12th March 2020

IGEL, WVD and HTG – a refreshing solution for secure agile working.

The Covid-19 outbreak is currently having a major impact on businesses and is set to be a major challenge for enterprise throughout the rest of the financial year.

If your organisation is affected by the need to provide the infrastructure and support for large-scale homeworking of employees, cloud technology is the solution. HTG can deliver best in breed virtual desktops from Microsoft, Citrix Cloud, VMware and Amazon workspaces.

We make no apologies for advising on moving to a modern, agile workspace…

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24th February 2020

Ransomware… Don’t be the next victim!

Is your business running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 without extended Microsoft support? If so, are you aware that your business is vulnerable to security, reliability and compliance issues?
Using unsupported Software? Your Security could be compromised!
With technical support, software updates, fixes, and security updates for Windows 7 and Windows 2008/2008 R2 no longer supported, desktops and laptops have reduced defences making them less reliable and vulnerable to attack.

Ransomware attacks are one…

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15th January 2020

How Curry’s PC World could have been fined up to £17 Million for their security and data breach

The parent company of Curry’s PC World, DSG Retail Limited has been fined £500,000 after its point of sale system was breached by hackers, thought to have affected around 14 million customers.

Due to a failure in security measures hackers were able to install malware onto 5,390 computer systems and tills located at Curry’s PC World and Dixon Travel outlets between July 2017 and April 2018. According to an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office…

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9th January 2020

Travelex held to ransom by cyber attackers – don’t let this be you…

As reported in the national press, London-based foreign exchange firm Travelex has been held to ransom by cyber attackers who said they will expose sensitive customer details unless paid millions by Travelex.

The hackers are reported to have been looking for €5 million to release the company from its ransom. They claim to have possession of credit card information, dates of birth and national ID numbers.

Ransomware works by hackers targeting companies with malicious programs that…

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17th December 2019

Support for Windows 7 ends next week! Are you prepared to pay for extended support?

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, HTG is primed to help you migrate from Windows 7 to the modern workplace solution Windows 10.

With Windows 7 end of life support ending next week (14th January 2020), Microsoft won’t provide technical support, software updates, fixes, and security updates after this date. HTG therefore strongly advises you upgrade to Windows 10 now.

Organisations that resist change and stay with Windows 7 will become out of touch and vulnerable to security risks. Making the…

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28th November 2019

HTG strengthen team with Head of Marketing appointment

Howell Technology Group (HTG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Tither as Head of Marketing.

With the company looking to build on its impressive growth over the past few years, Craig will head up the marketing team at HTG and brings with him a wealth of experience. Over the past 12 years, Craig worked within the social housing sector marketing management software solutions for both Orchard and Northgate. During his time with Orchard,…

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