Networking member gives free IT advice for the Christmas period

Category: IT

Release Date: 21.11.2016

Members of ebn (effective business network) were given free advice when the Director of IT Positive, David Lee, gave helpful IT tips for holiday periods.

Viruses are a big issue for any business using technology. However, one of the most popular ways for cyber criminals to send out a virus is through an email attachment.

David said: "Avoid viruses by not opening email attachments unless you are 100% certain that you know who they came from.

"Many businesses may close for holidays, for a week or so. When offices are left empty, damage to offices can affect the IT systems. Businesses should have an emergency plan in place so that they can keep trading.

"To avoid losing out on any business when you return, ensure that you have a full backup, stored off-site, of all your data. This means that, if your office has sustained any damage and cannot be used, you have everything you need to continue to operate at an alternative address.

David added: "Not every business closes at the same time for holidays. So, don't forget to set your 'out of office' email responder, to ensure that your clients know when you will be back from the break. This way, they know when to expect a response or email again."

David attends several ebn Groups – including Billericay, Maldon, Southend, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester. For more information on ebn, and to find out where your local Group meets, please visit

ebn Managing Director Glenys Chatterley said: "ebn members not only build good contacts to help grow their businesses but also get regular, free advice from experts to help them meet their business needs.


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More information:

ebn Managing Director Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
IT Positive Director David Lee on 01376 653115 –

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