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Rapport / IBM Trusteer Endpoint Protection Update Fries Windows

At two separate sites today we have seen the same thing – computers that have unexpectedly hung, and after a forced power cycle the PC fails to boot. We have diagnosed this to the installation of an update yesterday (17th June 2015) of the Trusteer Endpoint Protection product. The only solution we have found is to

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FREE Upgrade to 3 Year Protection on AVG Purchases

From now through the end of August, customers that purchase a two year license on any AVG Business Edition Product will receive a third year of updates at no additional cost. This offer applies to new licence purchases only (not renewals) that are made by close of business on August 31st, 2015. Once a 2

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Always Strive And Prosper

It’s always exciting to ‘be there’ at the beginning of a new business. It always brings back memories of what it’s like to start a business, how exciting the future looks and how many things there are to do that you never realised you needed to do. Back in the late nineties, worrying about domain

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Microsoft Office 2013 Feature Comparison & OEM Pricing

For those customers purchasing Dell OptiPlex PC’s or Dell Latitude Laptops from us we can offer Microsoft Office Professional 2013 and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 at a competitive ‘OEM’ price. Please view the comparison chart below to select the version that is right for you, or call us for help in selecting a

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We’re now Official ESET UK Resellers!

We are delighted to announce that as of 19th September 2014 we are now officially registered UK Resellers for the ESET range of Antivirus Software, Internet Security and Virus Protection products. Adding ESET security products to our portfolio allows us to offer a richer security choice for our home and business users alike. Please do watch this

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Important News about Newly Found USB Flaw

Here is our take on a newly found potential flaw in some USB devices which presents a distant but possible threat to your system: http://www.wired.com/2014/07/usb-security/ (Article with heated discussion about if this is a serious risk or not). https://srlabs.de/badusb/ (Seems to be the original research). Essentially there is a flaw in some USB devices which mean

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Does your server report problems automatically?

Did you know that  we keep informed about the state of your server and network by having your servers (and other equipment) send us emails automatically? When your server carries out a scheduled task (such as a backup) or experiences a problem (e.g. a power spike or a virus attack) we can get informed about these problems via

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Good, Quick, Cheap. Pick Two Only!

If you are the owner of a small service business then you’ll probably recognise that some customers demands are quite different to others. We all have those customers that very much appreciate prompt service and are only too happy to pay your invoice at the end of the month. Then we all have customers that

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Small Business Desktop Security – Our 10 Point Plan

In the past week or so we’ve had a number of customers express concern over the newly identified ‘Gameover Zeus’ malware. Many of those customers are asking if they are protected against this kind of online threat, but it’s not a black and white answer. No business will ever be secure from every threat that

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Windows Server 2012 – Updates Hang at 0%

A strange one this – but I’m sure this is the second time we’ve seen the problem. As I can find no other articles anywhere else on the internet about this particular issue I thought I’d write this post. We took delivery of a new Dell PowerEdge T110v2 very recently and started setting it up for a

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