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Log4j Vulnerability – Critical IT Security Threat

Critical level IT system threat – Log4J / Log4Shell Vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) and (CVE-2021-45046) UPDATE: 17/12/21 By now you have probably heard of a CRITICAL ‘zero-day’ vulnerability dubbed ‘Log4Shell’ – this vulnerability takes advances of a flaw in a Java-based logging component called ‘Log4j’. Java and Log4j are widely used by many organisations around the world, […]

By Louise Harding

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Tech Thoughts – Blurring lines between Physical and Virtual Workspace

Introduction  This is the latest in a series of Tailor Made Tech Thoughts, providing insight on tech matters that relate to SME’s. In these bulletins I look at recent developments in the tech industry as well as  global trends, then attempt to evaluate opportunities for small and medium businesses to embrace those new developments. In this post, I want to think […]

By Jodie Alesbury

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Tech Thoughts – Microsoft Ignite 

Introduction  This is the latest in a series of Tailor Made Tech Thoughts, providing insight on tech matters that relate to SME’s. In these bulletins I look at recent developments in the tech industry as well as global trends, then attempt to evaluate opportunities for small and medium businesses to embrace those new developments. Recently Microsoft held their Microsoft […]

By Jodie Alesbury

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Financial firms need to be taking their cyber security more seriously

Financial Technology Research Centre founder, Ian McKenna, has warned that financial firms need to be taking their cyber security more seriously as the UK regulator is likely to become stricter on this matter. In the US the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is becoming progressively stringent with financial firms who fall under attack of cyber […]

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House sales halted by security breach

Following a recent cyber-security breach to a property organisation, thousands of buyers and conveyancing transactions are in limbo. A Leicestershire based company were left unable to access their systems following a “security incident”, meaning multiple property purchases were put on hold. The problems caused by the breach left some movers stuck on completion day, unable […]

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Tech Thoughts – Windows 11 & 365

Introduction  This is the latest in a series of Tailor Made Tech Thoughts, providing insight on tech matters that relate to SME’s. In these bulletins I look at recent developments in the tech industry as well as  global trends, then attempt to evaluate opportunities for small and medium businesses to embrace those new developments. Recently Microsoft have released a couple of landmark new products that will almost certainly touch all organisations […]

By Jodie Alesbury

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Tech Thoughts – AI

Tech Thoughts   Introduction  This is the latest in a series of Tailor Made Tech Thoughts, providing insight on tech matters that relate to SME’s. In these bulletins I look at some global trends and try to assess how these phenomena might impact on small and medium sized companies in the South of England. I’ve recently been thinking about AI and how it has impacted our […]

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Cyber-attack hits UK internet phone providers

Multiple voice over internet protocol (VoIP) providers have been hit by co-ordinated, professional cyber criminals. Industry body Comms Council UK have advised that many of their members had been targeted by DDoS (denial of service) attacks in recent weeks. DDoS attacks essentially attempt to overthrow websites by exponentially increasing the traffic on a website. If […]

By Jodie Alesbury

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Get a new phone system and £500 to treat your team!

Since Christmas is a time for giving we want to ensure you can make the most of the festive season with your team. So, this year we are offering £500 for you to spend on your employees with the purchase or upgrade of any phone system. To qualify for the deal your business needs to […]

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The Tailor Made Tech Bulletin – November 2021

Introduction  Welcome to the first of many Tailor Made Tech Bulletins, providing insight on tech matters that relate to SME’s. In these bulletins I will aim to look at some global trends and then come up with some ideas of how these global factors might impact on the core Tailor Made customer base. I will aim to keep readers updated on some […]

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Scam of the week – APT35

Scam of the week – APT35 This week’s scam is run by a collective of cybercriminals called APT35. APT35 have been specifically targeting well known organisations from Government to Journalists and Education sectors. APT35 created fake websites for partners of their victim businesses and carried out the attacks by sending phishing emails to their targets. […]

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Ransomware is a national security risk.

