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Breathe in the oxygen of business

We are surrounded by air, but can’t see it or the oxygen it contains, which is vital for keeping us all alive. We only know oxygen is there because Joseph Priestley discovered it almost 250 years ago. FX7 Solutions sees business opportunities as oxygen: there are opportunities all around us, and we need them to…

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Make mobile phones work for everyone in your business

Oxygen is both a life-giver and a deadly killer: breathing air, usually with an oxygen  content of 21%, is essential for us to stay alive, but in some conditions breathing 100% oxygen can kill us. It’s the same with mobile phones, they can be incredibly useful and boost productivity, but too much use can waste…

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What is the best internet connection for my business?

No business can operate without the internet. Even if you don’t work or sell online, banking and many transactions with government and other agencies now require an online connection. However, there are different ways of connecting to the internet and often variations in coverage can make a good connection a postcode lottery. First of all,…

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Summer tech fun for kids young and old

Summer has arrived and it’s time to take a break from work. When you’re fascinated by technology, there are many technology-based activities for kids, both young and old. We’re so lucky to be a short journey away from great national museums, such as the Science Museum in Kensington (sciencemuseum.org.uk), and the National Museum of Computing…

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Disaster Recovery Plan

As well as the delights of beach bodies, Bikini also reminds of us disaster. Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean was the site of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940s, later described as the ‘world’s first nuclear disaster’ as a result of contamination. It’s a reminder that in business it’s good practice to plan for…

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The importance of networking documentation and why you need to own it

Networking documentation doesn’t sound exciting and it isn’t the first item many businesses would consider a priority, but it’s vital for ensuring your IT systems can be correctly maintained. What’s more, a business has to take ownership to keep it up to date. For a small IT set-up, network documentation might seem overkill, but it…

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Password policies in the small business

Passwords exist to protect you and your business, keeping safe all the money, data and more you store in online bank, office tools, social media and other accounts. Yet the more secure the password, the more difficult it is to remember. Add the recommendation that passwords should be changed regularly to the typical 10, 20…

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Make light work

In Star Wars, the medical assistance droid FX-7 had multiple arms enabling it to accomplish sophisticated medical, diagnostic and procedural tasks simultaneously. Like this admired droid, FX7 Solutions has many arms – managed IT services, on demand IT support, cloud computing, VoIP telephony, email and spam protection, and EPOS – that work simultaneously to provide…

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In-house server or cloud service for file storage: private cloud – best of both worlds

In-house server or cloud service for file storage: why using popular cloud services can be bad for your business

There are many cloud storage providers and often it is as easy as registering with your email and creating a password to start using free storage, but are these services suitable for your business? It’s unlikely that free services will provide the level of service or security that your business needs. Remember the GDPR (General…

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