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13 Ways HTL Supports Practice and Helps the Accountancy Profession Obtain More Value from Technology

Exemplary support for the compliance mission in the finance sector

13 ways Serviced Cloud supports practice of Accountancy Profession

Businesses operating in regulated sectors need access to technology that supports the compliance mission. When it comes to Professional Services organisations, technology and service providers need to be exemplary in helping to discharge regulatory obligations. Here we highlight how HTL Support provides the solutions to help accountancy firms get the best from technology while meeting compliance and following best practice.

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10 Ways to Avoid Phishing Scams Tricking You into Revealing Personal or Financial Information to Cybercriminals

Email Security solutions to avoid phishing

Don’t fall victim…

One of the most serious risks originating from the Internet to businesses and domestic users is the threat of phishing. Phishing is a form of fraud where a cybercriminal attempts to trick the recipient of a message into revealing information such as login credentials or account information by masquerading as a reputable entity or person, typically in an email, but it can be attempted through other communication channels.

A victim receives a message that appears to have been sent by a known contact or organisation. An attachment or links in the message may install malware on the recipient’s device or send them to a malicious website designed to trick them into divulging personal and financial information, such as passwords, account IDs or credit card details.

You then find your personal or business bank account has been raided or your credit cards used to purchase luxury goods. Here are 10 ways to prevent users in your business from being tricked by phishing emails.

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Securing Data in the Age of BYOD with Policy

Bring your own device

Benefits of BYOD difficult to ignore

Traditionally, businesses discouraged and even prevented employee-owned devices being used in the workplace for accessing company data and services. This was especially true of larger businesses or those with compliance requirements to meet.

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Microsoft Invests out of Safe Harbour Wrangle but It Doesn’t Change the Right-sized Partner Rationale for Smaller Enterprises

Data Privacy Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour renegotiation by the end of January

Following the EU ruling that rendered the Safe Harbour agreement invalid last October 2015, in November Sataya Nadella (the current wearer of Bill Gates’ big Microsoft CEO shoes), announced investment in UK data centres as part of a $2bn European cloud infrastructure development plan.

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Veeam Silver Propartner Status Underscores Our Commitment to Delivering High Quality Solutions for Services Sector

VEEAM disaster recovery solution with Serviced Cloud

Accredited to provide leading back up and DR solutions

HTL Support is proud to announce that we are now accredited Silver ProPartners for Veeam backup and hosted disaster recovery (DR) solutions.

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Free Migration to Hosted Desktop Services with HTL Support

Free Cloud Migration with Serviced Cloud

New on-premise server and storage infrastructure data transfer

Typically, when a service provider carries out an on-premise upgrade to replace server or storage hardware, it often quotes for carrying out installation work. Some of this may include charges for data transfer from legacy devices over to new storage. This may accrue significant costs, especially where the charge is based on the volume of data that needs to be transferred.

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It’s Official: Benefits of Cloud so Compelling for Finance Firms That FCA Issues Specific Guidance!

Cloud Solutions for Finance Sector

Guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’

When it comes to regulation, until now, the document ‘Considerations for firms thinking of using third-party technology (off-the-shelf) banking solutions’ issued in July 2014 had been the chief source of leadership from the FCA on such matters.

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Back to the Future: The Advantages of Hosted Desktop Computing for Financial Sector Firms

Hosted Desktop advantage for Financial Sector

Big bonuses for finance firms!

Whether it's a web email service, or the apps on smartphones, tablets and wearable gadgets, the majority of us enjoy the benefits of personal internet applications delivered from the cloud.

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Shooting for the Moon: HTL Support Aiming for Lunar Landing as Well as High Quality Services and Solutions

Lunar Mission Off World data storage

Update: For more information about the progress, please visit https://lunarmissionone.com/

World Space Week 4 -10 October 2015

World Space Week was first introduced by United Nations declaration in 1999 and has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. More than 1,400 events in 80 countries celebrated space exploration in 2014.

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UK Data Sovereignty Assured with HTL Support Even If Microsoft Loses Battle with US Government

UK data sovereignty assured with Serviced Cloud

Microsoft refuses US government access to data stored in Ireland

Despite a court order in 2014 ruling in favour of the US government, Microsoft is refusing to hand over emails stored at a data centre in Ireland alleged to contain details of narcotics sales. The US government position supported by the court is it could force the company to hand over data it controlled and stored abroad because it is a US-based business.

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