29th July 2015: The Launch of Windows 10

29th July 2015 sees the launch of Windows 10 which has been described as ‘a complete update for Windows’. New features include: The return of the start menu A faster start up and resume time More built in security A brand new, built in browser ‘Microsoft Edge’ The ability to have 4 app’s open in [&hellip
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Further Microsoft Exams Successfully Completed

Our team have been busy again this month completing yet more Microsoft exams.  Congratulations to: Carl Nelson, Managing Director and Jeremy Santhouse, Sales Director who both completed exam: Sales Specialist Assessment for Data Centre. Daniel Lowcock, IT Engineer who completed exam 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services. It is our company policy to ensure all staff continually [&hellip
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Online data backup from just 50p per GB, per month

        It’s true, you can enjoy online data backup from just 50p per GB, per month. Easy backup and easy restore Schedule your backups for anytime, day or night Encrypted data – the most cost effective way to achieve data security Click here for full details
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Latest case study: BAC Mono, Liverpool

A huge thanks goes to BAC Mono in Liverpool for helping us with our latest case study.  The company previously suffered severe production downtime due to unreliable Wi-Fi on the shop floor.  The business was also at risk of having their intellectual property stolen due to a lack of security on their IT network. Read [&hellip
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Top Tips for Controlling your Server Room Temperature

Don’t worry, we aren’t over-reacting because of a few days of heat.  We have however received a high volume of calls regarding the overheating of server and network equipment.  Here are our top tips on controlling your server room temperature this summer, and beyond. Be Clean and Tidy Keep your server room tidy and clutter free [&hellip
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Whitehill Academy Rank 3rd at the F1 for Schools Finals

We proudly sponsored Halifax based Whitehill Academy who took part in the national finals of the F1 for Schools competition on 22nd June 2015. Following success at the regional finals in March, Assistant Manager of Computing, Mr Hepplestone and Deputy Headteacher, Mr Boyle took the team ‘Flashing Flames’ to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to compete [&hellip
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Over £4000 Raised for Rossendale Hospice

In May 2015, a team of Rossendale brothers and friends completed an 874 mile bike ride in aid of Rossendale Hospice. Read more here. This gruelling challenge took 7 days but resulted in over £4000 being raised for Rossendale Hospice. We are very proud sponsors and would like to congratulate the team on their dedication [&hellip
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NCS Sponsors Halifax School in Formula One Challenge

We are proud to sponsor Halifax based primary school, Whitehill Community Academy as they enter the Formula One in Schools competition. Based around a STEM framework (science, technology, engineering and math’s), this global competition allows students aged 9 to 19 to build their own race car following the same processes as real Formula One teams.  [&hellip
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NCS Supports Rossendale Theatre School

Rossendale based junior theatre school, Valley Academy will be performing Les Miserables at The Mechanics Theatre, Burnley from 30th June – 4th July 2015. We have placed an advert in the event programme to help support the event. Tickets are available from the box office – 01706 600236. More information on Valley Academy can be [&hellip
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Is Your Password Secure?

We are seeing more and more reports advising that passwords are simply not strong enough.  Here are our top tips to improve security for you and your colleagues: Make sure it is at least 8 characters long – the longer the better Do not use full words, your name or anything predictable Use a mix [&hellip
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