Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Latest.

Furlough Arrangement for Staff Latest. If your staff aren't working from home they may be on furlough, but the guidance has been confused and confusing. HMRC issued amended guidance on 6th April which provides clarification on a number of important areas. How much to pay staff/When will the claim system be operational?What about Company Directors? HMRC Say: The online service you’ll use to claim is not available yet. We expect it to be avai...

The Malware threat.

The Malware threat. You may have heard of GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker, malware threats which are downloaded to a victim’s Windows PC by clicking on an attachment. The advice to UK consumers and businesses is to backup data and protect themselves from this threat, as cybercriminals will continue using command and control servers to generate phishing emails. Ensure Maximum Protection. UK ICT partner with Kaspersky, which ensures that our custome...

Rise of malware and ransomware attacks in recent months.

Malware and Ransomware attacks on the increase. It's not just humans that get viruses, so do computers. COVID-19 is proving a breeding ground for malware and ransomware attacks. We have seen a rise of malware and ransomware attacks in recent months, and we would like to keep you informed and offer advice on the best way to prevent such attacks. With the sudden increase in homeworking due to the Coronavirus pandemic hackers are looking for ne...

Laptop Offer – Working from home?

Laptop Offers. While stocks last. We have some great laptop offers to keep your business working as the need for social distancing and self isolation increases. Please be aware, stocks in the UK are low as more and more organizations adjust to remote working. We also have stock of many of the other items you might need in your business over the next few months. As an alternative, we can provide a range of laptops on short term hire Find Out M...

Phishing Scams- Know Your Enemy

What is a phishing scam? Phishing scams are a favoured way for cyber criminals to get access to sensitive information, such as your usernames and passwords, credit card details, and bank account numbers. Usually in the form of an email, this kind of scam may look as if it has come from a trustworthy source, but will attempt to trick you into: Clicking on a link or an attachment that will infect your computer with malicious software. Fo...

We can work from home, can you?

Do you or your staff need to work from home? There is a lot of News and Social Media discussion about the need to work from home as the Coronavirus spreads. We hope that you will be pleased to know that we are already able to provide a full IT support service to you even if our staff can’t get to the office. With cloud-based infrastructure, VOIP telephone systems, remote access solutions, our business and technical staff have full access to everyth...

Need a Short Term Equipment Boost?

Short Term Hire from UK ICT could be the answer. Equipment Boost for your organization's with short term hire. As part of the IT Support services, we operate for you we can provide short term equipment rental of laptops and other equipment. All laptops are provided with Windows 10 and Office (Outlook, Word, Excel etc). Contact us to discuss the methods available to access your normal applications. Call 01952 292 827 or e-mail us for a call b...

Get the Most Out of Office.

Working from Home? Microsoft Office has some neat features. As you are already an IT Support client, the chances are we have migrated your services to Microsoft 365. If not, we really should talk about this again. Microsoft 365 support secure file sharing through the Internet and Cloud conferencing, screen sharing for your meetings and collaborations. Perhaps the biggest problem of “Work from home” isn’t the technologies, but the demotivat...

Is your Internet Connection Reliable?

Get the best from Home Working. Work from Home? Not with my Broadband speeds. If you are going to work from home, you might want to check that your internet connection is reliable. Home Internet connections can be slower than you want for business use and are affected by the number of people using them. An increase in people working from home and possible school closures might make the home working experience less productive than you would hope....

VOIP Use the Business Number when Home Working.

VOIP Telephone Services – Stay Connected. Work from Home with our VOIP Phone Systems With our VoIP Telephone Service you can be on your Office Telephone System when working from home. Without having to invest in a new phone system for your offices we can use our VoIP technologies for you to make and receive calls from your business phone number. Outgoing calls will display the Company Number (can be masked, if required) If you have multiple h...