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Microsoft improving Office 365 support for Apple iOS and Google Android devices

Tech companies ripping off each other’s ideas Global IT corporations are not renowned for being commercially sympathetic to one another. It’s understandable, especially when it concerns matters of patent infringement and ripping off another tech firm’s innovations that may have been hard won by significant investment in the R&D budget. Apple and Samsung seem to…

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Where exactly did you lose that cyber weapon? Reflections on the Wannacrypt ransomware attack

Wannacrypt attack sparks wider conversation about IT security The Wannacrypt (or Wannacry) ransomware attack, which started on Friday 12th May 2017, did much to open up the conversation about IT security in general and hacking in particular. The story may have started out by being framed as an attack on the NHS. However, over the…

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Exclusive GDPR Event: A journey towards better data security

Come to ‘GDPR: A journey towards better data security’ Last month we blogged about the new data security standard, GDPR, which comes into force on the 25th of May 2018. GDPR is a pretty big deal, however, it seems that public awareness is pretty poor as survey data shows 60% of the working age adult…

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GDPR: Raising awareness of the new information security standard

The EU General Data Protection Regu-what?! If you haven’t heard of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then you are not alone. Recent survey data shows that more than 60% of the working age adult UK population have not heard of the legislation. Despite Brexit and the invocation of Article 50 to trigger…

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Mimecast: Using a layered email security solution to help protect your business

Why the need for a layered approach to security? Securing business information with good network security practice is one of the most important topics in technology. Security threats are always present and ensuring your business is well protected is an ever attendant consideration. Layered security is best practice for securing information by using multiple network…

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Brexit and data protection: What does it mean for business?

Talk about Brexit gives way to action as Article 50 is invoked Once, many smaller businesses didn’t pay much attention to governance and compliance issues. Many thought they were really only of concern to large businesses. In recent years though, governance and compliance have grown in general importance to occupy an increasingly prominent position on the…

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Microsoft Office 365 data sovereignty: Where is my data?

The need for clarity and certainty about where your business data is In just about six years, Microsoft Office 365 has become one of the runaway success stories of the move towards online computing and cloud based applications. Essentially, for businesses of every size, it is the simplest and most cost effective way of having…

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At last! Some good IT security news for business as National Cyber Security Centre officially opens

“…safest place in the world to live and work online…” February 14 saw the official opening of the UKs National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), by Her Majesty The Queen. The National Cyber Security Centre is part of GCHQ, the intelligence gathering arm of the UKs security services. The Government has set out some big and…

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Scale brings DR within reach of smaller and mid-market firms

Great benefits from Scale Computing hyperconvergence Scale Computing hyperconvergence provides some great benefits, including the ability to: Down-size the hardware footprint and de-clutter server rooms and data centres Simplify administration, reducing management tasks and the need for tech knowledge Enhance DR/BC capability and provide high availability of data to minimise disruption Reduce the Total Cost…

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Numbers that speak for themselves: Quantifying the benefits of Office 365

Some hard numbers on the ROI of Microsoft Office 365 Research commissioned by Microsoft from the IT industry analyst Forrester has laid out in plain terms the benefits of Office 365. The report ‘The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Office 365’ examined the topic from in the context of small and mid-sized businesses – anything…

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