Improve your Internet speed

Here are a few tips that you can try to improve your internet speed before spending time on the phone to your Internet Service Provider or ISP for short.

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Image of a hacker Ransomware

Ransomware knows where you live.

A widely distributed scam email that quotes peoples’ postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher.

The emails link to a ransomware called Maktub.

The malware encrypts victims’ files and demands a ransom be paid before they can be unlocked.

The phishing emails told recipients they owed hundreds of pounds to UK businesses and that they could print an invoice by clicking on a link – but that leads to malware.

It’s incredibly fast and by the time the warning message has appeared on the screen it has already encrypted everything of value on the hard drive – it happens in seconds.

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Binary Bank could have helped the CPS to avoid £200,000 fine & embarrassment with 5 simple mouse clicks & encryption .

In case you missed the headlines: CPS fined £200,000 over theft of interview film laptops

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 by the Information Watchdog after the theft of laptops containing videos of police interviews.

Binary Bank could have helped the CPS to avoid this £200,000 fine, plus the associated costs of their legal defence, their embarrassment & ultimate loss of face – with 5 simple mouse clicks.

They could have used Drive Encryption tools that have been an integral part of Windows since XP. The tools can also protect data on fixed drives and files stored on external drives such as USB sticks.

To secure your end user devices and data by encryption we have created a straight forward set up guide to help you.

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How to Avoid a Failed Backup & Disaster Recovery Horror Story

Backups are the foundation of a robust Disaster Recovery plan. Providing that is, they actually work, and that your data and network can be restored in a reasonable timeframe. If you are relying on your backups to restore your data should something disastrous occur, having this reliance merely written into your plan is not enough. What you need to be doing is taking action to make sure your contingency is actually going to support you when you need it most. Read more

The Perfect Working Solution: Hybrid IT for Cavendish Joinery.

We recently installed a hybrid IT system for Cavendish Joinery which included incorporating their industry specialist software. The transformation has made an incredible difference to working efficiency, and the transition was seamless. Read more

Cloud Myths Busted and Questions Answered

There are plenty of myths and questions when it comes to cloud computing. Here we discuss the most common and hope to put your mind at rest. Read more

Windows Server 2003 End of life

The Clock is Ticking on Windows Server 2003 End of life: Are you Prepared?

Windows Server 2003 End of life  announcement. On July 14 2015, Microsoft will close the doors on Windows Server 2003 and support for this operating system will be no more. Warnings have been bandied about for almost two years now, but despite this, many businesses are still unaware of the substantial financial implications and security risks associated with continuing to run the system past what is known as its ‘end of life’ date. Read more

Get Peace of Mind: Get a Disaster Recovery Plan

Businesses of all sizes absolutely have to have a Disaster Recovery Plan. In fact, some commercial insurers demand it.

If you’re reading this and thinking, ‘disasters won’t happen to my business’, you really should think again. Any event that stops you from trading can be classed as a disaster. It could be anything from a public transport strike or harsh weather conditions that prevent key staff getting into work, to police incidents, terrorist alerts, power cuts or problems at the local telephone exchange.  Read more

Is your internet fast enough?

No! Well at least that’s the answer I get from at least half of the people I speak to when I ask the question “Is your internet fast enough?”. If you work in any out-of-town location then there is a good chance that your internet connection will be relatively slow and until recently there weren’t any reasonably priced options. All you could consider was a leased line, and that could set you back thousands to install and maybe £10,000 per year to operate. Read more

Making the Switch to a Hosted Desktop?

If you are considering making the switch to a Hosted Desktop system for your business so you can enjoy the many benefits of cloud computing including anytime, anywhere access to your own Windows desktop along with automated back-ups and reduced capital outlay in comparison to a traditional system, then there are a few things you need to know.

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