Is your website secure?

SSL is the acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, and it secures information that is transferred between your hosted website and your visitor’s computer web browser. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge among other browsers are now flagging websites which do not have an SSL certificate on their with a warning message “Not Secure”. In the future, it’s likely that web […]

Zaha Hadid Architects held to ransom by cybercriminals

Guest post by Michael Prewett. This is definitely not something you want to see when you turn on your computer Monday morning! This screenshot is from the infamous NotPetya Ransomware that wreaked havoc on the world mid-2017, causing approximately $10 billion dollars’ worth of damage to businesses worldwide. Ransomware has continued to rise in popularity as the tool of choice […]

Time to Restart

How often should I restart? Should I shutdown every day? I’ve restarted but it didn’t fix the issue! These are some of the most common phrases we hear from our clients. Let’s break down these questions and provide a little insight as to why restarting is so important. We’ve all heard the phrase “Have you turned it off and on […]

Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams

Guest post by Michael Prewett. With a possible staged “return to work” happening soon, many companies will be in the position of some of their workforce being in the office and some still working from home. In addition, face to face meetings may still not be feasible in some situations due to maintained social distancing requirements. As many people have […]

Optimising your Remote Desktop connection

So, you’ve recently read our post on how to improve your internet connection at home now you’re looking for the next speed hit. Let’s dig a little deeper into your working from home setup, more specifically, your Remote Desktop connection and how we can optimise it. Even though it is very good with compression, your Remote Desktop connection is constantly […]

Improving your cybersecurity at home

With the sudden move to working from home, and without the protection of enterprise grade firewalls, antivirus and other protections afforded on your office network, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant against cyber criminals. Use your home computer, like you would use your computer at work The number one cause of compromise that we see is human error, […]

Slow internet at home?

With the recent shift of business now asking staff to work from home, the reliance on internet connectivity has grown furthermore towards business continuity. Whether simple email correspondence, or a bandwidth demanding video conference, having a stable internet connecting is essential. At the same time, more people working from home means more people sharing the internet connection which will result […]

Getting started with Microsoft Teams

Everyone is asking about Microsoft Teams, so we thought we post up a quick overview on Microsoft Teams on our blog we can send out for companies who are just starting to use Teams. Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace app that fosters collaboration and communication within a company. Right now, the most likely reason you’re using Teams is for […]

Time for a Password Checkup

With the ever increasing threat to security by cybercriminals we need to be ever more vigilant in protecting ourselves. Therefore, we are adopting and suggesting the NIST guidelines for passwords to all of our clients. NIST develops and maintains an extensive collection of standards, guidelines, recommendations, and research on the security and privacy of information and information systems. Following their […]

Geekbench

GeForce or Quadro?

It’s one of the most common questions we receive from clients when they are looking to purchase a new computer… so we thought we’d put the GeForce RTX2080, and Quadro RTX4000, two common graphics cards in our preferred Dell Precision 3630 workstations, to the test. On paper the Quadro has error-correcting code memory (ECC memory), optimised drivers and less power […]