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CEO Email Scams

CEO Email Scams

CEO Email scams is 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

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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 Computer System?
Not to be confused with internet domains, a Windows domain is a closed system of users and computers

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188 billion emails per day: Why email signatures are key

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If you add together all the Facebook and Twitter status updates, all the Google, Yahoo and Bing searches, and all the Internet page views, the resulting number is still only a quarter the number of emails sent per day. For businesses, an email will be the most important communication medium for many years. The signature is, therefore, an important component.
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Types of Internet Connections – Get Yourself Connected

Working in offices in London, people often endure ADSL Internet connections that are slower than they get at home. What can you do about this? There are alternative options available on the market for business internet connectivity but procurement and installation can be surprisingly complex. Here is an introduction and some of the pros and cons of the different types of

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IT for Agencies – software

We run a monthly forum for heads of Finance and Operations in creative and communications agencies. These provide an opportunity to discuss IT-related topics with peers and develop some industry benchmarks. The last session was on December 4th. Many thanks to Broadgate Mainland for use of their boardroom and for providing refreshments.
We had a lively discussion from the following:

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Cloud Storage with DataNow: We want our data and we want it now!

We find many companies want to use cloud storage services like OneDrive to give them the accessibility of Dropbox along with the security of a Windows server.  However they’ve hit file limits, experienced replication problems, and suffered compatibility issues between Macs and Windows PCs. Recently we’ve been testing a product that, so far hasn’t exhibited these problems.

We’re not

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