• Navigating New Digital Health Solutions: A Personal and Professional Perspective

    Navigating New Digital Health Solutions: A Personal and Professional Perspective

    This January, my family’s GP announced the launch of a new online consultation system named Anima, which was introduced to enhance the way we access healthcare services. As a father and the owner of an MSP with a keen interest in secure and effective digital solutions, my experiences and observations have led me to assess…

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  • Introducing Our New Offline Backup Solution – Secure, Reliable, Local: Old Forge Vaults.

    Introducing Our New Offline Backup Solution – Secure, Reliable, Local: Old Forge Vaults.

    Hello everyone, We’re thrilled to introduce a new service here at Old Forge Technologies that strengthens your data protection strategy: The Old Forge Vaults. In today’s digital world, securing critical data against cyber threats, system failures, and natural disasters is more important than ever. That’s why we’ve developed a secure offline backup solution designed to…

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  • Taking Your RMM Tools Further with Custom Enhancements

    Taking Your RMM Tools Further with Custom Enhancements

    As a Managed Service Provider, you rely on Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tools to keep a close eye on IT systems. But sometimes, these tools don’t cover every specific need your business or clients have. RMMs are never perfect, but they almost always offer a stable framework allowing you to plug in little coded…

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  • A Personal Message from Andrei: Celebrating Our Place Among the UK’s Top 50 Tech Companies in 2023

    A Personal Message from Andrei: Celebrating Our Place Among the UK’s Top 50 Tech Companies in 2023

    Hi everyone, I’m absolutely thrilled to share some fantastic news with you all. Our little venture, Old Forge Technologies, has just been named one of Britain’s 50 Best Managed IT Companies for 2023. This accolade is incredibly meaningful to us, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved together. As a family man and…

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  • What Is SaaS Ransomware & How Can You Defend Against It?

    What Is SaaS Ransomware & How Can You Defend Against It?

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has revolutionized the way businesses operate. It offers convenience, scalability, and efficiency. No more dragging software from one device to another. Everyone can collaborate easily in the cloud. But alongside its benefits, SaaS brings with it potential threats. When software and data are online, they’re more vulnerable to attacks. One of the latest…

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  • Should Your Business Upgrade to the New Microsoft Intune Suite?

    Should Your Business Upgrade to the New Microsoft Intune Suite?

    Endpoint management has changed a lot over the last two decades. There was a time when companies housed all endpoints in the same place. This made managing them simpler. But it held offices back from being mobile and flexible. Today’s office can include endpoints around the globe. Remote teams can work from anywhere. And people…

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  • Handy Tips to Optimize a Dual-Monitor Setup for the Best Experience

    Handy Tips to Optimize a Dual-Monitor Setup for the Best Experience

    Two monitors are often better than one when it comes to getting things done efficiently. A dual-monitor setup can significantly enhance your productivity. This is true whether you’re a gamer, a creative professional, or an office wiz who loves to multitask. A study by Jon Peddie Research found that dual displays can increase productivity by…

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  • The Imperative of Good Documentation: A Case for Material for MkDocs

    The Imperative of Good Documentation: A Case for Material for MkDocs

    In today’s digital world, managing complex systems is often an intricate ballet of code, configurations, and human intervention. To keep this dance smooth, efficient, and error-free, one essential element is frequently overlooked: good documentation. When you’re juggling multiple systems each with its own quirks, update schedules, and maintenance routines, the importance of well-structured, accessible, and…

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  • Does Your Business Have Any “Cybersecurity Skeletons” in the Closet?”

    Does Your Business Have Any “Cybersecurity Skeletons” in the Closet?”

