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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 – 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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Data Security and Ransom Ware

If you are worried about your IT Data Security then you need to read the following. Last week we were called to a company that had a virus which encrypted data on a PC AND their Server. It took about 4 days to get the system up and running and finally the company had to pay money to a foreign company to get the data unencrypted. In a related issue I posted an article about a recent TV show “The Good Wife” which had a story line about a virus and “Ransom Ware”. And here we are two weeks later and the exact same thing happens in Cork. Details are -: • 4 PC network and a Server with full back up system and Symantec Endpoint security system. • […]

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Compuland receives Microsoft Silver Partnership

In recognition of the work that Compuland has carried out for their clients, with Office 365 and Cloud Hosting/Services, Microsoft have awarded Compuland a “Silver Partnership for Cloud Solutions”. To earn this Silver Partnership, IT companies must demonstrate expertise through rigorous training and exams culminating in Microsoft certification. Microsoft also require customer references of successful implementations to ensure high customer satisfaction levels. Compuland are glad to say that we have exceeded all of the targets through the competency & knowledge levels of its employees. What this means for you is that you can trust Compuland to help your company make a successful transition or partial transition to the cloud. If you would like to discuss how cloud services can either save money or improve efficiency then contact us on 021 […]

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THREE considerations to improve security of your SAGE 50 data.

Firstly, when Sage is installed it comes with a default Username – MANAGER and no Password. Then as your company grows or you have extra users you add extra user names and you can start hiding icons and hence restrict areas that colleagues can access – either for security or efficiency. However, it has come to light that most users LEAVE manager as the default. So you can have all these security features that can be bypassed with the user name MANAGER. So, will you consider adding a Password to the user MANAGER. It will make your data more secure. Just contact us and we will talk you through same. BEWARE, if you forget the password for MANAGER you cannot easily reset. It involves a few hours’ work and will […]

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Sage Line 50 – Products & Categories

 We had an interesting case with stock values recently. One person ran the report and got €150K and another person, in the same company. ran the same report and got €100K. This had a great effect on monthly profit reports!!! We checked the data and all was well. We checked that there were no searches on anyones data in case data was restricted. After a day of checking we eventually discovered the issue which may be of interest to you. In most cases when you run a Stock/Product report it defaults from Category 1 to Category 999. This particular client imported some extra stock items and did not allocate a Category and hence Sage determined that they were Cat Zero. So when you ran the report the same as you […]

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