Checkout our article in which we explain "Best Practices for Effective Remote Working".
As the world hunkers down to weather the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), work is shifting gears as well. In many industries, working from home (WFH) is going mainstream. It’s a smart way for companies to limit the potential exposure to the virus and keep employees safer while at the same time remaining productive.
Working from home is not a new concept. Most of us, especially those in the tech industry, have worked from home occasionally, but it is uncharted territory when the entire company is working remotely. This poses several challenges and opportunities - and there is a lot to determine in setting up the right systems for company-wide WFH scenarios.
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With the release of Sage 50 2021(v27) being just around the corner we've upgraded our addon software BatchRecorder and LocationRecorder to work with it.
We're currently testing both of the programs to make sure that these are working 100% for when it's time to release the update to everybody.
We'll give you an update once we're back to normal.
Support for Office 2010 is coming to an end this October, and Windows 7 reached the end of the support cycle in January, so now is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your devices and software in one go. We recommend attaching Office Home & Business 2019 to your Windows 10 devices, so all of you are guaranteed a complete solution, with a reliable device and easy-to-use everyday apps.
With the growing focus on preventing the spread of Coronavirus companies are preparing for employees self-isolating and working from home.
If your employees have a home computer there are several ways they can continue to work from home.
- Remote desktop access into a server – This is the best form of remote working as it has the highest level of security and doesn’t require the users p.c. to be left on. You may already have this is place but you should be aware that access is controlled by licenses. Once your license is reached no other user can access the system
- Remote desktop access into desktop computer – This works in a similar fashion to above but requires the users p.c. to remain on in the office
- Remote access software – You can purchase remote access software to allow access in to your computers. This also requires your p.c. to remain on in the office.
It should be noted that having all you users working from remote access will affect your internet bandwidth and you should ensure you have adequate capacity.
If you need any assistance in preparing for remote working please contact us. We can provide solutions for just a couple of p.c.’s through to a few hundred. We can also provide new internet connections and telephone systems.
Aston Berkeley Systems do have contingency arrangements in place to continue supporting you. If we are forced to self-isolate we will still have access to our computer and telephone systems. You will be able to contact us by our normal telephone number 01925 751111 or email – email@example.com
So, does working from home diminish your coronavirus infection risk?
Okay, I'm convinced. How do I switch to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak?
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Microsoft has issued a fresh update for Windows 7, just days after it said it would provide no more patches for the ageing operating system.
It made the U-turn after it emerged there was a bug in its "final" patch.
It caused "wallpaper issues" for users who configured their computers with the stretch option for their background desktop, causing a plain black screen to be shown when Windows was restarted.
And users took to Reddit and Microsoft own support forums demanding a fix.
Security consultant Graham Cluley tweeted: "That didn't take long. Microsoft backs down on 'no more updates for Windows 7' in order to fix stretched wallpaper bug."
Initially, Microsoft said it would issue the new fix only to those who subscribed to its extended security updates (ESU) program.
But later it said: "We are working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release, which will be released to all customers running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1."
Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7 on 14 January, although ESU subscribers will continue to receive security updates.
One in four Windows users is still running Windows 7, according to measurement website StatCounter.
Security experts have advised them to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 10.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is starting the year off on the right foot by alerting Microsoft to a flaw in its Windows 10 operating system, instead of secretly weaponizing it.
The intelligence agency discovered 'an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability' that could spoof the digital signature of software that could trick a PC into letting malware in that is posing as a legitimate application.
The bug was uncovered in NSA's own research and by disclosing this information to the tech giant, the agency believes it is putting 'computer security ahead' of its own agenda.
The NSA came under fire five years ago for weaponizing a less sever flaw found in Microsoft's technology, dubbed EternalBlue, that was said to be like 'fishing with dynamite', according to The Washington Post.
Cybercriminals stole the hacking tools from the NSA, launching massive ransomware campaigns – one specifically was WannaCry.
This major extortion scheme hit 150 countries including the US, Britain, Russia, China, Germany and France, and affected 200,000 different companies.
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The Sage 50cloud Accounts v126.96.36.199 update is now available. The hotfix should only be used if v188.8.131.52,v184.108.40.206, v220.127.116.11 v18.104.22.168 has been installed on a machine. If this isn't the case then install the new v22.214.171.124 update as a separate installation.
Your existing serial numbers and activation keys will continue to work with this release, but if you have any issues make sure you contact us
We've also identified an issue in this update that basically disabled Sage Add-ons so they don't appear in your Sage, but the icons can be placed on your desktop or anywhere else that you would like and still work. The only thing that not working is that the icons don't appear within Sage.
So if you have any add-ons in your Sage like BatchRecorder, LocationRecorder or any other add-on. Please speak to us or your developer about the upgrade to the newer version of Sage.