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Apr 21


Ad Hoc IT Support Verses Managed Service IT Support

So you have had your 'light bulb' moment and started a brand new business! Little did you know you now need to become a specialist in areas of business you never even knew existed. The results mean that many new business owners are working long hours, spinning many plates and have a huge amount of stress. When a business owner tries to be a 'jack of all trades, master of none' you have a... Read More »

Mar 21


Southern Solutions has a new member of the team

Southern Solutions has a new member of the team! Welcome Luke as one of our technical engineers. Luke will be another Southern Superstar when it comes to our fast response time, expertise and building relationships with all of our amazing customers.... Read More »

Mar 21


How to spot a Phishing email and what to do if you have clicked

Every day billions of phishing emails and texts are sent. The aim? To prey on human error, gather your data, steal your identity and/or infect your devices. The likelihood is at some point today one or two of these will end up in your mail box. The pure sneaky-phishing cheek of it all! They can be tricky little blighters. Their hope is to catch you off-guard such as when you are... Read More »

Feb 21


You’re Welcome

Since this pesky Coronavirus pandemic began, online video platforms have boomed. Whether you are a Zoom lover or a Microsoft teams convert we are sure that at some point over the last 12 months you have been persuaded to join a quiz. So don some sort of fancy dress, open a few packets of crisps and grab a cold one! Eyes down for some top IT facts for your next quiz The first computer... Read More »

Jan 21


‘There must be a way’

The Southern Solutions and SWL project January 2021 Are you ready to hear about the most exciting IT project of all time! Let me hear the clunk-click of your seat belt, because we are about to take you for the ride of your life! Almost any service that your server provides can be hosted in the cloud. There are some exceptions to this, but as a whole an SMB could run quite comfortably... Read More »

Jan 21


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

On our networking travels we hear lots of business owners moaning about the amount of IT Support businesses there actually are out there. It can be off putting to hear the same pitches stating they provide the 'best support' so who do you pick? Do you stick to the same 'mate' who has helped you for years (even though you have probably outgrown their support capabilities), Do you go it... Read More »

Jan 21


Turned your webcam off?

In April 2020, according to, 46.6% of people in employment did some work at home with the vast majority (86.0%) of these homeworkers stating it was because of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a 2021 lockdown now starting, getting advice for remote working and implementing suitable systems is becoming overwhelming for business decision makers. There is plenty of... Read More »

Nov 20


Managed IT Support – The reliable and proactive solution for your business

We speak to many people before they become customers, who say “we just call X IT support when we have an issue”. This is great; however, it is reactive. Ad hoc IT support will not ensure that updates are carried out when required and will not monitor your systems for any potential issues, such as potentially catastrophic viruses. When we onboard a client for managed IT support, we undergo a... Read More »

Oct 20


Cybersecurity – Top tips to protect your business

With October being Cyber Security Awareness Month, there is no better time to talk about the measures we’d advise you have in place to protect your business. Scarily, Riskbased reported that in the first half of 2019, data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records. Protective measures can be anything from installing anti-virus software for a single user organisation, to having a full disaster... Read More »

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