Phil Evans

Five Reasons Not to Worry About Lost or Stolen Laptops

Five Reasons Not to Worry About Lost or Stolen Laptops

As one of the most targeted devices, laptops are often the most at risk of being stolen, and when lost, companies can end up paying considerably. Bearing in mind the amount of personal and confidential data the average user keeps on their laptop, it’s understandable that when a device goes missing, it can leave the owner feeling anxious and concerned that that data might fall into the wrong hands. However, Phil Evans of Datacastle, a specialist in endpoint backup and data protection, says that if the right precautions are taken towards data security then worrying about lost or stolen laptops will be a thing of the past. 1. Encrypt One of the most effective ways to keep your personal and confidential data secure is to encrypt it. By adopting this approach, it doesn’t matter if a laptop gets... »

The Risks of BYOD for Small Businesses

The Risks of BYOD for Small Businesses

Start-up companies, particularly those associated with new technology, encounter a plethora of difficulties when laying the foundations of a new business structure, and unfortunately, the failure of start ups is not uncommon. Without a large venture capital investment or sound business model, many businesses fall at the first hurdle. To combat this issue, start-ups and SMEs are increasingly turning to a bring your own device (BYOD) model of working because of the benefits a mobile workforce can offer. This also dramatically reduces start-up costs as employees will already own devices and the capability for employees to flexibly work from home or on the road, and a shift in asset responsibility from the company to the employer. However, if the correct precautions are not undertaken, the cav... »