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GDPR and Encryption Masterclass

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018 is far more extensive in scope and application than the existing Data Protection Act 1998. Small businesses need to be prepared to meet the requirements of GDPR and ensure compliance. The Masterclass will provide a clear overview of the new …


Intel announces flaw in CPU chips

ARM, AMD and Intel Chip flaws What has been said? Flaws have been discovered in Central Processing Units (CPU, chip or microchip) which could allow privately stored data in computers and networks to be hacked. The good news is that so far no data breaches have been reported. There are two separate security bugs, known …


£2 to Mencap NI for every new Avast Business Antivirus sold until Christmas.

Christmas comes early. IPS donating to Mencap NI. Protect your PC with Avast Business Antivirus from just £22 +vat per year. A small price to pay for great business protection. We will be giving £2 to Mencap Northern Ireland for every new Avast Business licence purchased from now until Christmas 2017. What do you get with …


Top five tips to improve password security

IPS have visited numerous sites over the years and have employed various techniques to help improve our customer IT security. We have outlined our top five tips here for better password security Don’t show your password – No matter how secure a password you have. It is useless if you post it for all to see on …


Social engineering and the importance of understanding cyber security.

We had the great opportunity of attending a cyber security networking event at Ormeau Baths  hosted by Tech Belfast Advocates. The event featured a talk on security from Jamie Woodruff a white hat hacker, social engineer and all round cyber security expert. Jamie is known for having successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at …


Mini Server From HP makes business sense!

HPE Proliant Microservers are a great solution for small businesses, not only are they powerful and reliable, but they are small and quiet, perfect if you don’t have a lot of room in your office. We recently installed this server for a client allowing them to easily run a CRM system which all other PC’s …


Give Blood

The IPS team decided today at lunchtime to take some time off to give some blood at the Norther Ireland Blood Transfusion Service beside the Belfast City hospital. Around 1500 units of blood are needed each week to supply our hospital in Northern Ireland. If you don’t already donate blood, why not give it a …


Another IMS Audit Passed

IPS have successfully achieved their integrated standards for OHSAS18001:2007, ISO14001:2015, ISO9001:2015. We now have the latest ISO Standards. IPS have been audited and passed for the 5th consecutive year running showing our commitment to providing our clients withe the highest possible industry standards. If you would like to find out more about how IPS could …


CompTIA Linux+ & LPIC-1 Certification

Congratulations to Robin Gonzalez who recently achieved his CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 Certification. What is Linux? Just like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X, Linux is an operating system. An operating system is software that manages all of the hardware resources associated with your desktop or laptop. It’s been around since the mid …


New Customer WiFi For Dunmurry Golf Club

Dunmurry Golf Club contacted us after their visitor WiFi router failed, rather than just replacing it we recommended our cloud based device. Our WiFi points have excellent coverage making sure that clients can connect anywhere within the club but also allow Dunmurry Golf Club to build a marketing list every time a new user signs in …