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By    -   Helpdesk Analyst
End of Windows 7 Support

Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended in January 2015, however, as of January 14th 2020 the extended support phase will end and Microsoft will no longer be providing any updates or technical support for PCs running on Windows 7. Read More

By    -   Sales and Marketing Manager
Windows RDS Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch in May which will rectify over 70 vulnerabilities, which perhaps most importantly resolves an issue whereby malware can exploit systems and devices running Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which used to be known as Terminal Services. This is being treated as Read More

By    -   Web & Marketing Strategist
The Importance of High Website Performance

High performance from your website is critical. There are currently 3.5 billion Google searches per day, and this medium has fast become the go-to solution for potential customers when in need of a local service or product. With this in mind, it is important that your potential customers get the best possible experience when visiting your website and Google rewards those sites which promote a positive user experience. Read More

By    -   Head of Technical Projects
How To: Configure Multiple VLAN Interfaces In SolusVM (KVM)

There may be times when you wish to give VM’s on one of your SolusVM nodes access to IP resources that are segmented into discrete VLAN’s at network level. If this is the case, you need to create network bridge interfaces on the node, and attach VLAN interfaces to them. This guide shows how I accomplished this. Read More

By    -   Service Delivery Engineer
Beginning Your Passwordless Journey

Passwords are notorious for being difficult to remember. Besides this they never seem to be secure enough which is always a concern when they are required for most online or retail transactions as well as any site that holds personal data of any kind. It seems apparent that Microsoft seem intent for technology to adopt innovate alternatives to passwords, opting for the use of biometrical data or the use of a remote pin code to login to their core services. Read More

By    -   Web & Marketing Strategist
What are Password Spray Attacks and Why Should Your Business be Wary of Them?

Cyber-threats are a constantly evolving issue, which are becoming stronger more resistant and somewhat indiscriminate their targets. It seems we hear more and more tales of business infrastructure being victim of cyber-attacks. with high profile attacks consistently making it into mainstream news. Read More

By    -   Head of Technical Projects
Intel Layer 1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) “ForeShadow” Virtualised Platform Exploit

On the 14th August 2018, Intel released information regarding this new variant of side channel cached data exploit known as “Foreshadow”, a Layer 1 data cache exploit with the ability to render guest VM data readable to other guests in a virtualised platform that makes use of SGX extensions on an intel CPU. Read More

By    -   Head of Technical Projects
How To: Install & Configure Oracle Golden Gate 12.3 for Live Replication between Oracle Linux 7 (12c Database) and Windows Server 2016 (Microsoft SQL Server 2014) – Full SCHEMA

I will be showing how to install and configure Oracle Fusion Middleware Golden Gate 12.3 for the purposes of data replication from a 12c instance on Oracle Linux 7, into an MSSQL Server 2014 Std instance on Windows Server 2016 of a full Oracle SCHEMA. Read More

By    -   Service Delivery Engineer
HTTP/ HTTPS and SSL Certification

Hypertext Transfer Protocol, more commonly known via its acronym HTTP, is the method in which a website presents data and content from its own servers to your browser on any particular device. HTTP uses a basic text file that contains hyperlinks, which navigate through a website and provide information to load audio/visual and other content. HTTP has been the gold standard since the inception of the internet. HTTPS has now become the gold standard HTTP once was, especially in the current climate with increased data protection and how it helps ensure business and customer data is at a reduced risk of exploitation. Read More

By    -   Sales and Marketing Manager
Time to replace Windows 7/8 at home and in the Workplace?

Windows 7 will be official retired come 2020. Much the same as XP being retired way back when ( 2009 to be pedantic) there will no doubt be the customary last minute dash to upgrade home and work systems to avoid potential conflicts and security breaches…. or so one would think. Read More



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