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Getting Started With Microsoft Teams

Getting Started With Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration tool and is included with all business versions of Microsoft 365.  If you have Microsoft 365 and are not using Teams, or you don't get have Microsoft 365 and want to know what Teams can do, this video is a quick introduction...

How to delay Windows 10 updates

How to delay Windows 10 updates

It is an undisputed fact that to keep your computer secure, you should keep the software running on it up to date.  We go on about it again, and again and again.  However, there is a balance between making sure that you have the latest Windows 10 updates, and also...

Microsoft urge users to patch against critical vulnerability

Microsoft urge users to patch against critical vulnerability

Microsoft is warning of a recently discovered critical Windows DNS Server vulnerability that is described as “wormable.”   DNS (Domain Name Services) is used by computers all over the world to find each other. The Internet could not work without it. Microsoft DNS is...

Why the Cloud is not backup

Why the Cloud is not backup

Cloud computing has revolutionised the way businesses work.  Companies that utilise the cloud will have coped the best with COVID-19 imposed restrictions.  Whether forced to by circumstance or not, businesses are moving from the traditional server in the office to...

How To Secure Your Business When Remote Working

How To Secure Your Business When Remote Working

The global COVID-19 crisis means that more people are remote working than ever before.  Businesses rushed to enable their employees to work from anywhere very quickly, which may include access to sensitive company data.  In the rush to stay operational during the...

How to spot a scam

How to spot a scam

Would you know how to recognise a scam? In the 21st century, you are highly unlikely to encounter a con artist in the street as they hide behind phones, text messages and emails.  But the motivations behind 21st-century fraudsters have not changed; they want to make...

Why now is a great time to start your own business

Why now is a great time to start your own business

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan We are living in unprecedented times.  People are being prevented from leaving their homes and the average worker has been sent to work from home, put on reduced hours, or worse.  It is...

Anti-virus programs aren’t enough

Anti-virus programs aren’t enough

Today many business owners install an antivirus program as their single line of defence and call it a day. However, there are many ways to get into a network that circumvents anti-virus. Hackers are creating malware faster than anti-virus programs can recognise them...

Is Your Business Ready for Coronavirus Lockdown?

Is Your Business Ready for Coronavirus Lockdown?

With the COVID-19 coronavirus continuing to spread in the UK, and Italy and China placing lockdowns on their towns and cities, it seems likely that the UK will follow suit if the outbreak continues apace.  Experts have stated today that the spread of the virus in the...

What is a managed service?

What is a managed service?

If computers are an essential part of your business you will probably have someone looking after them for you, but what type of service are you getting from them?  Have you heard the expression "Managed Service" or "Break/Fix"? You may have heard these expressions and...

Serious Flaws Discovered in D-Link Routers

Serious Flaws Discovered in D-Link Routers

Researchers at Fortinet have uncovered serious flaws in four D-Link routers.  The router vulnerabilities were found to allow for remote code execution which means a remote attacker could gain control of your router, snoop on your traffic and redirect your browser to...

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