2 Microsoft 365 changes

Having waded through the Microsoft newsletter from our understanding Microsoft have made a double change both of which could affect the cost to you.
1. The terms of the 365 licencing.
2. A general price increase.

Microsoft Exchange Attacks Mitigated Fast

You may have heard in the news - Microsoft Exchange has been under attack this year.
Apollo moved fast to prevent, prepare, and patch our Exchange estates in rapid time. Completed in less than 72 hours, in early March.

Get the most out of 365

There are so many great training resources for Office 365 there is no excuse to not know how to get the best out of Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook and Teams.

The time for lazy excuses "I don't do technology" are gone. Spending 15-30 mins a couple of times a week for a couple of weeks can improve your experience and effectiveness with these tools.

Can on reading to see some of the most useful links we have found.

NCSC small biz guide

5 National Cyber Security Centres Tips

There is a lot you can do to keep your systems safe. The National cyber security centres has lots of guides and tips which we have listed below, to get the full version and info about action you can take go to there web site. If you would like assistance making your systems and data secure just get in touch.

4 Tips when working from home

If you want to work form home like you do in the office you’ll need to check a few basics are in place first, then you can be as efficient as you were when you worked in the office.

The first thing I notice when working from home, once I had finished the cakes and biscuits was I was getting up to move more and was starting to feel fitter ( I had to make my own tea!) in the office I could easily go 4 hours without moving from my chair. The 2nd thing was less disruptions so I can get more done. The downside was I wasn't catching what my colleagues were doing as much. Here though, I want to consider some of the more practical aspects when working from home.



Ransomware, what you can do.

There are 2 sides to what you can do, one is before you are infected, which is a lot easier to implement and once you are infected. Once you have been infected your options will be determined by the preparations you made before the attack and will also depend on the severity of the attack.

Read on to see what you can do.

PSTN switch off

My ISDN and PSTN phones won't work soon?

We are hearing of calls pertaining to be from BT or their partners where they are deploying scaremongering tactics to commit your business into lengthy phone contracts - by telling you that analogue telephone lines are being phased out, and you “must act now”.
Do not panic. You don’t need to “act”, or buy anything on these calls..

Cyber Security

5 Cyber security tips from .gov web site

Cyber security is constantly in the news and is affecting most business. The attacks we see are sometimes sophisticated but these basic steps found on the cyber essentials web site will mitigate most the common intrusions.


complete IT service

We simply do it all.

By offering all the services, it means we cannot “pass the buck”. How many times is an IT or phones issue blamed on to the ISP (the broadband provider) the phone company, the IT Company, the ISP but if one provider supplies it all they have nowhere to go.

Should we outsource our IT support?

A small business has many choices when it comes to IT support, you could; In-house or outsource? If I outsource should it be the ad hoc jobs or all the IT? Should I get a one-man band or a specialist IT support company? Read on to learn the Pros and Cons of each and decide which is right for you.

15 short tips to Stop Ransomware getting on your computer

The way to stop Ransomware is to plan to protect against it, below are 15 top tips from our software partner Heimdal. None of our clients using the measures below has suffered a successful attack to date.

If your data is encrypted already there are somethings you can try before you go down the “pay the ransom” route. See the link at the very bottom of the page.


We are...

On 30th June, Apollo I.T. will be incorporated for 10 years. Researching businesses that are 10 years old, you discover only 4% of all businesses make it this far. We would like to enjoy this moment and see what how things have changed.

Office 365 vs Server – What is the best email server solution for your business?

When it comes to Microsoft email servers, there are two options for you to consider: Exchange Server 2016 and Office 365.

Both options have their advantages and implementation challenges and finding the right solution for your business can be extremely daunting. In essence, the main difference is one is a self-hosted system (Exchange 2016) and the other is cloud based (Office 365).


Ransomware: What you need to know

What is ransomware? 

Ransomware is one of the fastest growing forms of cyber-attack. At present there are nearly 3 million unique samples and more are appearing every day.


Don’t take the bait: How to recognise and avoid Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks are one of the greatest and most common threats to all computer users. As these attacks become more common and sophisticated it is imperative that end users and businesses alike learn how to identify Phishing and and what actions to take when being targeted. In this Blog we aim to highlight some of the most common forms of Phishing and help you to avoid becoming a victim. 



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