From the monthly archives: November, 2014

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'November, 2014'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

3 Sure Signs You’ve Been Hacked

At ITbuilder we offer complete managed services to not only prevent your systems from being hacked but also to offer immediate support if they are. However, as an individual user you may be facing the prospect by yourself and in today’s multi network landscape the chances of getting hacked are increasingly high. Hacking can easily occur via email, social network or by you accidental downloading a malware program thinking it was something else. The first step is to recognise that you have indeed fallen victim to hacking so here are ITbuilder’s 3 sure signs you’ve been hacked. LEARN MORE # 1: A fake antivirus message Fake antivirus warning popups are one of the surest signs that you have been hacked. Unfortunately by the time you see them it’s probably too late and clicking cancel or stop won’t help. The malicious has probably already made use of unpatched software to completely exploit your system. The lure is usually a fake scan warning which finds a ton of fake viruses o ...

Read the rest of entry »

Does Apache Open Office Pose a threat to Microsoft?

Compatible with a number of major office suites, Apache OpenOffice is free to download, use, and distribute so at ITbuilder we are asking... does Apache OpenOffice pose a threat to Microsoft? Offering users the ability to use Writer (a Word style program), Calc (a bit like Excel) and Impress (an equivalent of PowerPoint) on the surface the software seems to offer a basic functionality which could be great for small businesses. The traditional interface offered by OpenOffice makes it very appealing to those who have been using Office for a number of years whilst those using newer Office versions may find it a little dated. It seems like a reasonable alternative to Office but mainly for non professional users working from home as opposed to large corporations. Let’s take a look at the best and worst features of Apache OpenOffice: Excellent: Well it’s really affordable because it’s free! Excellent: The features it offers would certainly suit many on a basic level. Excellent: You can use ...

Read the rest of entry »

The ITbuilder Office Christmas Special

Party Time It is no secret to anybody that follows us online that the ITbuilder team loves the festival of Christmas. The decorations go up promptly on the 1st of December and Elton John's "Step into Christmas" is on repeat until the big day arrives. We are currently counting the days until we can unbox the tree and preparations are well underway for our annual shindig. This Christmas we have decided to go large on the festivities to celebrate another year of business growth and to have the office-warming party that we never got around to throwing. We are rolling back the years and having a good old-fashioned Office Christmas Party (whatever happened to those?)...and we would like you all to come too. Join Us To all customers, suppliers and associates plus your significant others, please join us for a knees-up at our new office premises in Hertford on Friday 12th December from 7pm where we will be partaking of:- Bubbles from 7pm as the support desk winds down for the day Cock ...

Read the rest of entry »

Top London Real Estate Firm Enjoys Horizon

The Client Dutch & Dutch (D&D) based in West Hampstead are one of North London’s leading estate agents for commercial and residential property sales and rentals. It is vital that their IT infrastructure and, in particular, their telephony can match the demands of the modern workplace. As a successful and extremely busy real estate agency, it is fundamental that their systems are as efficient as their own business operations. The London real estate market is fast moving and the company has to be able to manage its call answering so as not miss a single enquiry. This is where Dutch & Dutch approached ITbuilder to discuss the possibilities offered by Horizon Cloud Telephony.   The Technology Cloud telephony is the modern way for businesses to manage branch numbers, call routing, mobile reach and integration with computer systems to meet the needs of staff on the move. And because it is Cloud, or hosted, there is no box to install in the company premises, just the use ...

Read the rest of entry »

Microsoft Announces Free Apps To Keep You Hooked

Further to our earlier post today and in the interest of complete impartiality, which we try to maintain here at ITbuilder, another new APp anouncement, but this time from the guys over at Redmond. It is great news for Microsoft users (isn’t that most of us?!) because the brand has just announced standalone apps for iPhone and Android tablets. Additionally, it has announced an updated suite of iPad apps including free features for non Office 365 subscribers. In the past, there was a single MS Office app allowing mobile users to view documents and make edits, albeit basic ones. However, the latest update from Microsoft will add standalone apps such as Excel, Powerpoint and Word for the iPhone with a much higher level of functionality. This brings iPhone apps into the same league as those already offered on iPad only they have been optimised to suit the smaller screens for better usability. Michael Atalla, Director of Product Management at Microsoft stated “If you’re in the middle of wo ...

Read the rest of entry »

ITbuilder Reviews Inbox, Google's New Killer App

Gmail from Google is about to get even cooler with its newest Inbox app available for Android so ITbuilder takes a quick look at the best features the app has to offer. The app is separate from Gmail and its aim is to change the way your emails are organised. It achieves this by categorizing every email received as important and deserving of inbox space or placed into a labelled category.  If you remember Google introduced labels a year ago to indicate where emails came from and to help you to group them together, so this app is the next step forward from this. Here is a list of the key features to help you decide if you think it is worth a look: Clean and simple design influenced by Android Lollipop's new design. Inbox shows a preview from the message including any attached documents, or videos. Swipe right to mark a message as finished and archived or swipe left to snooze it. It takes a little practice but we are sure it will become second nature! The snooze feature places ...

Read the rest of entry »

  1. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Hello dear, getting bellow error. 6/9/2017 2:15:33 PM :: Unable to create snapshot (Microsoft Software...

    -- Subodh

  2. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Technology never ceases to amaze me. Every other say there are new developments and even more interesting...

    -- ujwalpandit

  3. Re: De-clutter your life

    Emailing is now an important element of our routine lives and specifically our businesses base entirely...

    -- Henry George

  4. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Excellent, this articule help us a lot. Thanks, because the Veeam support dont know how to solve this...

    -- HEIKI

  5. Re: Countdown to GameOver Zeus Virus

    Great advice- think I'd better start having a PC cleanup starting with all the saved passwords! :)

    -- Charli

  6. Re: Veeam - Cannot backup files in a Windows 2012 R2 cluster

    Thanks for the wonderful advise and great note. This article saved my life. I had the same problem...

    -- Nizam