Jonathan Brown

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Can Help Desk Outsourcing Work for Your Business?

When asked how much time a company’s internal IT staff, or those IT falls on if there is no IT staff, spend dealing with user issues, managing the ticket queue, and performing tasks that steal time from high impact projects to build your business, the answer is usually “too much.” But while that response may …

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World Backup day 2018

Prepare for World Backup Day. Saturday 31st March 2018.

Did you know that 25% to 45% of businesses never reopen after a disaster? Or that out of the businesses that do re-open, almost 70% of them go out of business within the year, whilst only 6% survive long-term? Some of the backup statistics over the last few years are staggering, which prove that without …

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Security

Meltdown & Spectre – you are affected!

There have recently been two discovered vulnerabilities, currently going by the names Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities affect most modern processors (including Intel, AMD and ARM), and allows an unauthorized process access to privileged system memory.  These vulnerabilities are at the processor microcode level and affect the majority of Operating Systems including Apple, Windows and …

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Security

How is your password?

Having a strong password is one of the most effective ways to increase your online security and protect your data. It can also be straightforward, so you’d expect it to be something that almost everyone does. It doesn’t seem that this is the case … it is more convenient to use weak and easily remembered passwords. Just …

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Screen shot of WannaCrypt screen

WannaCrypt Ransomware

In the last few days there has been a lot in the news about the WannaCrypt Ransomware outbreak.  Because of the impact this has had Microsoft has released patches for this vulnerability that cover their older operating systems that are normally no longer getting security updates. To make sure that you have this vulnerability patched …

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