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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”. http://www.compuland.ie/how-does-the-good-wife-effect-your-back-ups/ 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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Finally the end of Take 5 Accounts software.

  Sage have announced that they are no longer supporting or offering price support to Take 5 Accounts Software or to Take 5 Easypay payroll systems. So if you are still using Take 5 (Take Five) software then you need to change to something else as this system has not been maintained by software developers for over 10 years. We recently had a case were the revenue demanded that a company stop using Take 5 as it was not reliable!! We were then asked asked to work with this company to transfer /import all the data from Take 5 to Sage Line 50. Client is now happy that they are on a fully supported updated package and while there were issues learning a new system the client sees a number […]

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