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Office 365 and Windows RDS: Maximum Remote Working Flexibility

Office 365 and Windows RDS: Maximum Remote Working Flexibility

Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) has been around for years. I was using it over 20 years ago and was a fan.  It was an excellent solution for flexible working over slow connections, which is all we had back then!  However, back then, you needed something else 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...

IT Security Still Top Concern For SMBs

IT Security Still Top Concern For SMBs

A new report from Kaseya reveals that IT Security is still the top concern for small and medium-sized businesses.  The “2019 State of IT Operations for Small and Midsize Businesses” survey took input from more than 400 global respondents and reveals that 32% of...

Ransomware Attacks Grow for Small Businesses

Ransomware Attacks Grow for Small Businesses

Two organisations have recently released reports on the state of ransomware and cybersecurity incidents affecting small businesses. Datto's State of the Channel Ransomware Report Datto has recently released their "State of the Channel Ransomware Report"  for 2019...

Why is my computer so slow!?

Why is my computer so slow!?

“Why is my computer so slow?” is a question heard time and time again and is one of the most common computer complaints. There are a variety of reasons that your computer can appear to be running slowly. I say ‘appear’ as it may not actually be your computer that is causing the problem. Read on to find out possible reasons for this problem.

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