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Featured Article – Maintaining Security During The COVID-19 Health Crisis

By cloudss | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The current global health crisis may bring many different IT security challenges to businesses and organisations and this article highlights some of the ways that you can prepare to keep IT security covered as best you can at this difficult time. Larger and Smaller Businesses – Some Different Challenges Larger organisations may be at an […]

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Cybercriminals Take Advantage of Covid-19 Outbreak With Phishing Emails

By cloudss | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some cybercriminals have already taken advantage of the fear surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak by sending out phishing emails that promise cures, seek donations, or heighten panic in order to extract personal data and money. Phishing For Fear Cybercriminals rely on exploiting human error that’s often driven by emotional responses.  The coronavirus outbreak has, therefore, provided […]

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Surge In Demand For Teleconference Apps and Platforms That Enable Home Working

By cloudss | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The need for people to work from home during the Covid-19 outbreak is reported to have led to a huge increase in the downloads of business teleconferencing apps and in the use of popular cloud-based services like G Suite. Surge In Downloads Downloads of remote and collaborative working and communication apps such as Tencent Conference […]

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Apple Announces The Closure Of All Stores Outside China Until March 27

By cloudss | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Apple has announced that due to the global spread of COVID-19, it will be closing all of its retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27. Flexible Working A statement on the Apple website (Newsroom) highlighted how Apple is adopting “flexible work arrangements worldwide outside of Greater China”. Apple also said that those staff members […]

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Tech Tip – Managing Background Apps

By cloudss | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you’re connecting via a mobile device, information, notifications and updates going to and from apps that run in the background can sap your battery power and your data.  Here’s how to control which apps are running in the background: – Go to Settings > Privacy > Background app. – To stop all apps from […]

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Featured Article – Google: What Do they Know About You?

By cloudss | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

To have access to Google’s many features and services, as with other platforms, we need to give some personal information and then sign-in, but have you ever wondered just how much information Google keeps about you and your activities? Google This article looks as some of the many different types of personal information that Google […]

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Survey Reveals IR35 Tax Reforms Legal Action Risk For Private Sector Companies

By cloudss | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A survey by ContractorCalculator has revealed that many private sector companies may be at risk of legal action through misinterpreting the new IR35 tax reforms. What Is IR35? The IR35 tax reform legislation, set to be introduced this April, is designed to stop tax avoidance from ‘disguised employment’, which occurs when self-employed contractors set up […]

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Facebook Sued Down-Under For £266bn Over Cambridge Analytica Data Sharing Scandal

By cloudss | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Six years after the personal data of 87 million users was harvested and later shared without user consent with Cambridge Analytica, Australia’s privacy watchdog is suing Facebook for an incredible £266bn over the harvested data of its citizens. What Happened? From March 2014 to 2015 the ‘This Is Your Digital Life’ app, created by British […]

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Remote Working For Staff

By cloudss | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the whole of Italy’s 60 million population in lockdown and other countries taking drastic measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, the tech-giant companies are now asking their employees to work remotely. Google Due to fears of COVID-19 spreading through large numbers of staff, Google had already announced last week that it was temporarily closing […]

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Tech Tip – The 2nd Start Menu

By cloudss | Mar 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In addition to the main Start menu that you can access by clicking on the Windows symbol (bottom left), Windows 10 has a 2nd start menu that gives you fast access to features like PowerShell, Device Manager, Task Manager and File Explorer.  Here’s how to launch it: – Click on the Windows key + X […]

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