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3CX in the Cloud

3CX in the Cloud - Take back control of your Phone System.

3CX is an open-platform, software VoIP phone system that works with popular IP Phones and SIP trunks. Offering a complete Unified Communications solution with advanced features, 3CX is more than just your average business telephone system. Simple, affordable and flexible 3CX eliminates the cost and management headaches of outdated, traditional phone systems or the limitations of shared cloud PBX.

Affordable, Easy to Install and Simple to Manage

The 3CX VoIP phone system is available at one low monthly price and you can make huge saving when compared to a normal business phone system.  3CX can be setup in minutes and it has an intuitive and easy to use management interface.

The following features are standard on all versions of the 3CX PBX –

  • You can have the same extension number on multiple devices including your mobile phone, your laptop or PC as well as on traditional desktop phones.
  • Integrated video conferencing as standard.
  • Dramatically reduce your landline costs.
  • Connect multiple sites to the one phone system and eliminate site to site phone costs.

In the Cloud – with Amazon Lightsail

3CX can be hosted in the cloud with Amazon Lightsail which is ideal if you have users in multiple locations and you want everyone to have access to the same phone system.  It is cost effective and you can access the managed control panel from anywhere with web access.

If you are interested in learning more about the 3CX VoIP phone system you can:

Visit 3CX at https://www.3CX.com

Contact Deycom on 0599130777 or email info@deycom.com

You can also request a free demo by filling out this form https://deycom.ie/3cx-trial/

Backing Up Your Data – what are the best practices

Backing Up Your Data – what are the best practices

How to protect your valuable data

Data loss can happen at any time. Someone might inadvertently delete some files on their computer, a hard disk drive might suddenly fail, a server could get infected with ransomware or maybe your laptop is stolen. Whatever the cause, when data loss occurs, you want to be sure that you have a backup of everything that is important.

So how do you ensure your data is never lost?

The 3, 2, 1 backup rule.

The 3, 2, 1 backup rule is simple, you should have three copies of your important data, two backup copies stored internally on two different devices and the third copy should be offsite. So, for example you could have a Network Attached Storage device onsite, with a copy of this data on an external hard disk drive and a third copy stored in the cloud or offsite in another location.

This means if one of your backup device fails you still have two copies of your data and if you have a serious incident on your site, such as a flood, you still have a copy of your data offsite.

Ransomware and Backup’s

While the ransomware virus has been on the decline in recent months we can never be sure if there will be another similar outbreak. One of the more serious aspect of the ransomware attack was the way in which the virus tried to encrypt all the data on backup devices including any external hard disk drives attached to the backup device. As a result of these attacks it is important to ensure the backup device is password protected and only accessible from devices that need to be backed up.

The time to restore data

Once you have everything backed up another consideration is how long will it take to restore this data, especially if you have to recover a workstation or a server. Better backup solutions are designed to enable you to restore your data quickly and if necessary you can recover your data to another device.

Encrypting your backed-up data.

If you are backing up a lot of critical and sensitive data you may want to ensure your backup devices are encrypted. Many NAS devices and external hard disk drives have encryption as standard and most Cloud Backup providers ensure the data is encrypted before leaving your site.

Solutions available from Deycom

Deycom Computer provide a range of backup solution including physical backup devices, backup software, offsite backup solutions and Cloud backup services. If you have any queries regarding your own backup we would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact our sales team on 059 913077 or email info@deycom.com

Fujitsu Lifebook A555 Notebook

Fujitsu Lifebook A555 Core i3-5005U 4GB 500GB Notebook

Available on special offer until end of April 2018

The Fujitsu Lifebook A555 is a perfect laptop for office and mobile workers.  It runs Windows 10 professional so it can be easily integrated into your existing network infrastructure and it features a 39.6 cm (15.6-inch) anti-glare display for comfortable viewing even outdoors and it has a HDMI display port.

Specification summary:

  • 15.6 Inch Screen
  • Intel Core i3 5005U Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • Windows 10 Professional Operating System
  • DVD-RW Optical Drive
  • Black Colour
  • 11 hours Battery Life
  • 1366 x 768 Resolution
  • 1 year warranty

We are running a special offer on the Fujitsu Lifebook A555 from now until the end of April 2018, so for pricing and further specification details please email lbermingham@deycom.com or if you prefer you can call us on 059 9130777.

Deycom April 2018 Competition

What am I?

Deycom Competition April 2018

We are delighted to bring back the Deycom monthly competition and what better way to start off than by offering you the chance to win ONE of three bottles of Mionetto Vivo Rosé that we have to give away.

So be in with a chance to win you just have to figure out what items this riddle describes?

I have forests, but no trees.
I have lakes, but no water.
I have roads, but no cars.

What Am I?