Since it’s #CyberAwarenessMonth we want to share all the latest cyber updates with you. Ransomware has been deemed the ‘most immediate danger to UK businesses’. Lindy Cameron, the chief executive of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, issued her statement on the subject earlier this month. During the keynote speech, Cameron noted the multitude of […]

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The latest scam – The Verizon impersonation

Have you heard of the latest scam – The Verizon impersonation? In a recent scam, cybercriminals impersonated telecommunications provider, Verizon. While the real Verizon logo includes an asymmetrical ‘V’ hackers used symbols to imitate the logo. Using the fake logo, cybercriminals sent a phishing email that was masked as a Verizon voicemail. The email directed […]

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TMT’s Upcoming Cyber Security Seminars

Cyber security has never been more important. While it may seem extreme to be pre-empting cyber threats the risk is very real and the impacts are vast. Over 70% of business leaders in the SME market have claimed they are concerned about their business being impacted by cybercrime and over 65% of medium businesses have […]

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Windows 11: Delivering better experiences in a hybrid world

Windows 11: Delivering better experiences in a hybrid world We’re in a new era of working styles and organisations need technology that empowers everyone to stay productive, wherever they are working. Windows 11 is now available! Having launched on Tuesday 5th October, Windows 11 is a free upgrade eligible to Windows 10 PCs and PCs […]

By Jodie Alesbury

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We have been named Mimecast’s ‘Technical Excellence Partner of the Year’!

We have been named Mimecast’s ‘Technical Excellence Partner of the Year’! We have been recognised as the winner for this category as Tailor Made are the Mimecast Partner who completed the most technical certifications during the year. Our Chief Operational Officer, Kevin James, has made a comment on this award “I am extremely pleased to see the […]

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Tailor Made Rebrands and Launched New Cyber Security Packages

The re-naming is backed by the launch of a cyber-security service aimed at SMEs and a strong commitment to upskill staff. Tailor Made Technologies’ sales director Tom Houston outlines key changes that set the well-established business on a new course. As the world moves on from the coronavirus pandemic, Tailor Made Technologies is keeping one […]

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Key Account Director appointed at Tailor Made Technologies

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam McCarthy as our Key Account Director. Sam has over 15 years’ experience working within the IT & Communications industry and has worked for the Tailor Made group for 7 years, previously in Account Manager and, most recently, Sales Manager role. Sam brings significant experience to the […]

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Leading South Coast IT & Communications MSP, Taylor Made, Announce Launch of New Brand Identity

Formed by the 2018 merger of two of the most established managed service providers in Southern England, Taylor Made Computer Solutions today announced it is rebranding with immediate effect to “Tailor Made Technologies” (“TMT”) In 2018 Peach Technologies (Peach) and Taylor Made Computer Solutions (TMCS) merged to create of the South’s largest and most highly […]

By Jodie Alesbury

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How SD-WAN Can Boost Your Business Performance

Software Defined Network (SDN) prioritises automation, enabling faster service delivery and improved in-life management. Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions are built upon these foundations, providing even greater visibility and control – all the way to individual users and applications.

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How To Create A Secure And Productive Remote Workforce

With a huge proportion of workers now set up on their kitchen table, or working from their home office, it has never been more important to keep your ‘work’ environment secure. Not only is there the sudden change in environment to consider, but with the switch to remote working came a significant increase in cyber-attacks during lockdown.

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Empower Your Remote Workforce

Many businesses have had to quickly adapt to the new way of working over the last 6 months, with many deciding to make it a permanent fixture within their business. However, this presents a series of problems; an example of which is ‘how do you achieve remote working and an empowered workforce, ensuring employees provide the same level of service that they would in the office? 

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Should We Encourage BYOD?