    Let’s dive into a topic that might give you the chills—cybersecurity skeletons in the closet. You may not have old skeletons hidden away in the basement. But there’s a good chance of cybersecurity vulnerabilities lurking in the shadows. Just waiting to wreak havoc. You can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s time to shine a…

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  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Strengthening Your Team’s Defense with Essential Cyber Hygiene

    Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Strengthening Your Team’s Defense with Essential Cyber Hygiene

    As technology continues to advance, so does the need for heightened awareness. As well as proactive measures to safeguard sensitive information. Cybersecurity can seem like an insurmountable task for everyday people. But it’s not only a job for the IT team. Everyone can play a part in keeping their organization’s data safe. Not to mention…

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  • 9 Reasons to Use Airplane Mode Even If You’re Not Traveling

    9 Reasons to Use Airplane Mode Even If You’re Not Traveling

    Most people are familiar with their device’s Airplane Mode. You’ve probably used it when jetting off to exotic locations. But did you know that it’s not just for globetrotters? That’s right! Airplane Mode isn’t only for flying; it can be a handy feature for your everyday life. Here are some top reasons why you should…

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  • What Should You Expect in the New iOS 17?

    What Should You Expect in the New iOS 17?

    Apple’s iOS updates have always been eagerly anticipated. iPhone and iPad users around the world get excited to see what their devices can do next. The newest major upcoming release will be for iOS 17. This fall, Apple is set to introduce a host of exciting new features and improvements. iOS 17 promises to deliver…

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  • Open Source & Free Software: Balancing Affordability and Security in Your Tailored Solution Package

    Open Source & Free Software: Balancing Affordability and Security in Your Tailored Solution Package

    In an increasingly digital world, businesses are grappling with the complexities of setting up and maintaining a secure, efficient IT infrastructure. One of the questions that often comes up for small and medium-sized businesses is whether to opt for commercial software or to explore open-source alternatives. At Old Forge Technologies, we know that your business…

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  • These Technologies Can Help You Run Your Small Business Better

    These Technologies Can Help You Run Your Small Business Better

    Running a small business can be challenging. But advancements in technology have opened a world of opportunities. Small business owners can use digital tools to streamline operations. As well as improve efficiency, and boost productivity. From innovative software to cutting-edge hardware, there are a lot of tools to choose from. The right technology can help…

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  • These 5 Small Business Tech Trends Can Fuel Your Growth

    These 5 Small Business Tech Trends Can Fuel Your Growth

    In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, small businesses have more opportunities than ever. Many of these call for leveraging technology to their advantage. Embracing the right tech trends can help businesses compete. It enables them to streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and fuel growth. But it can be confusing knowing which routes to take. Most small…

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  • Learn How to Spot Fake LinkedIn Sales Bots

    Learn How to Spot Fake LinkedIn Sales Bots

    LinkedIn has become an invaluable platform for professionals. People use it to connect, network, and explore business opportunities. But with its growing popularity have come some red flags. There has been an increase in the presence of fake LinkedIn sales bots. These bots impersonate real users and attempt to scam unsuspecting individuals. This is one…

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  • Have You Tried Out Microsoft Designer Yet? (Get the Scoop Here)

    Have You Tried Out Microsoft Designer Yet? (Get the Scoop Here)

    As technology continues to advance, so does the landscape of design tools. Microsoft has been a company at the forefront of business apps. Microsoft 365 began with about seven apps. It now offers new users access to over 20. One of the newest ones added is Microsoft Designer. This quick-and-easy design tool has caught the…

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  • 6 Reasons Access Management Has Become a Critical Part of Cybersecurity

    6 Reasons Access Management Has Become a Critical Part of Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses and individuals alike. Cyber threats abound, and data breaches and malware attacks are costly. Attacks come from all sectors, including the cloud tools you use every day. The average employee uses 36 cloud-based services daily. Managing access to sensitive data and resources has become crucial. It’s a vital piece…

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  • What is Zero-Click Malware? How Do You Fight It?

    What is Zero-Click Malware? How Do You Fight It?

    In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity threats continue to evolve. They pose significant risks to individuals and organizations alike. One such threat gaining prominence is zero-click malware. This insidious form of malware requires no user interaction. It can silently compromise devices and networks. One example of this type of attack happened due to a missed call.…

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  • Top 7 Cybersecurity Risks of Remote Work & How to Address Them

    Top 7 Cybersecurity Risks of Remote Work & How to Address Them

    Remote work has become increasingly popular in recent times. It provides flexibility and convenience for employees. Additionally, telecommuting reduces office costs for employers. Many also cite productivity benefits due to fewer distractions. Research shows a 56% reduction in unproductive time when working at home vs. the office. But there are some drawbacks to working outside…

