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News Archive for 2016

Technology trends 2017: Developments influencing business in the coming year

Unstoppable march towards the future continues Technology continues its unstoppable march towards the future. And whether we like it or not, it is dragging us and our businesses with it! Some technologies seem like technology for tech’s sake. However, some offer truly compelling benefits that means they shape progress. Here we take a look at…

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7 point check: Planning Xmas and New Year IT housekeeping and review activities

­­ A great time for an annual systems review and catch-up on admin… Early December… and businesses everywhere are geared up to get the jobs and projects scheduled for delivery this side of the festive season out of the door on time. This year, for many smaller, expanding and mid-sized businesses, the working days between…

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Security issues continuing to dominate tech news

Get ready for Fraud Thursday! Late November… Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Fraud Thursday… The run in to Christmas is well under way. With huge volumes of cash moving about through e-commerce and card transactions it’s little wonder that cyber criminals are having a field day, causing security issues to dominate the tech news. Tesco…

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Meet Paralogic and see the Virtual Office solution at The Business Show, Olympia, 17 – 18 November 2016

Some great opportunities for the business community Paralogic Networks is exhibiting at The Business Show 2016. This event offers some great opportunities for the business community: Masterclasses provide free training and advice on how to grow your business Grow your contacts and opportunities with Business Connections and Speed Networking Throughout the show, a series of…

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5 great things you probably didn’t know about Office 365 that are well worth knowing anyway!

Office 365: Achieving great things and setting benchmarks In the five-and-a-half years since the launch of Microsoft Office 365 it has become a superlative performer. Among the many great things it has achieved and the benchmarks it has set, it is Microsoft’s fastest ever growing product. Some observers regard the 10 years of leadership by…

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Cybercrime: Large organisations targeted but smaller, expanding and mid-sized firms cannot be complacent

­­ UKs institutions and public bodies under attack At the beginning of August in the blog ‘Ransomware update: Threat only increasing with extortion hitting $1 billion in 2016’, we highlighted the growing threat of this type of cyber-criminal activity. In the article we noted how the nature of the threat was changing. A scatter-gun approach,…

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Ransomware attack: Recovery after falling victim

Paying unlikely to be an option as cybercriminals refine strategy Ransomware is a form of cybercrime that has been around for a number of years; however, the threat level is increasing and there are signs that the cybercriminals’ strategy is becoming more refined. In year-on-year figures for 2014-15 and 2015-16 from IT security experts Kaspersky,…

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Ransomware attack: Prevention is better than cure

UK companies being targeted or have poorer IT security Ransomware is a lucrative cybercriminal enterprise. Although there is much awareness, it poses a significant risk to businesses. According to figures from the FBI based on Q1/2016 statistics, cybercriminals are set to extort $1bn globally this year. Many have tightened up IT security practice. However, the…

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Scale Computing true hyperconvergence: Simplicity and cost put value at the heart of its unique market offer

What lies behind the success of Scale Computing? Scale Computing started up in 2007, shipped its first systems in 2012 and has so far gained around 1,600 customers with an installed base of approximately 5,500 systems. It is a relative minnow compared with some of its direct competitors. However, it grew strongly through 2015 and…

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Yahoo! tops PII data leak league table but cloud productivity with Office 365 is still the best option

Details of 500 million user accounts stolen from Yahoo! Last week news of the biggest known data leak of personal identifiable information (PII) in history was released by Yahoo!. The breach occurred in 2014 but Yahoo! has only just discovered the extent of the theft of information: It relates to 500 million user accounts… The…

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