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13.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

This week we’ve looked at the rise of contactless payments, Safer Internet Day, our exciting awards news, and the lowdown on two-factor authentication. There’s also an important notice for Windows Server 2003 users below so why not have a read…

#Backtobasics: Two-Factor Authentication

12.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

They say two heads are better than one, well the same goes for layers of online protection – in this case, two factors are better than one. With all the security drama over the last year, it’s unsurprising that many…

City of Manchester Business Awards 2015

11.2.2015 by Alice Cullen

It may be awards season in the entertainment world - yes, we all saw Kanye's almost awkward moment, and who didn't shed a tear at Eddie Redmayne at the BAFTAs? - but it's also awards time closer to home. We…

The Most Important Day In February

10.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

The month of February brings a very special day - perhaps one of the most important of the whole year. No, not the day of pain that Hallmark dumps on us every year – today is Safer Internet Day! For…


9.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

For retailers and consumers alike, ease of payment can make the difference between a sale and rage-quitting the restaurant/shop/bus. Contactless payment has tripled in the last year and the limit is about to increase, but what exactly is it, and…


6.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

You’ve made it through another week – congratulations! Give yourself a hearty handshake and stick on something red for British Heart Foundation’s ‘Wear it Beat it’ Day. In other news, we’ve talked about Google Shopping for e-tailers, the new Raspberry…

Caught In A (Ransom)Web

5.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

As if Ransomware - the virus that locks you out of your computer until you pay a ‘ransom’ - wasn’t bad enough, now RansomWeb has come along and taken the threat onto the old World Wide Web now too. Find…

Have You Got The UKFast Gene?

4.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

We mentioned employee motivation recently, but arguably, the main way to motivate yourself is by doing a job that you enjoy, with people that you don’t want to batter to death with the office stationery. We spend about a third…

A Pretty Sweet Deal

2.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

A new and even better Pi is now in reach, bringing the next generation of computing dangling at the end of the shoestring. The Pi v2 Model B has now hit the shelves, and at the same price as the…