The Future of Microsoft Office

How long can any specific copy of Microsoft Office be usefully retained? The answer to this question might not be as straightforward as you think. Recently Microsoft made an announcement concerning the future of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office is still the de facto productivity suite for business, so any changes Microsoft makes have the potential to affect millions of business users. Almost certainly, your own business relies on MS Office software. In the past, buying software was as simple as…

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Global Ransomware outbreak – how safe is your business?

The weekend of 12-14 May 2017 saw a mass outbreak of a malicious software virus which aimed to lock data files and hold them to ransom. Within three days the virus, dubbed “WannaCrypt”, had been halted, but the damage was done; businesses and services and government departments across the world were taken down, unable to operate properly until they had either paid the ransom or implemented costly, time-consuming recovery efforts. This kind of malicious software, known as “ransomware”, is not…

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