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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.

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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 dealing with your latest client or when you are tired from the constant zoom meetings or indeed at that precise moment when your home schooled children ask you yet again ‘can I have a snack?’. Well we cannot help with the barrage of home school questions but we can give you some quick and easy points to think about before you click. ‘It’s someone I know so it must … Continue reading

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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 weighed more than 72 Tons. Her name was ENIAC and she was 1800 square feet of pure IT genius IBM introduced the first Gigabyte hard drive in 1980. It weighed 550lbs and was the size of a refrigerator. It also cost a tiny $40,000 The first known computer programmer was a woman. Her name was Ada Lovelace and it was her work with Charles Babbage in … Continue reading

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‘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 without the need for an in-house server these days. This was the goal for one of our customers that utilised 2 in-house servers to provide a database to their staff and remote access to that database using the remote control. We contacted the company that provides the database-backed software and they reported that the only way to access the database if it was hosted would be to … Continue reading

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