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Cutting IT Costs while Furloughing Staff

Businesses all over the world are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of the many changes the UK Government …

Reported UK Cybercrimes rise 2225% in one year!

Follow the FBI’s updated security statistics for 2019 Alarming figures have been released by the FBI, indicating the sharp rise …

Update: Cyber Security Awareness Seminar cancelled

We’re sorry to announce that we’ve taken the decision to cancel our next Cyber Security Awareness Seminar, due to take …

Covid-19 Action Plan + Remote Working

Net Primates have been working hard over the last couple of weeks to assist customers prepare for the impact the …

Office 365 Enhanced showing upward trend

Q1 of 2020 has shown the highest numbers of Net Primates clients choosing to protect their Office 365 email accounts …

SAVE MONEY!

We wouldn’t recommend that anyone buys cheap IT kit, but spending less is not always a bad thing. It is …

The benefits of using HP Gold Partners

Need IT kit that is up to the job? Ask Net Primates.   As HP Gold Partners we’ve been endorsed as …

Team News – what has Steve Cole been up to?

Steve is never happier than when he’s surrounded by boxes of shiny, new network equipment. Installing said network and documenting …

Are you using Office 365 Enhanced to the max?

Use the features of Office 365 Enhanced for your benefit and maximise the impact on your business…  Microsoft Office 365 is a …

Our first CyberSecurity Awareness Seminar of 2020

Net Primates were pleased to deliver our first CyberSecurity Seminar of 2020 today at Agora 3‘s lovely facilities in Totton, …

Add extra security with Multi Factor Authentication

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) adds an additional layer of security to your Office 365 accounts.  Used alongside a stringent Password …

Would you like a criminal to send 10k emails from your mailbox?

We recently heard from a local Financial Director who’d had their Office 365 email compromised. This allowed an unscrupulous cybercriminal …

Use 2020 To Get Cyber Savvy!

Cyber Security MUST be a core focus for you during 2020.   88% of organisations saw email-based spoofing of business partners or vendors, and …

A new year, a new IT Strategy

Did you avoid downtime and maintain business efficiency, or did you suffer from lack of kit, unexpected expenditure and emergencies?  …

Cyber Security Glossary

Are you flummoxed by Firewalls, flustered by Phishing and mixed up about Malware? Here are some of the most commonly used terms.   If …

LAST ORDERS! Prepare your business IT for Christmas closures…

We all receive constant reminders of how many shopping days there are left until Christmas, but how about IT days? …

Net Primates Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

The Net Primates office is closing for Christmas on Tuesday 24th December at 5pm, reopening on Thursday 2nd January at …

2020 Predictions

As we look into our crystal ball we have a pretty clear idea of the trajectory of travel for IT in 2020… …

Company news  2019

We’d like to thank all our loyal customers for supporting Net Primates during our strongest year ever! We’ve taken on …

Top 3 IT industry developments that have impacted businesses in 2019

The top 3 IT industry developments that have impacted businesses are:  The adoption  and  utilisation  of Microsoft Office 365   An …

Take time to evaluate…

How long is it since you took a cold, hard look at your IT Security?  When did your organisation last …

Let’s talk about Security!

Yes, we know IT security is not the sexiest of subjects, but it is a hot topic (or at least …

Think you’re too small for the sharks to worry about?

Small businesses are a prime target for unscrupulous hackers. Here’s why…  The national news features stories of BIG security breaches …

Net Primates launch Cyber Security Awareness Seminar Events

Cyber Attacks on individuals and small businesses are increasing with alarming regularity – most of us will know someone who has …

Top Security Tip of the Month

Question: Why is £9,900 a magic number for email fraudsters? Answer: Because they know that anything over £10k will be flagged …

Do you need to worry about ‘Colleague Impersonation’?

Are your staff in the habit of engaging in horseplay around the premises, mimicking each other’s voices and mannerisms? Whilst this …

What do ‘12345’ and ‘Password’ have in common?

Question: What do ‘12345’ and ‘Password’ have in common? Answer: They are the two most common passwords used online.  Yes, we …

Meet the Team – Morwenna Dovey

Morwenna joins the Net Primates team as Office Administrator. If you need to telephone us, you’ll be greeted by Morwenna who can create or update …

Why is Cyber Essentials Plus important?

You could well have heard about the Government’s ‘Cyber Essentials’ accreditation.   The Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) promotes Cyber Essentials accreditation …

How you can benefit from the predictions of ‘Connectwise Manage’…

We recently told you about our new Professional Services Automation (PSA) system – ‘Connectwise Manage’ being introduced at Net Primates to help …

Meet the team – Jon Procter

Jon Procter has been a highly valued team member since 2015. Mostly involved in undertaking project work, Jon has been …

How to prepare when an employee is leaving your business…

In September we spoke about how vital it is to prepare for a new member of staff in our ‘Is your team …

Microsoft Office 365 Enhanced package

Find out about new services to help your business… Microsoft Office 365 is a comprehensive suite of complementary applications as …

Upgrading internal systems to improve efficiency!

