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Don’t be spooked by GDPR – Be Aware & Prepare for changes in Data Protection Regulations

With the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May 2018, we take a look at the initial strides you can take in ensuring your data and IT systems will be fully compliant. The changes in regulations may seem a little daunting but hopefully, as with everything, breaking them down into more […]

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Backup and beyond – the business continuity you always wanted but couldn’t afford

I’m not quite old enough to have worked with spools of half inch tape but magnetic tape was certainly the go-to medium for data backup on the first networks I managed. Backup solutions have changed considerably over the years – where we once talked about data backups we now talk about disaster recovery and business […]

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Keep your kids safe online

As technology continues to advance at a sometimes terrifying pace, keeping up-to-date with what our children are doing online can be a daunting prospect, especially as some of us parents feel that our children know more about the internet than we do! Whatever the age of your children, here are a few technical hints and […]

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Performance gains via Solid-State Disk (SSD)

Does your PC take an age to start up in the morning? Do you dread rebooting your PC knowing you’ll have about half an hour or so of sluggish behaviour to sit through? If it has got to the stage where you’re considering a replacement, and a fast start-up time is important, it may be […]

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iOS 11 – issues accessing emails on 365

iOS 11 has been released for supported devices this month but Apple’s native mail app may not work with Microsoft’s 365 platform yet and the same may well be true for other hosted Exchange platforms.  The Microsoft notification reads; “Known Issue: Email access in iOS 11 MC119954 Prevent or Fix Issues Published On : September […]

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Cocktails, Coasts and…Cookies?

Lucky enough to have taken your holiday this year or are you still searching for a last minute bargain? Did you know your browsing habits could affect the price you pay? Every time you visit a site Cookies are created to track and monitor your movement around the web. You will all be familiar with […]

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The little Dutch boy

Many of you will be familiar with the story of the Dutch boy who plugged a tiny leak in the dyke with his finger. Passers by raised the alarm and help came in the form of those who could fix the hole and avoid a disaster. We can easily relate this to the recent, well-publicised […]

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Life on the Edge….or IE11 for W7 and W8 users

From 12th January 2016, Microsoft is no longer offering support for any versions of Internet Explorer other than the latest v11 (for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1) or Edge for Windows 10 (though IE11 remains an installed option). In Microsoft’s own words, “Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support […]

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Windows 10….or WinDon’t just yet?

By now you are probably familiar with the Windows 10 free upgrade notification popping up in the task bar on a regular basis and may be wondering what to do. Having had the privilege of attending Microsoft’s official UK Launch event for Windows 10 I can confirm that there are some exciting times ahead for […]

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New Year’s Resolutions…

Turkey sandwiches for packed lunch…..but only for a few more days.  No more chocolates, ease back on the wine, dig out and dust off the old gym membership card.  The new year brings with it the cathartic, slate-cleaning new year’s resolutions – a list full of good intentions, hope, and the promise of improvement. Might we […]

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“We’re all doomed, doomed I tell ye”

Some of the recent media reporting of an imminent cyber attack on Blighty could have come straight from the mouth of Dad’s Army character Private Frazer, complete with rolling eyes. So what is all the excitement about?  Well, call me an old sceptic <pause>, but this could just be a case of sensational journalism or, […]

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The Heartbleed Bug – do you need to act?

The latest concern regarding the safety of a cyber world has come in the form of the Heartbleed bug, the potential compromise of a system intended, ironically, to safeguard user data. The BBC has a good article outlining the flaw and surrounding issues – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26954540 The headline of “Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset” […]

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