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How to spot a phishing email attachment

In a recent article, we looked at phishing emails in general and how to spot them. This time, we’re focusing on the dangers of infected email attachments, as these seem to be the phishing method of choice at the present […]

Making Tax Digital – don’t spend more than you need to!

Making Tax Digital is a government initiative that will require UK businesses to keep their financial records digitally and use approved software to submit information to HMRC. Whilst the programme is ostensibly designed to make it easier and more efficient […]

GDPR – a few months on

As you’re no doubt aware, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 18th May 2018. The legislation replaces the old Data Protection Act and places new obligations on business owners over how they collect, store and manage […]

Are your IT systems ready for winter?

With November just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how adverse weather conditions could affect your business. Last year’s winter was pretty harsh and we know some of our clients had problems with staff being unable to […]

Cost versus value – how does your IT service provider shape up?

When it comes to costs, there’s a huge amount of variation in the IT support world. The real question is: are you getting value for money? Here at Jalapeno, it’s important to us that our clients genuinely value our services – quite […]

The importance of controlling your web and email domains

Your web and email domain is the part of your website and email address that appears after www. and @ respectively. For example, our own domain is jalapeno.is. Your domain is an important business asset that needs to be managed […]

How to spot a phishing email

Phishing emails are spam emails that con you into thinking they’re genuine communications from a bona fide organisation. A typical example is an email that looks like it’s come from your bank and asks you to log into your account. […]

Why your business needs an IT investment strategy

As you’ll know if you follow our blog or receive our email newsletters, you’ll have noticed that we’ve talked a lot recently about why it’s important to update your IT infrastructure in certain circumstances. These include factors like software or […]

Windows 7 ‘end of life’ (yes, there’s more!)

OK, so we know we’ve talked a lot about Microsoft ending support for some of their products recently. (Take a look at our articles focusing on Exchange 2010 and Windows 2008 if you haven’t already.) There’s a very good reason […]

Should I upgrade or buy new IT equipment?

There comes a time when all computer equipment reaches the end of its useful life. As this time approaches, you’ll need to decide whether to upgrade the hardware or simply get rid of it and buy a new machine. In […]