The PC Support Group picks up global excellence award

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Acquisition International Magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Global Excellence awards and Northwest-based IT provider, The PC Support Group is: Most Outstanding SME IT Support Specialists, 2020 – UK Acquisition INTL’s Global Excellence Awards were launched in 2016 to recognise and reward the firms and individuals whose commitment to sustained outstanding performance has… Read more »

Is your business at risk?

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It’s a tough job running a business. It’s incredibly demanding, stressful and time-consuming – but, of course, when things are going well, it can be tremendously satisfying and rewarding too. I hear these personal stories every day as I talk to customers, and I’m constantly learning lessons from these conversations too. One lesson came through… Read more »

Action required: If you’re still running Windows 7, it’s time to upgrade

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Windows 7 officially reaches end-of-life in January 2020. So, if you’re one of the thousands of UK businesses still using it, now’s the time to upgrade – or you could be issuing an open invitation to cybercriminals.   While your PCs won’t suddenly stop working, from January 14 Microsoft will stop updating or supporting your… Read more »

Windows Server 2008 End of Life – are you prepared?

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With Windows Server 2008 End of Life happening soon, this means the extended support will also finish. On January 14th 2020, Microsoft will end all support for Windows Server 2008. Whilst the systems will continue to work, the infrastructure will not be supported which means it will become vulnerable to cyber-attacks and risks of data… Read more »

Be aware when sending emails to contact groups

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Sending mass emails to contact groups (aka distribution lists) is commonplace in most businesses today as there are several benefits including saving time and therefore money; however, there are some cons to be mindful of before jumping straight in there. We all know of someone who has had their email address used by a spammer. … Read more »

Take action now if you’re relying on cloud synching services to back up your data

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If you’re assuming that your cloud synching and sharing services, such as Dropbox or Google Drive, are acting as your backup or are taking responsibility for automatically backing up all your data, then, please, think again! The fact that some businesses are making this assumption came across loud and clear at an event we hosted… Read more »