Many organisations allow employees to bring their own devices to the office or use personal tech when working remotely (often referred to as BYOD). With flexible working now being widely adopted for the long-term, now is a great time to consider why your employees may be using their own devices, if they should be, and what steps you can take to keep your business data secure if you’re offering bring your own device. 

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EDR – End Point Protection for Cyber-Security

With security threats coming in the form of malicious email attachments, internal data breaches, spear-phishing and malware delivered by email, you need to ensure your cybersecurity is going to keep your business safe, so how is EDR different from Antivirus?

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The Growth of Healthcare IT

It has been predicted that Healthcare IT will grow by up to 10% in the next 6 months, with the global market forecasted to be worth over £312 billion by 2024. This vast growth in the sector is a result of new legislations, improved IT solutions available, the protection of sensitive data and the increasing pressure to reduce costs while improving service quality.

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What Is the Real Cost of a Cyber Breach?

Cyber breaches are, unfortunately, becoming more and more frequent. We hear about them on the news but never think that something like that will happen to us. Have you ever thought about how much a cyber breach could cost your business?

By Jodie Alesbury

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What Happens When the Cloud Goes Down?

Most Public Cloud leaders will guarantee at least 99% uptime on their services, with 24/7 access to your data. But what happens when that percentage of downtime creeps up?

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Cyber-Attacks Have Risen By 30% In 2020, What Can You Do to Keep Your Business Safe?

New research shows that cyber-attacks on UK businesses have shockingly increased by nearly a third in the first few months of the year, compared to 2019.

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We Welcome Three Industry Specialists to the Tailor Made Team

As a Multi-award-winning MSP, and one of Souths largest IT companies, we are proud to announce three new hires as part of our ongoing program to improve the products and services that we deliver to our customers, and the level of service that we can provide. Reaffirming our commitment to our employees as an Investor in People and to our customers as a leading MSP.

By Jodie Alesbury

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How to Effectively Implement Home Working For Your Business

While it is fairly easy to set up home working in your workplace, there are certain obstacles that you may need to overcome. Primarily, how can you enable and encourage your team to continue working (and continue working productively) when they are not in the office?

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A Message from Our Chief Operations Officer

“I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Kevin James and I have recently joined Tailor Made/Peach Technologies as Chief Operations Officer. I am currently making my way around our customer base and I am interested to hear feedback and advice from many of you."

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Getting Your It Ready for A Second Lockdown

With the UK going into a second lockdown this week, are you confident in your businesses IT and its ability to ensure your employees can work from home seamlessly?

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How Can You Run A Business from The Cloud?

By using the power of the Cloud, you enable your business to be more agile and flexible. If you keep your data and documents stored on local PC’s and hard drives in your office, what happens if a PC gets damaged, or it breaks completely? You will lose all of the data on that machine.

By Jodie Alesbury

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Don’t Let A Cyber Breach Ruin Your Christmas

Hackers attack every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day. In 2019 the average time it took to identify a security breach was 206 days! It has become more important than ever to ensure your business is cyber secure, especially with more and more businesses implementing home working as a permanent fixture.

By Jodie Alesbury

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Tailor Made’s 2020 Review

2020 is nearly over, so we wanted to review the year we’ve had at Peach and Tailor Made.

By Jodie Alesbury

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Tailor Made’s Award Recognition

2020 allowed us to continue developing our skills and devoting more time and resources to our customers.

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Building A Sustainable Workforce with Cloud Solutions

There are a range of cloud solutions that enable businesses to build a tailored infrastructure, almost entirely cloud based. From Telephony, to cloud hosting, there are solutions for all businesses.

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How Password Security Can Protect Against Cyber-Attacks

One of the most under-rated security measures in any business is password protection. Why? Because we underestimate the value of secure passwords and rational password policies. With small, and simple, changes to password protection, you can defend your systems against cyber criminals and save yourself a lot of trouble.

By Jodie Alesbury

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Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week has got us thinking about how technology can have a positive impact on our carbon footprint and energy efficiency.

By Jodie Alesbury

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