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Cyber Security News

Microsoft Phone Scams

We are seeing an increase in the number of scam callers masquerading as Microsoft engineers . They operate by calling phones, both mobiles and landlines, requesting that you press a number to be put through to ...

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Cyber Security News

In 2018 two out of three business fell victim to a cyber attack

In 2019 Sophos, a supplier of antivirus and encryption products, surveyed 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries. The independent study, carried out by UK based research house Vanson Bourne, revealed a number of...

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Why are backups and DR so important?

Why do you use a computer? Computers have become part and parcel of our every day lives, but what are you actually using them for? Is it for online shopping, checking Facebook, Googling, storing your photos, us...

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Major UK Outage – Update

UPDATE – 03/02/2020 For more our previous post on this outage click here. It appears there were multiple outages on Friday 31st January and over the weekend. These should all now be resolved. Gamma issued...

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Outages

Major UK Outage

There has been a major UK outage that may affect your phone lines, internet and email. We are liaising with all the major ISPs although at  present we have no ETA for a resolution. We will keep you updated via ...

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Microsoft News

Microsoft Urgent Advisory

Microsoft have released an urgent advisory to install all of the latest security updates to Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019, due to a vulnerability that could allow a spoofed secure conn...

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Microsoft End of Support Microsoft News

Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 ends today

Microsoft support for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 ends today, 14th January 2020. The term ‘end of support’, whether desktop or server operating system, mean...

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What are the benefits of outsourced IT Support?

Outsourcing IT services to an IT support company or managed service provider (MSP) has been commonplace within business for many years. IT services are growing increasingly more important to business and it is ...

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Make the most of the Boxing Day sales and stay safe online with these easy-to-follow safety tips!

According to consultants PwC, the British public are predicted to spend less this Christmas. As a result, many retailers are pulling out all the stops and the predicted Boxing Day sale savings are huge! Wh...

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We raised £100.60 for Crisis by raffling off our Christmas goodies!

We were very lucky and our lovely suppliers sent us lots of Christmas goodies this year. At our Leicester office we decided to raffle off all of the gifts in order to raise money for Crisis, the national charit...