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Email security – keeping yourself safe from modern attacks

Email is an old, simple, yet highly used functional tool of everyday working unfortunately, due to its dated technology (SMTP), email is easily misused and is the primary method for distributing malware, viruses, and phishing attacks. This makes email just …

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Email Spoofing – What is it and how does it affect you?

Spoofing, in IT terms, is a fraudulent or malicious practice in which communication is sent from an unknown source, disguised as a source known to the receiver. Spoofing is most prevalent in communication mechanisms that lack a high level of …

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Operating in the Cloud offers huge benefits when disaster strikes

Once again we have seen disastrous floods bringing misery to hundreds, if not thousands of businesses and householders in Britain, largely in the north of England and Scotland. Despite millions of pounds being spent on new flood defence schemes insufficient …

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European Court ruling invalidates Safe Harbour agreement

The personal data of Europeans held in America by online tech corporations is not safe from US government snooping, the European court of justice has recently ruled. The Luxembourg-based court declared the EU-US “safe harbour” rules regulating firms’ retention of …

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New £5000 Government grant for small businesses to boost cyber security

A new scheme to protect small businesses from cyber attacks was announced by Government on the 16th July 2015. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey outlined how a new voucher scheme designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) would be …

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How well is your business protected against cybercrime?

Many small business owners pay little attention to their IT security, thinking breaches are unlikely to happen to them, but the threat from cybercrime is growing and it is small businesses that are being targeted. Two-thirds of SME’s do not …

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End of Support for Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Corporation have announced the ending of support for Windows Server 2003 with effect from Tuesday July 14th 2015. After this date Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Server 2003, if you are still running …

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Behind the scenes – replication the key to data security

Storage Area Networks (SANs) provide block level data storage and are primarily used to enhance storage devices, such as disk arrays, and make them accessible to servers so that the devices appear like locally attached devices to the operating system. …

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HDUK ‘Stars’ Customer Service Rating – what’s the point?

It is now some 18 months since HDUK launched its innovative online platform ‘Stars’ which allows people to see how we are performing in customer service in real time. We thought it might be a good time to remind everyone …

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The Importance of Domain Names

What is a domain name? Your domain name is your address or location on the internet, it is also your name and identity. Domain names are like fingerprints, no two are the same so there’s no one out there that …

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Does U.S. court ruling threaten the privacy of your data?

Software giant Microsoft have been backed by Apple and a host of other major IT companies in their attempt to overturn a ruling in the U.S. Federal court, according to court filings Microsoft was issued a search warrant relating to …

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The fastest, safest, and best supported Hosted Desktop in the world? Probably

Fastest Thanks to a rapidly growing partnership with Nimble Storage Hosted Desktop UK have developed what they believe to be one of the fastest hosted desktop services in the world by using their storage arrays. Nimble’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential …

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Cyber Security

Government launches free online training course to help members of the legal and accountancy professions develop the skills they need to protect themselves and their clients from cyber-attacks. The new course, developed by government and industry, will also enable lawyers …

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Xero – Which browser should I use for best performance?

  Clearly it is always wise to ensure that you have the most up to date version of your default web browser to gain optimum performance, but it may be that sometimes a different browser suits a particular application better. …

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Why hosted desktop is perfect for new and growing businesses

Latest government employment figures show that about 40% of those finding jobs over the past year have done so by setting up new businesses and becoming self-employed. Obtaining finance to get any new business off the ground isn’t easy so …

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