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Microsoft Office 365 – What are you missing?

If you haven’t heard of Microsoft Office 365 – where have you been hiding? Basically, it’s the MS Office suite of applications you know and love, but hosted online, so you can access them from your desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile all on the same account. The best known applications are Outlook, Word, Excel and […]

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Are you in control of your data?

For most companies, the most important asset that you have is your data. However, members of staff need access to your data in order for them to do their job. Some employees may invest their entire career with your company, but some people only stay for a short period of time and every time someone […]

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What was that password?

After over 20 years in the industry, I am rarely surprised by the way people manage their passwords. We see clients with Post-it® notes attached to their screens with their passwords in plain view. Others have a half-hearted attempt to hide their passwords away by putting them under their keyboard, whilst some have little black […]

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Opportunity – Part Time Admin & Marketing Assistant

Part-time Admin & Marketing Assistant Required Location – Just outside Witham, Essex. 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. We are a small but growing IT company based just outside Witham, in Essex – and covering from Ipswich to Romford along the A12 corridor and out to Southend. We are looking for a part-time […]

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Apple to be targeted by Cybercriminals in 2016

Security experts have warned Apple users that 2016 will see an increased threat by cybercriminals to Apple products, following a rise in such attacks over the past year. Symantec, the global security professionals, have reported that the amount of malware aimed at Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS) has more than doubled this year, while threats to […]

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Yahoo email problems continue

Yahoo email users are reporting continuing problems with their email following changes to the service made by the company as they declare war on ad blockers and potential spammers. Two problems appear to exist. The first is that users are stopped from accessing their email online if the user blocks online adverts, and the second […]

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Office 365 and Skype for Business – Are you taking full advantage?

If you’re an Office 365 subscriber, you should be aware that it comes with Skype For Business to fully enhance your online communication tools. Many people will be aware of Skype as a consumer service, but it doesn’t support conference calls or screen sharing and is generally considered a home user product. However, when Microsoft […]

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Could Java issues mark the end for die-hard Windows XP users?

Are you or your staff Windows XP Users? Many people will be familiar of the many warnings that have been issued since Microsoft announced that it would cease supporting the outdated operating system with effect from April 2014. Despite the warnings, however, many users have stuck with their trusted machines, in fact according to market […]

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Only 8 Days to protect against powerful computer attack

Computer Attack Imminent Alarming news last week, from the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) who have warned that a powerful virus is set to strike. The warning came as the FBI, in partnership with authorities in several countries around the world, shut down a network of criminally operated computers that were stealing important information from […]

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Law Society, Windows XP and FIPS Compliance

With the recent flurry of information to move everyone away from Windows XP, the Law Society has made is position clear – you can’t store data on a system that is not FIPS compliant – and now Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft, it is not FIPS compliant. http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/Communities/Advocacy/articles/a-digital-revolution/ FIPS compliance basically sets the […]

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