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.
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.
Friday night saw the inaugural Women Leaders Peterborough Awards; a night recognising the many talented and inspirational women leaders that Peterborough as a city boasts.
At the glamourous ceremony, hosted by the Peterborough Arena, 400 guests enjoyed a great night and celebrated the success of Peterborough’s inspirational Women Leaders, across many sectors with 15 winners.
EasylifeIT™ is very pleased to announce the appointment of James Allison in the role of Strategic IT Consultant. James joins from business consultancy firm WLP where he was Director and Practice Principal. Prior to this James spent 15 years with market leading book production specialist Clays Ltd, including 4 years as its Commercial Director.
Based out of EasylifeIT™‘s Norwich office, but working with clients across the UK, James’ principal focus will be on advising customers who do not need a full-time senior IT specialist, but could definitely benefit from some structured, strategic guidance periodically.
Our monitoring systems indicate the Peterborough Core fibre network was down from 19:30 until around 01:30 overnight. The (normally) superfast broadband network has its core hub at Peterborough Town Hall which seem to have suffered a power issue around that time and is almost certainly related. Nothing on the company’s Twitter feed or website to acknowledge this issue or explain the outage