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How can data centres be more efficient?

Data Centres are important because they contain an organisation’s most critical data and assets. These servers take up a lot of energy as we rely on them to execute specific tasks for a business and to manage their large volumes of data 24/7. Because they consume a lot of power to keep businesses running, the

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Is It Safe To Work From Public Wifi?

First of all, we always recommend working from a secure wireless network with a strong router password. Without this, you’re leaving your data open to malicious attacks that could result in your personal or financial information being stolen or used. This is the danger of using public wifi as you have no control over the

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How your eCommerce website can prepare for Black Friday

With the festive season not too far around the corner, and with consumers starting to think more about online shopping, it’s important to think about whether your eCommerce business is prepared for what could be a very hectic Black Friday if the right decisions beforehand haven’t been made!  Over recent months, the current pandemic has

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Now is a good time to upgrade your server

It seems that we’re forever being told to upgrade to the latest phone, tablet laptop, etc. and it is sometimes difficult to keep pace with the rate of change when it comes to technology. With the increasing importance of an online platform, now is a good time to upgrade your server! (especially given the circumstances

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The importance of staging environments

A staging environment in most circumstances is an almost exact replica of your production environment (e.g. the same hardware, software and settings) which are often used to test and develop new code before it is published live.  Staging environments are a key part of product development and help to prevent potential issues that occur during

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Working From Home Survival Guide

As we head into a further period of lockdown many of us have adopted policies for staff working from home and some of us are still looking for best practices.  Below are Stephen Hobson’s our Head of Customer Engagement top tips for staff members and teams for working from home: Environment My first tip is

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World Backup Day 2020

Today is World Backup Day!  It’s the annual reminder to people and business owners to protect their data to avoid looking like a fool on April Fool’s Day. Backing up your data is a simple but essential step to protecting what matters – whether that’s business files, personal photos, videos, emails, apps, or your corporate

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Ransomware: Prevention is the best from of Defense!

We’ve written about ransomware before but we get asked more questions about this than almost any other security question so we thought it would be a good idea to reiterate some of our previous advice. Ransomware is a form of cyber-criminal activity that is increasingly being used by hackers to extort money from individuals and

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Windows Server 2008 is reaching the end of its support life cycle

The January 14 2020 deadline is soon approaching, where Microsoft will no longer offer extended support for Windows Server 2008. This means it’s important to take action sooner rather than later to remain secure. As of the January 14 deadline, there will be no additional: Free security updates on-premises Non-security updates Free support option Online

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Don’t be a victim of cyber-crime in 2019

The last few years has taught us that cyber-crime is not a subject that can be ignored.  From simple email ‘phishing’ fraud to large-scale data thefts from the biggest companies, it can affect anyone. The idea of using the internet to commit a crime is not new; however the problem continues to grow as more

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