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 that make […]

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 […]

28th Oct 2014 at 10:59 am

Online Security Round-Up

It’s probably the defining issue of the tech world today: how to stay secure online. It’s a topic we frequently return to – whether it’s looking at the effects of Google’s Right to be Forgotten law, or the latest malicious software flaw – since it’s so important to us and our customers. In fact, the […]

MasterCard Introduces SafetyNet to Thwart Cyber-Crime

MasterCard, the American financial services corporation, has unveiled its all new SafetyNet tool. The security system is aimed at preventing hackers from accessing account details and – like the Tom Cruise sci-fi film, Minority Report – identifying potential attacks before they even happen.   MasterCard’s President of Security Solutions, Ajay Bhalla, commented on the new […]