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Business apps – 5 Common types

Business apps – 5 Common types

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have become essential tools to almost every business manager and owner. Regardless of the system you use, there are hundreds of different types of apps out there. From the simple to the complex, it can be a task to pick the types of apps to install on your phone.

New security flaw leads to Shellshock

New security flaw leads to Shellshock

In late spring of this year news broke of the biggest security issue to date – Hearbleed. Many companies leapt to secure themselves from this, but the fallout from it is still being felt. That being said, there is a new, even bigger, security problem called Shellshock that all businesses need to now be aware of.

Overview of mobile payment systems

Overview of mobile payment systems

Businesses, like restaurants, boutique fashion stores, and even some delivery operations have flocked to mobile payment systems largely because you don’t have to invest in expensive Point of Sale equipment and can instead run it all from a device like an iPad.

5 Ways business security is flawed

5 Ways business security is flawed

Business owners and managers are becoming increasingly worried about the security of their systems and networks. While the vast majority have implemented some form of security, this may not be enough. In fact, we have helped a number of businesses with flawed security measures in place.

How continuity plans can fail

How continuity plans can fail

When it comes to business continuity, many business owners are aware of the fact that a disaster can happen at any time, and therefore take steps to prepare for this, usually by implementing a continuity plan. However, the reality is that many businesses implement plans that could lead to business failure.

Common ways social media is used

Common ways social media is used

Social media has become an integral part of many business strategies, with an ever increasing number of companies adopting a variety of platforms. However, many business owners and managers are often unsure as to exactly how they can, or should, be using these platforms.

Cloud and data breach prevention

Cloud and data breach prevention

Today’s technology advancement has one obvious parallel: increasing security threats. One such issue which has been growing both in number and intensity is data breach. And while many businesses have turned to the cloud in the hope of improving security, there is still a chance of a collision between data breaches and cloud usage.

Tech not working? Here’s some tips

Tech not working? Here’s some tips

Technology is an important part of almost every role in every business. We have come to rely so heavily on it, that when we do have a problem with a device or system our productivity can easily grind to an almighty halt. While many of us know our systems will eventually breakdown, do you know what to in this situation? Are you prepared?

What to do when your systems stop working

Often, our first reaction when our technology or systems stop working is to either panic, or get angry.

The Face of IT: Michael Dougherty

  This month’s Face of IT is Michael Dougherty, who is a Service Desk Engineer who is A+ certified. What do you do here at designDATA? I've taken on a new role as a ticket administrator. It’s my responsibility to go through open tickets to ensure we are providing our users the best possible support.