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20/06
2017
Test your data backups regularly to guard against ransomware
Posted by Ben Squires on 20/06 at 10:00 AM Disaster recovery, Security,

With University College London struck down by a ransomware attack which brought down its shared drives and student management system, we would urge businesses and organisations to pay renewed attention to their data backup procedures.Last week’s cyber-attack, thought to be have been...

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...

13/06
2017
Microsoft OneNote: A hit with students and teachers
Posted by Ash Khagram on 13/06 at 10:00 AM Images and graphics, Education, Office 365,

The days of writing your notes on a pad at high speed to capture the relevant points of a lecture or information from a workshop is becoming a thing of the past. Today, modern lecture halls have a sea of students hiding behind laptops, tablets and other devices to take all their...

09/06
2017
Is your business GDPR-ready?
Posted by Ben Squires on 09/06 at 10:00 AM
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With latest figures revealing 71% of UK businesses are unaware of the fines they will incur if they do not meet the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I share an industry-wide concern that most businesses will not be ready when the legislation comes into effect in May...

06/06
2017
Is the Internet of Things safe from hackers?
Posted by Fletcher Wilkinson on 06/06 at 10:00 AM Security,
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As the Internet of Things gathers momentum and devices are being developed for use in your home, at work, the car and on your body, how do you know which one is keeping your data safe?When you purchase household appliances, you may decide to check the safety rating and reviews of...

02/06
2017
Why your business telephone system should integrate with your applications
Posted by Adam Williams on 02/06 at 10:00 AM Telephone systems, Unified communications, ShoreTel,
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The technology you use in the office should enhance your ability to do business. That’s what technology does. Yet, the same technology that helped you serve clients better just a short five or 10 years ago can just as easily hinder your staff’s ability to work as fast or effectively...

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...

26/05
2017

Law firms often do not have the time or the in-house resource to research the communications and IT solutions that would best fit their needs. As an independent supplier, we can design a converged solution to alleviate the stress of dealing with multiple suppliers while benefiting...

23/05
2017
Does your business telephone system meet your needs?
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 23/05 at 10:00 AM Telephone systems, Unified communications, ShoreTel,
ShoreTel Connect modern day telephone system image

If your telephone system works, you might think that’s all that matters. But thinking that all you need is a dial tone could be preventing your users from communicating effectively – internally and externally. If you’re using a legacy PBX system, it may not be meeting the evolving...

19/05
2017
I was hacked by my toaster!
Posted by Ash Khagram on 19/05 at 10:00 AM Security,
I was hacked by my toaster blog

The launch of a smart toaster made the rounds across the web recently. This new device connects to your WiFi and allows users to use an app to monitor the temperature and duration of toast, bagel, crumpet and other edible items to ensure they don’t burn or are undercooked.  The...

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