Microsoft Price Increase

Microsoft Office 365 licencing: Price Increase Microsoft will increase their subscription pricing for cloud based licencing from 1st January, 2017.  This will affect hosted e-mail provision, and is a direct result of the GBP (£) and USD ($) exchange rate changes in the last few months. The increase will be 22% in most cases.  If you are an existing Microsoft customer, you are protected from this increase for 12 months from the anniversary of your subscr

Sage 50 2017 (version 23) is here

The latest annual upgrade to Sage’s flagship Accounting package, Sage 50 Accounts is now released. Subscription and Sagecover Extra customers will already have a licence. If you want help upgrading Contact Us Improvements & new features of Sage 50 Accounts v23 include Enter payments and invoices together In Sage 50 Accounts v23 you can record payments against sales and purchase invoices together, saving you time from going to Bank Accounts and

UK ICT – Cloud, Virtual and On Premise IT Support

UK ICT Ltd is excited to tell you about our new range of services and support options, now available on our new web site Keeping all of the valuable qualities of our legacy, we have changed into something brighter; more agile, more powerful and much more ready to make IT the performance game-changer for your business. We keepyour data moving at the speed of thought, effortlessly flowing and supporting the whole body of your business. Processing power unle

Could Your Business Survive a Ransomware Attack

Dear anyone that has a business or a computer... that's every one then. The days of simple malware developed by amateurs that were just looking to make mischief are long gone. Organized crime lies behind much of today’s malware, and the focus is on making money. Recent high profile ransomware attacks such as CryptoLocker are estimated to have hit more than 500,000 users and earned the cybercriminals behind £millions before they were taken down. Ranso...

Reduce operating costs by creating Productive IT Work Flows

With bespoke programming and the intelligent application of a range of IT software tools, we increase productivity and can produce the following advantages: A reduction in 'work in progress' (time from order to invoice) Quicker return on capital and resources Reduction in operational cost Elimination of repetitive keying-in errors Improvement to bottom line Improved customer satisfaction With a whole-process stream, the data we can e...

If you use Sage you need to see this

We are delighted to announce that UK ICT is one of the first six companies in the UK to become accredited suppliers of Sage 200 Standard On-Line This is of interest to all companies, but particularly of interest to companies that have outgrown, or simply need to get more out of Sage 50. Sage 200 Standard On-Line is a brand new product from Sage and offers a much wider range of capabilities than Sage 50. Click for detailed information on Sage 200 Standar

What Brexit means for your business – Advice from business owners – First published by Sage.

If you own a business, the June 23rd referendum which resulted in the UK’s decision to leave the European Union has probably given you reason to evaluate everything you can do to be prepared. We asked the Sage Business Experts – small business owners in their own right – for their advice on surviving and thriving in the wake of the Brexit decision. Here’s what we asked them and some highlights from their responses. Have you seen any impacts to your own

Automating the everyday

It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar to both managers and employees: you arrive at the office first thing, armed with a serious ‘to do’ list and ready to make an impact. But before you’ve even stirred that first cup of coffee, you’re facing a barrage of unexpected issues that promise to swallow up the best part of your day. Small businesses face a constant challenge to put out the inevitable fires while working to improve and grow. Automating processes

Crypto-ransomware, the facts -Virus News Jun 2016

Crypto-ransomware Attacks Rise Five-fold to Hit 718 Thousand Users in One Year 22 Jun 2016 Virus News The number of users attacked with encryption ransomware is soaring, with 718,536 users hit between April 2015 and March 2016: an increase of 5.5 times compared to the same period in 2014-2015. The irreversible consequences of this kind of malware infection, along with the high value data that is being encrypted by ransomware tempts victims to pay

Back-up or Pay-up. Ransomware

By the time you see this it's too late. This is not Project Fear - it's real and happening every day Yes, this is what you’ll see after losing access to your files following a ransomware attack. A common tactic with ransomware attacks (see two of our case studies) (case studies hyperlink) is to disguise an email so it appears to have come from a trustworthy source, such as UPS. The mail could say something to the effect of: "we could not deliver a p