13 September 2019
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

This week the BBC’s television series China: A New World Order, Episode 3 explores the growing tension over allegations that the Chinese state has engaged in large-scale industrial espionage and hacking to steal business secrets from western companies and government organisations. This may not surprise many people as we have all seen copies of technology […]

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19 August 2019
Daniel Powell, Senior IT Project Manager

Daniel Powell

Microsoft Azure – What is it? This is a great question. Azure or Microsoft Azure to use its full name is Microsoft’s “cloud computing” service. To put it simply, you can use it to provide information technology software (SaaS) and/or infrastructure (IaaS) in the cloud, without the need for an on-premise presence. It also offers […]

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3 April 2019
Alex Innard, Head of IT

Alex Innard

As a buyer, we all like to know the cost of something before we buy it. For most things we chose to buy, information on pricing is usually readily available. This means we can make informed decisions before making that next big purchase. Over the last ten years, there has been a shift for businesses […]

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11 August 2017
Callum Renwick, Intern

Callum Renwick

Last year, around half of all UK businesses were hit by cybercrime. The threat of cyber-attacks is now very real for all businesses, whatever their size. The problem is that small businesses and organisations tend not to consider themselves likely targets for cybercrime because they are small and therefore will not yield a rich prize […]

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10 July 2017
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

Cybercrime cost UK businesses £29 billion in 2016 In recent months, there have been two highly sophisticated global ransomware attacks on computer systems which have infiltrated some of the most sophisticated IT networks belonging to some of the most prestigious organisations – proving that no one is immune. Some examples include the NHS, Telefonica, Renault, […]

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18 February 2016
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

We are seeing this more and more. We get a phone call from a customer we haven’t dealt with before and he says “Do you know how to unencrypt files encrypted by a virus?” Where do you begin? This particular virus is known as Ransomware and uses a 2048-bit cipher suite that even the world’s […]

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18 June 2015
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

Over the last 23 years I’ve met many IT technicians and business owners which as a result has enabled me to establish a difference between the two. Business owners focus on profit, growth, competition, staffing, customer service and maintaining the quality of services to keep their business running. They’ve probably invested some of their own […]

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9 May 2015
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

Understand the difference and prepare for the event. Many companies mistakenly believe that their normal scheduled backup routine will cover them in the event of an outage or disaster. I’ve heard many IT Managers and Managing Director’s state “our data is backed up each night, that’s our disaster recovery plan.” Data backup and disaster recovery […]

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