Coughs, Colds and Clicking Dodgy Links

Coughs, Colds and Clicking Dodgy Links

You know it's cough-and-cold season when your work colleagues start appearing with sore noses, packs of tissues and endless supplies of Lemsip. It can be tricky to avoid picking up a bug as it only takes one person to start coughing and spluttering. Soon enough it has spread around the office like a zombie outbreak.

The Office for National Statistics revealed that coughs and colds accounted for 34million lost working days in 2016. So how do you protect yourself from this snotty apocalypse? We all know it's best to keep your vitamin C levels topped up, stay hydrated and avoid getting too close to those who already have the sniffles.

This approach is all well and good for humans. But what happens when your office computer catches a cold?

Again it only takes one person to click on a dodgy link or download an attachment and these nasty bugs can rapidly spread around the company. Research suggests that viruses and malware affected 2.9 million British companies in 2016 with a total cost of £29.1 billion.

It's vital to protect yourself, just like you do when the colds and sniffles appear. The best defence is to ensure that your company has proper business grade anti-virus software installed. This will defend you and your colleagues against the bugs, viruses and malware that would love to infect your online world.

Our technology partners, ip-Xchange, can arrange this online protection for your company, quickly and simply. For a small monthly fee you can get corporate grade anti-virus software that proactively protects you against known, unknown and hidden threats. These includes viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware and phishing scams.

Set up and installation is easy, once you have ordered the service each user is sent an email with simple installation details. Once installed the pre-set protection services will do the rest, making sure you are fully protected and leaving you to get on with your work.

If you'd like to know more about how to get a little vitamin C for your online world, speak to your centre manager or contact the friendly team at ip-Xchange on 020 3006 1414.