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It doesn’t work, and it’s really, really annoying.
Forcing users to periodically change their passwords is pointless, Microsoft has stated in a blog post about proposed security changes in Windows 10.
If you’ve ever logged into your work computer and been told by Windows that you have X amount of days to change your password, then you’ve encountered password expiration. It’s not a compulsory feature, but many companies employ it because they regard it as a good security measure.Read More »
Disasters happen all of the time. From fires to floods to cyber-attacks, nature – both human and environmental – can throw many hazards in the path of hard-working businesses. Increasingly, technology is the backbone of organisations. When something goes wrong with IT, companies can find it impossible to recover.Read More »
Even if you really, really like Windows 7.
We’re not going to name names, but we read an article published today on a major business IT website, which explained how to roll back from Windows 10 to either Windows 7 or 8. This, to put it mildly, is not good advice, especially seeing as there was no mention of the security implications of this action.Read More »
Planning for the future makes sense, but it does have its limits.
Ever had a conversation with someone about a potential IT purchase, and they bring up the matter of ‘future proofing’? On the face of it, it seems like a valid point of discussion: how will your new technology perform in the years to come? But think about future proofing with any real conviction, and you’ll realise it’s often not a particularly helpful concept.Read More »
There are no two ways about it: disasters cost money. The moment IT infrastructure is turned off, business stutters to a halt. It might be due to a malicious attack, or it could be something as simple as a power cut. Money does not discriminate. Knowing how to prepare for what UK government statistics show are inevitable eventualities makes all the difference, but how should you invest? After more than 30 years of providing 24/7 support, TMB has some experienced insight, so read on.Read More »
Companies in London enjoy economic benefits, but it comes at a cost. The lucrative postcode creates an automatic target for cyber criminals, whilst the population density means that a neighbouring office’s system upgrade can easily take your business offline. Working in London increases the disaster risk, so having a reliable disaster recovery solution is important. Here are the answers to a few common questions.Read More »
We look at the reasons behind frequent software updates
Have you ever wondered why software needs patching so much? Almost every time you turn on your PC, it seems like Windows or one of the applications installed on it will need to be updated. At the same time, your mobile devices, like phones and tablets, may get regular operating system patches, and most of your apps will need updating frequently too.Read More »
What's the pension plan like, though?
Cyber crime is big business: research suggests perpetrators can make millions every year, and that few of them get caught. It’s no wonder so many cyber security workers get tempted to join the dark side.
As depressing as that is, it’s also important to acknowledge this reality and to recognise that such illegal enterprises are increasingly being operated with the kind of professionalism normally associated with legitimate business.Read More »
Are the days of the on-premise email server almost over? Join TMB as we pit Microsoft Exchange online vs on-premise.
As annoying as email can be when used improperly, and despite the fact it’s the leading channel for cyber crime, it’s an essential part of doing business. So how you get your emails served to your organisation is a big decision: do you opt for your own server, or do you move it all to the cloud, using Microsoft Exchange Online?Read More »
It's the market leader for a reason
When you think of office software, you can’t help but think of Microsoft. Having first been released in 1990, Microsoft Office has seen off multiple competitors and become the productivity suite – the standard by which other office software is judged. Today, Office 2019 brings favourites like Word and Excel right up to date. So what’s the point of Office 365?Read More »
Whether it is a ransomware attack, equipment failure, or an honest mistake, IT disasters happen all the time. The headlines speak for themselves: “We’re on our knees,” pleaded TSB in 2018, after a network upgrade led to millions of customers being denied access to their accounts. T-Mobile, Google, Facebook, and Quora all faced costly and embarrassing breaches, flouting protocol in a year that was dominated by the strict GDPR rollout. Are you prepared if an IT security disaster were to strike your business? Read on to find out.Read More »
UK universities are failing to implement adequate cyber security, putting personal, financial and research data at risk.
According to Dr John Chapman, head of the Security Operations Centre at Jisc (Joint Information Systems Committee), cyber attacks against educational institutions are on the rise, but not enough is being done to counter them.Read More »
Time is running out if you're still running old server software.
There are now only about three months until Windows SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 reaches end of life. Already in an extended support phase, it will no longer receive any more updates, including security patches, so businesses that haven’t already upgraded or found an alternative solution should look to do so as soon as possible. Read More »
Search giant has finally given up on its social network.
The social network that no one wanted and no one used has been shut down, because no one wanted it or used it. Yes, Google+ has gone to the great social media retirement home in the sky, having failed to gain any significant support.Read More »
Low compliance rates suggest the data protection framework is struggling to take hold.
Believe it or not, but GDPR is nearly a year old. Technically, it’s actually older than that, having first been introduced in 2016, but most people will be more familiar with the compliance deadline of 25th May 2018, which turned into something of a Y2K moment for many businesses. In any case, while it’s distracted with writing its birthday wish list, let’s look at how GDPR has fared in the past year. More to the point, has GDPR failed to deliver what it promised?Read More »