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How to stay grounded when cloud is all you see

Striking the right balance between cloud and on-premise any modern business knows cloud is the future. We are told over and over again of the need to embrace the cloud to move at speed, provide scalable infrastructure, and meet the on-demand needs of customers. A recent report from IDC revealed that cloud spend has overtaken traditional infrastructure spending for the first time.   Research from Apptio recently found that 92% of IT…

Looking for IT Support in Accrington?

IT Support Accrington Looking for IT Support in Accrington?   Is your Business: Spending Too Much Money on your IT Systems? Losing Time on Computer Issues? Want to Increase Productivity & Profits? We provide fully managed IT support and technology solutions, including proactive maintenance and monitoring, 24/7 IT support, network administration and technology consulting. We’ll get to know your business inside out so we can recommend technology that will effectively address your unique business…

GandCrab Ransomware Slingers Target MSPs

GandCrab Ransomware Slingers Target MSPs A software company has been forced to remind customers to patch a two-year-old flaw in a third-party plug-in, after reports it is being exploited to infect scores of companies with GandCrab ransomware via their managed security provider (MSP). The issue relates to CVE-2017-18362, a flaw that affects the Connectwise Manage plug-in for the Kaseya VSA remote-monitoring tool. ConnectWise Manage is a professional services automation (PSA) product popular among…

Average DDoS attack volumes increase by 194%

Average DDoS attack volumes grew by 194% in 12 months The volume and complexity of DDoS attacks continued to grow in Europe during the final quarter of 2018, according to Link11. While Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered 13,910 attacks in Q4 (12.7% down compared to Q3), the average attack volume grew by 8.7% to 5Gbps, and 59% of attacks used multiple attack vectors. Key findings of Link11’s Q4 DDoS report include:…

2019 Trends in Internet of Things P2

2019 Trends in the Internet of Things – part 2 Given the staggering number of technology innovations that have been introduced recently, it is difficult to say which one claims the top spot as the most disruptive. Smartphones completely changed the perception of where computing could take place. Cloud systems created a new mindset around how computing could be utilized.   Artificial intelligence is expanding the definition of what computing…

Microsoft doesn’t want to use Internet Explorer

Microsoft really doesn’t want you to use Internet Explorer anymore Microsoft calls it a compatibility solution, not a browser Microsoft killed off the Internet Explorer brand nearly four years ago, choosing Edge as its modern browser for Windows 10. Internet Explorer lived on as plumbing for Windows and for business compatibility, but Microsoft isn’t supporting it with new web standards – it’s legacy code. Chris Jackson, a cybersecurity expert in…

J700 Group Provide Comms & VOiP Solutions

J700 Group Provide Comms Systems  & VoIP We are experts in the latest cutting edge communication solutions. Keeping you connected, saving you money and providing a higher quality system with numerous improved features, giving you total control of your communications.     • HD Call Quality                                                •…

End to end security solution for LoRaWAN

Microchip and The Things Industries announce industry’s first end-to-end security solution for LoRaWAN devices CryptoAuthentication™ device and managed LoRa join servers enable developers to deploy secure connected applications on LoRaWAN™ networks. As the LoRa® (Long Range) technology ecosystem accelerates, security remains an area for improvement in the market due to vulnerabilities that leave the network and application server keys accessible in the memory of modules and microcontrollers (MCUs) paired with…

2019 Trends in Internet of Things P1

2019 Trends in the Internet of Things – part 1 Internet of Things is another trendy buzzword in the technology industry, and companies have been trying to determine how much is hype and how much is reality.   The promise of new data streams or a higher degree of automation is certainly tantalizing, but the greatest benefit comes from large interconnected systems that present a challenge for many organizations. An…

Protect Against Digital Services Shutting

How to Protect Yourself Against Digital Services Shutting Down Apps can change their terms, or go away completely. In the next few months alone, movie locker service Ultraviolet and social network experiment Google+ are closing their doors for good, while photo sharing platform Flickr is shifting the rules about free and paid-for accounts. The moral of the story? Even digital services don’t stick around forever—but you can protect yourself against your favourite app or site pulling…