Meet our new ‘Consulting Partner’ – Karl Fontanari

Were pleased to welcome our newest addition to our ever growing team, Karl Fontanari. Karl will be joining the team in a commercial role, channelling a wealth of experience and knowledge; based on his 35 years of being in the IT industry, yes he really did start out in 1982!

For more than 15 years he has worked for several multi-national telecommunication companies such as BT, Vodafone, and Telstra as well as leading vendors such as Hitachi, Sun, and Oracle.

New Office 365 tool for macOS users

September 20th, 2017

Microsoft has launched a new tool for Office on Mac called My Workspace. Business users who frequently interact with apps and documents will find this small yet useful tool highly beneficial. Let’s take a closer look at this brand new app. Office workspace for Mac My Workspace sits in the Menu bar along the top […]

10 Key Facts of GDPR that will aid your compliance

Data protection legislations in the UK are changing and it will be fully enforced from May 2018. This new legislation being 'General Data Protection Regulation' (GDPR).

The main objective of GDPR is to detail the current and newly enhanced, obligations and responsibilities organisations must follow in order to safe-guard the data of EU citizens.

Five of the best IT support companies in Worcester

With almost 5000 businesses in the county, finding the best IT support companies in Worcester can be tricky, and we're not the right fit for every business so we're often asked "who are some of the other IT support companies in the area?" We're always happy to help people, so we have given you a few options below, all whom have solid experience in business IT support.

What is Cyber Essentials, does my business need it?

You may have heard of the ‘cyber essentials’ scheme, which launched in June 2014. If you haven't it’s a government and industry backed scheme to help all organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. In collaboration with Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IAMSE) and Information Security Forum (ISF) they have set out basic technical controls for organisations to use which is annually assessed.

Locky style Ransomware back for 2017

August 30th, 2017

Disguising itself as an invoice proved to be an effective approach for the original Locky ransomware, which infected millions of users in 2016. Steve covered this at the time over on Linkedin. Although it was mostly defeated, hackers are currently using a similar approach to spreading a new type of malware.

Meet our new ‘Marketing Executive’ – Jahmel Coleman

Some big changes are cooking up in the ATG office, one of these changes is our newly appointed Marketing Executive, Jahmel Coleman. A Marketing Management graduate, previously studying creative digital media production.

More recently Jahmel has returned from a 3-month voluntary placement with 'Balloon Ventures', aiding the local entrepreneurs of Nakuru (Kenya) in developing their aspiring business ideas.

In-house vs outsourced IT support: Pros and Cons

Need IT support? debating between In-house or outsourced?
IT support can be a difficult decision to make as every business has different needs and requirements. Both options do have their own advantages, but to aid you in your decision before making an investment; here's our quick guide to in-house vs outsourced IT support.

What is an IT MSP? Why would my business need one?

August 21st, 2017

A term which you may have heard but what is an IT MSP? We use it a lot in the IT industry but then again, we "love" an acronym! A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an external company, businesses like yours contract to manage their IT infrastructure and/or end user systems (Or as per this Wikipedia article many other services such as utilities). In an IT world typically it will be on a proactive basis, under a subscribed plan of a service level agreement.