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24/11
2017
Avoid an Uber-style hack with a private data centre
Posted by Colin Woods on 24/11 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Security,
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With news emerging that Uber lost 57 million records of customer data last year, the spotlight is firmly back on data security and storage. This becomes all the more relevant with the GDPR legislation coming into force in May 2018.The formerly undisclosed cyber-attack was revealed...

31/10
2017
Hackers work all year round
Posted by Ash Khagram on 31/10 at 10:00 AM Data centre, IT services, Security, Web filtering,
hackers working

During the summer of 2017, UK firms experienced 55,314 security breach attempts which equates to 600 cyber-attacks a day! The expectation was that the hackers would head off on their summer holidays at the same time as we did. Not this year. Cyber-attacks using remote desktop...

08/09
2017
Prepare now for Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Posted by Colin Woods on 08/09 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Internet connectivity, Landlines and calls, Retail, Telephone systems,
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Every retailer knows the importance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This largely American tradition has made it over the pond and is here to stay. On Black Friday in 2016, shoppers spent more than £1.23 billion, which equates to £51.2 million an hour. This represented a 12%...

29/08
2017
How your business can avoid a BA-style blackout
Posted by Colin Woods on 29/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre,

As the peak of the summer holiday season draws to a close, our head of cloud and connectivity Colin Woods explains why a BA-style blackout is in excusable these days and is a very stark why businesses choose to rely on data centres to ensure they do not suffer any outages.The short...

11/08
2017
Digital transformation needs resilience for success
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 11/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Data networks, Internet connectivity, Telephone systems,
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Digital transformation is the buzz phrase of the telecoms and IT industries but what does it actually mean and have businesses already gone through the transformation process?In simple terms, digital transformation is using digital technology to enhance human life.In business...

01/08
2017
Keeping the professional services sector professional
Posted by Russell Smith on 01/08 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Internet connectivity, Professional services, SIP, Telephone systems, Unified communications,
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Working within the professional services sector means your time is precious. Often you bill by the hour or half-hour or per email, report, etc. To be able to command these fees, your work has to be of a high standard but you also need to take care of your clients.Your prospective...

11/07
2017
How to mitigate the risk of ransomware
Posted by Matt Needs on 11/07 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Disaster recovery, Security,
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Ransomware is all over the media at the moment to the extent that many people may think it's something new. In fact, ransomware has been around for a few years now, but it has just recently become universally known due to the recent high profile attacks which sadly affected many large...

27/06
2017
Law firm cyber-attack reveals serious vulnerabilities
Posted by Caroline Moore on 27/06 at 05:20 PM Data centre, Law firms, Security,
solicitor holding his head after being hacked

Today’s ransomware attack on global law firm DLA Piper illustrates just how vulnerable the legal sector is to cyber-crime and the immediate need for a review of data backup policies.DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the...

16/06
2017
What makes the health service so vulnerable to ransomware attacks?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 16/06 at 10:00 AM Data centre, Healthcare, Security,
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With the dust settling on the recent WannaCry ransomware attack on the recent NHS, we consider what makes the health service such an attractive target.The simple answer is records. The NHS holds millions of records on practically everyone who lives in the UK. This kind of data is...

30/05
2017
IT power failure: Could your business survive a BA-style blackout?
Posted by Colin Woods on 30/05 at 10:00 AM Data centre,
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With British Airways declaring a power cut as the reason for their IT issues over the bank holiday weekend, we question how this could ever happen.To recap, the airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday, causing cancellations and delays for thousands...

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