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Oct 21



It’s European Cybersecurity Month! This year there is a push on the “ThinkB4UClick” mentality. As we know, 95% of data breaches are caused by computer users clicking on malicious links, entering passwords on Phishing sites, and downloading malicious files, so we at Southern Solutions take user training really seriously. When running our training sessions, the first thing we look... Read More »

Aug 21


Windows 11 … What you need to know

It has been 6 years since the release of Windows 10, the operating system we have all become at home with in recent years. Naturally, the time has come for an upgrade, and just recently Microsoft have announced the launch of their next operating system – Windows 11.  So, what’s new? How will it affect your business and what do you need to know?  Well, on the surface, Windows 11... Read More »

Jul 21


Are face to face meetings as dead as a Dodo?

To quote Steve Jobs “There’s a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and video chat. That’s crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions”. So with that in mind should we continue to maximise online platforms for meetings even once the pandemic is over? As an IT Company we, of course, are extremely... Read More »

May 21


2FA…Should you bother?

Talk to almost anyone these days, individuals or businesses, about what they should do to secure their accounts and the first thing they will say is "have a strong password”! This should be different for every account, never share it, change it regularly and use a password manager if you can't remember them such as LastPass. They may then go on to say the next step is 2FA or MFA... Read More »

Apr 21


Ad Hoc IT Support Verses Managed Service IT Support

So you have had your 'light bulb' moment and started a brand new business! Little did you know you now need to become a specialist in areas of business you never even knew existed. The results mean that many new business owners are working long hours, spinning many plates and have a huge amount of stress. When a business owner tries to be a 'jack of all trades, master of none' you have a... Read More »

Mar 21


Southern Solutions has a new member of the team

Southern Solutions has a new member of the team! Welcome Luke as one of our technical engineers. Luke will be another Southern Superstar when it comes to our fast response time, expertise and building relationships with all of our amazing customers.... Read More »

Mar 21


How to spot a Phishing email and what to do if you have clicked

Every day billions of phishing emails and texts are sent. The aim? To prey on human error, gather your data, steal your identity and/or infect your devices. The likelihood is at some point today one or two of these will end up in your mail box. The pure sneaky-phishing cheek of it all! They can be tricky little blighters. Their hope is to catch you off-guard such as when you are... Read More »

Feb 21


You’re Welcome

Since this pesky Coronavirus pandemic began, online video platforms have boomed. Whether you are a Zoom lover or a Microsoft teams convert we are sure that at some point over the last 12 months you have been persuaded to join a quiz. So don some sort of fancy dress, open a few packets of crisps and grab a cold one! Eyes down for some top IT facts for your next quiz The first computer... Read More »

Jan 21


‘There must be a way’

The Southern Solutions and SWL project January 2021 Are you ready to hear about the most exciting IT project of all time! Let me hear the clunk-click of your seat belt, because we are about to take you for the ride of your life! Almost any service that your server provides can be hosted in the cloud. There are some exceptions to this, but as a whole an SMB could run quite comfortably... Read More »

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