IT Apprentice Joins the Akita Team

We were delighted to welcome our newest member of the team last week – Daniel Fleury who has joined as an apprentice IT engineer. We asked Daniel to write a few words to introduce himself and outline his background interest in computers and how he came to explore the apprenticeship route. “Starting from the end…

Windows 10 email warning

With Microsoft’s launch of the Windows 10 operating system, cybercriminals have taken the opportunity of targeting end users with an email offering a free upgrade. Windows 10 is available as a free upgrade in 190 countries, with millions of machines having already taken advantage of the upgrade (for information on whether you should upgrade, we…

Windows Server 2003 – Support Ends Today

With support for Microsoft’s incredibly popular Windows Server 2003 platform ending today, those yet to upgrade from the software are advised to put extra security measures in place to keep their systems as safe as possible from potential attackers. Of course, some organisations may be running 2003 Server as a result of legacy applications which…

Windows 10 – Should I Upgrade?

Windows 10 Available as a Free Upgrade If you are an existing Windows user, by now many of you will have probably noticed the icon in your systray (the icons in the bottom right of your screen) inviting you to “Get Windows 10”. This is a prompt for you to reserve your free upgrade, expected…

Akita Awarded ISO 9001

After several months of hard work, Akita Systems are delighted to announce that we have achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard, establishing us as one of the leaders in our field. The independent assessment was conducted by the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau and demonstrates Akita Systems’ commitment to customer service and…

IT Security – More than Viruses & Malware

We have become aware of a couple of attempted scams recently and although these are not traditional virus or malware-driven IT security breaches, it is important for businesses to be aware of these types of risks. The scams themselves were targeted and very well-researched attempts to illegally extract money from reasonably large organisations – both…

Warning – Potential Zero Day Virus

Please be aware of a potential Zero Day virus threat. Due to an increased threat level, we have reported this to the anti-virus companies and we are actively working with them to produce an update. A Zero Day virus is typically malware which is previously unknown. As a result, these can often slip through anti-virus…

The Future for Wearable Technology

With the news that CRM provider Salesforce will soon be available for Apple Watch, it is clear that wearable technology is being taken incredibly seriously by the corporate market as well as those targeting consumers. Salesforce are committing to a wearable application hot on the heals of a number of reports highlighting the expected growth…

The Death of Windows 8?

According to the latest figures from NetMarketShare, from March 2014 to the end of January 2014 58% of desktop internet users in the UK were still using Internet Explorer (with 22% using V11, the most popular). Meanwhile, Google Chrome has seen the biggest increase (up to nearly 24%) while Firefox has lost some ground, down…

Happy Christmas

The team at Akita have enjoyed their office party and would like to wish all of our clients a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2015! The year ahead promises to be another busy one for Akita with some major new clients recently on board. We look forward to serving all of our…