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02
Jun
image showing cyber attack such as Qlocker security threat where files have been locked by malware

Qlocker security threat targets random businesses

Ransomware attacks are nothing new, but they have been growing rapidly in recent years. One estimate puts that annual cost of such security breaches at $11trillion, with an attack every 11seconds of every day. Now there is a new player on the scene in the form of the Qlocker security threat, and it is something every SME needs to be aware of.

06
May
Bank of processors for a supercomputer offering computer support to the Met Office

Computer support investment worth £1.2bn at Met Office

Computer support has always been key to predicting the weather. It enables meteorologists to process data using complex models of the atmosphere, in order to forecast storms, flooding and droughts, both in the short term and over longer periods. From next year, the Met Office will have more computing power than ever, when a brand new £1.2bn supercomputer comes online.

19
Apr
A close-up of the kind of chips featured in the semiconductor shortage

Semiconductor shortage – the chips are down

08
Apr
man working from home in kitchen

Working from home – is it here to stay post-Covid?

[caption id="attachment_4034" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Is home working heaven or hell?[/caption]

01
Mar
White cloud with 0s and 1s falling from it, Matrix style, to illustrate back-up and cloud computing

I don’t need a back-up – I use iCloud to back-up my business files

08
Dec

2020, what’s worked?

Aside from the obvious pandemic situation, we love taking a look back to reflect on what’s worked and what hasn’t over the past 12 months. 

03
Dec

5 key IT areas to address in 2021

The Christmas trees are up (some even earlier than usual), the festive tunes are playing on the radio and it’s now socially acceptable to eat a mince pie for breakfast (it’s true, we double checked!) So, the final month of the year is upon us… and what a year it’s been! 

23
Nov
Remote working over Christmas

Why on earth would you work with an IT support company?

We’re going out on a limb here, and we’re going to assume that some companies find themselves wondering  why they would spend money on hiring an external IT support company when they’ve got someone in house who knows a bit about data systems and tech support… 

11
Nov
Ransomwear hacker

4 signs you’re under attack from Ransomwear

You’ve heard us talk a lot about hackers and how to protect your computer, BUT how do you know when you’ve fallen victim to a cyber attack and what should you do if it happens to you? 

09
Nov

IT Support Manchester UK

You deserve next level IT Support! To us, IT Support don't end when we close a ticket. We continue to work right alongside you to ensure you have all the insights, the strategies and the tactics to ensure you're achieving tangible results every single step of the way

19
Oct

The ultimate secret to keeping your business safe

We’ve got it! We’ve got the key, we’ve got the secret!!! (High five if you sang that too)

14
Oct

Back it up, Office 365!

We know what you’re thinking; you’re thinking, where can I find everything I need to know about backing up Office 365… are we right? Thought so! Luckily, we had the same idea so we put everything down in one place for you right here…

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Qlocker security threat targets random businesses

AGT - Qlocker security threat targets random businesses

Computer support investment worth £1.2bn at Met Office

AGT - Computer support investment worth £1.2bn at Met Office

Semiconductor shortage – the chips are down

AGT - Semiconductor shortage – the chips are down

Working from home – is it here to stay post-Covid?

AGT - Working from home – is it here to stay post-Covid?