1. What is a refurbished product?

    Many people think refurbished means something has been bought, unboxed and used already. This is not always the case a refurbished server may, for instance, have been pre-owned but might not have been used for any significant amount of time.


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  2. Three Tips on Preventing USB Insecurity in Your Organisation

    Once a mere novelty peripheral, USB storage devices are about as common now as the mouse and keyboard. Portable devices have increasingly become a staple of the corporate environment, whether an organisation provides them for workers or not.

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  3. Get Tough on Ensuring Regulatory Compliance

    Getting a Handle on Change

    In the new compliance regime, making sure that their IT infrastructure operates in a secure manner while adhering to known regulatory requirements, industry best practices and internal policies should be a top priority for organisations these days.

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  4. Are your tender requirements killing your IT project?

    Plenty of organisations have well-formed procedures for procurement on large projects, but when the projects are small, the contracts are short-term, or the budget is low, those same procedures can easily become a crippling overhead to both sides of the procurement process.

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  5. It's here again - #BlackFridayFeeling

    Here we are, finding ourselves edging again towards the end of November, thinking about putting up our Christmas lights before Black Friday lands.

    Oh wait – it’s already landed – a week or so early. It seems firms have yet again decided to ditch the one-day Friday deal for a week-long sales extravaganza, all vying for a piece of the forecasted £10 billion, week-lasting pie.

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  6. GDPR - Keep it simple

    There is now only 6 months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. If you are responsible for the personal data of EU residents, you only have this time left to ensure you are compliant. The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

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  7. I don’t need a firewall – I’ve got antivirus…. Right?

    You're either secure or you're not, there is no middle ground when it comes to having proper network security. An antivirus program is not the same thing as a firewall and it’s important for businesses to realise that buying a firewall is not a pointless exercise.

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