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Infrastructure Monitoring

When considering network management and support, one of the key things to think about is how to monitor business infrastructure, such as servers, switches, routers and other elements.

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Why it might be time to consider a cloud backup

Here at Datcom, we help many of our clients ensure their business data is backed up. Let’s look into why it’s worth considering if your business needs to evaluate its backup requirements.

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Upgrading your IT, Pulling the Curtain Back

Microsoft has stopped official support for Windows 7, more importantly, you may not have heard that this was also the case for their Server 2008 and Server 2008 r2 operating systems. You will no longer receive software updates for either system, making your data vulnerable. What should you do about it?

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Microsoft Teams FCM Messages

Microsoft Teams users may have received a notification on their mobile device 'FCM Messages : Test Notifications'. This is due to an exploit in Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) cross-platform messaging app which Teams and other collaborative software make use of. The message can be safely avoided but we advise not to open it and delete it as a precautionary measure.

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Internet Explorer 11 End Of Life

Mainstream End of Life for Internet Explorer 11 is this year on 13th October 2020. Extendend EOL is is 2025.

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5K Kickstarting Grant for SME Projects

The UK Government has allocated £40M for SME's to spend on tech projects.

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12 Upcoming OneDrive Improvements

OneDrive upgrades and improvements released by Microsoft.

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Time for a cloud backup solution?

Here at Datcom, we help many of our clients ensure their business data is backed up. Let’s look into why it’s worth considering if your business needs to evaluate its backup requirements.

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Learning Never Stops

Lockdown may have kept us all indoors but during this period Datcom increased the team access to online training materials to allow them to continue their development from home.

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End Of Life Office 2016 and 2010

Support for Office 2010 will end on October 13, 2020 and there will be no extension and no extended security updates. All of your Office 2010 apps will continue to function.

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How to comply with PCI DSS

What to consider if you need to comply with PCI DSS

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Adobe Flash End Of Support

Adobe Flash Player will reach end of support on 31st December 2020, at which point Adobe will no longer update or distribute Flash Player and all major browsers will not allow Flash Player plugins.

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End Of Long Life Certs

Apple are changing the validity check for TLS certificates from the 1st September 2020, this will affect all renewals after this point in time.

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Securing Data in Microsoft Teams

With a large spotlight being shined on the technologies being used for working from home, we have taken this opportunity to talk about securing Microsoft Teams and best practice surrounding the data held within.

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6 months in with Teams Voice

A review of the first 6 months of using Teams internal and external voice calls.

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Back to the office after COVID-19

Here are some quick tips on how to prepare your IT systems for people returning to work.

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Extending the business network to home

Learn how you can secure and safely extend the business network to home users, to make it seem like your in the office and not at home.

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Cyber Essentials Plus Recertification

Datcom successfully re-certifies Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

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What is 5G?

You have probably heard a lot about 5G in the news during lockdown. Here we look at what 5G is and how it could benefit your business.

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Teams Supports Custom Backgrounds

Microsoft Teams now allows everyone to add custom backgrounds to your video meetings.

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MFA for Business Security

In IT, nothing is more important than security. Here we cover how you can protect your IT systems and your passwords using Multi-Factor Authentication.

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Teams To Support 49 Video Feeds

Several weeks after Microsoft upgraded Teams to allow 9 video feeds in meetings, Microsoft have updated their development roadmap to include an increase to 49 video feeds, matching Zoom, as an urgent priority.

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Why have one screen when two are better?

Still using one screen, or even worse stuck staring at a laptop screen all day? Learn why you need to upgrade your screen real estate now.

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Windows 10 Feature Update May 2020

Microsoft have released the latest feature update for Windows 10, with several security, performance and productivity improvements and also an update to 37 year old Notepad.exe!

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WFH and remote connectivity

There are many methods for giving employees access to corporate resources in a secure and reliable fashion, here are some of the more common methods you can implement for your business.

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WFH and making it secure

Working from home security risks can be reduced, here are some tips on how to minimise the risk of a security breach.

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WFH, are you aware of the risks?

Working from home increases your security risk foot print of your business data, here are some of the major security issues you need to consider.

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Tech to work from home effectively

Getting setup for working from home is essential to continuing business as usual, here are some quick and essential things you can implement to make working from home work for you.

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Windows Package Manager Preview

Microsoft are adding a package manager to Windows which will help automate installation and management of apps

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Microsoft Windows Terminal v1 Released

Microsoft have recently released Windows Terminal as a new terminal emulator on Windows 10, we'll look at the features and use cases and how you can install it

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Testing your Wi-Fi strength at home

How to check the detailed speed of Wi-Fi connection on your Windows PC.

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Thunderspy Security Flaw

Researchers have discover a hardware vulnerability in Thunderbolt connected devices that could allow data leakage on unprotected devices

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Which Office 365 edition is right for you?

Office 365 has a large range of different editions for business uses, we take a look at the various editions that could be suitable for your business and how to choose one (or several!)

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Which laptop should you get?

With the increased prevalence of working from home here are some tips on what laptop type might best suit you

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OneDrive Differential Sync

OneDrive now supports differential sync, improving large file storage in OneDrive

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New versions of Office 365

Microsoft have rename the business editions of Office 365 to a new naming schema, we'll look at what's changed

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Teams Upgrade To 3x3 Video

A new feature update to Teams is planned to increase the number of video feeds in Teams meetings

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Microsoft Teams Raise Hand

Use the new raise a hand feature to stop those awkward delayed interruptions in Teams meetings!

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Cloudify your backup during COVID-19

Tips on how to update your backup tech to get the best business continuity solution during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

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8 tips for working at home

First time working from home on a regular basis? Read some of our top tips for staying super productive and mentally strong

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Zoom Security Vulnerabilities

The sudden popularity of Zoom has brought several security flaws to the fore.

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SMBGhost Vulnerability On Windows

A flaw has been detected in SMBv3 on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019

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COVID-19

Datcom's COVID-19 contingency planning information.

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Why you still need tape in the SME market

Don't discount tapes from your backup strategy there are still several advantages over pure online backup solutions.

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