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What you need to know about WPA2 KRACK attacks

In the last few days the press have been talking about a Wi-fi security flaw 'putting devices at risk of hacks'. Researchers have revealed a flaw in the Wi-fi connections used by home users and businesses around the world. This flaw has been dubbed the 'Krack'.

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Microsoft 2007 Products – End of Extended Support

If you are using Microsoft Office 2007 or Exchange Server 2007, it is important to act now as these products no longer benefit from extended Microsoft support.

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack – What Should you Learn?

We have mentioned the risks of ransomware numerous times in the past, highlighting how users and organisations should guard against the threats and adopt best-practices to mitigate the risks.

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Avast / AVG Branding

Following the acquisition of AVG by Avast last year, the integration of the two brands into one entity is nearly complete.

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Cyber Essentials Certification for Internet Security

Akita are pleased to announce that we are Cyber Essentials certified, demonstrating our commitment to robust Internet Security standards to mitigate the risks of cyber attacks.

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Vacancy for Accounts Assistant

Having experienced rapid company growth, we are now looking for a confident and outgoing individual to join our accounts team.

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Akita Celebrates 20th Birthday!

This year marks Akita's 20th year and we would like to thank all of our clients, old and new.

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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.

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Don’t be a victim of cybercrime

CryptoLocker is a virulent cyber threat which has affected a huge number of computers over the past few years, netting criminals millions of pounds directly from businesses like yours.

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Exchange 2007 Support Ends in April

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.

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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.

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Merry Christmas from Akita!

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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.

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We have moved!

Akita are delighted to announce that we have moved into our brand new offices in Nepicar Park, Wrotham.

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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.

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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 met.

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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!

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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.

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Accreditations

At Akita, we are committed to providing outstanding IT support and computer services to all clients. We believe that being accredited to the major players in the IT industry underpins that, in order that we can offer the best levels of service and support to the leading and trusted products.

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Getting IT Support Right for Your Business

For many companies, computer systems and data are of critical important to the success of their businesses. Efficient systems and collaborative working can provide huge advantages to organisations, often making them more agile and more competitive.

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Should I outsource IT support?

Many businesses have a distinct choice with regard to the ongoing management of their IT requirements – should they manage with an internal, dedicated IT department, or outsource to a 3rd party IT service provider?

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Huge Rise in Whaling Attacks

Although we wrote about this threat a year ago, the IT security industry has been a huge rise in domain spoofing whaling attacks so we thought it prudent to post a reminder.

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Staff News!

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The Security Risk of Attachments

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Merry Christmas from Akita

The team at Akita would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your continued support throughout 2015!

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Akita Systems Achieves Microsoft Silver Small and Mid Market Cloud Solutions Competency

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Network Engineer Wanted!

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IT Outsourcing for SMEs

It is increasingly difficult for many SMEs to find reliable and qualified IT staff with appropriate experience. This is particularly true throughout Kent and London, where the higher salaries on offer in the capital provide a major pull and make it difficult for smaller businesses to compete. Of course, the IT industry is not alone and businesses find it a struggle to find skilled talent across many disciplines, often holding them back as a result.

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Our Mail Filtering Protects Against Over 3,000 Viruses a Week

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Businesses Warned About Emails from the “Boss”

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Welcome to our new clients

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IT Apprentice Joins the Akita Team

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Windows 10 email warning

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Windows Server 2003 – Support Ends Today

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Windows 10 – Should I Upgrade?

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Akita Awarded ISO 9001

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IT Security – More than Viruses & Malware

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Warning – Potential Zero Day Virus

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The Death of Windows 8?

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Happy Christmas

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Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day

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Akita in Datacentre Expansion

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Receptionist Wanted!

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Akita Reaches the Summit!

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The movement of data – how information travels around the globe

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Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race 2014

A team from Akita were delighted to take part in the 2014 Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race on Sept 14th. The Dragon Boat Race was part of a Medieval Weekend at Tonbridge Castle, with a range of themed activities and entertainment taking place.

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Nearly 80% of UK businesses now using cloud service

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New Recruits at Akita

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National Crime Agency issues Malware warning

The National Crime Agency is urging members of the public to ensure that they are fully protected against malicious software (malware), which is costing UK computer users millions of pounds.

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Cloud based software for small business

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Fraudsters using Akita name – be aware

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Akita Guide to Online Marketing

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The benefits of IT outsourcing

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Warning for XP Users – The End is Nigh!

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New Faces Join the Akita Team

Akita Systems are delighted to formally announce two new additions to our expanding team.

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The Truth about Cloud Computing

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Has Your Fridge Got a Virus?

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Happy New Year

We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and a fantastic 2014

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A visual history of computing infographic

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IT Engineer Wanted!

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IPv6 and the Future of IP Addresses

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Security Warning – Ransomware

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Vacancy – Financial Bookkeeper

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time financial bookkeeper to join our growing team!

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Does Social Media Make You More Efficient?

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Wacky Racers

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Would you Recommend Akita?

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Inside the Datacentre

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Unreliable Electricity Supply?

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Is your software licensing compliant?

Are you wasting money on software licensing?

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Merry Christmas!

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Is it time you reviewed your IT support?

Inertia: Resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or change.

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Buckmore Park & Go Karting

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Office 2013 – A Review

Hot on the heels of Microsoft's release of Windows 8 comes it brand-new office software, Office 2013.

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IT Security & Good Housekeeping

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Windows 8 Update

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Latest News from Akita

Firstly Akita would like to extend a warm welcome to a couple of new clients who have joined us in the past week.

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Home Entertainment Networks

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Support for Your Business – 24/7/365!

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Wireless Router Bench Test

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Temporary IT Support

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Busy, busy!

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Welcome to our New Clients

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Recent Upgrades

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Giving our clients the very best…

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Welcome to some of our Latest Clients!

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Considerations in Outsourcing or Managing IT Internally

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Windows 8

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Tough Mudder Heroes!

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Internet Speed Checking

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Akita Spartans Prepare for Battle

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When did you last review your security?

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Product of the Week – IT Support

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Flooding on the 3rd Floor

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A Customer Says Thank You

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Poor Broadband Speed Holding You Back?

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Akita Referral Offer

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Microsoft CRM from Akita

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IT Outsourcing Benefits

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Product of the Week – Hosted Email

Probably our most popular offering currently is our Hosted Email solution, using Microsoft Exchange 2010. Hosted from our secure and state-of-the-art datacentre, you no longer have to use your own hardware to operate Exchange and you can free up valuable resources, extending the life of your server.

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Akita Staff News

The next few months are going to be truly life-changing for several members of the Akita team.

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VMware Success and Virtualization

Having become rather expert at virtualization and virtualizing servers over the past few years, we are particularly keen on VMware products. These allow our clients, whether utilising our datacentre or having their own cloud, to benefit from such things as a simplified IT infrastructure, reduced costs, true business continuity and disaster recovery, and policy-based automation.

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Fancy a 26Tbps broadband connection?

It sounds ludicrous but researchers in Germany claim to have broken their own record in data transmission. Using a single optical fibre cable, their demonstration sent the equivalent of 200,000 high-resolution images across 50km in one second!

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What is Virtualization?

The traditional method to run a server or PC is to give it its own dedicated hardware. There are a number of inherent disadvantages in this approach, namely:

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Laptop Security & Backups

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Small Business Server 2011

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Product of the Week – Remote Backup

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Welcome to our Blog!

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