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POND Case Study

Brief Our client, a leading provider of document management solutions, started up a few years ago and Pond have been helping with their IT requirements and supporting them ever since. This particular problem arose when the hard disk in one of their PCs failed. The PC held the master copy of a database they use every day. All the client and candidate information was stored in this system and was potentially lost. Solution Knowing the value of this data, Pond had previously recommended and implemented a Cloud based secure backup service to protect their essential files. The Pond Duo-LC Cloud system with RedStor backup engine is a comprehensive system for PCs […]

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Meet the Team – Greg Gillies, Director

How long have you worked at Pond? Since we started, in December 1999 What’s your background – qualifications, previous experience? I started work at the age of 17 in the insurance claims department for an underwriter in the Lloyd’s building. I quickly moved to the IT team and remained there for 5 years. I then took a position working at the Head Office for Virgin Management Ltd – the part of Virgin where Sir Richard Branson was based. Initially, I was a Helpdesk Analyst but progressed through various roles before moving over to the newly formed V2 Music Group. There, I was the Worldwide Network Manager, responsible for setting up […]

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How to avoid “Whaling” fraud against your business

Recently an interesting news piece was published on The BBC website about a fraud scam attacking many businesses across the UK, known as “Whaling” – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34570713. Similar to what we know as phishing attacks, that tend to be aimed at smaller fry, Whaling is where hackers instead target a ‘big fish’ within the business, typically the financial director or similar. [OK, we know whales are not fish, but we didn’t make up that term!] We were alerted to this a couple of months ago, as businesses we knew witnessed first hand cyber-thieves trying to commit fraud against them. The particular scam is simple; the attackers research their ‘mark’ carefully, targeting […]

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