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Invoice Phishing

March 1, 2019

Lately at Consilium we’ve been seeing an increase in phishing attacks.  Employees of a company are sent invoices for large sums of money that appear to come from legitimate sources from within the company or from trusted partners and suppliers.  This is an old style of attack but it’s very effective as it can be […]

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Consilium become proud sponsors of East Kilbride FC!

March 1, 2019

Consilium are delighted to announce we have agreed to become a sponsor of East Kilbride Football Club. The club currently has over 600 players playing in 28 teams from Under 6’s upwards and has a real focus on developing their young players. They are based and play their home matches at K Park in Calderglen […]

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Consilium awarded ‘Service Partner of the Year’ award from key partner, Insight UK Ltd.

March 1, 2019

Over the last 12 months Consilium has engaged with Insight UK customers the length and breadth of the UK (and beyond). As a Microsoft, Veritas, Symantec, Citrix and VMware Partner we offer pre-sales, IT Support and professional services around the majority of the aforementioned vendor’s offerings. As a key Microsoft partner, Consilium UK can provide […]

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Be savvy online. It’s a dangerous place indeed.

March 1, 2019

I could never say I was a techie.  In fact, far from it.  I break technology with my ‘unexplained forces’ but I would consider myself ‘technology savvy’.  I’m specifically referring to the increase in sophisticated spam and phishing (and vishing) attacks.  The days of your long lost Nigerian uncle passing and leaving you $17m USD […]

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Declouding Azure

March 1, 2019

Declouding Azure So most of you reading this post will probably have heard of Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform, at some point.  Azure isn’t so much a single product but a platform that provides a huge range of services to anyone with a subscription.  These services all pretty much fall in to one of three […]

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Microsoft Announces that it will retire Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter

March 1, 2019

Microsoft are keen on everyone moving to Azure and as part of that push they have announced that they will retire their VM converter (MVMC). As of June next year the download will be removed from their website. The interesting bit is the replacement, Azure Recovery Services. If you still want the old tool it […]

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$26.2 Billion for LinkedIn. What about Yammer?

March 1, 2019

At Consilium we are big fans of Yammer. If you don’t know what Yammer is it’s a like Facebook for businesses. At Consilium we all use Yammer daily. We have groups where we can put up posts and people can comment or like etc. in exactly the same way as you would in Facebook. For […]

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The Internet of Things (IoT)

March 1, 2019

I mentioned ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT) in a conversation last week and to say I got a weird look is an understatement. I then had to attempt to qualify what the IoT is. It all sounds like hocus pocus and if it was to be suggested even 10 years ago I’d probably have been […]

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The Truth about the Cloud!

March 1, 2019

So by now everybody and their gran (maybe not?!) has heard of the cloud however I am still surprised when talking day to day with customers how many people, even those involved in the IT side of things, have skewed negative preconceptions that continue to put them off implementing and taking advantage of cloud services […]

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Avoid Ransomware with Malwarebytes

March 1, 2019

Avoid Ransomware with Malwarebytes FREE INSTALL & SOFTWARE DISCOUNT Malwarebytes is an essential tool in every techie’s kit bag. Most IT workers have used it to clean infected PC’s where the anti virus product has failed. Ransomware is now one of the biggest challenges in IT. At Consilium we are dealing with Cryptolocker attacks on a […]

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