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Counting the Costs of IT System Downtime

We only tend to notice how much we rely on our IT systems when a problem arises. The panic sets in when employees can’t access files or documents to do their work or when customers are phoning up to complain about not being able to use the system. Although employees may welcome a bit of downtime while a solution to

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Benefits of Cloud Computing – Is your head in the cloud?

Cloud computing makes life a lot easier for businesses; it allows the transfer of files quickly and efficiently, it is safer than storing documents on the physical PC and it can promote remote working for employees. Cloud services, such as office 365 should be part of your online IT support if you want your business to become more efficient. If

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CEO Email Scams

Please be aware of a new trend in email fraud which the media have now dubbed “whaling” but is also known as “spear phishing”.  Several of Cubit’s customers have been targeted with these fraudulent emails recently and they can be very convincing.
Here are some tips for spotting them more easily and some general advice which should help you to

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Windows Server 2003 End of Support

Many people don’t realise or have failed to prepare for the fact that Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft from 14th July 2015.
From that date Microsoft will no longer release updates or hot-fixes for the ageing server OS.  That means no more security updates which renders the operating system unsafe for use. Systems running public

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What are the benefits of a Windows domain?

With small businesses increasingly adopting cloud based file sharing technology (see Box, Dropbox for Business and OneDrive for Business to name but three) is there still a place for the Windows Domain and Active Directory?
What is a Windows Domain?
Not to be confused with internet domains, a Windows domain is a closed system of users and computers that can

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