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Log4Shell Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software called "Log4j". This software, developed by Apache, is in millions of other applications to process logging information. Some high-profile use cases are the video game Minecraft, Apple iCloud, Amazon, Twitter, Tesla, the list goes on.

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Ransomware and what you can do about it

You’ve probably heard of it, and you know it’s not good news. Here’s what you need to know about ransomware and what you can do about it.

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Router vs Firewall

Many businesses nowadays require users to access resources remotely. That could mean a remote-access VPN for users in the field, a website hosted on a server within the network, or a remote desktop solution for people working from home. All of these systems are a potential target for attackers. Upgrading your standard issue ISP router will greatly improve your security.

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Why you should ditch paper and switch to Microsoft Forms

Are you still using paper forms to collect data – from customer satisfaction surveys to employee feedback? It’s time to make the switch to digital.

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Working from home – are you there for the long term?

With a lot of us now working from home for the majority of the week, it’s a good time to have a think about what equipment we have around us and if it’s fit for long-term use. Here are our top 10 things to consider.

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Getting the most out of your Teams Telephony

Whether you’re talking to colleagues two floors up, or 200 miles away, Teams is a great collaboration tool. Even the free version can help people communicate and collaborate – either within, or across, organisations. So why should you add Teams Telephony to your package?

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What is the most secure MFA method?

MFA stands for Multi-factor Authentication. It means users have to provide two or more verification factors to access a resource, such as an application, online account, or VPN. If you have MFA on all your business and personal online accounts, then you are already more secure than 85% of businesses. Let’s compare the various MFA methods available and see how we can make your account even more secure.

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In Out, In Out, Shake It All About!

Will you return to the office? Would you prefer to stay working from home? Or are you looking to offer your staff a mix of both?

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The Spam Test

Scammers have become increasingly competent over the years which has made spotting malicious emails more difficult. Whilst It is still the case that the grammar and general sentence structure tend to be poor, this has reduced as foreign attackers have got more proficient and translation tools have improved.

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The Importance of Updates

Keeping your IT infrastructure updated is critical to maintaining a secure network and protecting your data.

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Getting the most from Microsoft 365

Are you getting the most from your Microsoft 365 subscription? Are you using Power Apps or Power Automate to help make efficiency and cultural improvements in your business? Here is an example at Datcom of how we used Power Apps to improve team members communication and to prompt team working.

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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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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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How to comply with PCI DSS

What to consider if you need to comply with PCI DSS

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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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