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Malware vs Ransomware

Many people often confuse Malware and Ransomware, though they are similar, it is important to know the difference. Malware Malware is an abbreviation for “Malicious Software” and is a form of software that is installed onto ones’ device (be it computer or mobile) to disrupt their operation and/or access private and secure information. Malware comes [...]

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

By now I am sure everyone has heard of terms like Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. These are terms used to describe the processes and tasks undertaken to ensure the return to service in the event of critical impact to the function of your business. Whilst this traditionally referred to IT infrastructure and services, it [...]

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How secure is your mobile? 10 tips to keep you safe!

We are relying more and more on our mobile devices to run and manage our day-to-day lives. Smartphones act as our map, diary, wallet, shopping platform and social connection device. Realising this, cybercriminals are actively developing mobile-focused attacks designed to compromise personal information and your financial security. It is important that mobile application end users [...]

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The Facebook Addiction

When Facebook first began, the innocent allure of being instantly connected to people all across the world was certainly too good to resist for most of us. As the Facebook platform evolved more and more, people have become engrossed in everything that Facebook has to offer. From connecting with people, businesses, communities and groups through [...]

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Protect Your Corporate Data Anytime, Anywhere

Our increasing dependence on interconnecting digital platforms is constantly under threat from cyber criminals who aim to disrupt and extort business and governments.  They do this by targeting vulnerabilities in systems and people’s habits to infiltrate information stores, data and networks.  Some recent examples like WannaCry, Petya, CryptoLocker and numerous phishing email examples have brought [...]

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HDD (Hard Disc Drive) vs SSD (Solid State Drive)

When thinking about shopping for a new storage system or upgrading your current system it can be overwhelming as there are a lot options and confusion between which one is best. One of the key areas to wrap your head around first is the physical differences of how the data is stored on HDD, and SSD [...]

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Data Loss Protection – Email

I’ve recently heard from a customer their experience associated with a key staff member moving on and taking highly valuable, extremely sensitive business critical data with them, unauthorised.  Naturally, we all want to trust our staff and would never expect this to happen, but reality and experience says that it unfortunately does. It’s a competitive [...]

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Aliva helps customers care for the environment

Digital disruption and the reach of social media continue to grow exponentially. Society now views a company’s behaviour through the lens of corporate citizenship, environmental impact and so corporate social responsibility (CSR) is becoming a much larger influence on the day to day operation for most “socially aware” companies. CSR is a means for an [...]

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Is your email inbox getting the better of you?

I am often finding myself on a Wednesday afternoon with an inbox full of email and a little conflicted as to how I am going to clear them all and also complete my other tasks before the end of the week. So, I looked into how to manage my email and found 4 really interesting [...]

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BYOD – What to look for in a your Child’s School Laptop

Buying your child’s first laptop for school use is a daunting experience. You have to weigh up specifications, features and brands against price, yet still there are factors that leave you anxious. Will the technology be obsolete next year? Will it be good enough for your child’s curriculum? These are all valid questions and hopefully, [...]

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