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COVID-19

By Andrew Townsend on 2020-03-12

Datcom contingency plans while COVID-19 disruption is ongoing

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2019 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

By Andrew Townsend on 2019-12-12

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

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Harry’s Hitting New Heights

By Andrew Townsend on 2019-12-05

Congulations to Harry on his recent Veeam exam success

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Cisco Premier Partnership Renewed

By on 2019-08-06

Datcom has successfully met all of the requirements for achieving Cisco Premier Certification in the UK.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

By on 2019-07-31

At Datcom we have successfully recertified as a Cyber Essentials Plus accredited organisation.

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The New Microsoft Office 2019

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-11-29

Are you aware that Microsoft have recently launched Office 2019 for Windows and Mac?

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2018 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-11-27

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

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Once upon a time…

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-10-19

…. in the year 2000, traditional network security models consisted of a firewall and anti-virus installed on your PC. IT departments could (just about) keep track of known viruses and employees were safely accessing the web from behind the firewall. Today with the increase of cloud services, virtualisation, remote workers and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), your data has left the building! In addition to this, a record 3 million new viruses are created every month, which means you need to implement new ways of protecting your data.

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Test for vulnerabilities in your network

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-09-26

A low cost, simple & effective way to test for vulnerabilities in your IT network

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A Double Scoop of Security with 2FA

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-08-29

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It's GDPR Day

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-05-25

The day has finally arrived when GDPR regulations come in to force

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Is your MacBook safe from a virus attack?

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-04-04

A recent study by Malwarebytes shows a 270% increase of malware attacks against Mac users last year

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CPU security flaws Meltdown and Spectre

By Andrew Townsend on 2018-01-08

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Are you Cyber Essentials accredited?

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-11-24

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme to help you get your business cyber savvy.

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The Importance of having a back-up...

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-11-16

With the number of cyber attacks increasing daily, data-protection should be top-of-mind for today's businesses. Having a working back-up in place is crucial and could save you thousands of pounds and days of your business not being operational if you were to lose access to your key files and data.

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Hosted Sage 200

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-11-13

Run a smarter, faster, more connected business with Hosted Sage 200 and discover true business freedom.

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Cyber Security, do you take it seriously?

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-11-02

With more than 4000 ransomware attacks having occurred every day since the beginning of 2016 are you and your business taking the threat of a cyber-security attack seriously enough. Attacks on your business are inevitable. 65% of large organisations suffered a security breach in 2016 costing them time and money. This is why 51% of organisations have now undertaken 5 or more of the Government's 10 steps to cyber security.

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Head in the clouds? Or feet firmly on the ground?

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-10-13

New technologies are defining the way you run your business. Many businesses are using mobile technology, or moving their IT to the cloud. Some people worry about the security of cloud computing. It can be very unnerving letting your data go outside the office walls, let alone your firewalls, but actually, cloud computing keeps your data safer.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By Andrew Townsend on 2017-10-04

What we are doing to comply with GDPR by the 25 May 2018 deadline

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iOS 11 - the big release

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-09-20

From past releases we know that Apple don't always get it right first time and we end up having to install the fixes anyway. An article on www.theregister.co.uk goes into more detail as to why it might be better to not install the latest update.

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Rob Adds to Datcom's Commitment to Customers

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-07-05

After a long and demanding examination process, Robert Mclean is the latest engineer at Datcom to qualify with the Cisco CCNA certification.

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Global Ransomware Attack

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-06-28

A second major ransomware attack is taking place around the globe, with the Ukraine being the first to report the issue. Some UK based firms have now confirmed they have also been hit by the attack.

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Datcom on the G-Cloud Register

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-06-26

Datcom Rewards Alex with Internal Promotion

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-06-14

Lincolnshire-based IT specialist Datcom has rewarded one of its members of staff with an internal promotion. Alex Middleton has been promoted from IT engineer to account manager after joining the company less than two years ago.

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International Ransomware Cyber Attack

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-05-15

Friday saw the onslaught of cyber attacks across 150 countries and 'Britain left defenceless' as the virus, WannaCry spread through organisations. Ransomware attacked the Windows Operating System and encrypted the user's files, blocking them from accessing data and demanding money to return them.

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Come see us at the Lincolnshire Tech Expo

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-05-08

We will be at the Lincolnshire Tech Expo on Wednesday 17th May.

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Datcom Dishes Out Cyber Security Advice

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-04-24

Delegates gathered at the Springfields Events & Conference Centre on Wednesday 19th April for the event, organised by Datcom, chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis and Barclays Bank.

