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McAfee threat update on WannaCry Ransomware

As of this writing, the WannaCry ransomware outbreak infected 350,000 victims in more than 150 countries. As a customer, we want to keep you up-to-date on the latest information about the threat and our response. What makes WannaCry unique? WannaCry is a unique ransomware strain that exploits a critical Microsoft Windows Server Message Block

By | 2017-11-15T13:42:34+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

Microsoft’s datacenters arrive in UK

Microsoft’s datacentres arrive in UK, Vendor launched three datacentres in London, Cardiff and Durham today Microsoft German headquarters Microsoft Cloud launched in the UK today, with its first UK datacentres going live. Located in London, Durham and Cardiff, the datacentres will have Office 365 and Azure solutions available, with Dynamics CRM Online becoming available from

By | 2017-11-15T13:46:54+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

Capita grabs security testing ace

Takeover of Westpoint continues M&A activity that saw Trustmarque acquired for £57m Capita has acquired security testing specialist Westpoint in a move which it claims enhances its position in the cybersecurity sector. Deals news The deal follows Capita’s takeover of Trustmarque for £57m in June, and the acquisition of networking player Electranet last year. On

By | 2017-11-15T10:05:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

UK cloud forecast may be downgraded due to ‘challenging’ Brexit fallout

IDC is mulling downgrading its forecast for the UK cloud infrastructure market as it expects a “challenging transition” as the country leaves the EU. Across the EMEA region, IDC said the public and private cloud infrastructure market soared by 17.3 per cent to $1.3bn (£1bn) in the first quarter of this year, with cloud-related share

By | 2017-11-15T10:08:12+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

Light at the end of the tunnel for 123-reg customers

Web hoster 123-reg is restoring service for “the majority of customers affected” after the company accidentally deleted over some websites over the weekend, prompting a Twitter backlash. On Saturday, customers started experiencing problems accessing their websites, and were advised by 123-reg’s Twitter account that “our teams are working to resolve and a further update will

By | 2017-11-15T13:50:15+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

EE and Plusnet head Ofcom’s broadband complaints list!!

BT and TalkTalk also singled out by watchdog. According to the watchdog, the two companies generated the highest complaint volumes per 100,000 subscribers between October and December 2015. Complaints against EE related to matters ranging from fault, service or provision issues, concerns with billing, pricing and charging and how it handled complaints. In the case

By | 2017-11-15T10:08:25+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

HP Inc jumps into commercial phone space

HP Inc is hunting for 20 new mobility specialist partners in the UK to sell the business-focused mobile phone it launched last night at Mobile World Congress. The HP Elite x3 is a mobile phone which the firm claims “bridges phablet, laptop and desktop use cases from a single computing device”. It was designed with

By | 2017-11-15T13:54:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

.NET Framework 4.6.1 and Exchange Compatibility

The Microsoft Exchange team has issued a warning to customers to not install .NET Framework 4.6.1 on Exchange servers. “We wanted to post a quick note to call out that since yesterday, the .NET Framework 4.6.1 has been made a recommended update on WU (Windows Update). As we have already stated in the Exchange Supportability

By | 2017-11-15T13:56:36+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments

Bristol to become the UK’s next Gigabit City?

CityFibre has today announced a major new infrastructure project that could seen Bristol become a ‘gigabit’ city. CityFibre will begin work to commercialise 82km of pure fibre network assets in the city and surrounding areas, creating a state-of-the-art, alternative digital infrastructure in Bristol. Triangle Networks, a locally based internet service provider (ISP) will be the

By | 2017-11-07T07:31:59+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Technical|0 Comments