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Productivity Apps – Are They REALLY That Productive?

May 19th, 2016|Company News, Productivity, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

I have just been to an excellent seminar on productivity – or, more specifically, how to avoid productivity 'traps'. This subject is close to my heart because our clients are investing in new technology specifically to improve their productivity. Therefore, we are constantly updating our knowledge and analysing what we have learned so that we can [...]

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Security and Social Engineering

May 12th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

A study by a security firm, Proofpoint, identified that social engineering was the top cyber attack technique in 2015. Instead of focusing on automated attacks as in previous years, attackers are getting you, or your employees, to do their dirty work. If you think your staff and senior management team are that not that gullible, [...]

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Who Or What Is The Biggest IT Security Risk In Your Business?

April 18th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

It is incredibly frustrating for all businesses that to just to operate on a day-to-day basis, we need to invest so heavily in cyber security protection. I feel your pain as the MD of an IT services company we too need to constantly militate against security risks that might impact on our business operation and, [...]

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“Locky” Virus Spreading At An Alarming Rate – UK Businesses Must Take Action Now

April 18th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

We’ve all heard of hospitals being hit by highly contagious viruses such as the norovirus, but what about the ‘Locky’ virus that is spreading at an alarming rate in the US? This new variation of the Cryptolocker ransomware is effecting a staggering 60,000 users per day, the majority in the US and Germany, but UK [...]

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What You Need To Know About New EU Data Protection Laws

April 7th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

Whether or not the UK stays or leaves the European Union, new data protection laws will still apply to your business if you deal with others in the EU. This year the Network and Information Security Directive (NISD) is due to come into force, followed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Only [...]

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28% of Spear Phishing Attacks Are Getting Through Businesses Security Defences

March 17th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News|

As the end of the financial year looms many of us are looking at budgets and earmarking areas in our businesses that require spending in the next tax year. IT is one function that I know can cause some sleepless nights for CFOs looking to balance spending with positive ROI. IT security is one area [...]

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Is your Mac safe from Malware?

March 10th, 2016|Company News, Security and Threats, Technology News|

Apple Macs have always been relatively immune from malware and other malicious software - mostly due to the limited user base making them a less attractive target for Cyber criminals but also in part due to an operating system that is considered inherently more secure than Microsoft's Windows. Recently I have noticed a steady increase in reports [...]

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Your Feedback Means Service Desk Improvements

March 3rd, 2016|Company News|

Last year, we surveyed our Service Desk customers about the service they receive from us. We wanted to know your likes and dislikes so that we would know what we’re getting right, and where we have room for improvement. Among the praise for our friendly and knowledgeable staff, the fact that a real person answers [...]

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Why We Don’t Do ‘IT Support’

February 25th, 2016|Company News|

Whilst running an IT services business I have grown used to our 'bread and butter' service being labelled 'IT Support'.  It's an accepted term used throughout the industry and recognised by all our clients and prospective clients. But does it really describe what we do? Personally I think not - in fact I believe it [...]

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How to connect your PC to a TV without cables

August 12th, 2014|Company News, Technology News, Tips and Advice|

We are increasingly finding that people wish to connect their PCs and tablets wirelessly to their TVs both for streaming videos and pictures at home but also increasingly for ad-hoc presentations and collaboration in the office environment. The world where you do not have to crawl under the meeting room desk looking for a monitor [...]

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