Microsoft announced on July 31, 2019 that it will retire Skype for Business Online on July 31, 2021. The company intents to move Skype for Business Online customers over to Teams, an online collaboration workspace application and service. Microsoft won’t change the Skype for Business Online service for existing customers until July 31, 2021 but…

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Lately, we have received calls from many of our clients regarding a blackmail scam that is doing the rounds at the moment. The scam consists of an email, which appears to come from the user’s email address. The ‘’hacker’’ typically claims to have compromised the victim’s computer and to have accessed their passwords and contacts….

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A basic phishing attack attempts to trick a user into entering personal details or other confidential information, and email is the most common method of performing these attacks. Check out our ”Phishing Attacks – Beware”article if you want to learn more about how to spot a phishing email. A scam mail being sent around to…

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User share jump indicates that end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 may be spurring upgrades. Windows 10’s user share last month jumped by the largest amount in more than two and a half years, a strong signal that customers running older OSes may have gotten serious about meeting the looming retirement deadline of Windows 7. According…

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Cyber-attacks are on the rise, and unfortunately the lack of awareness in smaller businesses, and the ‘it won’t happen to me mindset,’ means that they have become an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals. Given their size, it’s unusual to find an SME that has access to a dedicated specialist IT team, equipped with the skills…

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Data is a critical part of every organisation, but this most valuable asset often poses a huge risk when it travels or is transmitted beyond the corporate network. The penalties for failing to protect client information mean that a data loss can mean a significant fine to go with the exposed trade secrets and damage…

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Replacing your hardware can be a tough call. The cost of replacing outdated tools is substantial, and management often uses it as a reason to delay upgrades. But you’re also paying a price by continuing to rely on those clunkers. Our recommendation is to always plan the End of Life. In this way you will…

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  With the release of Chrome 68 (July 24th, 2018) if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar. Google and many others now recommend that all websites should have a security certificate, and they give priority to those sites that do. Too fast? Let me…

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Why migrate to O365

Office 365 is the future of office productivity and collaboration tools. We know that moving to the cloud can certainly be a big decision for any business. To help you decide, here are some reasons to migrate to O365: Generate greater productivity with Office 365 Productivity is a great word that management-consultant types love to…

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Our main antivirus solution provider (ESET) has repeatedly drawn our attention to increasing online activity targeting Irish email addresses with phishing scams – often using the names of Irish Revenue and Customs, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, DHL or even pretending to be someone from or own company. The Revenue scam has been particularly persistent,…

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