IT Best Practices

IT Best Practices

How to optimise Mac performance: Maintenance tips for your Mac

Apple’s Mac products are a popular choice for laptop and desktop users, with around 15% of UK internet users owning…

Outsourced IT services

IT Best Practices

The pros and cons of outsourced IT services

Are you a smaller business not currently benefiting from the right IT support and advice? Or are you a larger…

Netstar IT Support London - Green IT

IT Best Practices

How to save money and maximise sustainability with Green IT

What is Green IT? Green IT, otherwise known as Sustainable IT, refers to the manufacturing, use, management, and disposal of…

Zoom bombing

IT Best Practices

Zoom bombing: How to block intruders from your video calls

What is Zoom bombing? Over the course of the pandemic, the American video conferencing platform, Zoom, has unsurprisingly exploded in…

IT Support Accreditations (1)

IT Best Practices

Which accreditations should I look out for when choosing my next IT partner?

Looking for your next IT partner? But struggling to differentiate between them? Most IT partners will claim to be the…

Choosing the right software for your business

IT Best Practices

7 steps for choosing the right software for your business

For your business to grow and maximise its potential, you’ll need to invest in new software solutions that align with…

IT Best Practices

Still using old technology? Here are the hidden issues it’s causing your business

Are your team still using old technology? When did you last invest in new technology for your business? This year?…

IT Best Practices

12 expert tips to improve PC performance and get more done

We’ve all been there; it’s a Monday morning and you need to build an extra 20 minutes into the start…

proactive IT support

IT Best Practices

Proactive IT Support – What is it and why is it crucial?

Proactive IT support will optimise business performance and fuel growth, helping you to outperform competitors and enhance your customer experience.…

IT budgets 2021

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What should my IT budget be for 2021?

A question we hear a lot from business owners is “how much should I budget for IT?” The truth (frustratingly)…


IT Best Practices

10 ways your employees can compromise business security in 2020

This year, a record number of employees have been working remotely and flexible working practices are set to stay, with…

office move

IT Best Practices

Moving office in 2020: 10 expert tips you need to know

Moving office in 2020 Planning an office move in 2020 will be a totally new experience for any business. Whilst…

Man on phone working from home using VoIP on a mobile phone

IT Best Practices

Want an easy way to boost customer satisfaction? Try a cloud phone system

  Remote working and cloud phone systems In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working from home than…


IT Best Practices

IT Outsourcing: Over a third of London-based businesses do it and here’s why

The definition of IT Outsourcing IT outsourcing refers to when businesses use external service providers to deliver IT-related processes, services,…

IT strategy

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Why IT strategy is more important than you think

What is an IT strategy? IT strategy refers to the governing document that outlines how technology and IT infrastructure will…

5 ways technology can help you outshine the competition

IT Best Practices

5 ways technology can help you outshine the competition in 2020

  Technology fuels every aspect of the modern workplace, so you need to make sure that you’re using it to…

IT set up

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Does your business have the best IT set-up for success? Here’s 5 things you might have overlooked!

An effective IT set-up will facilitate productivity, efficiency, security and success. Getting the right IT setup is vital, now more…

risks of remote working Netstar IT Support

IT Best Practices

The potential risks of remote working and how to avoid them

For many of us, remote working is the ‘new normal’ and will likely remain that way for the next few…

CISSP qualification logo in laptop

IT Best Practices

Is your IT partner CISSP qualified? Here’s everything you need to know

What is the CISSP qualification? Issued by global leading cyber security organisation (ISC)², CISSP is the gold-standard information security certification…

reducing costs

IT Best Practices

Investing in technology during a period of uncertainty

How your IT company can help reduce your costs during this period of uncertainty We’re all experiencing the impact of…

remote working


Coronavirus: how to get the most out of remote working

In January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a global health emergency. Millions of people around the…

office 365

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Are you backing up Office 365? If not, here’s why you should be

Cloud computing has brought a host of opportunities for businesses. Offering many productivity and security benefits; the technology has transformed…

business growth

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Is your IT strategy preventing business growth?

Are you looking to achieve business growth in the next 12 months? If so, it’s likely that you’ll be combining…

staying focused

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Six tips for staying focused when you’re on the go

Technology is an integral part of our day to day lives. It has made it easy to get things done…

IT provider

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Is it time to switch IT Support provider? The six signs to look out for

Are you happy with your current IT Support partner? Or do you wish they were a bit more responsive, more…


IT Best Practices

Six quick tips to create secure passwords that are easy to remember

The average person enters 10 online passwords per day. If someone were to get hold of your password, what would…

How to use IT to improve your office culture

IT Best Practices

How to use IT to improve your office culture

Office culture. Get it right and you’ll create a working environment where staff are productive, proactive and supportive of one…


IT Best Practices

Windows 7 end of life: when is it and what you need to do

If you’re still running Windows 7, your deadline is rapidly approaching. On the 14th of January 2020, Microsoft will stop supporting…

IT problems

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Make 2020 the year you put an end to IT problems for good

As we head into 2020, the New Year is naturally a time to be looking ahead and thinking about business…

cloud computing

IT Best Practices

How to keep your data protected with an effective business continuity plan

In life we never really know what’s around the corner, so ensuring all aspects of your business are fully protected…

computer in office

IT Best Practices

How your employees can be your biggest risk

When it comes to cyber security, we are all aware of the risks. But do any of us are aware…

cost IT downtime

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Why IT downtime could cost your business £7,235 per employee (and how to avoid it)

How frustrating is it when you’re at work and can’t send or receive emails? Or when the printer isn’t working,…

files and folders

Cyber Security

Does your IT Support Partner help you to be FCA Compliant?

Financial services firms face many strict regulations from financial bodies like the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the European Banking…

cyber security


Ransomware attacks have doubled in 2019. We’ve got you covered

Ransomware attacks have doubled in 2019. A recent Threat Report released by McAfee Labs, showed that there was an 118%…



6 habits of productive people and 4 things they avoid

What is the secret to getting things done? Why is it that by the time 4 pm comes around, we…

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Backup & Disaster Recovery

The importance of backup and disaster recovery

Ensuring you have a quality backup and disaster recovery system in place is vital to keep your organisation running smoothly.…

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