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Big thanks to Chris Lambert at Blue Sky Computer Solutions Ltd for getting the Party Linen HQ back up and running at full speed today….. top banana….top service

Chris Lambert made sure our printer is visible to all machines. I have pressed print this morning and it did! No more games of ‘on/off’ where we pray, swear at and cajole the printer to become visible…. thank you! Great to receive an ethical service (the previous company advised us to spend a fortune on a new printer).. Thanks guys – highly recommended!

A big thank you to Chris Lambert for unlocking Michelle Nunn phone, our little boy had locked it by accident on holiday and we thought Michelle might lose all her precious family snaps on her phone. Chris has saved the day!!

You are the best computer man ever. Thank you

Chris Lambert has saved my virtual bacon with a remote tweak and two runs of the Malware thingy! He solved weeks of frustration in an hour. All my friends use him for everything technical. From now on I will too! Thanks Chris, you’re a star!

Really friendly and professional Service. Thanks for coming out at such short notice!

Chris Lambert, thanks or fixing my laptop so quickly. Working perfectly now. For anyone thinking of using Chris’s services…. highly recommended

I must send out a Massive thank you to Chris Lambert for being my super hero!! He managed to unlock my Mobile phone today!! He really is a lovely chap and a great whiz with all our computer issues in the office, and has surpassed himself today by rescuing my phone and I still have all my contacts and more importantly my photos! Yay!

Huge thank you to the wonderful Chris of Blue Sky Computer Solutions who has saved the life of The Coaching Garden’s pensioner-age laptop. Fast, amazingly efficient and pain-free. Even the dog thought he was great!

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May 18, 2017

Ten reasons why your data is safe with Office 365

Phrases like ‘The Cloud’ and ‘Office 365’ are becoming familiar terms now. However, the spectres of data security breaches and cyberattacks are also being referred to more and more as well. Office 365 offers tremendous benefits to SMEs (see our article on the subject here), but how does it really stack up when it comes to privacy and security? We reckon there are ten rock solid reasons why your data is safe with Office 365…

  1. Physical security

Office 365 is stored on Microsoft’s servers in data centres at undisclosed locations. That’s right… the location of Microsoft’s data centres is undisclosed to the public. Of course, that doesn’t mean some people don’t know where the data centres are. But even if someone does, the physical security measures that Microsoft has in place include sophisticated technology like biometric access authorisation and motion sensors under video surveillance.

  1. Connectivity with SSL encryption

Connections to your data and applications are encrypted. End of. Not a hacker’s easy pickings.

  1. Advertising harvesting free

Microsoft operates the Office 365 platform in such a way as to ensure that your details cannot be mined for advertising purposes.

  1. Platform usage is only monitored to improve the service

Although Microsoft does take note of how you use Office 365, this data is never shared. Your usage is your business, and purely Microsoft’s opportunity to improve their offering. Nothing more.

  1. Data backups

We’re referring to Microsoft’s backups here, not a company’s individual backups. It’s important you set up your own backup procedure for data and files etc. as well so as to make it easier to restore data in the event of a disaster. However, to give you comfort, Microsoft also schedules regular backups at a data centre level. This means it’s more likely that your data can be recovered in the event of corruption etc.

  1. If you cancel your Office 365 subscription you can still transfer your data and files

Microsoft doesn’t delete everything the second you cancel. Instead, they provide you with limited access for 90 days to export your data.

  1. You can specify your region for data storage

This may not sound significant but with legal and regulatory requirements differing across locations, for some businesses this is critical. At the time of setting up your subscription, therefore, Microsoft enables you to choose the region your data is to be stored.

  1. Microsoft insists on strong password usage

Office 365 ‘insists’ that your user passwords are less prone to brute force attacks. To strengthen your passwords, a combination of capitals and lower case, symbols and numerals can (and must) be used.

  1. You can manage privacy settings to meet your security needs

Though Office 365 is all about file sharing, Microsoft is mindful of the pitfalls involved with this. You can control what is seen and by whom, therefore, within your organisation.

  1. Privacy authorities approve of Microsoft’s cloud re data protection

Office 365 operates very satisfactorily from a data protection standpoint. Not only does Point 9 above evidence this, but Microsoft’s commitment re backups, strong password insistence, encrypted connectivity, and physical security bears this out too.

If you’d like to understand more about how Office 365 could work for your business, please give us a ring. We’d love the opportunity to put your mind at rest regarding data security.

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