Matrix IT take part in Movember to raise money for men’s health

Matrix IT take part in Movember to raise money for men’s health

Although we are all getting better at talking about mental health, there are still men that struggle to get the help they need.

Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons.

A growing number of men (around 10.8M globally) are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, and across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 69% of all suicides.

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Matrix IT’s customer Forgotten Veterans UK wins award

Matrix IT’s customer Forgotten Veterans UK wins award

We are proud to announce that Gary Weaving, a former Royal Engineer with the British Army, and Anthony Knight, a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Royal Navy, both received awards for their work with Forgotten Veterans UK (FVUK).

Nic Cronin, Managing Director at Matrix IT said: ‘It was an absolute pleasure watching both Gary and Anthony receive their awards. We are proud to have Forgotten Veterans UK as a customer and we will continue to support them with their IT and charity fundraising activities.”

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Firewalls vs Antivirus – What’s The Difference And Do You Need Both?

Firewalls vs Antivirus – What’s The Difference And Do You Need Both?

Cyber security is a hot topic. As cyber threats continue to increase and become more sophisticated, protecting your systems and data has never been more vital. Even if you don’t know much about cyber security you have probably heard of firewalls and antivirus software – you might even have one or the other, but what’s the difference and do you need both? Let’s give you the lowdown so that you can better protect your business. 

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The IT Support Guide To Remote Working

The IT Support Guide To Remote Working

Remote working has become the norm across the UK over the last eighteen months as businesses adapt to the challenges of and restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most office based businesses continue to have at least some staff members working from home, with many organisations making the switch to full time remote working. If your business is implementing new working from home strategies, or you just want to make sure you are providing your teams with the right advice and support from an IT perspective, we’ve prepared this IT support guide to remote working. 

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IT Strategy: What Is It, Why You Need It And How We Can Help

IT Strategy: What Is It, Why You Need It And How We Can Help

In the world of business, strategy is an important concept. It is the plan that outlines how you will reach your goals. Even if you have defined your aims and objectives, without a strategy, you won’t know how to reach them. You might have an overall business strategy but do you have an IT strategy? The two should go hand in hand as most organisations rely so heavily on IT to survive that without it, there would be no business. If this is the first you’ve heard of IT strategy and you’re not sure if you need one, this blog is for you.  

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Protect Your Business Assets and Data with Matrix 365 Cloud Secure

Protect Your Business Assets and Data with Matrix 365 Cloud Secure

If your business uses Microsoft 365 then you may be familiar with the suite of products that are on offer when you use this subscription based service. Popular with businesses as a way to keep data and communications in the cloud and enabling teams to work remotely with ease, Microsoft 365 includes everything you would expect from the traditional Office suite of tools as well as data sharing and storage capabilities. What you might be less familiar with, however, is how to keep your staff and data secure when using these products and that’s where our Matrix 365 Cloud Secure service can help out. 

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We’re Cyber Essentials Certified – Why Aren’t You?

We’re Cyber Essentials Certified – Why Aren’t You?

Recent research has shown that every 45 seconds, a business in the UK suffers a cyberattack. This means that if you are not protected against attack and don’t have an understanding of the latest vulnerabilities your company, your data and your customers are at risk. Unless, that is, you become Cyber Essentials certified. 

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Why Your Business Needs Dark Web Monitoring

Why Your Business Needs Dark Web Monitoring

The surface web – the part of the internet we are all familiar with – sees billions of searches every year, which sounds like a lot. However, this ‘clear web’ only represents around 4% of the World Wide Web. A much larger part of the web lurks underneath the surface and is known as the dark web. It is not indexed by search engines such as Google, but it is equally important for IT professionals to monitor. The anonymous and encrypted nature of the dark web, makes it the perfect place for cybercriminals to carry out their misdemeanours, which is why dark web monitoring services are so important as you never know when it could be your business data up for grabs. 

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