NCS supports sustainable travel

As part of our sustainable travel initiative, visitors and staff now have access to our new en-suite shower facilities should they decide to cycle, run or walk to our premises. This is also proving popular for staff wishing to be more active during their lunch break
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Facebook launch new features!

Facebook have launched new profile features, designed to showcase more of your personality and show what’s important to you RIGHT NOW.  You can now: Have a 7 second looping video as your profile picture Pin 5 featured photos to the top of your profile Use a temporary profile picture that reverts back to normal after [&hellip
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‘Macro malware’ – back from the 1990s!

Anti-virus company Sophos has discovered that ‘macro malware’ – which caused major issues in the late 1990s – is making a comeback. With the issue being relatively well controlled over the years, cyber criminals saw it had slipped off the radar and are making their attack once again. More commonly known as VBA malware, this [&hellip
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Microsoft Office 2016 is here!

Microsoft Office 2016 has arrived and it’s not just another software product release! More service-led than ever, Office plays an integral part in your day-to-day role with greater emphasis on teamwork and collaboration plus simplified file sharing. No longer do multiple emails need to be exchanged for the sharing of edited documents and information.  Instead, [&hellip
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Security Bug Threatens iDevices Running iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1

September has been a big month for Apple with the announcement of the new iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPad Pro and new operating system iOS 9. Unfortunately it looks like there’s a bug affecting iPhones, iPads and iPods using iOS 9 and iOS 9.0.1. This bug lets hackers gain access to your contacts and [&hellip
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NCS Provides Managed Switches for the B4RN Project

Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) Project is a not-for-profit community group, working on an initiative ‘developed by the community for the community.’  This project sees a team of local volunteers working together to ensure superfast broadband is delivered to homes and businesses across the most rural parts of North Lancashire.   We were approached [&hellip
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Latest case study: Alan Howard (Stockport) Ltd

Thank you to Anthony Littler, Managing Director of Alan Howard (Stockport) Ltd for helping us with our latest case study.         This hair and beauty product distributor used an outdated paper-based system for managing inventory.  This was replaced with a new wireless system which improved efficiency and brought great cost savings to [&hellip
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Windows 10 Released Today

        Windows 10 is released today.  This update brings a whole host of new features, however we recommend you check out this important information before upgrading. Click here for upgrade information
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Latest case study: Flexipol Packaging, Haslingden

A huge thanks goes to Flexipol Packaging in Haslingden for helping us with our latest case study.   The company had a bespoke piece of software commissioned responsible for controlling all operations of the business.  Whilst their existing IT infrastructure was fairly resilient they wanted an improvement in performance to ensure 24/7 operation. Read the full [&hellip
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Has Support Ended for Your Sage Accounts Software?

Sage Instant Accounts 2012 and Sage 50 Accounts 2013 became end of life in April 2015.  This means Sage have withdrawn support and software updates for both these products. Sage say: ‘As technology continues to change so rapidly, it is standard practice in the industry for technology companies to withdraw support from older versions of [&hellip
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