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How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

April 30th 2019

Although many Irish businesses and home users have long since abandoned Windows 7, there are still plenty of PCs out there running on this legacy operating system. Windows 7 may still be preferable because of a version of program you use is particularly stable on the platform or because your computer doesn't have enough resources to run anything else! However, Microsoft has now called time on Windows 7 and you will soon have to take steps to ensure that you remain protected.

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Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 - End Of Life: Options for Businesses

Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 - End Of Life: Options for Businesses

April 24th 2019

Having served as the backbone of office and business IT systems for more than a decade, the once ubiquitous Windows 2008 Server operating system and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 database software are approaching the end of their lifecycles. Starkly, Microsoft plans to withdraw technical support. In this post, therefore, we look at the potential effects as well as what businesses and organisations can do to keep their IT systems functioning safely.

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11 Common Misconceptions About IT Security in 2019

11 Common Misconceptions About IT Security in 2019

January 14th 2019

There are many people who know about IT security but who don't necessarily understand all of the commercial implications that surround it. Perhaps you fall into this category without realising it? Read on to discover some of commonest usual misconceptions that people have surrounding IT security.

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Cybersecurity starts with your employees – the best line of cybersecurity defence

Cybersecurity starts with your employees – the best line of cybersecurity defence

October 9th 2018

Protecting your enterprise from malware, like Trojan horses and phishing scams requires a holistic approach that does not rely on just one or two countermeasures. No matter how many ways you protect your IT systems from attacks that are started outside of your organisation, you must also bear in mind that cybersecurity is of little use unless your staff fully understand their role in protecting them. In fact, in modern businesses cybersecurity defence means focussing on your employees more than anything else. Anyone who has access to your IT equipment is in the front line of safeguarding your enterprise from cyber attacks and data breaches

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7 reasons why you should choose managed security services for your company

7 reasons why you should choose managed security services for your company

June 13th 2018

Across Ireland, IT decision makers understand how crucial it is for companies to have a handle on their IT function. Regular news reports have continued to alert IT managers to the growing list of cybersecurity threats which modern companies face: hacking, intrusion, worms, viruses and other malware to name but a few. Here, to defend your business interests against these threats, we look at the seven main benefits of engaging with an experienced, external computer security specialist.

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I need IT Support – Where do I start?

I need IT Support – Where do I start?

April 16th 2018

Today's business world is interconnected and tech-enabled. To everyone's delight, Information Technology has reduced geographical limitations to mere numbers, making how we collect, store, transfer, and share data across the world as simple as pressing a button. But companies have their work cut out for them as they try to keep up with advancements in the field. Even the most tech-savvy business owners find it hard to single-handedly deal with the challenges of storing, retrieving, and integrating their data.

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How Managed IT delivers competitive advantage

How Managed IT delivers competitive advantage

April 10th 2018

In the modern marketplace, enterprises depend on IT to support and run their central activities. Effective back office operations, streamlined internal systems and efficient product or service delivery are among the keys to success.

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IT Force Begins Partnership with Clutch

IT Force Begins Partnership with Clutch

December 19th 2017

Offering the best outsourced and on-site ICT services, we have been providing value and dedication to our clients for almost two decades. Deriving this strength from our integrity, honesty, and grounded approach to business, we’ve cherished how these ingrained values move us forward. For that reason, we have decided to increase transparency by means of Clutch, a market research firm dedicated to giving buyers a true picture of companies in the IT and business services fields.

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Importance of Focusing on Mobile Security

Importance of Focusing on Mobile Security

December 14th 2017

Mobile technology is changing the way that business is done. Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have become ubiquitous in the workplace, and have streamlined many previously burdensome processes. But with the benefits come some severe downsides; the integration of mobile tech into people's work lives has created many new security risks. That is why it has become so important today for every employee and business owner to focus on mobile security.

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