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 »

Easy ways to avoid an IT disaster in this hot weather

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Whilst we have all been enjoying the recent heatwave, our computer equipment definitely has not.  When switched on, our computers’ internal components generate heat, so if they are exposed to additional heat, it can cause major problems.  For example, the hard drive can expand in heat and consequently fail which could result in you losing… Read more »

Illegal data farm found in Liverpool

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raided a business in Liverpool over suspected data trafficking, the acquisition, and sale of illegally obtained personal data. The business is thought to have carried out high volumes of data farming, known as vishing or voice phishing to obtain personal data of motor accident victims to sell onto solicitors… Read more »