Category: IT Support Advice

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.  

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...

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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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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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...