Entries by Iain Stewart

WinShock: are you protected?

We’ve already blogged on some of the recent highly publicised security threats to computer systems, such asHeartbleed and Shellshock. One thing that brought security breaches like Heartbleed to widespread attention was the fact that they were just as potent a threat to Macs as to Windows PCs.It’s easy to panic in the face of these […]

Stand to work: a not-so-radical solution

When you work in IT designing systems for other people to use, you are either very aware of the physical side of the experience or not at all. Becoming increasingly aware of research that blames computer use for the health problems caused by excessive sitting, our Director Iain Stewart has applied some of this awareness […]

The Cloud: part 1

1: Getting to know the Cloud One of the most common questions we get asked by our clients is: ‘Do I need to be on the Cloud?’ When we ask them why they’re asking, it turns out that ‘the Cloud’ is a bit of a cloudy concept. We’ve all heard of it but no one’s […]

The Cloud: part 2

The Cloud: what’s in it for me? Part 2 of our Introduction to the Cloud (see part 1 here). Cloud computing is here to stay, at least for the duration, and with the internet getting faster, the Cloud is still getting bigger. To make the best decisions about what this means for your business, you […]

Who is watching you?

Who is watching you? One thing we’ve been thinking about a lot lately is the way in which you’re never alone on the internet. Whatever you are doing, digitally (and yes, your loyalty card is digital), you’re being watched, tracked, and data-harvested. Various aspects of this pop up all the time: from cookie permissions that you […]

Web security: don’t be shellshocked

For years, it’s been assumed that Windows-based PCs were at risk of security threats, and that Linux and Mac systems were safe, because not enough people used them to make aiming viruses at them worth the scammers’ time. But the new dangers are not viruses – they’re weaknesses in web systems that all computers use. […]