HPE Issues SSD Failure Warning

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced earlier this week that some of their Solid State Drives (SSDs) will fail after exactly 32,768 hours of operation time, which translates to 3 years, 270 days and 8 hours.  A lot less than the normal lifespan of these products. Some of which can carry a five year warranty. In…


An Introduction to “High Availability”

With an increased demand for reliable IT network infrastructures, the term High Availability (or HA) is becoming very popular. Why is HA Important? A 13 minute network outage for Amazon in June 2008 cost them close to $31,000 per minute, based on the previous quarter’s global revenue of $4.13 billion. Based on current figures, unexpected downtime would…


Protecting against vulnerabilities using HyperClear & Core Scheduler

In recent years, attackers have discovered sophisticated techniques which can exploit vulnerabilities in CPU hardware. Remember the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” bugs in January 2018? In very basic terms, these bugs exploited Hyper-Threading technology to allow a virtual machine running on a processor core to observe data in the CPU cache for other virtual machines running…


The Benefits of 802.1x Authentication for WiFi Networks

When a user logs onto a traditional WiFi network which uses WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK network (PSK standing for ‘pre-shared key’), authentication occurs when the user enters the correct security key, they’re then able to connect to the wireless network.   This scenario becomes problematic for larger businesses. Knowing exactly who uses your network (or who…


Microsoft Authorised Education Silver Partner

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Integrity IT today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorised Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.


46% off Ethernet Leased Lines

46% off leased lines

Delivering the ultimate experience in guaranteed data transfer speeds, with up to 1Gbps bandwidth available. A leased line is a step up from traditional broadband, providing a dedicated route to the internet – with guaranteed symmetrical bandwidth – or a rock solid link between your offices and sites. And zero contention means you’ll always receive…


Sign in With Apple

Could ‘Sign in with Apple’ be the privacy-focused login system of choice?


CVE-2019-0708

Microsoft provide security patches for Windows XP to Server 2008 to avoid another WannaCry indecent Microsoft has released a bundle of security fixes for this weeks Patch Tuesday, however the most noticeable is one for out-of-support operating systems Windows XP and Server 2003. Because of the seriousness of the critical flaw (assigned CVE-2019-0708) in Remote…


Internet Security for SMEs Part1: Routers Vs Firewalls


Company sues worker who fell for an email scam

According to a recent BBC News article Glasgow based Peebles Media Group are attempting to sue a former employee who fell foul of a spoof email scam for almost £108,000. The employees solicitor claim that they had not received any training on how to identify online fraud and that the court should dismiss the action. This…