KRACK WPA2 security vulnerability update

Late Monday a serious vulnerability in the Wi-Fi security protocol known as WPA2, was announced worldwide. This vulnerability has been named KRACK, a portmanteau of Key Renegotiation Attack. WPA2 is used universally as the most secure of the wireless encryption protocols, the previous protocols being WEP and WPA. This vulnerability applies also to WPA, and [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

Is your email on the spam list?

Have you been meaning to change your password lately? Now is always a good time… As recently highlighted in a number of online blogs, the email addresses and passwords of 771 million people have been published online during a gigantic data leak… Personal data collected by a “spambot” called Onliner has been dumped on a [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

New Locky Ransomware – what you need to know..

While Petya and WannaCry grabbed all the headlines recently, they were largely unsuccessful in that they made almost no money from ransoms – not so with Locky. The Locky ransomware was much more successful in this area, in what has been estimated as a $1 billion USD revenue for ransomware in 2016. Around the 1st [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

Introducing Microsoft 365 plus Office 365 vs 2016

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we are a strong advocate for staying on top of their latest updates and product offerings, and continuously highlight the security benefits of upgrading technology. Review our Microsoft tips and trends on the new Microsoft 365 and Office 365 vs. Office 2016… Introducing Microsoft 365 Microsoft pays more attention to [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Cloud Office 365, Managed Services, Productivity|0 Comments

Local networks still important in the IoT….

For the first 25 years we’ve known about the Internet, it’s been an “Internet of Screens”, powered by an “Internet of Servers”. We’ve connected to the Internet via desktop computers, laptop computers, mobile phones and more recently TVs, watches, and health monitors. What’s different about the Internet of Things – a.k.a IoT – is that [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services|0 Comments

The benefits of virtualization in 2017

The relationship between computer hardware and software can be frustrating. Both require the other to function properly, but both also require individual attention. Virtualization makes this relationship far more flexible, and we’ve got a rundown on a few of the best examples. More technology uptime Virtualization vendors use lots of fancy names for the features [...]

5 more Office 365 productivity tricks

By now, you’re probably familiar with popular Office 365 productivity features like Skype for Business, and real-time collaboration in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You might even remember a few time-saving keyboard shortcuts that will make your Office 365 experience a lot smoother. But even after all that, there’s still much to learn about Office 365. [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Cloud Office 365, Managed Services, Productivity|0 Comments

Petya “Ransomworm” outbreak update

As another ransomware virus goes global, we continue to recommend measures to stay ahead of these attacks… As was the case with the recent WannaCry outbreak, this threat is a combination of a traditional ransomware attack and a worm that uses a vulnerability in Microsoft’s operating system to spread to other machines. However Petya is [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

4 Tips for better server management

With so much technology moving to the cloud, onsite servers aren’t getting as much attention as they used to. Optimising this critical piece of business technology is no small task, but there are a few simple things you can do to ensure the success of your in-house servers. Mount your servers properly Small businesses are [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Business Value, Hardware, Managed Services|0 Comments

Our take on the new Surface Pro

Photo: Microsoft The new Surface Pro, announced by Microsoft May 23rd, is probably the most anticipated Surface product since the original Surface Pro was announced and launched in February 2013. The Surface Pro 4 (SP4) was a minor upgrade to the Surface Pro 3, but a popular one with our customers and staff, [...]