Power BI – Driving Data Led Decision Making

Businesses that understand the importance of data and base business decisions on that data have a significant advantage over their competitors. One of the primary challenges to getting to this state is how you get this data and make it accessible to decision makers. Microsoft Power BI is a data visualizer. You provide it with…

How to deal with malicious emails

This is the third blog in our series about malicious emails. You can read the first two blogs, How to identify malicious emails and Is the mail really malicious by clicking on the links. What to do with a suspected malicious email The answer to this is quite simple: delete the email. You can ignore…

Is the mail really malicious?

Following on from yesterdays blog, How to identify malicious emails, today we will look at whether the email is actually malicious and some techniques scammers use to make it seem legitimate. Is the mail really malicious? Please note that you need to weigh all the red flags in yesterday’s blog if you want to rule…

How to identify malicious emails

We all get our share of spam, some more than others. But how do we differentiate between simple commercial spam and the types of emails that are sent with malicious intent. The unsolicited commercial spam email is generally easy to recognise, report, and discard, but what about more dangerous types of spam? How can you…

SQL 2008 / 2008R2 End of support

  On July 9th 2019, Microsoft will officially end extended support for the Microsoft SQL 2008 and 2008R2 products. This SQL version was a mainstay of databases for several years, particularly for the Web edition that made SQL more accessible to mainstream developers with its affordable pricing and powerful database engine. What does this mean…

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Reflections of a Triage Support Agent

Day one on the front lines of desktop support for Lucidity, I was handed a headset with a smile and a “Good luck” from my new-found team. I gripped my headset tight in the trench anticipating the first call to come flying through. The phone line rings! The ringing echoes in my stomach, churning up…