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Voice technology; 4 reasons why the future looks brighter & louder!

Voice technology; 4 reasons why the future looks brighter & louder!

What does the future of voice technology look like?

Voice technology is everywhere! Pretty soon it will be an unavoidable phenomenon, not just an app you never use.

Voice technology is continuing to change the way we communicate in all aspects of our everyday lives.

And, in recent years, an increasing number of high profile brands, including Microsoft and Apple, have recognised the many benefits that come hand in hand with voice technology. In fact, more people than ever before are embracing voice assistant devices at home and at work, increasing the worldwide demand for technology that can recognise human speech.

Firstly, what is voice technology?

From the Apple HomePod and Google Home through to the Amazon Echo, brands have been quick to respond to consumer demand for voice assistants, which have been designed to integrate seamlessly into our everyday lives, ultimately changing consumer behaviour. read more

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Simulate an attack on your IT network and identify your susceptible staff

Simulate an attack on your IT network and identify your susceptible staff

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Who is the Weakest Link?

Sophos attacked our network, here’s what we learned:

Sophos Phish Threat simulates a real-time virtual phishing attack against your company, this is a brilliant new tool from Sophos that allows you to better understand and secure your network, giving you valuable information pointing out exactly where and how your network might be best exploited by future hacking attempts via phishing e-mails.

Scott Harrington the Technical Director at HardSoft ran this check internally so we could find out first-hand just how effective our IT network and end users are at defending against an attack. read more

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250,000 new recorded Malware instances affecting Mac Users – What can you do to help protect your data?

250,000 new recorded Malware instances affecting Mac Users – What can you do to help protect your data?

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EvilOSX ‘RAT’ Malware operating in a Command Prompt

Security alerts all around as hackers are beginning to target Mac users like never before. With nearly 250,000 new Malware instances discovered targeting macOS software in the last 3 months.

Intego, the only company focusing solely on security for Macs and other Apple products, has brought to light three new and distinct families of ‘RAT’ malware designed to target and infect Mac users; CrossRAT, EvilOSX and OSX/Coldroot.

The need for security and caution when venturing online has never been greater, let’s have a look at exactly what kind of malware a ‘RAT’ is and what precautions users can take to protect themselves against these disguised online threats. read more

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Free Training offer with Apple Mac’s

Free Training offer with Apple Mac’s

Have some free training on us! Need to get into the nitty-gritty of software such as Cinema 4D, Revit or Adobe CS? 

If you’re a creative or developer, you’ll know that there are several software packages that you need have under your belt in order to stay ahead of the game. With this in mind HardSoft have teamed up with Academy Class training in order to help you out with free training on certain** new top-end Apple Mac computers.

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Free training with Apple Macs in February!

Academy Class is a training provider for creatives and developers in the UK who are offering HardSoft customers free training on a range of 17 of their online courses, covering 9 software packages – all you have to do is log in using a rebate code and you have £238.00 worth of online training available at your fingertips. read more

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