Blog

In the press: Businesses urged to act now and prepare for snow disruption

/ IT Support
Last updated on April 16th, 2020

businesses urged to prepare now for snow disruption

As the UK sinks further into the depths of winter, the Managing Director of an outsourcing provider has outlined measures businesses can adopt in order to minimise potentially devastating snow disruption.

Last year’s snowfall is estimated to have cost the UK economy upwards of £1bn through lost productivity as workers were prevented from going to work.

Robert Rutherford, MD of QuoStar Solutions, the IT consultancy and outsourcing provider, issues the following advice to reduce the snow disruption set to hit the UK:

“With forecasts of snow again hitting the headlines, businesses – large and small – should be ensuring they have the IT infrastructure in place to allow staff to adequately work from home, to minimise the impacts caused by the inevitable travel disruptions which will accompany the cold weather. With the weather getting more extreme each year and reflecting on last year’s heavy disruption from snow, businesses need to make sure they are prepared this time around.

“Simple methods – such as hosting your IT systems in the ‘cloud’ – are a real winner for businesses at times like these. This type of set-up is cost-effective and allows all staff to ‘log in’ to the office remotely and work effectively, using just a home computer and internet connection.

“The most important thing is to make sure your business keeps running and you can keep serving your customers even if your employees can’t make it into work. ”

Source: Freshbusinessthinking.com
/ Security
In the press: Cybersecurity best practice for insurers

As the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) announce the launch of a cyber committee dedicated to helping the insurance sector as a whole tackle the increasing numbers of security breaches, Robert Rutherford shares his insights on how life and health insurance providers can create a successful cybersecurity strategy that will protect their business and confidential […]

/ Security
What is malware?

Malware (short for malicious software) is an umbrella term which refers to software designed to disrupt, damage or gain access to a computer system, without knowledge or consent of the owner. Malware can compromise computer functions, steal data, bypass access controls and cause other types of harm. A piece of malware is usually categorised into […]

QuoStar announces the return of the Dorset Legal Awards with co-founder ASH Elite

IT consultancy, QuoStar, and leading legal recruitment firm, ASH Elite, have today announced details of the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards. After a highly successful inaugural year, which saw over 200 nominations from across 25 Dorset firms, the Awards have returned for the second year running to bring together the best legal professionals in the region. […]