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IT Personnel looking for a change in your working environment
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IT Personnel looking for a change in your working environment

FunctionEight currently have a number of positions vacant as we look to expand our operations in both Hong Kong and Singapore.  We would love to hear from you if you have an IT Business Development or IT Systems Engineer background. If you are looking to change to a company that offer great benefits and a...

Press Release: Henrik Runnström appointed Managing Director for FunctionEight
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Press Release: Henrik Runnström appointed Managing Director for FunctionEight

Asia based Managed Service Provider, FunctionEight is delighted to announce the appointment of Henrik Runnström as Managing Director based in our Hong Kong Office.  The appointment is with effect from 16th November 2018. The partners of the firm, Martin Abert, Chris Young and Phil Aldridge remain controlling shareholders of FunctionEight with the intention to gradually...

Another successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme
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Another successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme

All of us at FunctionEight Ltd were really pleased to see our Director of Sales Hundah Chan handing over another brand new iPhone 7 Plus. Hundah is pictured handing over the phone to our very long term client LRF Design’s Chairman Charles Robertson.  He was receiving this on behalf of Heidi Liu who unfortunately wasn’t...

Google Chrome 68 to enforce https SSL use by July 2018
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Google Chrome 68 to enforce https SSL use by July 2018

Another article on ComputerWorld (by Greg Keizer) that is well worth a read.  Encrypt your website    This time Computerworld review the decision that Google have recently made to finally put a deadline date against a 2016 promise.  That is to enforce secure encryption to be implemented on all websites – by July 2018. SSL...

IT Engineers looking for a change in your working environment
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IT Engineers looking for a change in your working environment

Chinese New Year is next week.  Any IT Engineers that may be considering a change in their current employment are potential candidates for vacancies at FunctionEight. We would welcome hearing from you as we are actively recruiting new IT Engineers at the moment. FunctionEight are recruiting for both our Hong Kong and Singapore offices. IT...

Attempting to demystify blockchain…
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Attempting to demystify blockchain…

                        Do you understand blockchain?  Does the relationship between blockchain, online security and cryptocurrency leave you scratching your head?  Or were you even aware that there was a relationship between them??  This article by Doug Drinkwater in ComputerWorld is a good read.  Attempting to cast...

Intel Chip flaw
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Intel Chip flaw

It has emerged that the performance speed of Intel chips can slow down by anything from 5 – 30 per cent when a software fix is applied to rectify a recently discovered fundamental design flaw. However, the reality is that an average user won’t really notice a 30% reduction in their chip speed with regular...

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A successful prize winner for our iPhone referral incentive scheme

All of the FunctionEight team were absolutely delighted that our Director of Sales Hundah Chan was able to recently hand over a brand new iPhone 7 Plus to the wonderful Kirsty Pocock (from our existing client TTB Partners).  Kirsty read one of our recent eNewsletters and noticed something quite important.  For quite some time we have been...

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New Ransomware outbreak “Petya” is spreading rapidly!

Please note that there is a new ransomware outbreak.  It currently seems to have targeted large organisations in Europe and the US with outdated software, but it will gradually make its way to Asia, so we have to be extremely careful.  Even more so than usual! http://flip.it/my1R7z The current Ransomware outbreak “Petya” is spread through...

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Peter Diamandis Tech Blog – TOP 10 TECH TRENDS TRANSFORMING HUMANITY

This is a long but worthwhile read, if you find modern tech trends even the slightest bit interesting.  I personally don’t often read articles all the way to the end – but this one I most certainly did.  Go directly to the blog at this link http://www.diamandis.com/blog/top-10-tech-trends-transforming-humanity or click onto our Read More where we have...