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  • Have You Tried Microsoft Universal Print? (Learn What It Can Do for You)

    Have You Tried Microsoft Universal Print? (Learn What It Can Do for You)

    In today’s digital workplace, printing remains an essential function. This is true for just about all businesses. But keeping up with your print infrastructure can be a time-consuming task. One printer down can mean work comes to a standstill. Another issue is keeping up with all those printer drivers. If firmware updates aren’t done, vulnerabilities…

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  • Handy Checklist for Handling Technology Safely During a Home or Office Move

    Handy Checklist for Handling Technology Safely During a Home or Office Move

    Moving can be a chaotic and stressful time. Especially when it comes to handling your valuable technology. Whether you’re relocating your home or office, it’s essential to take extra care. Both with fragile items and when packing and moving your devices and other tech items. To help you navigate this process smoothly, we’ve put together…

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  • Do You Still Believe in These Common Tech Myths?

    Do You Still Believe in These Common Tech Myths?

    In today’s digital age, technology plays a significant role in our lives. But along with the rapid advancements and innovations, several myths have persisted. Is it okay to leave your smartphone charging overnight? Do Macs get viruses? And what about those 5G towers? What’s going on with those? Common tech myths can often lead to…

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  • Learn How Microsoft 365 Copilot Is Going to Transform M365 Apps

    Learn How Microsoft 365 Copilot Is Going to Transform M365 Apps

    Advanced AI is a new buzzword in cloud computing. The launch of tools like ChatGPT and Bard have made big waves. Developers are now racing to introduce the next level of features to apps. Features that do part of your work for you. Such as writing emails or making follow-up checklists based on contact data.…

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  • Is Your Online Shopping App Invading Your Privacy?

    Is Your Online Shopping App Invading Your Privacy?

    Online shopping has become a common activity for many people. It’s convenient, easy, and allows us to buy items from the comfort of our homes. But with the rise of online shopping, there are concerns about privacy and security. Not all shopping apps are created equally. Often people get excited and install an app without…

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  • How to Use Threat Modeling to Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk

    How to Use Threat Modeling to Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk

    As cyber threats continue to increase, businesses must take proactive steps. They need to protect their sensitive data and assets from cybercriminals. Threats to data security are persistent and they come from many different places. Today’s offices are digitally sophisticated. Just about every activity relies on some type of technology and data sharing. Hackers can…

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  • Business Email Compromise Jumped 81% Last Year! Learn How to Fight It

    Business Email Compromise Jumped 81% Last Year! Learn How to Fight It

    In recent years, electronic mail (email for short) has become an essential part of our daily lives. Many people use it for various purposes, including business transactions. With the increasing dependence on digital technology, cybercrime has grown. A significant cyber threat facing businesses today is Business Email Compromise (BEC). Why is it important to pay…

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  • 10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Ready for the Unexpected

    10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Ready for the Unexpected

    What would you do if your business suffered a ransomware attack tomorrow? Do you have a contingency plan in case of a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake? The unexpected can happen anytime, and small businesses can get hit particularly hard. Small businesses are the backbone of many economies. They are critical for job creation, innovation, and…

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  • 9 NSA Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network

    9 NSA Best Practices for Securing Your Home Network

    In today’s world, technology is ubiquitous, and connectivity is a must. Securing your home network has become more critical than ever. A secure home network is essential for protecting your personal data from hackers. From phishing to smishing (SMS phishing), it’s getting harder to avoid a breach. Individuals often have fewer safeguards in place at…

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  • What Is Push-Bombing & How Can You Prevent It?

    What Is Push-Bombing & How Can You Prevent It?

    Cloud account takeover has become a major problem for organizations. Think about how much work your company does that requires a username and password. Employees end up having to log into many different systems or cloud apps. Hackers use various methods to get those login credentials. The goal is to gain access to business data…

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  • Is It Time to Ditch the Passwords for More Secure Passkeys?

    Is It Time to Ditch the Passwords for More Secure Passkeys?

