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Confused about GDPR and Cyber Essentials?
The two hottest topics for any connected business are cyber-security and the imminent changes to data protection legislation (GDPR). Both subjects can be complex and confusing, and you could be tempted to bury your head in the sand. Please don’t. Come and talk to us instead. We’re hosting drop-in sessions at our Daresbury site on […]Read More
In theory, in practice: the GDPR approach from Urban IT
Urban IT is delighted to announce that Sam Spiro, the business’s Managing Director, is now a fully accredited GDPR practitioner, certified to ISO 17024. Gaining the qualification illustrates Sam’s commitment to a full understanding of the issues faced by Urban IT’s clients and other small and medium-sized enterprises across the UK. With the changes to […]Read More
GDPR: Clarity and common sense prevails!
With only about six months until GDPR comes into force, there is still a lot of confusion. Amongst the multiple articles, recitals and subsections of the EU document, is legislation designed to protect individuals’ privacy and security. Unfortunately, it’s buried in confusing jargon. It’s no wonder organisations are worried about whether they are on […]Read More
Say hello to your IT department
Have you ever wanted to offer IT services? Now you can. We believe that every business needs IT, but we know that not all organisations have the resource, will or desire to manage their own provision. That’s where we step in, with scalable, affordable solutions for everything from procurement and data storage to cyber security […]Read More
Cyber-crime – it’s no use burying your head in the sand
Cyber-crime is one area of your business that you might not see as a priority. After all, hackers wouldn’t be interested in your systems, would they? You’d be surprised. Data can change hands for huge sums – information is power. Even if you don’t lose valuable data, a crippled IT system could cost you a […]Read More
We’re very happy to have a new member of the Urban IT team. Chris Owen has slotted into his new position heading up Operations perfectly, and we’re sure that you’ll enjoy working with Chris as much as we’re doing. Chris will be introducing himself over the coming weeks. Here’s a brief introduction from Chris himself: […]Read More
Office 365 – plenty of benefits and one or two cautions
The way we work has changed. As computing technology has advanced and connectivity has switched from cable to wireless systems, we’re no longer tied to offices. In-house servers are no longer the bee’s knees – what matters now is being able to access information anywhere, and being able to work with it and collaborate, whilst […]Read More
At last – a practical IT solution for the legal sector
We’re Urban IT, and our speciality is tailored packages of IT systems and support. We understand that the needs of certain sectors of commerce and industry are different and that within the legal sector, digital technology requirements are quite specific. But we also understand that not everyone is as familiar with – or interested in […]Read More
Important news for fans of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Microsoft has recently announced changes in policy aimed at getting its users to migrate to Windows 10 with its advanced security and productivity features. From 1 November 2016, Microsoft will not allow further distribution of Windows 7 certificate of authenticity licenses. The legacy systems are being phased out. It’s still possible for original equipment manufacturers […]Read More
We’re recruiting. Come and join us.
We’re recruiting – If you’re an exceptional IT Operations Manager, we’d love to hear from you. Urban IT are looking for someone with experience, passion and drive. We’re a growing business, and we’re planning to keep growing, so you’ll need to be able to handle both responsibility and pressure. We’d like you to be a […]Read More