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Our in house SEO team has been working hard on our own website this week and we are now on the 1st page of google for “Remote IT Support Barnsley” ,”Remote IT Support Doncaster” and “Remote IT Support Leeds”
Hyper 1 Digital has been working hard on building our hosted desktop infrastructure to offer a complete business conituity solution for SME’s around the UK.
Our infrastructure is based on industry leading HP hardware and Microsoft’s leading Hyper-v hypervisor, fully replicated between multiple data centres around the UK.
We decided to build our infrastructure to allow scale ability, availability and best of cap costs to offer a competitive rate to our clients.
So why choose Hyper 1 Digital as your hosted desktop provider ?
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At Hyper 1 Digital we are passionate about IT and securing you data.
Many companies store their data locally but many fail to ensure their data is secure and regularly backed up.
Today I am going to cover how to secure your data and keep your business safe.
Your data is the key to your business and securing it against failure, corruption and deletion is a *MUST*. Ensuring your data is secured and backed up is a task in itself specially without professional help. At Hyper 1 Digital we manage data backups for companies that fail to do it themselves and advise on how to keep the data secure within a working environment.
Data security issues does not always come from external breaches but internal breaches. Take a look at the Sage their security breach came from their internal member of staff - BBC NEWS FEED
So how can we ensure our data is secure, backed up and easily restored.
Internal security is a must when it comes to company data. There may be users that only need a certain level of access or a department that has to be restricted such as HR folders and Accounts folders. Securing the data internally allows you to limit the access rights and to track last know user access by enabling permissions, logging and folder enumeration.
Lets take a look at folder permissions
Folder permissions is a security function to limit file and folder access to specified members of staff or groups. Setting folder permissions avoids members of staff accessing data they are forbidden to see, folder permissions can be allocated to user or on a group basis which consists of multiple users such as a department or a set group of people.
Allocating the level of permissions to your internal data is guaranteed to reduce the risk of internal breaches from members of staff intentionally or unintentionally. Permissions are the key to securing data but also centrally managing the data structure by restricting users creating folders anywhere in you data share.
Ensuring your data share is secure but tidy allows the support company or the dedicated member of staff to easily restore any files and folders.
Internal Security is the first thing you need to action to avoid any data breaches and avoid data loss. So what can be stopped and monitored to ensure your data is secure.
There is a wide range of areas we cover about restriction and what to stop but the main areas are
The 4 bullet points ensure there will be no risk from users plugging virus infected USB drives into your company network, installing applications with hidden viruses or trojans, visiting infected websites and most of all access personal emails that could either be infected or phishing emails that ask for personal details.
Monitoring your network is the key to ensuring full data security. So what can we monitor, folder access and access attempts and website usage. Monitoring these two areas and ensuring staff are aware of the monitoring reduces the internal security breaches and attempts within the business.
External threats are a constant worry for companies with sensitive data or data they require to ensure the business is fully operational. So how do we secure from the external threats ?
Lets start by ensuring your internet connection has a firewall with firewall restrictions in place to ensure only allowed traffic is passed through to your network. A firewall is not just a device that sits and restricts traffic but it can also stop attack attempts to take down your network.
External threats come in many shapes and forms but mainly by a virus or trojan horse downloaded by the user. Normally this is at no fault of the user and can be blocked by an anti virus that will run regular scans on the computers and run real time protection that will run live scans on email, external drives and network access.
Backing up your data can be achieved locally or by installing an application that will back up to a remote data centre. Both methods have their ups and downs but both ensure your data is backed up on a regular basis.
Normally achieved by using an external hard drive or tape device that requires user intervention to swap them over and take one of site. Local backups are cost effective in the long run but create risk if the schedule is missed.
Cloud backup solutions have now become the most commonly used method of backing up date. the cloud backup solution Hyper 1 Digital offer backs up to two locations amazon storage and rack space in London. This solutions is based on usage and is charged monthly. This solution ensures there is an offsite backup of your data but without any user intervention.
For more information on securing your data get in touch 01226 610240 or message us
Now we are on the second part of our blog series - Your Website The Online Shop.
Today we are going to be covering Facebook and how you can increase your reach through the largest social media platform with 1.71 billion users with 300 million users in Europe and 1.51 billion mobile users.
First lets recap why you need to create an online presence.
Now we have had a brief recap lets talk Facebook and how to utilise the top social platform to create a wider reach.
Facebook gives you the option to build a page for your business where you can add products, services, photos, videos and other types of content. This page is the face of your business on Facebook so when you create the content or add your services and products think about the user that will be viewing it.
Now we have covered the content and how the page should look lets look into how to publicise your business page with little cost.
Facebook offers a wide range of open groups that allow you to offer your services and create links to your Facebook page. These groups are a little gem to get noticed in areas without purchasing Facebook advertising.
Paid advertising is a cost effective way to widen your reach within local, county and nationwide areas by selecting your area and the amount of money you would like to invest. Recently I set up a Facebook advert as test to prove to a local company that paying £894 for local advertising with little return is a bad investment specially when they are advertising the business alongside competitors.
So how did I test and prove their are alternate methods to investing in advertising to obtain a higher return.
After 2 days of the test advert launching we reached over 85,000 users in the local area and revived numerous message and obtain 2 jobs and 3 quotes all from a £15 investment. This investment also created increased traffic to the web page and eventually increased the web page ranking. I always recommend purchasing a few adverts when you launch your page to test your market and click response but it creates the wider reach within you local area.
The key to success on a Facebook page is to interact with your viewers and build discussions with them by answering questions and posting relevant content sometimes content that will get them to think about your page and the company.
For further advice on Facebook pages get in touch 01226 610240 or message us
Today I have been working on those little niggles and trying to educate clients about their websites. This got me to write this blog post to help educate any website owner and business owner with and without an online presence.
Lets start with the modern day way of searching for a business. For many years business have put an advert in the local paper or business directory and hoped to get work. This method was suitable in the dark ages but now we have users searching social media, online directories and the most important of all search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.
This is the every day question I get asked by the old school business owner.
In the modern day of the search engine each business owner should have a website and be registered on Google and on online business directories. Having a website does not just show your services and pretty pictures but creates a wider reach of potential clients and contacts.
Lets work with an example of a recent client I have been working with. The client paid a local business directory £894 to advertise in their booklet but received very little for his money. As a test I paid £15 for facebook advertising and linked his recently built website to all top social media platforms.
After an hour of posting offers and creating the correct advertisement the client received two messages requesting quotes for a full bathroom installation.
This is a prime example why a business should have an online presence and be integrated into all top social media platforms.
Increasing online presence is about increasing your reach to create sales conversions. Recently I tested numerous methods but the biggest reach I found was to increase my social interaction by posting on the top social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. Following these posts I received a wider reach which converted into sales and numerous website creation projects.
Lets cover what you can do to increase your reach using social media.
For more information on how to increase your online presence and create a wider reach drop us a call 01226 610240 or message us