    Passwords are the most used method of authentication, but they are also one of the weakest. Passwords are often easy to guess or steal. Also, many people use the same password across several accounts. This makes them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The sheer volume of passwords that people need to remember is large. This leads to…

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  • How to Create Insightful Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

    How to Create Insightful Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI

    Data visualization is a powerful tool for communicating complex data. It presents it in a simple, easily understandable format. But it is not enough to simply create a graph or chart and call it a day. To truly make use of information, it is important to create insightful reports. Reports that effectively communicate the story…

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  • Unleashing the ChatGPT Superpowers at Your Business: Ensuring Things Stay Awesome and Don’t Go Skynet!

    Unleashing the ChatGPT Superpowers at Your Business: Ensuring Things Stay Awesome and Don’t Go Skynet!

    In the ever-evolving online landscape, it’s hard to miss the impact of ChatGPT. Both Bing and Google have embraced this advanced artificial intelligence language model, and its integration into various business and personal tools is becoming more widespread every day. ChatGPT has revolutionized the way businesses interact with their customers and streamline their operations. From…

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  • Digital Presence Pro: Empowering Small Businesses for Online Success!

    Digital Presence Pro: Empowering Small Businesses for Online Success!

    Introducing Old Forge Technologies’ Comprehensive Digital Presence Package: Your All-In-One Solution for Small Business Success Are you a new small business owner looking to establish a strong digital presence? We understand that navigating the world of technology can be overwhelming, especially when you’re just starting out. That’s why we’ve designed a comprehensive packaged services offering…

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  • The Lazy Hacker’s Guide: A Hilarious Attempt to Scare Old Forge Technologies

    The Lazy Hacker’s Guide: A Hilarious Attempt to Scare Old Forge Technologies

    Oh boy, it seems like our friends from the “Hacker’s Anonymous Association” have sent us another one of their heartfelt spam emails. How lucky are we? They claim to have hacked into our beloved website, oldforge.tech, and extracted our databases. Bravo, bravo! We must applaud their audacity and creativity… or lack thereof. According to their…

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  • Safeguard Your Business Assets with Old Forge Technologies’ Cybersecurity Solutions

    Safeguard Your Business Assets with Old Forge Technologies’ Cybersecurity Solutions

    In today’s digital age, where the majority of business operations take place online, web filtering and antivirus protection have become essential components of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. With the proliferation of malware, viruses, and other cyber threats, businesses can no longer afford to neglect their online security. Web filtering is the process of blocking access…

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  • Securing Your Stud’s IT Infrastructure: Why It Matters for the Equine Industry in Suffolk.

    Securing Your Stud’s IT Infrastructure: Why It Matters for the Equine Industry in Suffolk.

    The equine industry in Suffolk relies heavily on IT infrastructure to operate effectively and efficiently. From horse breeding and training to veterinary services, businesses in the industry utilize IT assets to enhance customer experience, streamline processes, and improve communication. However, with the increased reliance on technology comes an increased risk of cyber threats, as 46%…

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  • Old Forge Technologies Becomes Member of MSPAlliance®

    Old Forge Technologies Becomes Member of MSPAlliance®

    Old Forge Technologies joins vibrant global consortium of cloud, managed service providers and technology enabling vendors Kennett, Suffolk [13th of March 2023] — Old Forge Technologies today announced that it has become a member of the MSPAlliance. MSPAlliance is the oldest Managed Services group and the only Accrediting and Standards based body created specifically for…

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  • PowerShell script to query content of OU

    I needed to test something today, therefore I required a quick way to query a particular OU in my test environment. I find it easier to use PowerShell for such tasks. In this script, replace “OU=Computers,DC=example,DC=com” with the path to the OU you want to search. The script performs an LDAP search for all objects…

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  • Tactical RMM

    I recently had the pleasure of using Tactical RMM and I am absolutely blown away by its capabilities. This Remote Monitoring and Management tool is provides a glorious user experience. The software is incredibly user friendly and I found myself easily able to navigate through the various menus and functions with ease. It offers powerful…

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  • Automation with VSA 10

    It truly can not get much better than that. The ability to test a script without leaving the editor is divine, coupled with a wonderfully designed interface that allows you to favourite your most used functions makes for a optimised workflow. Where in previous versions of the VSA many clicks were involved to get from…

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