How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

In May 2017, an ominous message greeted workers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS): “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” This is how malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0 announced itself to the wider world. With systems locked and critical files encrypted, doctor’s surgeries had to close and hospitals turned patients […]

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Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

Education is a major ransomware target in 2017

2017 will go down as the year ransomware hit the mainstream, thanks largely to malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0.   The malicious software compromised systems across Asia, Europe and beyond, affecting high-profile victims such as Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Outdated operating systems and computers that had not installed a Windows […]

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How Technology Is Changing The Way Our Children Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Our Children Learn

Digital technology is revolutionising many parts of our lives, whether it’s communications, transport, entertainment, personal finance or even shopping.   Education is no different, with advancements in digital tech transforming the way students learn in schools around the world.   While Chromebooks have become commonplace in many classrooms, there are a range of other cutting-edge […]

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Does your business need a dedicated server?

Does your business need a dedicated server?

Are you feeling constrained running your business from your desktop or laptop?   Chances are if you have more than a couple of users, the time has come to invest in your own server. It might feel like a big step for a small to medium business (business) to take, but the functionality, time savings, […]

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Modern workstations for modern healthcare

Modern workstations for modern healthcare

Modern healthcare facilities take many different forms. From hospitals to neighbourhood clinics to home visits, different ecosystems require different workstations. Some require the power and stability of desktop PCs, while others need the portability of laptops or the ease of tablets.   However, some important conclusions can be drawn when designing a workstation fleet. Desktops […]

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Where to spend on IT in 2017

Where to spend on IT in 2017

Uncertain times call for wise planning in IT. Global political uncertainty and flat company revenues mean budgets will be stalled for the near future, affecting investment in not just products but people. It sounds dire; however, four clear themes remain relevant in governing IT budget spend for 2017.   Hardware and software Research from Spiceworks, […]

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3 Steps that Protect Your Business

3 Steps that Protect Your Business

Keep your business running with three IT best practices Today’s advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, mobility, and Big Data analytics, are key enablers to improving your productivity. While they provide distinct advantages to your business, if not supported by the right infrastructure, they can expose your business to security risks.   Smaller businesses are […]

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Get ready for the worst

Get ready for the worst

Bad things happen to good organisations. In any disaster, whether natural or man made, there are businesses that close because of the physical conditions and never manage to reopen. Here’s how to figure out your weak points and how to avoid common pitfalls in making that assessment.   1. Assess your risk Don’t make risk […]

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The corporate coffee shop laptop

The corporate coffee shop laptop

Have you noticed that no matter how nice the office you provide for employees, they seem to like working at the local coffee shop more than working at their desk? You’re not alone: Around the world, work is being done on small tables filled with laptop computers and fancy coffee.   Many workplaces are swapping […]

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No entry-level stigma

No entry-level stigma

There’s something about that label. “Entry level” systems are seen as insufficiently powerful, marginally useful, and utterly degrading when placed on a professional’s office desktop.   This characterisation might have been accurate years ago. But today, even entry-level systems can be capable, powerful computing devices that, under the right circumstances, can be “cool” for users […]

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