2016 a year in IT

Probably the latest in terms of news is the incredible announcement from BT Yahoo that 1 billion accounts on their servers may have been breached, that is a sixth of the planet if we had an account each!! I say news but the breach actually happened in 2013 and Yahoo themselves only found out this year when law enforcement agencies told them. This is the second time (according to Yahoo) […]

Tech Buyers Guide for Christmas

Tech Buyers Guide for Christmas

I really can’t believe I am writing about Christmas in November. I love Christmas, but much prefer it to be at Christmas and not soon after the summer holidays. However, if this article is to be of any use this is my last chance as the next one will come out a few days before. Some of you will no doubt be thinking of a new PC / Laptop / […]

2016 Colouring Competition Competition Rules

  A list of participating schools is available from Genmar.  Each participating school is running its own Colouring competition.  Competition entries must be left at the relevant school office by 7th November.  One entry per named student. The named student must be under the age of 12 on 7/11/16. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 7th November 2016. The competition is open to current students at the […]

Beware Latest Scams

Beware Latest Scams

Dropbox Fake Share There is a spam email going around with an attachment and subject “First name Last-name shared ….“ for example “Marcia Keenan shared Amendment or the Agreement_09-11-2015.zip”. It looks like a Dropbox link to view a document but it is not.  Spammers can also use same technique to present it as google docs and one drive/live share.  DO NOT open these attachments/links and if you have already tried […]

1  Line IT Support Technician  

The position available is for a 1st line support engineer within a growing Managed IT Solutions Provider supporting a broad range of services.  Successful candidates will have scope of advancement across a diverse range of fields within IT systems administration, for an enthusiast this is an exciting role divided between remote telephone support and on-site maintenance. Daily tasks will involve assisting and learning from the senior engineers in maintaining virtual […]

Multi Screening – Making our lives that little bit easier

Multi Screening – Making our lives that little bit easier

Many customers complain they do not like having to use their laptop screen when at home as it is too small. Or are fed up with connecting and un-connecting an external screen every time they work at home. Also you may wish to connect to other / multiple devices when using your laptop at home. This may be a full sized Keyboard and mouse or other external USB device or […]

Ransomware – Support your favourite cyber criminal

If you learn one thing about IT this year let it be this! What would you do if all your data was deleted today and not just the data on your PC but across your network and all your back-ups too? According to an industry study by The Diffusion Group, 60% of companies that lose their data close down within six months of the disaster and a staggering 72% of […]

Banking Fraud – New version BEWARE

Banking Fraud – New version BEWARE

Please Read this – it could be you next! We have been made aware today by one of our customers that last week their Finance Manager received an email from his Managing Director asking him to move a large amount of money to a number of bank accounts. Although not a usual request the manager was acting under the instructions of his MD and as the MD was out in […]

The Microsoft Phone Fraud – Don’t be a victim

The Microsoft Phone Fraud – Don’t be a victim

There has been a lot in the news recently about phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be Microsoft attempting to extort money from the innocent. Despite the high profile discussions in the press about this type of fraud at Genmar we are still helping a lot of customers who have recently become victims. I would like to help to make clear what the scam is and how to avoid being […]

Welcome aboard Lauristons

Lauristons Estate Agents in South London with offices in Wibledon, Balham, Putney & Balam, have awarded their IT Support Contract to Genmar. Lauristons Estate Agents have been established since 1994, offering a comprehensive range of property services to the local communities in Wimbledon, Putney, Balham and Battersea including Residential Sales and Lettings, Property Management, Block Management, New Homes Sales, Land & Development, Financial Services, Conveyancing Services, Surveys and Corporate Relocation – […]