The Cloud


For almost all businesses, a reduction in costs will have a direct impact on profitability, which is why leveraging The Cloud can have an immediate and direct impact on bottom line.



2016 – 2017: A Year in Review and The Challenges Ahead


In this article, Stack Group Chairman Jeff Orr will talk through the trends of 2016 and the challenges which need to be addressed in the year ahead.



The Who, What, How and Why of Cyber Security in 2017


To start the year, Kaspersky Labs presented their top IT Security predictions for 2017. Read more to find out how these predictions will affect business in the year ahead.

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The Challenge of Physical Paper Filing


Although a large percentage of today’s commercial transactions are electronic, many are still processed on physical paper. Find out more about the challenges and costs associated with paper filing.

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Calculating the Costs of Unexpected Downtime


Unexpected downtime can be very costly to your business – however, this cost can vary greatly depending on the size and type of your organisation. In this blog article we explain how you can calculate the cost of downtime at your business - Read More.

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Industry Insights: How Do They Hack Your Head?


Ransomware has become one of the most widespread and destructive cyber security problems in the UK. Read how social engineering techniques are being used to manipulate people in to activating ransomware on their own device.



The Challenge of Mobile Device Data Backup


Mobile working provides a huge data protection challenge. We explain some of these challenges and take a look at two solutions which help to overcome them.



The Data Backup Myth of Microsoft Office 365


Microsoft Office 365 has become one of the most quickly adopted cloud applications in history, but did you know that it lacks a reliable enterprise backup function?



Disaster Recovery Part 3: Why Every Business needs a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Solution


One of the biggest Information Technology trends of 2016 is the increased adoption of cloud technologies for business continuity. Although this has already started to happen in most business sectors, the rate is set to increase dramatically in 2016 and beyond as cloud technologies are increasingly being seen as a more stable and predictable investment, with a clear ROI.
In this series of blogs, we will examine some of the key issues surrounding business continuity solutions and disaster recovery.



Disaster Recovery Part 2: What Kind of Disaster Could Possibly Put My Business At Risk?


One of the biggest Information Technology trends of 2016 is the increased adoption of cloud technologies for business continuity. Although this has already started to happen in most business sectors, the rate is set to increase dramatically in 2016 and beyond as cloud technologies are increasingly being seen as a more stable and predictable investment, with a clear ROI.
In this series of blogs, we will examine some of the key issues surrounding data loss and business continuity.



Industry Insights: Cyber-Security & the Threats to SME Organisations


In our previous edition of Industry Insights, we looked at some of the techniques and Email threats used by hackers to gain access to computer networks. In follow up to this we are going to look at security breaches in relation to SME and Midmarket businesses to explain why, as a small business, you are a target, so that you can understand what information is at threat and how to better protect it.



Disaster Recovery Part 1: Protecting Your Business Using The Cloud


One of the biggest Information Technology trends of 2016 is the increased adoption of cloud technologies for business continuity. Although this has already started to happen in most business sectors, the rate is set to increase dramatically in 2016 and beyond as cloud technologies are increasingly being seen as a more stable and predictable investment, with a clear ROI.
In this series of blogs, we will examine some of the key issues surrounding business continuity and disaster recovery.



Industry Insights: Mossack Fonseca and the World’s Largest Data Breach


So far this week, the news has been dominated by the story of legal company Mossack Fonseca, which is at the centre of the world’s biggest data leak. Eleven million documents, with information dating back as far as 1977, have been leaked by an anonymous source to German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, who then shared the information with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism.



Industry Insights: Cyber Security and Email Threats


The rapid rise of cyber-crime shows no sign of slowing, with cyber-attacks becoming more ambitious and threats increasing in both quantity and quality. Stack Group Chairman, Jeff Orr, takes a look at some of the techniques being used to gain access to your computer - and the valuable information stored there.



Stack Group Expand in to London


Thanks to the continuing support of our customers and partners, Stack Group are continuing to grow – read more about our new office location and what it means to our business and our clients.



Cyber-Attack. Is Your Company Safe?


To be a target of cyber-attack, many people think that you have to be a large, well known organisation. However, this is not the case – any business who collects and stores sensitive data, financial information or customer records can be a target of cyber-attack.



The Key Cloud Benefits for SMEs


Although the number of UK SMEs migrating to the Cloud is on the increase there is still reluctance amongst some small business to take the leap. Steve Cobham, Managing Director of IT company Stack Group, blogs about why Cloud computing can be a great proposition for SMEs and comments on predictions about future rates of adoption.



Storm Katie - Is Your Business Prepared for the Next Storm?


This weekend, Storm Katie caused floods, power outages and building damage. Is your business prepared for the next event like this?



What is Docker & Containerisation


There is a lot of talk currently about ‘Dockers’ and ‘containerisation’’. Today’s blog, written by our Chairman, explains what you need to know.