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Cloud Computing VS Dedicated Servers

Cloud computing has become a household term and in the hosting industry it is taking a lot of the limelight. With scalability, redundancy, on-demand services and attractive prices,  can dedicated servers compete with a Cloud/VPS offering? When looking at cloud computing VS dedicated servers,  it’s not easy to say which would win without looking at your businesses needs now
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Top tips for migrating from VPS to a dedicated server

1 Make Backups! This is the first and most important step. Make a backup of the VPS before the migration. If any errors occur during the migration, restoring from a backup could be your easiest fix by far. Once you have fully completed the migration and everything is working fine, make a brand new back
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The Panama Papers Protection

We assume by now you have heard about The Panama Papers being published on Sunday 3rd April.   Here’s a brief summary: The Panama Papers is the biggest data leak in history, amassing to 2.6 Terabytes, 11.5 million documents, including email correspondence and legal contracts. It is bigger than Wikileaks Cablegate, Offshore Leaks, Lux Leaks,
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A channel ready for change

We recently exhibited at the Convergence Summit North in Harrogate. We were represented by Gareth Riley and Emily Cole.  Gareth has worked in the Channel for a long at time and this was the year he noticed the most change. We thought it would be useful to share some of his thoughts: “While not my
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Ransomware – The New Curse of the Internet?

We recently had a customer contacting us for assistance in restoring all their files from cloud storage. Unfortunately, they were the latest victims of a ransomware attack which scrambled and locked all their files. Luckily for this customer they were able to carry on with business after restoring their files.  In their case, they had
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Convergence Summit North 2016 Show Guide

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NASA almost lost a £154 Million drone to hackers

How easy do think it would be to fly a NASA Hawk Drone? Well, an activist group called AnnonSec had their brief time in the sky. The hackers claimed to have altered the flight path of a Global Hawk Drone (worth around £154m) with the aim of crashing it. What’s is even more worrying was
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Why it pays to be cloudy in the North

The North West data centre scene is swelling year-on-year. It is now the biggest outside of the South East and with the development of the Northern Powerhouse sitting on the horizon, that growth is set to continue. For a number of years, the services provided via third party data centres have traditionally focused on larger
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