Category: FunctionEight Service

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...

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  It currently seems to have targeted large organisations in Europe and the US with outdated software, but it will gradually make its way to Asia, so we have to be extremely careful.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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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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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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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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Delivering Asian IT Support to Global Partners

As the trend for more cloud-based solutions and hosted infrastructure continues so does the complexity of delivering these solutions to an International audience.  Companies are looking for bespoke industry-specific solutions that often need to interact with existing traditional accounting, HR or CRM solutions.  These customers must then be supported via a helpdesk for the relevant...