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Windows Server 2008 R2 Approaching End of Life

Windows Server 2008 R2 Approaching End of Life

Are you still using Windows Server 2008 R2 within your business IT environment? If so, it’s time to start planning a migration strategy as the server technology approaches its end of life.

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Why shrewd companies are getting tested and certified for Cyber Essentials

Why shrewd companies are getting tested and certified for Cyber Essentials

It’s tempting to see the UK Government’s new Cyber Essentials scheme as not worthy of investigation if you’re an established organisation with good IT systems in place. But our experience as an IASME Certification Body has taught us that this isn’t always the case.

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Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme worth up to £1000 launched in Scotland

Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme worth up to £1000 launched in Scotland

The Scottish Government has made funding available for a new voucher scheme to help Scottish businesses and charities achieve the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) Cyber Essentials certification.

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6 Tips for Developing an IT Refresh Strategy for Mid-Size Businesses

6 Tips for Developing an IT Refresh Strategy for Mid-Size Businesses

Managing your IT estate always comes down to balancing the sometimes-contradictory forces of budget and performance. An effective IT Refresh strategy is an important balancing bar in this difficult act.

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Computer Says: User Error

Computer Says: User Error

When I first started my working life, I worked for an organisation where, if you called the IT helpdesk, the “help” consisted of two standard responses:

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How Can Technology Make Home Working More Productive?

How Can Technology Make Home Working More Productive?

Flexible working practices have been shown to be a key driver for employee engagement productivity.

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Is it Time for an IT Spring Clean?

Is it Time for an IT Spring Clean?

The life of an IT manager can often feel like a thankless task. Staying on top of daily and weekly tasks can be difficult when problems and projects shift your focus away from basic housekeeping.

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New Year... New IT Partner?

New Year... New IT Partner?

Technology isn’t the starting point for many small businesses and start-ups – unless technology is your business.

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What is the "right" level of security for my business?

What is the

So far, 2017 has been the year of the cyber-attack. Cases of cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism are on the rise, but never before have the general public seen the scope and scale of cyber-crime committed by groups on the government and public services.

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Your IT perimeter: where is it and how do you best defend it?

Your IT perimeter: where is it and how do you best defend it?

Gone are the days when the limits of your security cordon were the walls of the datacentre.  Now, it isn’t the stray floppy disk or errant memory stick we need to worry about – many of us are wondering where the limits of our IT perimeter are.

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