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Kirsty’s Tough Mudder Challenge

14.8.17 Less Than 1 Month To Go! As I write this my countdown clock is telling me it’s 28 days until the big day, I’m nervous but quite excited by my next challenge! I’ve been watching videos of previous years and it’s definitely motivated me to give it my all and try to do all […]
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We’re Recruiting!

      Part-Time/Full-time Temporary Telesales Staff Required to join the busy Sales Department at one of the North West’s leading companies, promoting I.T. solutions to businesses. Technical knowledge is not essential but previous telesales experience is preferable. Applicants must be outgoing and self-motivated. Good basic salary. Please send your CV to jobs@ncs-support.co.uk Call 01706 239000 option 2 for further details. No agencies. Closing date 18th August 2017
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July Edition of Byte-Size News

Last week, another ransomware cyber-attack spread across the World, the “NotPetya” virus. The virus freezes the user’s computer, encrypts your data and demands a Bitcoin ransom. Our advice remains the same,  please do not open any emails and attachments from unknown contacts. June’s Byte-Size News was a special edition all about how to minimise the risk of […]
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IT Jargon Buster (2)

  Do you know what adware, botnets, and malware are? Read on to find out what these and some other IT expressions mean in the second edition of our Jargon Buster blog posts. Adware A form of spyware that displays unwanted advertisements on a computer. Botnet An abbreviation of Robot Network which is a collection of PCs […]
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Office 2007 End of Life November

  Microsoft Office 2007 reaches the end of its support lifecycle in October 2017, meaning there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. We are advising all our customers who are currently using Microsoft Office 2007 products to start planning to move to […]
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Excel Tips and Tricks

  We’ve put together a few tips and tricks for using Excel. If you have any more you think we should add, send them to us on info@ncs-support.com 1. Select all the data in your workbook by pressing the corner button in the top left of the sheet. 2. Add more than one row or […]
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NCS Provides an ‘Apple for Every Day’ at Rainbow House

  NCS Support Services are very proud to have donated an Apple iPad to Rainbow House, Mawdesley, near Ormskirk.   Rainbow House is a local charity close to their hearts providing a specialist centre of rehabilitation, education and fun for disabled children across the North West and support for their families.   The children who […]
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June Edition of Byte-Size News from NCS

Due to the recent ransomware attack which affected computers worldwide and in particular NHS hospitals and doctors’ surgeries, we have decided to make this month’s Byte-Size News a ransomware special. Below you will find lots of tips about how you can minimise the risk to your business.         About the Attack The attack […]
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How to Stay Safe on Email

One of the most common ways viruses infect computers is via emails. To lessen the risk of your system becoming infected by ransomware or any other viruses, please ensure you: Don’t open unexpected email attachments Don’t open emails from unknown senders or with irrelevant subjects Never respond to email hoaxes Use a reputable email client Don’t […]
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Backup, backup and backup!

Backups are an essential part of your Disaster Recovery plan. You should ensure that you have good, tested backups which are done on a regular basis. Ideally you should do so daily, which would give you the quickest recovery time as the data is only one day old. You should also remember the 3-2-1 rule. […]
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