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Freestyle IT/TS – Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)

After 20+ years of running Freestyle IT the owner’s (myself, Guy and Amir) of the company have decided that now is the perfect time to step aside and promote a new management team and new ownership of the business. Just before Christmas 2023 we signed over 85% of our shares to an Employee Ownership Trust…
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Cloud Security Best Practices: Your Checklist

As technology continues to evolve and develop, cloud solutions are becoming increasingly popular, offering businesses the ability to store and access data remotely, as well as increase collaboration capabilities. Used correctly, cloud solutions can be a great way to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve data security. What Are Cloud Solutions? Cloud solutions are a…
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Ransom vs Phishing: 5 Differences to Look Out For

In the world of cyber security, there are two major threats that every computer user needs to be aware of: ransomware and phishing. Both malicious activities involve hackers attempting to gain access to a computer system or data, but the similarities stop there. While both can put organisation and individuals at risk, understanding the key…
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Why Cloud Computing is Important for Business

As the world of technology evolves, cloud computing is seeing a considerable rise in popularity, and many businesses are now considering this option to increase their efficiency, speed up operations, and reduce costs. Here at Freestyle, we believe that cloud computing is an essential tool for businesses of all sizes – and we have the…
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What is the Future of AI in Cyber Security?

The internet has become an indispensable part of our lives, and with that rise in popularity comes a rise in cyber threats. As these threats become more advanced, so must the solutions used to protect against them. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly critical in this effort as it can automate security processes and provide…
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The Easily Preventable Top 10 Cyber Security Threats

In today’s digital age, now, more than ever, your business should prioritise guarding against the most common cyber threats. Cyber security is vital for protecting all categories of data from theft and damage, so to get you started, we have put together a list of the top 10 most common cyber security threats, and how…
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Cybersecurity for Remote Workers: Best Practices and Tips

Since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, remote working has rapidly gone from something which was seen as the preserve of a few workers in the IT sector, to something which is now part of the fundamental work pattern for many of us, regardless of where we work. Although a lot of people have…
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How Does Cloud Computing Work?

If you work in IT, or indeed in any field at all in which data plays a major role, you will almost certainly have heard of cloud computing. But what exactly is it? If you want to know how cloud computing works, and how it can assist you in your day-to-day work, then read on.…
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5 Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Since the pandemic, working from home has become a much more popular working model in the UK. For some, this may be full time and for others, it can be a hybrid working model. In the modern age of technology, there still remains one key top priority; security. A great way of introducing data security…
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10 Quick Ways to Identify Phishing Emails

With more than 88% of unsuspecting businesses attacked by phishing attempts each year, it’s vital that your employees are correctly educated so that they can easily spot a phishing email. Doing so could be what saves your company from a data breach, and ultimately how you avoid untold damage to your organisation and finances. So,…
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