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And Now The End Is Near…..  for Windows 7.
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And Now The End Is Near….. for Windows 7.

And Now The End Is Near….. for Windows 7. As Frank Sinatra sang in “My Way”… “the end is near, and so I face the final curtain”.  Sombre words for a song about a love affair and also the swansong for Ol Blue Eyes, but there are parallels to the End Of Life approaching for...

Cybersecurity or Recession?
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Cybersecurity or Recession?

Cybersecurity or Recession? As a business owner going into 2019, with all the economic uncertainties that are going on globally in the US, UK, EU etc, should you be worried more about cybersecurity or a recession?   Simplistically your answer should be Cybersecurity. You may be asking why, but the answer is quite simple. You...

OFFICE 365 DEFAULT INSTALLATION IS INSECURE
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OFFICE 365 DEFAULT INSTALLATION IS INSECURE

  YOUR OFFICE 365 INSTALLATION IS INSECURE   Well it certainly is if you have not spent considerable time configuring it to be secure.  The fact is that Microsoft Office 365 is one of the best suite of workplace productivity tools I have come across in the 25 years I have worked in I.T.  

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HK SME Technology Voucher Programme

If you are an SME in Hong Kong and have plans in 2017 to implement some Technology Solutions, contact FunctionEight as you may be eligible for the HKSAR’s new Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) which allows for a two thirds reimbursement of a project value of HK$300,000. This is a significant step forward for HK in terms...

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Still Running FRAILware in your environment?

It is over 12 months since Microsoft officially stopped providing any support for Windows Server 2003.  Its End Of Life (EOL) was the 14th July 2015.  Of course, there are many companies who still pay US$600 per server to Microsoft per year to keep their environment protected and some, namely government departments, are paying millions...

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How to tell whether an IT vendor sells ‘solutions’ or just products

“Foreword By Chris Young, Sales Director of FunctionEight Limited :-  I am often asked by new staff why FunctionEight do not sign exclusive agency agreements with hardware providers and this article clearly shows the reasons.  At FunctionEight we want to be free to make sure we have the flexibility to review a problem and then...

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7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn’t Manage You

“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited.  So I follow a few Thought Leaders on LinkedIn… Sounds impressive doesn’t it… Anyway on of them is Jeff Weiner who is the CEO at LinkedIn itself and he writes some excellent articles.  This one struck a particular note with me, mainly because my inbox is...

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The Holy Grail Has Arrived – Eliminate International Data Roaming Charges

As the Technical Director of F8 I would like to think I have a pretty good grasp on technology and how it works.  When I had my Blackberry I never had issues with International Roaming Charges.  The Blackberry was ultra efficient in its usage and I was very conscious not to open attachments.  That coupled with the awful internet...

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