Accreditations

At Akita, we are committed to providing outstanding IT support and computer services to all clients. We believe that being accredited to the major players in the IT industry underpins that, in order that we can offer the best levels of service and support to the leading and trusted products. The latest partnership status we…

Getting IT Support Right for Your Business

For many companies, computer systems and data are of critical important to the success of their businesses. Efficient systems and collaborative working can provide huge advantages to organisations, often making them more agile and more competitive. Over and above having the right systems and software to help drive your business forward, of similar importance is…

Should I outsource IT support?

Many businesses have a distinct choice with regard to the ongoing management of their IT requirements – should they manage with an internal, dedicated IT department, or outsource to a 3rd party IT service provider? For smaller companies and startups, the cost of an IT department is generally out of reach. As a result, IT…

Huge Rise in Whaling Attacks

Although we wrote about this threat a year ago (http://www.akita.co.uk/blog/2331/security-viruses-malware/), the IT security industry has been a huge rise in domain spoofing whaling attacks so we thought it prudent to post a reminder. Who is at Risk? The domain spoofing attacks (commonly referred to as ‘whaling’) typically target the accounting department of organisations. They are…

Staff News!

We are delighted to welcome our latest addition to the IT support team – Alfie Fielder. Alfie has joined as an Junior Helpdesk Engineer and he will be dealing with remote support incidents with immediate effect. Having been looking for a suitable person to join the team for the last few months, we went through…

The Security Risk of Attachments

We are regularly contacted by clients who are concerned about potentially harmful emails and the accompanying attachments. What is clear is that there is some confusion with regard to these attachments, particularly when it comes to standard Microsoft Office files such as Word and Excel. It is generally well known that .zip and .exe files…

Merry Christmas from Akita

The team at Akita would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support throughout 2015! Having enjoyed a fantastic Christmas party, we are looking forward to continuing to serve our clients with the highest standards of IT support and computer services in 2016. The coming year promises…

Akita Systems Achieves Microsoft Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions Competency

Akita Systems earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment. Akita Systems, the IT specialist serving businesses in London and the South East of England, today announced it has achieved Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To…

Network Engineer Wanted!

Job Title:    Network Engineer Salary:    circa £18-27k (depending on experience/qualifications/ skills set) Start date:    ASAP Full time:    Permanent Contract of Employment Hours:    42.5 hours per week Monday to Friday Holiday Entitlement:    32 days (including 8 bank holidays) Contractual Sick Pay:    Commencing after 6 months continuous employment (terms applied) Expenses:    Travel expenses for site visits Qualifications:  …

IT Outsourcing for SMEs

It is increasingly difficult for many SMEs to find reliable and qualified IT staff with appropriate experience. This is particularly true throughout Kent and London, where the higher salaries on offer in the capital provide a major pull and make it difficult for smaller businesses to compete. Of course, the IT industry is not alone…