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The Difference Between Backup and Disaster Recovery

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

We’re all familiar with the value of making a backup of business data, but how does this fit with ‘Disaster Recovery’ and ‘Business Continuity’ strategies?  This article takes a brief look at how these elements fit together to ensure that businesses can survive, function and get back up to speed when disastrous events (external or […]

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Hacker’s Website Closed Down In International Operation

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

A website (and its supporting infrastructure) which sold a variety of hacking tools to other would-be cybercriminals has been closed down after an investigation by agencies from multiple countries including the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). IM-RAT The main tool that the agencies were particularly interested in eradicating was the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan […]

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The Battle Between ‘Slack’ and ‘Teams’

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

With Microsoft’s announcement that it’s Teams product has 20 million daily active users (and growing), sending Slack’s share price downwards (Slack has 12 million users), the battle is well underway in the $3.5 billion chat-based collaborative working software market. What Is Slack? Slack, launched in 2013, is a cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools […]

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Amazon Announces Smart Office Supply Re-Ordering Device

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amazon has announced the introduction of a ‘smart’ office essentials re-ordering device called Dash Smart Shelf which uses a weight-sensing, Wi-Fi-enabled smart scale to re-order products when they’re running low. Why? According to Amazon, monitoring and reordering everyday business essentials (e.g. printer paper) can be unnecessarily time-consuming for the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that […]

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Tech Tip – Quickly Re-Open a Closed Tab

By cloudss | Dec 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have several tabs open on your browser and you accidentally close an important tab, there is and fast and easy way to re-open it. To re-open an important tab that you’ve accidentally closed: – Press command+shift+t on a Mac or control+shift+t on Windows PC. – Your tab will then be restored.

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Featured Article – The Tech That The Parties Are Promising

By cloudss | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the UK’s General Election due to take place on 12 December, many issues have been covered in the media.  One key area of interest for businesses is technology and for those of you who may not have time to plough through the manifestos of the main parties, here’s a quick look at some of […]

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Google Or Samsung Android Cameras Could Be Spying On You

By cloudss | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Researchers at Checkmarx say they have discovered vulnerabilities in Google and Samsung smartphone apps that could allow hackers to remotely spy on users using their phone’s camera and speakers. Study The proof-of-concept (PoC) study results, highlighted on the Checkmarx blog reveal how the Checkmarx Security Research Team cracked into the apps that control android phone […]

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Uber Loses London Licence

By cloudss | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decision by Transport for London (TfL) means that ride-hailing service Uber has lost its licence to carry passengers in London over safety and security failures. Why? According to TfL, it had identified a pattern of failures by Uber, including breaches that had risked the safety of passengers and drivers, plus some uninsured journeys.  Prior […]

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5G Mobile Network is 450% Faster Than 4G in Tests

By cloudss | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tests by Ookla, the developer of Speedtest.net, are reported to have shown that the new 5G mobile network is 450% faster than 4G. Speed According to the Speedtest.net website, the results of the testing of 5G in 29 UK cities during Q3 of 2019 generally show download speeds as being 450-475% faster than those on […]

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Windows Still Need Some Work on Tesla’s New “Cybertruck”

By cloudss | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tesla’s Elon Musk proudly launched the new ‘Cybertruck’ in front of the world’s media last week, only to find that the distinctly breakable difficult-to-break windows were the main focus of media reports. Cybertruck The new Tesla all-electric Cybertruck is a futuristic pickup truck / armoured vehicle which will not be manufactured until late 2021 and […]

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