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SSD v Standard Hard Drive

Want to see a real live test of SSD (Solid State Drive) v Normal Hard Drive? Course you do – from our showroom based on 2 x Lenovo i3 laptops, exactly the same apart from the drive.

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Open SSL Vulnerabilities…one for you techies.

Today there were multiple vulnerabilities released in OpenSSL, a cryptographic library used by most secure websites. There has been advance notice that an announcement would be forthcoming, although the contents of the vulnerabilities were kept closely controlled and shared only with major operating system vendors until this notice.

Based on our analysis of the vulnerabilities and how we use the OpenSSL library, this batch of vulnerabilities primarily affects users as a “Denial of Service” possibility (it could cause web-servers to crash), rather than as an information disclosure vulnerability. Customer traffic and customer SSL keys continue to be protected.

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Midland Computers Supporting Telford Schools

Telford based IT Company Midland Computers are continuing their work in education, assisting four local primary schools in the Telford area with their IT equipment.

Midland work closely with ICT Desktop Support Officer Richard Moore, who supports the schools located in Telford, Shropshire.

Mike Haycox, Educational Account Manager at Midland Computers stated “We have developed a great relationship with Richard over the last few years providing him with the latest technology to help him maintain the networks he supports”.

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Want to see more about the end of Server 2003?

Windows Server 2003 goes End of Life on 14th July 2015 – do you want to look at our short animation about it? Of course you do…

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F-Secure - Best Protection award, 4 years in a row

For the fourth year in a row, F-Secure has won the Best Protection award from the AV-TEST Institute. F-Secure Client Security has been selected for Best Protection 2014 in the corporate user category, a result of its consistent top performance in tests throughout the year.

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Midland Computers relationship with New College Telford goes from strength to strength…

Telford based IT Company Midland Computers have been working together with New College Telford in Wellington on a number of projects over the last year, and recently provided notebooks and PCs to the College which have been rolled out as part of their ICT strategy.In good hands – Mike Haycox of Midland Computers hands over IT hardware to Rachel Ford at New College Telford.

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Modernize your workforce

People today want to be productive wherever they go. They want to work faster and smarter across their favourite devices, while staying current and connected. Simply put, they want to have business tools that work as hard as they do.

Microsoft Office 365 is the right choice for your business

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Windows Server 2003…the end is nigh.

Are you on Server 2012? Now is the ideal time for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 to take advantage of Microsofts latest Server platform.

Server 2003 is going End of Support, what does this mean to you?

• On July 14th 2015 Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. This will include Security Updates and Patches as well.
• Visa and MasterCard may no longer do business with companies using Windows Server 2003 once it goes end of extended support as they won’t be compliant.

If you run a Windows Server 2003 or Small Business Server 2003 now is the time to take action, The average time from business planning to completion from 2003 to an up to date O/S takes 100 days.

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Stay Safe out there…There’s a new ‘ransomware’ about.

There’s a new ‘ransomware’ about.

You may have heard of the practice where unscrupulous hackers and syndicates demand money from you to access your files… pretty much amounting to blackmail. Be careful…be aware of suspicious attachments in email, even from people you know – and ensure you have all your data backed up away from your PC.

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How Secure Is Your Password?

You would think in this age of online security that everyone by now would have changed their passwords to something a little more secure. It appears not.

A recent survey has just released a list of the top 25 most common passwords that are in use…click below to read more. Is it time to change yours?