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Datcom Runs the Distance

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-04-05

Four fast-paced staff from Lincolnshire-based IT specialists Datcom took part in the Loughborough Half Marathon Team Relay Challenge to raise money for the homeless of Grantham.

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Datcom To Help Homeless of Grantham

By Hannah Birdsall on 2017-03-14

The company, which has offices in Grantham and Lincoln, has nominated Grantham Passage as its charity of the year, with the aim of raising as much money as possible.

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Datcom Goes Down Under

By Andrew Townsend on 2017-02-21

4G can help protect your business

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-11-18

Important Microsoft Pricing Update

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-10-26

Important changes for customers buying enterprise software and cloud services in British pound.

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Detecting and responding to ransomware

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-09-23

Benefits of cloud telephony

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-09-14

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Look deeper in to your network

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-09-06

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Office 365 Pros and Cons

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-08-11

If you are considering whether Microsoft Office 365 is a good option for your business there are various things to consider and weigh up:

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Accountants Tackle Cathedral Abseil for Charity

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-07-14

Taking a leap into the unknown isn't something chartered accountants Duncan & Toplis normally recommend, but that's just what a team of 13 did last week as they abseiled down Peterborough Cathedral.

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Datcom renews Cisco Premier Partner certification

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-07-01

Datcom has successfully re-certified as a Cisco Premier Certification in the UK.

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Datcom hires Shooting Star

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-06-28

Cyber security - back to basics

By Andrew Townsend on 2016-01-15

In 2014 60% of small businesses experienced a cyber breach, according to a Government report, and the average cost of the worst breach was between £65,000 and £115,000 writes Hannah Sang of Datcom. How can you ensure your business is safe and protected from online threats?

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End of support for IE

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-12-23

Microsoft has announced end of life for Internet Explorer version 10 and earlier

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2015 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-12-22

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

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Datcom is now Cyber Essentials certified

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-09-24

Cyber Essentials is a government backed and industry supported scheme to prove that an organisation has taken steps to protect themselves against cyber threats.

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IT Specialists Continue to Grow

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-05-01

Grantham-based IT specialist Datcom has enjoyed an outstanding year so far with three new ISO certifications, an office refurbishment and two new Business Development Managers

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Possible Windows 10 released date

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-04-21

AMD's CEO stated in a recent conference callwith financial anaylststhat Windows 10 is going to be released at the end of July.

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Datcom Renews Cisco Partnership

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-02-27

Datcom has successfully re-certified as a Cisco Premier Certification in the UK.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Free

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-01-22

Microsoft have announced upgrading to Windows 10 will be free of charge for all Windows 7 and 8 computers for the first year of it's release

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New Account Manager

By Andrew Townsend on 2015-01-05

Datcom has appointed an Account Manager to further improve the service offered to customers.

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Microsoft Exam Success

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-12-12

Datcom team member Gary recently qualified as a Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA).

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Datcom Christmas Opening Hours

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-12-08

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Please see our opening times over the Christmas period.

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Google Keep updated

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-11-21

Google Keep, Google's excellent note app, gets an update adding new useful features

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VEEAM 8 released

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-11-10

Veeam Availability Suite and Veeam Backup & Replication v8 provide new capabilities that deliver Availability for SME’s, including these cutting-edge improvements in high-speed recovery and data loss avoidance. Some of the new features are listed below.

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MS Office free for tablets and phones

By Andy Maddison on 2014-11-07

It’s free….but it’s not a full package with all the features

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Say goodbye to Windows 7 and 8

By Andy Maddison on 2014-11-05

Retail sales of Windows 7 and Windows 8 ended on Oct 31st 2014

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OS X Yosemite

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-10-30

On October 16, Apple Yosemite was made available to download from the app store for all Mac users

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Datcom take on Bake Off

By Andy Maddison on 2014-10-28

Datcom team baked cakes for Wear It Pink

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Windows 10

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-10-16

Microsoft have announced their latest OS, Windows 10. We have listed some of the key quality of life changes.

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Apple certification success

By Andy Maddison on 2014-09-28

Senior IT Analyst James recently qualified as an Apple Certified Associate in Mac Management and Mac Integration.

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New Operations Manager

By Andy Maddison on 2014-08-01

Datcom have appointed a new Operations Manager to support ambitious growth strategy

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End of life notice for Windows Server 2003

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-07-19

Microsoft have set the date as 14 July 2015. After this point security patches will not be released for the operating system.

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End of life notice for Windows XP

By Andrew Townsend on 2014-04-11

Microsoft will no longer be releasing security updates for their most successful and well received operating system to date.

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Datcom Cisco Premier Partner Certification

By Andy Maddison on 2014-01-22

Datcom has successfully re-certified as a Cisco Premier Certification in the UK.

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