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These days we’re probably all aware of the cloud. Recent announcements from Microsoft and Amazon which show an ever growing customer base for both their cloud platforms (Azure and AWS respectively) prove cloud services are growing ever more popular. You will find the advantages of cloud services are touted by many. Shouted about less often […]

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Ransomware* sucks. Unfortunately, attacks are still on the rise in 2016. As reported recently by The Guardian a study by anti-malware company Malwarebytes has shown that businesses in the UK appear to have a particular problem with ransomware: “54% of surveyed businesses had been targeted [by ransomware]” “over half the businesses hit by ransomware in the UK […]

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Most businesses are aware of the threats to their IT security that come from external sources. They know they need antivirus, they understand how to deal with suspicious emails and appreciate the importance of keeping PC’s and servers up to date. What we have noticed however is that some businesses don’t realise that internal threats […]

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More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of moving their email systems off site and into a cloud platform. For some it’s the ease of access at any time from any place. For others having fewer servers to run, monitor, update and backup is the big draw. We would recommend Office 365 as the cloud […]

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Do you want your IT support to react to problems as they occur? Or do you want the peace of mind that comes with a team of IT professionals constantly maintaining and monitoring your IT systems? At Glo our support comes in two flavours: Reactive: Have a problem and want a quick bit of support? We can […]

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Glo offer professional IT services at speeds that we feel all businesses should always demand. We have honed our processes and procedures over the past 12 years to offer industry leading, efficient and effective support and assistance to businesses. If you don’t have an IT department you’ll appreciate : our friendly team that are easy to speak to with […]

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Recently we’ve seen increasing reports of Cyptolocker style ransomware* being delivered in the form of RTF (Rich Text Format) attachments in emails. The RTF files attached are actually just Word docs with the file extension changed, abusing macros to run their code. Unfortunately it seems that this particular brand of malware is avoiding detection by a […]

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We’re always on the lookout for new staff who will fit the Glo team. For us experience and existing skills aren’t what’s important, we’re more focused on finding the right person to develop and learn with us. So what makes someone fit the Glo team? While there isn’t a definitive answer here’s a few things we can say […]

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Email is crucial to most businesses and Outlook is one of the most popular mail clients so it’s hardly surprising that we get a fairly large amount of support logs for Outlook related issues. One thing that can effect Outlook performance is the sheer amount of mail items in the mailbox. While this has always […]

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We wrote recently about some very targeted malicious emails that appear to be becoming more prevalent of late. However not all email scams need to be so personalised to be effective. To further drive home the need for good email security practices we’d also like to discuss another common type of malicious email, specifically the […]

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