The latest news from claireLOGIC

Informative content on the latest trends, best practice
and things to watch out for…

We regularly share informative content on the latest trends,
best practice and things to watch out for…

 

Law firms – Why you shouldn’t let your unused domain names expire.

Law firms – Why you shouldn’t let your unused domain names expire.

Criminals are targeting UK law firms because of the data they hold and the sheer volume of high value transactions that go through them every month. Expired domain names give the cyber-criminals an open door... shut it quick!

2nd September 2019

Do you run a business that employees up to 250 staff?

Do you run a business that employees up to 250 staff?

What often doesn't get reported is the GOOD NEWS stories of the economy… News about people running and working in SME businesses that actually keep the UK economy going and supporting local communities...

31st July 2019

Technology we have the Apollo Missions to thank 
for

Technology we have the Apollo Missions to thank 
for

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon launch here is our guide to technology we have the Apollo Missions to thank 
for…

16th July 2019

HR & IT – Why this relationship should matter to you

HR & IT – Why this relationship should matter to you

As a director or business owner, you may not immediately see how important it is for your HR & IT teams to work closely together. You may outsource one or both of these functions; businesses usually do this to gain a greater depth of knowledge and better overall continuity whilst saving money.

11th July 2019

Disaster Masterclass – preparing for your disaster

Disaster Masterclass – preparing for your disaster

We are proud to present the UK’s leading cyber security and disaster management experts. They'll share with you how to prevent, prepare and manage a data, security, cyber, or even an ‘act of God’ disaster – like a flood or fire.

10th July 2019

claireLOGIC wins Customer Commitment Award

claireLOGIC wins Customer Commitment Award

It’s with great pride in our team that we’re happy to announce that claireLOGIC won the ‘Customer Commitment Award' at this years’ Thames valley Chamber of Commerce business awards.

30th June 2019

Our clients score us perfect in customer satisfaction

Our clients score us perfect in customer satisfaction

Last month claireLOGIC received a perfect feedback score – yes, 100%. We are elated to have reached – and to share – this incredible milestone.However, we can’t afford to be complacent...

17th June 2019

claireLOGIC receive thanks for local school prize donation.

claireLOGIC receive thanks for local school prize donation.

Today we were delighted to receive a thank you card from the “Friends of Great Milton Primary School”, after our donation of a brand-new Apple iPad that was raffled as the top prize at their Spring Fair last month.

17th June 2019

claireLOGIC shortlisted for Customer Commitment Award.

claireLOGIC shortlisted for Customer Commitment Award.

We are very pleased to announce our shortlisting in the ‘Customer Commitment Award’ category award at the 2019 Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

13th June 2019

Are you disaster ready? We think you probably should be…

Are you disaster ready? We think you probably should be…

Having any level of downtime in any organisation can lead to some serious problems – and downtime can be due to anything, from a power outage to a loss of internet connection – if an application breaks, a cyber-attack happens, or even a natural disaster or fire…

3rd June 2019

I’ve had the same broom for the last twenty years… ok Trigger!

I’ve had the same broom for the last twenty years… ok Trigger!

Do you ever deliberate, pontificate and procrastinate, finally make a decision and then almost instantly wonder what you’ve actually done? Not necessarily in an “oh my word what have I done?!” sort of way, but more of a “I still don’t really understand what it is I’m signed up to” sort of way.

3rd May 2019

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

The 2019 TVCC Awards Launch was an event set to showcase the key sponsors of the awards as well as highlighting categories available.

4th April 2019

An aerial view of your IT…and getting the strategy right

An aerial view of your IT…and getting the strategy right

You understand your files and folders - which network drive they are on. But have you ever wondered what your IT infrastructure actually looks like? How that structure or choice of applications could impact business plans?

3rd April 2019

Send, receive, backup, retrieve…an email special

Send, receive, backup, retrieve…an email special

So, emails. You’ve probably sent a handful today already, from your phone or computer, and will undoubtedly send plenty more throughout the day. In business we use them as a way of staying in touch with multiple stakeholders, running projects and keeping on top of our work.

3rd April 2019

Ummmm…. Where’s my email gone?

Ummmm…. Where’s my email gone?

At some point in time you may need to restore some data. Depending on what level of backup you have, you can go as far as restoring one single email that Dave in accounts sent you about your expenses being approved - or an entire inbox.