If you think you know answer, then send your entry in by email to competition@deycom.com before 5pm on Friday the 20th of April 2018 and the draw will take place on Monday the 23rd of April 2018.  Winners will be notified by email.  You can get more details of our competition by calling 059 9130777.

ESET DESlock Encryption

Don’t Risk Data Breaches

DESlock Encryption by ESET : Your best choice 

Data security has always been important and with the new GDPR regulations coming into force in May 2018 it is more essential than ever that organisations keep their data safe.

DESlock is a simple and powerful encryption solution that you can use to easily encrypt your hard disk drives, removable media, files and email attachments.

Features at a glance 

  • Simple and powerful encryption for organisations of all sizes
  • Safely encrypt hard drives, removable media, files and email
  • FIPS 140-2 Validated 256 bit AES encryption for assured security
  • Hybrid-cloud based management server for full remote control of endpoint encryption keys and security policy
  • Support for Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8, 8.1 including UEFI and GPT

Meet your data security obligations by easily enforcing data encryption policies while still keeping productivity high.  Companies large and small can benefit from DESlock encrytion software because no other product can match DESlock Encryption for flexibility and ease of use.

Deycom Computer can supply and install DESlock for you organisation and we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to know more about the DESlock encryption.

You can contact sales on 059 9130777 or email info@deycom.com 

Lenovo V330 Notebook

Lenovo V330 laptop

Thin and stylish with a 180-degree hinge

With the Lenovo V330 laptop, you can stay value-focused without sacrificing performance and reliability.  It features a simplified one-piece touchpad an integrated numerical keypad, excellent battery life for increased productivity and it has a QuickCharge function.

Main Specification

Operating System   Win 10 Pro 64-bit
Processor   Intel Core i3 (7th Gen) 7130U / 2.7 GHz / 3 MB Cache
Memory   4 GB DDR4 (provided memory is soldered)
Storage   128 GB – M.2 SSD NVMe
Optical Drive   DVD-Writer
Display   15.6″ LED backlight 1920 x 1080 / Full HD
Graphics   Intel HD Graphics 620
Keyboard Backlight   Yes
Integrated Webcam   Yes
Networking   802.11a/b/g/n/ac,Bluetooth 4.1,Gigabit Ethernet
Battery   2-cell – up to 6 hours
Security   Firmware Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) Security Chip,fingerprint reader
Colour   Iron grey
Dimensions   (WxDxH) 37.5 cm x 25.3 cm x 2.23 cm
Weight   2.05 kg
Localisation   English / United Kingdom
Manufacturer   Warranty Limited warranty – 1 year – pick-up and return

Ideal for business and educational use, for further details and pricing on this laptop or any Lenovo Laptop please contact our sales team on 059 9130777 or email info@deycom.com 

SSL Certificates

What is an SSL Certificate….

And if you own a website why you should care?

Have you ever noticed in the address bar of your browser that some websites start with the letters HTTPS:// and they have a green lock symbol followed by the word “Secure”?  This means that the website is protected by an SSL certificate and all visitors to this website have a secure and private connection.

But why should you care?

Because in July 2018 Google, the world’s largest internet search engine, will start to alert visitors to any websites without an SSL cert that the site is “Not Secure” which could potentially reduce the number of visitors to your website and Google also plans to rank those companies not using an SSL cert lower in their search engine rankings than those who do.

This is all part of Googles plans to make individuals more aware of online security.

In addition, if you use your website to collect personal information thought contact forms it would be considered best practice to have an SSL cert and it could be seen as a standard security requirement under the new GDPR regulations.

OK, so what can I do?

The first step is to get an SSL certificate for your website and this costs around €90+VAT per year.  Then you will then need to arrange for your website to be transferred from a HTTP:// domain to a secure HTTPS:// domain.  The time involved to do this will vary depending on the type of website you have.

It may also have an impact of your website ranking for a short time while the site is moved over, however, it should in time, improve the overall ranking of your website.

So, if you have a website we would highly recommend that you consider getting an SSL certificate and for more information you can email  lbermingham@deycom.com or if you prefer you can call us on 059 9130777.

GDPR Event

Getting Ready for GDPR

Deycom Computer Services was delighted to host a successful GDPR Event on the 29th of March aimed at helping organisations prepare for the new data protection regulations that are due to come into force on the 25th of May 2018.

One of the key aspects of GDPR is that companies will be required to ensure that any personal data they have stored on their computer systems is kept secure and one of the key focuses of the event was to explain the steps that organisations can take to protect their computer systems.

Deycom Computers also provides a GDPR health check that is designed to help organisation identify possible security issues concerning the personal data that is stored on their computer networks.

If you would like any further information on GDPR or any assistance with securing your IT systems you can contact Deycom by email to info@deycom.com or by phone on 059 9130777