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Busy Week at SOD-IT

Another busy week for us. Here are a few of the devices we have been working on this week. They were in to have a secure data wipe and a factory reset to the clients requirements. If you require a secure data wipe or any other IT assistance, please give us a call 01560 428031.

HP Battery Recall

In cooperation with various government regulatory agencies HP has announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook and mobile workstation batteries. The potentially affected batteries were shipped with certain HP notebooks and mobile workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through December 2017. These batteries were also sold as accessories or provided as replacements through HP or an authorized HP Service Provider.   How to determine if…

Apple’s iPhones deliberately slowed down on older models!

Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age. Many customers have long suspected that Apple slows down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade. The company has now said it does slow down some models as they age, but only because the phones' battery performance diminishes over time. Apple said it wanted to "prolong…

The current processor arms race

New releases every year. This is something we have come to expect from the world of technology. Your average Jane or Joe will know this as a numeric value. The iPhone 7, then the iPhone 8 one year later. The same thing goes for computer processors; in Intel’s case - 6 th Generation, then 7 th Generation and so on. Not many people pay much attention to how processors work…

Importance of Security Updates

It is an ongoing myth that only Windows users are vulnerable to malicious attacks. The most common operating systems below are all subject to security issues: Windows 7/8.1/10 MacOS Linux Android IOS (iPhone) On the 28th November 2017 Apple was made aware of a huge security issue that allowed anyone to log into Apple computers running MacOS High Sierra by entering the login “Root”, leaving the password field blank and…

Ubiquiti WiFi Installation

Today’s Install of Ubiquiti WiFi access points giving full coverage on a three storey new build house. Mounted on the ceiling with no visible cabling. Is your current WiFi solution providing fast and full coverage in your home or business, if not contact the #SOD-IT team to discuss your requirements. #SolutionsonDemand #sodit #Ayrshire #wecare

How safe is your Network?

How safe is your Network? Having anti-virus doesn't always make your network safe. Click the link below and read what happened to Liz when her files were locked in part of a ransomware attack. See how SonicWALL helped her secure her network. If you have any further questions feel free to call our SonicWALL team on 01560 428031

Wileyfox Spark X

Could this be the solution to your work phone decision?     With a large 5.5screen, 2GB of Memory and 16GB of storage(expandable with a 32GB Micro SD card), 4G capability supporting dual sims (work/personal or voice/data) AND 1 free screen replacement when you register the device for warranty, the Wileyfox could be the perfect budget work phone. Available today from £101.00+VAT  

Fantastic O2 offer

Fantastic O2 offer including iPhone 8 64GB 12GB data Unlimited calls and texts 64GB iPhone 8 (with no upfront cost) All this for just £43.00+VAT PCM 24 month business contract Offer runs until 31st December

Cyber Security

The Brief: Billy Bowie Special Projects Ltd had a requirement for a solution to provide secure remote access externally to their network and provide a reliable secure WI-FI network within their head office in Kilmarnock replacing the existing desktop based access points. The Solution: Our in house SonicWall certified team were able to meet the brief requirements with the deployment of a TZ series SonicWall firewall device coupled together with…

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