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18/09
2018
Infographic: How important are student devices?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 18/09 at 10:00 AM IT services, Office 365,
How important are university students devices

As we start a new academic year and university students eye the start of their autumn term, I thought it would be interesting to see how this generation view their devices. When I was at university, the campus had a computer centre and it was very rare for a student to own their...

04/09
2018
Even Apple desktops can be hacked!
Posted by Colin Woods on 04/09 at 10:00 AM Data networks, IT services, Security,

As the growth of cryptocurrency increases, so do the risks to individual’s PCs. A recent article highlighted the process hackers are using to control part of a PC or laptop to churn bitcoins that could be used for criminal activities. It has also been reported that a group of...

31/08
2018
How protected are end-of-life council IT systems?
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 31/08 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, IT services,

With the significant rise in cyber hacking during the last decade, businesses are upgrading their hardware, software, investing in cloud storage and two-factor authentication to secure their business data. Should we expect the same diligence from our local council?  A recent...

07/08
2018
Don’t let your Microsoft licensing weigh you down
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 07/08 at 10:00 AM IT services, Office 365,

Microsoft licensing can be a minefield to understand. There are different models available to choose from depending on your company size, budget and requirements. Often, we end up changing tactics, taking over existing licensing agreements and sometimes miss crucial information that...

20/07
2018
Wi-Fi means more than access to the internet – unleash the power of your LAN
Posted by Colin Woods on 20/07 at 10:00 AM Data networks, Internet connectivity, IT services,

Many people just think of Wi-Fi as their wireless access to the internet but in fact businesses should regard it as the way and means of freeing their working environment. Your local area network (LAN) connects every device within your office to each other and to the internet via...

12/06
2018
UK businesses slowly leading the way against ransomware
Posted by Caroline Moore on 12/06 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,

I found a recent article on NS Tech interesting reading. The headline seemed rather negative in that it highlighted just how many UK businesses would be prepared to pay a ransom rather than invest in cyber security. While one in five may seem a lot, four in five did not take that...

24/04
2018
Choose complicated passwords to protect your personal details
Posted by Scott McDonald on 24/04 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security, Wi-Fi,
password images

Great Western Railway (GWR) recently urged around one million of their customers to reset their passwords in the wake of 1,000 web-based accounts being hacked by a new method called ‘credential stuffing’. GWR reported that no financial data was accessible, as this is encrypted,...

13/04
2018
Businesses yearn for network visibility
Posted by Matt Needs on 13/04 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Data networks, IT services, Security,
IT manager reviewing the network

Recent statistics have found that UK IT managers are feeling out of the loop when it comes to visibility of their networks and applications, especially when it comes to cloud services. According to Network Communications News, IDE Group polled 100 IT managers at UK companies of...

06/04
2018
Further education colleges need to seek an internet connectivity alternative
Posted by Simon Dunstan on 06/04 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, IT services, Security, SIP, Telephone systems, Web filtering, Wi-Fi,
Janet replacement services

Government funding cuts mean internet connectivity and IT services currently provided to English further education (FE) colleges on the Janet network will need to be paid for as of August next year. Announced last month, these cuts will cost colleges thousands of pounds every year...

23/02
2018
Does your local area network stand the test of time?
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 23/02 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity, IT services, Security,
Engineer at LAN cabinet

The local area network (LAN) is generally a neglected part of any business’s IT infrastructure, which is bizarre when you consider its importance. Every time we send a document to a shared printer, we are using the LAN. This is a very simplistic viewpoint but the one most people...

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