Category EasylifeIT™ News

EasylifeIT™ – COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Using systems to help your business prosper

Update 23rd March 2020 @ 6:15am

The Prime Minister’s speech last night and the advice contained within the supporting Cabinet Office guidance does not radically change the EasylifeIT™ stance I have already set out in previous updates. Our office has been closed for a week now, and non-urgent site visits have been cancelled since Monday 15th March.

The only change comes in our response to critical incidents and attendance to site in that context. Previously I had stated “Urgent on-site visits will be evaluated before anyone attends to site. A risk assessment approach will be taken. While this may introduce a delay, I will ensure each decision is a “common sense” approach rather than an extended bureaucratic one.” Read More

EasylifeIT™ appoints James Allison as Strategic IT Consultant

EasylifeIT™ appoints James Allison as Strategic IT Consultant

From today, 3rd April, I have joined EasylifeIT™ in the new role of Strategic IT Consultant.

Based out of our Norwich office, but working with clients across the UK, my job is to advise customers who do not need a full-time senior IT specialist, but could definitely benefit from some structured, strategic guidance periodically.  In practice that could mean helping clients with any or all of the following: choosing between bespoke or off-the-shelf software; developing business continuity plans; undertaking marketplace appraisals and running competitive tenders; practical cyber security advice; data protection auditing and planning; IT policy development and training; project management.

 

James Allison

Strategic IT Consultant

EasylifeIT™ – Suite 2, Level 1, London house, 68-72 London street, Norwich, NR2 1JT. 01603 562996

EasylifeIT™ partners with IT Governance for compliance and risk management services

EasylifeIT™ partners with IT Governance for compliance and risk management services

It’s amazing how quickly things evolve. Just 10 years ago, the remit of an SME’s IT partner was covered by a fairly narrow set of requirements. The primary job centred around keeping the IT running and repairing things when it went wrong; IT security was just beginning to emerge as a distinct speciality. In those halcyon days, an antivirus and half-decent firewall was considered enough to tick the “due diligence” box for IT security. How times have changed. Read More

EasylifeIT™ recertified under the Cyber Essentials scheme

EasylifeIT™ recertified under the Cyber Essentials scheme

As of August 2018, EasylifeIT™ is recertified under the Cyber Essentials scheme; which will assure you that we as a supplier practice the IT security that we preach.

Cyber Essentials (CE) is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations. The scheme’s five security controls can prevent “around 80% of cyber-attacks”. Developed as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme and in close consultation with industry, it provides businesses with clarity on good cyber-security practice. Read More


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