World Backup Day

March 31st is “World Backup Day” and although it may go unnoticed by many, it is useful to remind people of the importance of looking after their data. Can we start though by stating that we hope World Backup Day does not lead to you relying on an annual backup to protect your information! The…

Exchange 2007 Support Ends in April

Are you a Microsoft Exchange 2007 Administrator? If so, act NOW! If your organisation utilises Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 for email, it is imperative that you are aware that Microsoft’s extended support will end on April 11, 2017. Any customers using Exchange Server 2007 (whether Standard, Enterprise or SBS 2008) for email and calendar services…

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows Vista

If you are a Windows Vista user, it is important to be aware that Microsoft will no longer be supporting this after 11 April 2017. Accordingly, the operating system will no longer receive security updates from Microsoft, meaning that computers running Vista will be increasingly vulnerable to viruses and malware. What Does This Mean? Although…

Merry Christmas from Akita!

The team at Akita would like to wish you and your colleagues a fantastic festive period and a prosperous 2017! Firstly, Thank You 2016 has been a momentous year for Akita and we would like to thank every single one of our customers and suppliers for their support over the past 12 months. We strive to…

Microsoft Price Rises

As we wrote in the aftermath of the EU referendum result, the weakening British Pound was likely to impact on future prices for hardware and software. Hardware manufacturers such as Dell were quick to increase prices, with 10-15% rises seen in the early Summer. Microsoft UK-wide price increases Although many other vendors pretty quickly followed…

We have moved!

Akita are delighted to announce that we have moved into our brand new offices in Nepicar Park, Wrotham. The new office facilities provide us with much-needed room to grow as we continue to expand and develop Akita. Located on Junction 2a of the M26, with Borough Green train station on the doorstep, Nepicar Park was…

A month in the life of Akita

If you have ever wondered what Akita typically get up to, this infographic may give you a bit of insight. Did you know, for example, that our email filtering says our customers over 3,000 hours per month in opening junk and malicious email?

Protecting Your Business from Broadband Outages

The future of internet connectivity and broadband providers have been in the news a great deal of late. Following on from the issues with BT last week, which caused so much inconvenience and even affected online banking, BT Openreach now look likely to become a distinct company within the BT Group, assuming Ofcom’s wishes are…

Windows 10 – Free Upgrade Ends July 29th

Unless you have been living under a rock, it is highly likely that you will be aware of Microsoft’s launch of Windows 10 and their free offer to upgrade! This was heavily promoted by Microsoft from last June to users of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, with the incentive of an entirely free…

The Impact of the Referendum – Buy in June or Pay More!

The UK referendum result has caught many by surprise and, although there was clearly a large Brexit support, the majority of businesses expected a Remain victory. Although the medium and long-term implications are unclear, we are already seeing short-term impacts which will result in increased IT costs for many organisations. Why Will Costs Go Up?…