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The last few years have been a rollercoaster of new challenges, opportunities and a complete shift in the way many of us work.

Who would have thought that technology would play such a pivotal role?

Savvy businesses have been taking advantage of the power of IT to empower their business and harness working dynamically, remotely and securely during this time.

Understandably, many firms are looking to cut back on expenditures. It can be a minefield about how to best invest in technology to get the most out of a little. At the same time, cybersecurity risks and threats are increasing. Are you worried about:

  • Losing money or reputation
  • Data leaks
  • Not being able to restore systems or data from backups
  • Staff not being able to work because systems are down

Having the right IT Foundations in place is essential to address such concerns. To convey those in a simple way to our customers, we are launching our new IT Baseline Standard 2020.

What is it?

Our  IT Baseline Standard 2020  brings together 20 years of experience in the IT industry, helping businesses just like yours, with best practices, surpassing industry standards and applying proactive cybersecurity. The Baseline provides a benchmark to allow you to attain, and ultimately exceed, our minimum information, technology and security standards.

We intend to remove uncertainty, promote strategic planning and cultivate an informed decision-making process.

The  10 Core Elements  of the IT Baseline Standard cover all aspects of IT and security:


How our managed services support your business IT, allowing you to you focus on what you do best.

Strategy and Management

How we align your IT to achieve your business objectives.

Policies and Training

How we set policies and train your teams to follow best practices and keep your business operating smoothly.

Cyber Security

How we proactively identify cyber threats and enable your business to achieve the Cyber Essentials certification.

Data Protection

How we identify, label and protect your data in strict compliance with the GDPR.

Accountants and Passwords

How we help your team to manage their accounts and passwords to maximise security.

Backup and Recovery

How we regularly secure backups, check the integrity and plan for disasters.

Devices and Networking

How we help you protect and manage devices and infrastructure to maximise efficiency and minimise security risks.

Business Applications

How we help you manage and support your business applications.

Remote Working

How we help your team successfully work remotely, maximising flexibility and minimising the accompanying security risks.

What is the benefit to your businesses?

Working with IT Foundations puts your IT and security in safe hands. Our industry experts have been working tirelessly over the past months to curate the standards and set out everything that we think is critically important, concentrating our energy on supporting you. Ultimately, this allows your business to focus on what it does best and not get caught up in IT and security.

Of course, standards evolve to reflect new technologies, working practices and risks. Which, is why this year’s Standard is the 2020 version. Next year, and each following year, we will review the IT landscape and adapt the Standard to reflect what you need to keep your business up to date and secure.

If you have any questions about our new IT Baseline Standard 2020 and how it applies to your business, get in touch. We would love to talk through it with you.

IT Foundations provide arrange of IT support, consultancy and development services designed specifically for small and medium businesses. We focus on Edinburgh businesses and non-profits but have customers throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more about IT Foundations contact me for a free  introductory call.

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