North East Blog Directory

August 26, 2014

Community IT Academy

How safe is your data?

How safe is your data?

Our new guide looks at the steps you should take to keep your data secure.

The IT industry has taken a few knocks recently with regard to security breaches, loss of data and virus attack.  People are rightly concerned if their data is secure, especially with a third party cloud provider.  It is true to say that no system is 100% secure and that the weakest element is often the human element but how safe is your data, and from what and whom do you need to protect it?

We are all happy handing our money over to a bank – so why are so few of us happy about handing over our data?  The only way to be 100% sure that no-one else can access your data is not to put it on a computer in the first place.  Any computer connected to a network and/or the internet is vulnerable, as is any that connects to removable media such as memory sticks. Any data is at risk wherever and however it is stored.

This guide helps you to understand the risks, whether you store documents on your desktop computer or online 'in the cloud'.  It suggests steps you can take to protect your organisation's data - covering topics such as passwords, malware, hardware failure, public wifi and hacking. 

Download the full guide: How safe is my data? (PDF 243kB)

This is one of a number of guides that we have produced to help voluntary and community organisations with technology.

For support with security or any other aspect of your organisation’s IT call Lewis Atkinson on 07958 482 509.

by (William Mortada) at August 26, 2014 02:28 PM

August 19, 2014, powershell, tech, stuff

MVP Windows Server 2003 End of Service Roadshow

In early September 2014, MVPs and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to help you understand the technical and business impact of the end support for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Small Business Server 2003. A lot has changed since 2003 and so have the Microsoft product offerings, giving you greater functionality and flexibility. The evening will cover the following: 
·         What does End of Support mean?
Learn about what end of support means for your business and the implications of running unsupported technology.
·         Why Windows Server 2012 and Azure?
Times have changed since 2003 and so have Microsoft’s  product offerings. Learn about the increased functionality in Windows Server 2012 and Azure and how they can help your business needs.
·         How do you move to Windows Server 2012?
Where to start can often be a daunting task when it comes to server migrations. This session will outline  the methodology you should apply when thinking of migrating, and more importantly, how to migrate shown through hands on demos.
·         Application compatibility
Application compatibility presents a potential barrier to upgrading. See first hand tools, hints and tips for upgrading your applications to Windows Server 2012 or to Azure.
You can find the registration details for each of the venues at these links:

by jonoble at August 19, 2014 02:28 PM

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