Category: Cloud Computing

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.  

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...

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...

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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Google unveils its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Google has unveiled its first touchscreen-enabled laptop. The Chromebook Pixel runs Google’s Chrome operating system and has been “largely built” by the web giant. The laptop has Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors, fast 4G LTE connectivity and a high-resolution screen aimed at challenging Apple’s Retina Display. Analysts say the move represents a fresh bid to build...

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Hong Kong sees a boom in IT security outsourcing

This article written by Gigi Onag, and featured recently in ComputerWorld, caught our attention.  We felt it was well worth highlighting in our F8 blog for the simple reason that we have been offering outsourced IT security reviews and services to our clients for quite some time. http://cw.com.hk/feature/hong-kong-sees-boom-it-security-outsourcing  This link will take you to the...

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Broken Windows and Unlocked Doors – The simple truth behind the security of your firewall and server

Are your firewall and server really secure? Is your Infrastructure locked up tight thus making your data perfectly safe?  Read further for a Layman’s guide on the subject.  Written by FunctionEight Ltds COO Phil Aldridge and recently published by both the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore as well as the British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong....

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