25 November 2019
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

As a business owner concerned about data security, you should have already asked your IT manager the question “Is our data secure, and are our devices protected against hacks and Cryptolocker Virus’s?” The problem is, and despite being verbally reassured, you still don’t know for sure if you are – until of course you find […]

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13 September 2019
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

This week the BBC’s television series China: A New World Order, Episode 3 explores the growing tension over allegations that the Chinese state has engaged in large-scale industrial espionage and hacking to steal business secrets from western companies and government organisations. This may not surprise many people as we have all seen copies of technology […]

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6 March 2019
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

It just goes to show that no-one is immune from attempted Ransomware attacks, and even more so if we do nothing to protect ourselves. The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) became a victim of a massive Ransomware attack which shut down the function of many hospitals thus preventing patients from receiving critical care. The attack […]

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21 August 2018
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

There’s been a spate of emails doing the rounds claiming to be from Microsoft trying to get users to verify their office 365 accounts. What is phishing? When a user attempts to enter their personal details, they are often found to be unable to log in to what they think is their Office 365 account […]

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20 July 2018
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

For users of SAGE online accounting software, SAGE ONE, and your SAGE ONE invoices are going into the junk folder, it is vital that when you send out your invoices they are received by your customer into their normal inbox and not their junk folder. This is for obvious reasons. Sending invoices & statements from […]

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5 July 2018
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

The grail to writing effective SEO based website copy. If you follow these guidelines, you will remain consistent with your efforts in achieving the desired results online. A guide for writing good SEO based copy for humans that search engines can also enjoy The trick behind creating good website copy is to find a natural […]

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25 May 2018
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy to be in line with the new GDPR, which if you still haven’t heard, is the General Data Protection Regulation. The details of which can be found here, but in summary, our do’s and don’t’s are explained below: Before we get started, the definitions are ‘you’ the customer, […]

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10 July 2017
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

Cybercrime cost UK businesses £29 billion in 2016 In recent months, there have been two highly sophisticated global ransomware attacks on computer systems which have infiltrated some of the most sophisticated IT networks belonging to some of the most prestigious organisations – proving that no one is immune. Some examples include the NHS, Telefonica, Renault, […]

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21 July 2016
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

Charities need a good antivirus solution every bit as much as any other business. Sadly, due to strict budget controls and limited funds to invest in office infrastructure, charities often overlook or neglect their IT, the security element being one. Trustees are often not aware the head office IT systems are unprotected. Most people assume […]

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20 July 2016
Adrian Fowler, Managing Director

Adrian Fowler

Larger and older houses were built with much heavier materials than today. As a result, Wi-Fi devices can struggle to communicate where there are thick walls to penetrate. The problem increases further if the property has had extensive renovation as usually the walls are lined with insulated foam-backed plasterboard, and often this plasterboard has a […]

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