Hacked Off

      It’s been a ten days since the vast Ashley Madison hack made headlines worldwide. Its not surprising, the numbers are staggering. 33 million users affected, 1.2 million in the UK alone. Everything from email addresses to banking details have been leaked by a group calling itself ‘The Impact Team’. The diverse range […]

14th Aug 2015 at 4:41 pm

Apple Music; The next big thing or a flash in the pan?

    Last week, Apple music released the first set of figures for its sign up service. So far, its looks impressive. 11 million people have signed up, compared to Jay Z’s Tidal, which has just 770,000 users. That is, however, a long way behind Spotify’s 75 million users, although to be fair where Apple music […]

Lawyers: Is Your Work Safe in the Cloud?

    You may see migrating your firm’s entire network to a cloud-based, remote system as a challenging, even daunting, task. A good IT provider will give you the necessary support to meet this challenge and to effect a smooth transition to your new system.   Cloud computing has great advantages and presents certain opportunities […]

Can Cloud Computing Help Increase Productivity?

The Bad News   The UK’s productivity remains weak.  Weak enough for the Bank of England to refer to it as the “productivity puzzle”.  Similarly, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) refers to an “unprecedented absence” of growth.   The Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin examines this pressing issue.  While it suggests there may be certain contributory […]

13th Nov 2014 at 12:21 pm

An Issue of Net-ional Importance

With all the hacking scandals, malware updates and computer vulnerabilities that have been going on recently, it’s easy to forget that there’s another battle raging. Net neutrality has been receiving some pretty high-profile coverage in the US of late, not least because President Obama recently came out in favour of maintaining the internet status quo.

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5th Nov 2014 at 9:42 am

Farewell Windows 7

So it’s goodbye Windows 7. And this time for keeps. As of last Friday, Microsoft stopped providing licences for the majority of their Windows 7 packages, including Ultimate, Home Basic and Home Premium. The Redmond-based tech company is also looking to phase out its controversial Windows 8 operating system too.

White House Hacked

Russians attack America. After hearing this news, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Cold War was back in full swing. But it’s all true – earlier this week the White House was subjected to a pretty extraordinary attack on their computer networks.   This wasn’t just a rogue attack by black-hat cyber criminals on […]