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  It currently seems to have targeted large organisations in Europe and the US with outdated software, but it will gradually make its way to Asia, so we have to be extremely careful.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

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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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Singapore Government changes to PIC grant benefits

A quick blog mainly for the benefit of our Singapore clients.  However, this information is of relevance for anyone with a registered business in Singapore.  FunctionEight would like to alert you to the fact that there is a change in the PIC grant amounts scheduled for end July, that has been announced by the government. ...

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