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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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22nd November 2019

HTG support growth with Head Office move

Howell Technology Group (HTG), a leading global IT solutions company that provide a range of disruptive digital technologies and best in class products has relocated its Head Office location from South Shields to Monkton Business Park South in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, as part of its growth strategy.

HTG completed the move on 26th September from its South Shields office, where the company has operated for 14 years. The relocation comes as a result of…

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11th September 2019

How HTG helped FSLogix provide support to its EMEA customers

FSLogix are an international provider of innovative solutions that reduce the amount of hardware, time and complexity required to deliver excellent desktop and application virtualisation experiences.

Growing from a dedicated founding team to a significant buyout from Microsoft, with offices in the US and Europe, FSLogix provided support services to its global client base from a local US-based support desk located between its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and Utah office.  FSLogix experienced a significant increase…

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10th September 2019

Case Study – Every Minute Counts for 3173 Limited

3173 Limited is the independent pension group that includes consulting actuaries Spence & Partners and Dalriada Trustees, the UK’s second largest firm of Professional Trustees.

The group’s work sometimes includes pension scheme wind-ups following the insolvency of the employer. These situations require the company to quickly ramp-up resources at short notice for periods of intense activity as the firm takes on decades of records. As Chief Technical Architect Alan McBurney says, “We need to show…

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29th August 2019

HTG achieve Citrix Managed Desktops Certified status

We are pleased to announce that as a Gold Citrix Solution Advisor HTG have achieved Citrix Managed Desktops Certified status.
HTG have demonstrated a high level of expertise and commitment to multiple Citrix products, including Citrix Managed Desktops, and now hold over 15 Citrix Product Certifications.

Citrix Managed Desktops is the simplest, fastest way to deliver Windows apps and desktops from Microsoft Azure. The Citrix Managed Desktops solution offers cloud-based management, provisioning, and managed capacity for…

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