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Windows 10 to offer update ‘snoozes’

22nd March 2017

News from Microsoft!  They will enable Windows 10 users to choose when security updates are installed once they arrive rather…

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Cyber Security Planning (part 1)

8th March 2017

Employees are your first line of defence against cybercriminals — but they’re also your biggest security hole and negligent employees…

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Skype Translator: A leap forward in digital communications

22nd February 2017

Skype now includes Real-time voice translation – now that’s what differentiates an instant messenger service! Skype Translator is a massive…

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iPhone 7 vs. Pixel: The ultimate flagship smartphone faceoff

8th February 2017

Android and iOS are the leaders in mobile operating systems across the globe. Both share a common goal of providing…

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Microsoft to Perform Major Overhaul of Windows 10 Privacy

1st February 2017

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Has A Serious Problem Author: Gordon Kelly There’s the thing about Windows 10: you give up…

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5 simple ways to become more secure for 2017

25th January 2017

Here are 5 simple ways to become more secure in 2017. 1. Change those passwords Weak or predictable passwords like “password123”…

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Choosing the right business internet connection

11th January 2017

Choosing the right business internet connection can seem like a daunting process. There are a huge number of providers on…

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iPhone Users Hit By Spammers

28th December 2016

Up until recently, Apple products have been widely regarded as being safe from viruses, spam and other unwanted online intrusion.…

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‘Photoshop-for-voice’ announced – should we be concerned?

14th December 2016

Adobe unveiled Project Voco. The software makes it possible to take an audio recording and rapidly alter it to include…

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15 benefits of cloud computing for small businesses

30th November 2016

Taking email servers, application hosting, communications systems and data storage offsite can save companies time and money, boost productivity and…

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Internet Trends for 2016

16th November 2016

The following collection of charts represents the most trusted research and the most recent data on major internet trends. Feel…

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Offsite Computer Backup – Why is it important?

2nd November 2016

Every decision maker or employee involved with a company which has an IT element will likely have heard plenty about…

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Cybersecurity – Time to take it seriously?

19th October 2016

There is a multitude of threats that are classed in the arena of cybersecurity.  See https://threatmap.fortiguard.com/ for a live view…

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Guide to shopping safely online

18th October 2016

Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family…

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25 Years of the World Wide Web and the future

5th October 2016

On August 23rd 1991, Tim Berners-Lee made the World Wide Web available to the public, setting the wheels in motion…

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Ransomware Found Hiding in Google Docs

21st September 2016

In the world of Cyber Crime, malware has proven to be a persistent and potent threat in recent months. Hot…

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RAA…! A New and Unique Ransomware Threat

7th September 2016

Internet security researchers have discovered a new version of the malware known as ransomware. Dubbed ‘RAA’ this latest malicious program…

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Companies Face Tougher Government Action For Poor Cyber Security

24th August 2016

The security breach at TalkTalk last October that saw the loss of data from a reported 157,000 customers to cyber…

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European Companies Taking Too Long to Detect Cyber Attacks

10th August 2016

A recent report by Cyber Security Company Mandiant has revealed that EU companies take on average 3 times longer than…

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Do I really need anti-virus for my Mac?

27th July 2016

Myth: Macs are impervious to malware. Fact: Macs, while less vulnerable than PCs, are assailable. Their security can be penetrated, especially…

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Are passwords due to become a thing of the past?

13th July 2016

First Direct, part of HSBC Bank, are about to stop asking customers for passwords when they call them.  Using their…

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New Windows 10 Tool To Rid Computer of ‘Bloatware’

6th July 2016

Participants of the Microsoft Insider program have been given a look at a new tool for Windows 10 that could…

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Tech support scams continue

29th June 2016

  Just when you think you’ve seen everything when it comes to tech support scams, you realize how far the miscreants…

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Top Tips for Staying Safe Online

15th June 2016

Whether you are in a work or home environment we have created the following list to help you stay safe. 1.…

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Windows 10 – Backlash after unexpected upgrades

3rd June 2016

Further to our social media post on May 25th and the BBC article Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade ‘nasty…

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Benefits from working remotely

1st June 2016

When you hear the phrase ‘remote working’, what image does conjur up? A sun-filled holiday and being able to work from…

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Should you store your data in the cloud?

18th May 2016

It’s pretty simple to understand where a file goes when you save it on your PC. It lives on your…

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Why should we embrace cloud communications?

4th May 2016

We have all heard about ‘The Cloud’ and how it can be beneficial to our businesses but what normally springs…

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Windows 10 – upgrade time

20th April 2016

Further to our blogs over the past few months Microsoft have improved the original release of Windows 10 sufficiently that…

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Email Archiving

6th April 2016

Have you ever spent ages struggling to find an email or that you deleted some only to wish you hadn’t?  …

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Hosted telephony challenges mobile services

23rd March 2016

Research by a telecoms company has revealed that mobile networks are facing a huge challenge from hosted telephony and voice…

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Wireless improvements

9th March 2016

Does your WiFi not cover where you need it to?  Are you left with a low-strength signal at your desk? Tablet…

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Windows 10 – upgrade advice

22nd February 2016

Windows 10 is starting to settle down and they have fixed some of the initial glitches.  We are seeing issues…

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Internet Filtering – Blocking of access to sites

10th February 2016

Are your employees (or perhaps children) spending too much time on sites that you would prefer they didn’t? Over the course…

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What is Apple’s Wi-Fi Assist and why should you turn it off?

15th January 2016

Wi-Fi Assist is a new feature on iOS 9 (the software which ‘powers’ iPhones and iPads). If you have upgraded your…

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Appear.in – One Click Video Conversations

8th December 2015

We would like to share tools that we think may be useful to you.  This week courtesy of Richard Tubb…

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Windows Updates – Automatic Installation… Is it a good thing?

1st December 2015

Whilst having your Windows install the latest updates helps to keep the latest threats at bay, what happens when a…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Mobile Adware

19th November 2015

Our final update in this series focuses on Mobile Adware, but what is it?              …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Ransomware

12th November 2015

Most of us are now aware of what has been dubbed ‘Ransomware’.  It is where you are prevented from using…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Critical Infrastructure Attack

5th November 2015

Cyber attacks on critical IT infrastructure can cause long-lasting damage. Deploying multiple layers of security is one way of reducing…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Social Media Attacks

29th October 2015

A social media attack is where a hacker may be able to steal a username and password to gain access…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Cloud-Based Attacks

22nd October 2015

Cloud services are very much a part of business IT, but we all need to think about the security surrounding it.…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Internal Cyber Threats

15th October 2015

                    Are your staff allowed to use work computers for personal…

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Wifi improvements

13th October 2015

Tablet computers, laptops and games consoles all normally rely on wifi coverage to connect to the outside world, but what…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – Bring your own device (BYOD)

8th October 2015

In light of cyber security awareness month – an area of concern that we would like to bring to your…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month – October 2015

1st October 2015

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so we would like to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit…

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Windows 10 – upgrade advice

29th July 2015

Over the last few weeks you may have seen a notification about upgrading to Windows 10 for free. That may sound very appealing, but…

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Windows 10 – upgrade prompts

3rd June 2015

Microsoft starts Prompting users to ‘reserve’ their free Windows 10 upgrade On Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 Computers the following is…

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