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Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in January 2020

Microsoft prepares to end their extended support for Windows 7, Server 2008 and Exchange 2010 in the year 2020 Extended support for Microsoft operating systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and server application Exchange Server 2010. Microsoft have said these

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New Year, New Computer

If you are looking for a new computer in the new year, or looking to upgrade, this short guide should help you chose the right hardware for you or your business. 8GB RAM – More Random Access Memory means the

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IT company announces employee buyout of the company

Care Micro Systems is pleased to announce an employee buyout of the company. Former Managing Director Mike Shingler who had been running the IT service and support company since 1992 has now retired and six members of the support team

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GDPR – take a look at your IT

There are many GDPR talks, groups and legal organisations that are offering advice on data protection. To summarise, all organisations and individuals need to take ownership of the data they hold. From an IT perspective, take a look at your

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Yorkshire IT company celebrates 25 years in business

A Yorkshire IT company is celebrating 25 years in business. From its head office now at Cayley Court in Scarborough supported by engineer’s office’s in Leeds and Hull, Care Micro provides IT services to small and medium-sized businesses across the

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Malware infection

Following on from the news about the malware infection over the weekend, be VERY careful when receiving emails with attachments or containing links. There are several subtle ways the emails appear to be legitimate: 1. The email address can say

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Shopping Online? Choose Private Browsing

HTTP, Web Cookies

Are you searching for a holiday online or looking to buy a gift for yourself or a loved one?  Most people will shop around first, but when you do this did you know that some websites are tracking your visit

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Read how to use your mobile phone legally whilst driving…when you have to

Where possible don’t use your mobile phone whilst driving please! In fact, changing the radio station, unwrapping a sweet, reaching over the car for something or even talking to passengers can be distracting you from your responsibilities on controlling a large chunk

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Will your SSDs need data recovery?

Liquid hard drives

Whilst the rise in popularity of solid-state drives (SSDs) cannot be questioned, it appears that many who have adopted the approach to flash-based storage may not be taking sufficient care in seeking out data backup solutions. As a result, many

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Employee carelessness a top cause of data disasters

Data disasters, including corporate data loss and data theft, cost UK businesses millions of pounds every year. While many companies assume that lax security and the concerted efforts of cybercriminals are primarily to blame for data disasters, new research has

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