My work applications and data, available anywhere, on any connected device !!

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In the IT world, the phrase “my applications, anywhere on any connected device” when delivered by an IT company to a business, can all too often result in an over priced, over-promised solution that under-delivers. What would it mean to your workers and how you do business if you were able to get access to your ERP or accounting system, … Read More

Ransomware is (Still) Here – Cryptowall 4

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Cryptowall, the now-infamous encryption malware that locks files for ransom, has been updated.  Known as Cryptowall 4, the ransomware infects Windows machines, encrypts files, and demands users cough up crypto-cash to unlock their documents. The new variant, thought to have been developed by Russian hackers, emakes it even harder to crack the files by scrambling file names.  While Cryptowall remains … Read More

25 Worst Passwords

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It seems everybody likes lists. But there’s no reason to like anything found in this “Worst Passwords List,??? released in January. This list is the 2015 version of the group’s annual compilation of poor password hygiene. The report is based on more than 2 million passwords leaked throughout the year. While the top five worst passwords hardly shifted in their … Read More

Eircom Connect 7.3

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The last time we covered Ericom, they’d renamed their flagship product to Ericom Connect along with their 7.0 release. That release brought about a complete rewrite of their platform that focuses on scalability, ease of use, and reporting. It relies on an in-memory grid that is spread across multiple Connect servers that can support 100k concurrent users with room to … Read More

Virtualization Project of the Year!

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Loughtec’s recent project deploying Ericom Connect with the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin has been shortlisted for the Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards 2015 – Virtualization Project of the Year! ITB Dublin chose Loughtec to deploy Ericom Connect to provide 3500+ students and staff with secure, 24/7 managed access to a shared network and cloud-based learning applications. IT staff … Read More