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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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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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