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Start the New Year with a Software Spring Clean

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End of Support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 Microsoft have announced the end of support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7, with a confirmed ‘end of support’ date of 14th January 2020. So, in just over a year, security patches of these systems will no longer be released. Windows 7 has been an incredibly popular operating system, its market share still stands at 41%. This has continued to stay firm even with the launch of Windows 10. While the end of support for Windows Server 2008 also means it’s the end of the road for Microsoft Small Business… Read More

How to Establish Better Enterprise Security Across All Layers of your Network

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A Layered Approach to Defending your Network In order to remain resilient to attack in today’s increasingly high-risk cyber landscape, companies must remain focused on protecting each and every layer of their infrastructure. This requires top-to-bottom coordination across the whole network architecture and throughout on-premises (physical), data centres (hybrid), and cloud (virtual) environments. No matter how you choose to run your network security, be it independently or through the expertise of a managed services provider, an integrated and layered security strategy is essential. Here we discuss 6 ways in which to establish stronger enterprise security across each of the layers… Read More

Can You Better Protect your Password from Hackers?

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Passwords or Passphrases? When it comes to creating a secure password, there are countless, wrongly implemented misconceptions floating around the digital ether. For instance, many of us believe the old method of “making passwords complicated to avoid them getting cracked” is still effective. Particularly, as we (people), are poor at remembering them, so we tend to either use the same complicated password for everything, or write it down, or get it wrong so many times we get fed up and just use something simple. As a result, nowadays, it’s actually better to use longer “passphrases” as opposed to shorter passwords…. Read More

Which VoIP System Suits your Business Best?

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Telephone communication is a near essential part of most, if not every, business. If you can’t get to the phone, then your clients can’t reach you, you can’t deal with vendors and everything just slows down. Of course, in these modern times it is easy to resort to email, but sometimes there’s no replacement for picking up the receiver and having a conversation. A good phone system lets you handle calls quickly and efficiently, collaborate with colleagues and provide great customer service. Over the years, VoIP has become one of the fastest growing business telephone systems available, helping businesses to become… Read More