3rd April 2019

NCSC Cyber Essentials Certification

NCSC Cyber Essentials Certification

We’re pleased to announce that we have gained our Cyber Essential status, within the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) framework.

3rd April 2019

Why you should read the Terms and Conditions… you really should!

Why you should read the Terms and Conditions… you really should!

Scroll, scroll and scroll some more, look for the ‘Agree’ button and sign your life away. Terms and Conditions are in fact, a contract. They are a contract between you and the company you are using...

21st March 2019

Office 365 could be the answer, even if you didn’t know you needed it…

Office 365 could be the answer, even if you didn’t know you needed it…

They say that the six most dangerous words in business are “we’ve always done it that way”. I know I know, it’s a cliché, but resistance is futile. Ok, cliché’s over, but switching your email over to Office 365 could be the smartest thing you do this year.

14th March 2019

The same, but different… claireLOGIC have rebranded

The same, but different… claireLOGIC have rebranded

Some things never change - our drive and enthusiasm for one. But although our passion for Managed IT services remains the same, we decided that our brand was ready for a refresh, to better reflect the company we are today.

4th March 2019

Hanging out with the IT crowd… claireLOGIC exhibit at Reading Business Expo

Hanging out with the IT crowd… claireLOGIC exhibit at Reading Business Expo

For claireLOGIC, it’s great to be in a place where we get introduced to new clients through existing customers and partners – referrals have seen our business grow to where we are today. However, it’s also important to get our proverbial business face out there…

4th March 2019

CHARITY SPECIAL: Cyber security, and how to get more bang for your IT buck…

CHARITY SPECIAL: Cyber security, and how to get more bang for your IT buck…

A survey (by specialist charity insurer Markel) found that only 54% of charities didn’t know, or said that their charity was not prepared to fend-off a potential cyber security attack.

4th March 2019

claireLOGIC partners with Oxford’s premium recruitment agency…

claireLOGIC partners with Oxford’s premium recruitment agency…

As a rapidly growing business, Allen Associates required a highly proactive and agile IT service to meet the changing needs of the company. Whilst their systems were adequate, they were in need of advanced specifications and growth capacity.

17th February 2019

Why should you protect your business from ransomware attacks? Here’s 10 good reasons…

Why should you protect your business from ransomware attacks? Here’s 10 good reasons…

In a recent survey, 99% of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) predict significant increases in ransomware attacks over the next 2 years. The report was conducted by our disaster recovery partner Datt

4th February 2019

claireLOGIC supports Oxfordshire’s go-to restoration supplier ‘Relics of Witney’

claireLOGIC supports Oxfordshire’s go-to restoration supplier ‘Relics of Witney’

The organisation had struggled to achieve a central document storage system and data backup facility for their important business data and transactions. Prior to claireLOGIC’s assistance, files had been stored locally on staff computers and shared on a file-by-file basis.

4th February 2019

Avoiding a near-miss…How claireLOGIC supported Oakey Automotive Services fight-off the hackers.

Avoiding a near-miss…How claireLOGIC supported Oakey Automotive Services fight-off the hackers.

The business has a varied IT structure – from day-to-day CRM, office systems and accounting software, through to specialist diagnostic software. At the time of the scam attack they were trying to manage the IT themselves.

4th February 2019

What is Social Engineering and what does it means to your business?

What is Social Engineering and what does it means to your business?

Cyber social engineering scams have been around for more than a decade and yet people continue to fall for them every day. Down to a lack of awareness and basic cybersecurity training, people fall for the same tricks every day.

4th January 2019

Having fun? Getting your culture just right…

Having fun? Getting your culture just right…

Are you enjoying life? We spend a lot of time at work. How's that working out for you? I believe when you're at the office it’s important to have a good atmosphere which promotes excellence in work and promotes development at a personal level for team members.

4th December 2018

claireLOGIC Sponsors Local Charity Event – in aid of Cancer Research UK

claireLOGIC Sponsors Local Charity Event – in aid of Cancer Research UK

claireLOGIC are, as always, happy to participate in such a worthwhile cause. Cancer affects such a broad range of individuals, young and old, as well as having traumatic effects on the family and friends of cancer suffers – so Cancer Research UK's ongoing work is critical for all of us.

