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Internet Explorer Versions EOL From 12th January

Microsoft will cease to support versions of Internet Explorer older than version 11 starting from next Tuesday, 12th January. This means that Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 will all reach the end of their support life next week. The older IE versions will become more vulnerable to hacks and web bugs as they reach their 'end of life' and the last patch to be delivered to these older browsers will include a notification, or 'nag' to update to IE11.

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Disaster Recovery – The Recovery Simulation Test

“Many businesses do not realise the value of their data until it is too late. Others think that they have good backups, only to find them unreliable when needed.” – The Department of Trade and Industry.

Without fail, every year we receive panicked reports off customers who have not been able to resolve a backup, despite religiously backing up their data regularly. The problem can be missing files, wrong files or faulty media. Without support and an appropriate response in place, a business is left with no IT infrastructure and in turn, no way of operating their business effectively.

The problem has become more severe in recent years as backups have become more and more complex.

We provide out of hours Engineers in order to act fast and fix problems before there is any impact on commercial business, but in order to avoid these situations in the first place; we offer a fixed fee service that will check your method of backup and your ability to retrieve important data. We run a ‘Recovery Simulation Test’, in order to highlight any faults in your backup and method, enabling you to rectify them before disaster should strike.



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Evaluate Your Company Risk Level

Evaluate your Company Risk Level

F-Secure has created a new test to help companies assess their cyber security posture. The Cyber Security Stress Test is a simple, 20-question test that covers a range of topics about cyber security. Take the test here.



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Come see us at Flight Sim 2015

Not long to go until Flight Sim 2015 show at the RAF Museum Cosford, here’s a quick update on the latest show news…See you Saturday 3rd October – 10am – 5pm…

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From Midnight, Windows Server 2003 Will No Longer Be Supported

What does end of support mean for you? After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacentre, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. By migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure or Office 365, you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business. Contact us for the best solution for your business.

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Windows 10 is on its way…

Windows 10 is on its way…

It’s exciting times at Microsoft as Windows 10 has been given a launch date of 29th July. This is a free upgrade for many Windows users – but before you press the upgrade button ensure your business is ready. You may notice an icon already appearing in your taskbar to reserve your copy of Windows 10 – you can now reserve your free upgrade by registering…but read on before you install.




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Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29th globally

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be available from July 29th globally

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Cryptolock re-appears as a new ransomware called as “Threat Finder”

A new ransomware called as “Threat Finder” has been discovered by a security researcher at Rackspace. Threat Finder is feared to be a copy of Cryptolocker and can infect Windows PC’s via multiple sources; the most common infection is when a user browses a compromised website.

The only solution to save your data is to take timely backups and take the usual steps to Prevent Ransomware from getting onto your computer.