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Disaster recovery plan and why you need one

What is a Disaster Recovery Plan? A DR plan is a group of policies and procedures that a busniess will follow in the event of IT systems being disrupted. There a a number of reasons this may happen and could range from hardware failure to natural disasters or a cyber attack. Why do you need […]

Modus Hosted Voice

Introducing our hosted Telephone System,  Modus Hosted Voice, designed to help you get more from your communications services. With a range of handsets and large feature set as standard Modus Hosted Voice can replace the traditional on premise PBX and offer significant savings against legacy communication links. Utilizing a suitable internet connection our Modus business […]

Migrate away from ISDN

BT to cease ISDN network by 2025 BT have announced their plans to migrate all customers to an IP network by 2025, switching off the company’s ISDN network. As the leading business communications provider, this change will affect millions of businesses across the UK. Even though VoIP technology has been available for over 15 years […]

Ransomware

Ransomware isn’t a new threat it has been around for a number of years but as is the case with most forms of malware it takes different forms and will have peaks of activity. Like any kind of ransomware, a ransomware virus will take something from your device and hide it or make it inaccessible […]

"Microsoft" scam calls

Don’t fall victim of the “Microsoft” call scam Victims are cold called, usually by phone and told that there is a problem with their computer. The suspects often claim to be working with Microsoft who have identified that the computer has been infected with a virus and offer an update or fix. The victims are […]

Get Windows10 – Tray Notification

Get Windows 10 – notification: Is it genuine or is it malware? You may have logged on this morning and like a lot of other Windows 7 and 8 users found a new icon in your system tray that looks like the start menu icon.   When you click on the Windows icon this screen is […]

Windows 10 is the last version of Windows

Windows 10 has been called the last version of Windows Speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Chicago Jerry Nixon (Microsoft Developer evangelist) is quoted as stating “Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.” At first glance this seems like […]

Windows Server 2003 support ending

After 14th July 2015 Microsoft will no longer support any version of Windows Server 2003 If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in any form including as part of Small Business Server 2003 you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration to a modern platform. What does end of support mean for […]

Backup and Business Continuity

Never underestimate the value of your backup system. Let’s start with the facts surrounding data loss and hardware failure                            25% of PCs will fail this year.1                            24% of companies said they experienced a full data disaster.2                            70% of small businesses to experience a major data loss go out of business within a […]