4th December 2018

1st Line IT Support Engineer

1st Line IT Support Engineer

We have a great opportunity for a 1st line support engineer to join us! We're looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our growing team providing 1st Line support to our wide range of clients via email, telephone, remote desktop and on-site. It's a very varied working environment!

6th November 2018

We’re recruiting for 3rd Line Engineers

We’re recruiting for 3rd Line Engineers

We’re on the lookout for more likeminded people to join our thriving team in Abingdon, so if you’re looking to be part of an expert team of IT specialists, read on. We don’t just work hard, we play hard too. You can often find us honing our hand-eye co-ordination in our breakout office space with pool and air hockey tables.

6th November 2018

Recruiting for 2nd Line Engineers

Recruiting for 2nd Line Engineers

If you want to work with us, where it’s not just IT that we support, where you’re rewarded for your diligence and can make a real difference every step of the way, then we’d love to hear from you!

6th November 2018

Don’t get stung by fake Microsoft and BT scammers

Don’t get stung by fake Microsoft and BT scammers

We are receiving a steady increase of support calls from clients who are falling foul of fake support calls – scammers pretending to be from either Microsoft, BT or your bank!

30th October 2018

At claireLOGIC we’re serious about our team’s personal development

At claireLOGIC we’re serious about our team’s personal development

As MD's we are responsible for more than other directors; not just to the business or shareholders, but also from a legal perspective. Attending the course is helping me to focus on core areas I should be working on - such as governance, strategy, delegation and more.

16th September 2018

Cyber security: Understand the threat to your business

Cyber security: Understand the threat to your business

Right now, a business is being attacked. And while the criminals behind the attack might never be identified, they’re absolutely professional in their approach – and they can cost you a fortune and your credibility.

4th September 2018

claireLOGIC helps local school to raise £3000 with tech prize donation.

claireLOGIC helps local school to raise £3000 with tech prize donation.

The Summer Fair is a popular local annual event, which attracts children and their families along with local community members to enjoy an afternoon full of stalls, performances and fun – made special this year with the wonderful sunshine.

27th August 2018

Microsoft sink data centre into the North Sea – to investigate whether it can boost energy efficiency

Microsoft sink data centre into the North Sea – to investigate whether it can boost energy efficiency

This week Microsoft will submerge a small data-rig into the sea, off the coast of Orkney, Scotland (UK). The project is being undertaken to investigate whether or not the inherently low sea temperatures can naturally cool the onboard servers, and in turn, boost efficiency.

21st August 2018

Apple renaming its desktop operating system

Apple renaming its desktop operating system

The next version of Apple’s desktop operating system will be named macOS. This replaces the long running OS X named systems over the last few years. macOS will be released in Autumn 2016 and looks to be a free upgrade.

5th June 2018

Windows 10 S operating system – the pros and cons

Windows 10 S operating system – the pros and cons

Microsoft Windows 10 S is here! It has been created as a low cost and lightweight alternative to Windows 10, making it perfect for those using low-cost computers – in education for example

5th June 2018

Dangerous app for children – hidden on their phone

Dangerous app for children – hidden on their phone

It’s not always easy to spot a dangerous app for children. You might think you check your child’s phone often enough and it all looks above board. Sometimes however, not everything is as your child or teenager would have you believe.

9th April 2018

Team claireLOGIC conquer the OX5 RUN

Team claireLOGIC conquer the OX5 RUN

We were pleased to have a team at the OX5 RUN event at the weekend. Between us we have raised over £1,000 for the Oxford Hospitals Charity.

5th April 2018

What is layered security and why do you need it?

What is layered security and why do you need it?

Protecting your IT systems is so important, especially with data laws being fortified through GDPR and regular news updates circulating around malware and viruses almost becoming the daily norm.

5th March 2018

claireLOGIC’s new strapline

claireLOGIC’s new strapline

Recently we refreshed our brand by incorporating a strapline, to give it a more personal touch, but primarily to help our customers.

5th January 2018

Battling Sage Line 50 network performance issues

Battling Sage Line 50 network performance issues

We have seen another client with issues with Sage Line 50 in a multiuser environment. Sage of course will blame “the environment” and tell  you that you need PC/network/server upgrades.

