You’ve probably heard of ransomware and are wondering what all the fuss is about. If we told you that one of the most famous ransomware attacks was the WannaCry attack, which cost the NHS a reported £92 million, we think you’ll get just how serious it is. Travelex have been the latest high profile victim,…

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If you follow the password protocols we recommend for creating passwords, they are a complex combination of characters, which is excellent for security, but not so good when you need to recall them. While the obvious answer is to save your passwords in your browser, as they all offer password retention, their security is not…

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OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office suite and is available as part of Office 365. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac machines. So, now we’ve got the logistics out of the way, what actually is OneNote? Think of it as your digital notebook – so like a notebook and pen, but just…

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For all of us, the subject of passwords is a real pain. We have multiple accounts to access -email, various business apps, banking, and that’s apart from personal stuff like online shopping, film streaming services, and so on. So, how do you pick a password that’s difficult to crack? There are some basic rules in…

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The Office suite has been around for such a long time, you could be forgiven for thinking everybody knows how to use it. But are you and your team making the most of all the functionality? Are there features you would benefit from, that you don’t even know about? Microsoft offer quite comprehensive training, via…

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We have talked in previous posts about the importance of backing up critical business files. But have you thought about your cloud based applications? Many companies believe their SharePoint and Office 365 files are safe and don’t require any additional backup, but that’s not necessarily the case… If you use Office 365 you can recover…

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When was the last time you reviewed your backup process? Are you still dusting off tapes? Are you confident the backups work? Historically, backups were done on tapes. Often, there were just two – one in the machine doing the current backup, and the other which you took home each night. Yes, millennials – that…

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SharePoint is a Microsoft product designed for sharing information with your team. Effectively, it is used as an intranet – an internal website providing a hub of information for all of your staff. Using the drag and drop tools you can design it to look exactly as you want with your brand, colours and typography.…

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As you will no doubt know, both from our previous blog post, and the numerous emails you’ve received about GDPR, data is everything. Regardless of the reason for you holding data, under the GDPR guidelines there is an increased need to demonstrate you are holding all of your data securely. And by that, we mean…

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for last few months, you’ve probably heard about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). And, indeed, you’ve probably been bombarded with emails and advice from all quarters telling you what you need to do. Frankly, we’re guessing you’re sick to death of hearing about it. So, before we…

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If you’re thinking sewing and homemade quilts, you’re definitely in the wrong place! However, if you carry out this simple task, you should get a much warmer feeling about the security, reliability and performance of your computer systems. So, what is patching? Essentially, it is about keeping everything up to date. That’s from the ground…

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Following on from our previous post, an introduction to phishing, we wanted to share some top do’s and don’ts on coping with email scams with you. The Do’s: Think – Does it look legit? Is the spelling or grammar wrong? Do you know who it’s from and if you think you do, would they send it?…

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