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Ransomware Attack

You may have heard about the large Ransomware attacks in the UK on Friday and Saturday – 12th May 2017. You need to read below…. but in Summary. Your email account / company IS being attacked by Ransomware every day. Question is – Are you protected?   At the very least…. you need to Train or explain to colleagues to NOT open emails that you are not expecting. Consider deleting emails that you, or they, are not expecting Install latest AV Software, preferably via a managed system, on ALL PCs/Server Review AV reports and web traffic into your system to review protection. Train or explain to colleagues to not go on spurious websites from work PCs. Ensure ALL IT equipment has latest OS security updates – this can only be […]




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Cash Flow

Managing Cash Flow is one of the key components in securing your business. Controlling or improving Cash Flow is usually down to basic procedures…… that we ALL need reminding off. The following is a easy to read article that covers all the bases. I hope you find it interesting. If you need help with your accounts package to make some of these suggestions actionable – then call us on 021 4544144. Managing your Cash Flow




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Sage – How to grow your Customer Base

New year resolution – grow your customer base. I am sure you have read / heard all the usual tips on how to grow your customer base. Sage have just released a Spec Sheet that Summaries all these tips / suggestions. If you have a few minutes please open/download the following sheet and I hope it is of use. Sage – How to Grow your Customer Base PDF  




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Cyberwall & IT Security

Very interesting article written by Bob Griffin from EMC Security in the Irish Examiner. Link to the article – Cyberwall & IT Security In summary – Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting users as opposed to systems. You should or may want a sophisticated anti cyber crime solution for your company but all companies can improve protection by initiating some basic “security hygiene”. So, you and your colleagues should consider: • Updating software and patches • Creating stronger Passwords for your systems. • Changing passwords. • DELETING and NOT opening unsolicited emails, (more than half of Irish users admit to opening such mails, which is the main source of RANSOMWARE!!!) • Not opening attachments unless you are certain who it is from AND why they are sending. • Deleting email accounts […]




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Malwarebytes opens offices in Cork

Unfortunately, part of life with IT is dealing with Malware Malware is an abbreviated term meaning “malicious software.” This is software that is specifically designed to gain access or damage a computer without the knowledge of the owner/company. There are various types of malware including spyware, keyloggers, true viruses, worms, or any type of malicious code that infiltrates a computer. Generally, software is considered malware based on the intent of the creator rather than its actual features. Compuland have been using a super piece of software to help our clients if hit with Malware – www.malwarebytes.org It detects, quarantines and offers future protection to your IT system against Malware. Recently it was announced that the same company, Malwarebytes, is opening offices in Cork. Great to see one of these software […]




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