There are always many ways that we can achieve our goals. Some may seem more exciting than others but may …

David Robberts of the New Forest Enterprise Centre gives Net Primates a great testimonial

“Steve, Rupert and the team at Net Primates have been a source of fantastic support to our business. They are …

Refer A Friend and you could be a WINNER!

Do you know a business with 5-25 staff that you feel would benefit from the Net Primates treatment?  The sorts of things to to listen …

Launch of new Company Branding

Net Primates are pleased to announce the launch of our new company logo and colour scheme, which represents the services …

Steve and Rupert – staying up to date

Never let it be said that the grass grows under Steve’s and Rupert’s feet! Net Primates Managing Director, Steve Cole …

A vital date for the diary!

What’s the significance of January 14th 2020?  We’re afraid that it’s nothing to get overly excited about, but it is important …

Steve shoots us a testimonial

“The Net Primates team have supported my photography studio business – The Photo Rooms, in Southampton since start up in …

Is your business using Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office is an extremely strong platform for small businesses and one which we fully endorse and support here at Net …

Why replace IT kit every 3-5 years?

Whilst you may talk to the business owner who dusts off their ancient, trusty PC without issue, or you’ve heard …

Security, security and yet more security!

The primary Net Primates focus into 2019 continues to be security.  That doesn’t mean that we’re not covering all the …

A New Year – a new IT strategy 🙂

How are those resolutions going? Still going strong?  One resolution that we’d urge you to make (and keep), if you …

LAST ORDERS! Prepare your business IT for Christmas closures…

We all receive constant reminders of how many shopping days there are left until Christmas, but how about IT days? …

Net Primates Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

The Net Primates office is closing for Christmas on Friday 21st December at 5pm, reopening on Wednesday 2nd January at …

A great endorsement from Minuteman Press

“When I am away it is reassuring to know that my staff can pick up the phone and call the Net …

Office 365 – what is ‘migrating’ your mailbox and should you do it???

For those of you with Microsoft Office 365 you may have already migrated your mailbox, but what if you haven’t? …

Jargon Buster! Ask us anything…

Want to understand your Algorithm from your Antivirus and your Cookies from your Cache???  Just ask us what you need …

Is your system too slow? 

We recently mentioned how internet speeds can be unnecessarily slow, and how these can be improved. But what if your …

Why is an IT strategy important?

Does the mention of an IT strategy fill you with doom and dread? Please don’t let it – it’s really …

Meet Chris Dewey

Chris is passionate about IT, always quick to find the best solution to the latest IT dilemma. He joins Net …

David Tilsley Limited count on Net Primates

“We’ve worked with Rupert and the team for many years and are very grateful for the skills and expertise that …

Share and share alike – how Microsoft Office 365’s ‘Sharepoint’ can improve your business

Billed by Microsoft as ‘Your mobile, intelligent intranet’ here we give an overview of Sharepoint and how you could use …

Are slow internet speeds sending you to sleep?

Slow internet speeds can cause one of two things – sleep or sheer anger! Either is not great for productivity …

Is your team expanding – how to ensure a smooth start…

As we chase our tails, completing the day job, marketing the company, strategising for the future, etc, etc it’s often …

BOOK YOUR CUSTOMER REVIEW NOW!

Customer reviews are the opportunity to:  Discuss any anticipated changes to your business in the forthcoming year. Are you looking …

Meet Sarah Weaving

Sarah joins Net Primates as our Customer Service & Admin Coordinator. Having worked within big brands such as Cisco and …

A glowing testimonial from Belvoir Southampton

“When Loretto and I first established Belvoir Southampton, Rupert gave us excellent IT advice and support and this has continued …

Are home PC’s putting your business IT protection at risk?

So, you’re confident that your organisation is not at risk of cyber attach. All your machines have anti-virus software, you’ve …

Failure to plan is planning to fail… make the most of Microsoft Office 365 Planner…

As subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 some of you will already be using the Planner app, but for those that …

How to make the most of your holiday!

Now that we’re in the midst of the summer holidays most businesses will have staff disappearing for a week or …

Don’t let Plugins block your browser…

Installing ‘plugins’ or ‘extensions’ into our internet browsers can seem like a good idea at the time. We’re told that …

Net Primates welcomes IT specialists from Totton-based ITC

On 3rd April 2018 Net Primates has officially incorporated local IT specialists, ITC. ITC was formed in 1998 to offer …

£1,000 Donation to the YFM Food Bank

We are really pleased to have been able to make a cash donation of £1,000 to help the great work …

Donation to the Ronald McDonald House Southampton

We are really pleased to have been able to make a donation to help the Ronald McDonald House Southampton. They …

Connecting the Worlds Largest Cruise Ship

In May, Net Primates were commissioned with providing shoreside connectivity support to Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas.

Connecting Anthem of the Seas to Southampton

After a successful project back in November 2014 welcoming Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas® to Southampton, Net Primates was given …

Net Primates launches Network Status Page

Sometimes things do go wrong and if they do we want to keep our customers up to date with what …