5th October 2017

Comparison of Mavericks and Yosemite Calendar

Comparison of Mavericks and Yosemite Calendar

We seem to have found a weird bug in Yosemite Calendar when using the Office 365 hosted Exchange email service.If you like looking at colleague’s calendars you may be out of luck. The delegation screen seems to keep changing permissions on every launch or refresh of the app.

21st September 2017

Is there a “TimeProfile” folder in your calendar?

Is there a “TimeProfile” folder in your calendar?

We’ve recently seen an issue with Mac Calendars connected to Office 365 mailboxes. A new folder has appeared called TimeProfile. You can’t see the calendar folder via Outlook Web Access or Outlook – it’s only with non-Microsoft clients.

5th June 2017

Fed up with online ads? Not for much long

Fed up with online ads? Not for much long

Earlier in the year Google announced it was going to be imposing greater restrictions on online advertising, making browsing far easier and far less annoying for some of us.

5th June 2017

Is someone watching you through your TV?

Is someone watching you through your TV?

Many of us may welcome new smart gadgets and devices into our homes. They might have an impressive touchscreen or a smartphone app that allows you to control them from wherever you are, whenever...

5th June 2017

Watch out for fake Bitcoin Facebook adverts!

Watch out for fake Bitcoin Facebook adverts!

At first glance this advert looks believable - it's got Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford in the picture. That group of people on the right of the picture must have done so well with Bitcoin that they've made it on TV?

5th June 2017

“WannaCry” ransomware. The scale of the attack has been huge.

“WannaCry” ransomware. The scale of the attack has been huge.

Several large organisations were hit by a ransomware attack. This is where a computer gets infected with a certain type of virus. Once infected the virus searches the computer and network for data - files and folders such as Word and Excel documents.

18th May 2017

Increase your IT security with mobile antivirus

Increase your IT security with mobile antivirus

Most people today own a smartphone, but are woefully negligent when it comes to mobile security. With some simple steps, you can stay ahead of the hackers and keep your data protected.

5th April 2017

Using WD My Cloud to protect your data? Think again!

Using WD My Cloud to protect your data? Think again!

If you use a Western Digital (WD) My Cloud product to keep your data safe, you may actually be putting it at risk due to many security holes recently found in their systems.

5th April 2017

claireLOGIC is growing. How do you recruit?

claireLOGIC is growing. How do you recruit?

At claireLOGIC we’ve recently taken on two new team members. We’re also continuing to look for more good people. If you’ve ever worked in management, or owned your own business, you’ll know that finding the right person is not easy!

5th March 2017

Our first achievement of 2017 – ISO certification!

Our first achievement of 2017 – ISO certification!

Everybody likes good news, even more so in January when it’s cold and the festive season is well behind us! Here at claireLOGIC we’ve just had some really great news and we are very pleased to be able to share it with you.

5th February 2017

Do you use the same password for everything?

Do you use the same password for everything?

Do you ever deliberate, pontificate and procrastinate, finally make a decision and then almost instantly wonder what you’ve actually done? Not necessarily in an “oh my word what have I done?!” sort of way, but more of a “I still don’t really understand what it is I’m signed up to” sort of way.

5th January 2017

Happy  from all at claireLOGIC

Happy from all at claireLOGIC

Happy Christmas!

21st December 2016

Outlook 2007 slow to launch – outcmd.dat

Outlook 2007 slow to launch – outcmd.dat

Last week we saw an annoying problem with an Outlook 2007 client connected to POP accounts. Outlook would take around 60 seconds to open and take equally as long opening the first item you clicked on.

5th June 2016

Sporadic Contacts sync with OS X Yosemite and Office 365 (Exchange)

Sporadic Contacts sync with OS X Yosemite and Office 365 (Exchange)

Recently we saw some weird issues where contacts in the OS X Yosemite Contacts app were not appearing from an Office 365 mailbox.

5th June 2016

claireLOGIC grows from strength to strength

claireLOGIC grows from strength to strength

Abingdon IT support company, claireLOGIC, is proving to be a real local success story as they continue to expand – having recently grown their team and moved to new offices at the Vineyard in Abingdon. Despite a competitive local marketplace, claireLOGIC is leading the way in IT support in Oxfordshire as the business goes from strength to strength.

5th June 2016

Threats within your organisation

Threats within your organisation

Would you like to keep your business IT systems safe from hackers? Of course you do! But what about threats from within?

5th June 2016

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