Government funds new generation of anti-hackers

By on November 29, 2017 in Blog, Security

A £20 million initiative has been launched by the government to identify and train the next generation of cyber security experts – to keep Britain ahead of any would-be hackers.

It’s hoped that the Cyber Discovery programme will not just get young people interested in security work but also fill an important skills gap in the UK marketplace.

Android reaches the 10-year milestone

By on November 29, 2017 in Blog, Mobile devices

One of Google’s most successful products, the Android operating system, turned a decade old on 5 November 2017. During this time, Android surpassed even Google’s high expectations and has gone on to become the most popular operating system on the planet. In fact, Android didn’t just beat Google’s aspirations – it obliterated them.

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Working Together to Build a Compliant Electronic Records Management System for Veryan Medical

Veryan Medical was formed in 2003 as the result of a technology spin out from Imperial College, London. The company has designed, patented and developed a highly innovative three dimensional (3D) Nitinol (nickel-titanium alloy) stent, BioMimics 3D, which is currently used in the treatment of blocked or narrowed superficial femoral arteries, the large artery in the thigh which is the main blood supply to the lower limb. The company’s head office is in Horsham, West Sussex and its research and development facility is based in Galway, Ireland.

As Veryan are responsible for running clinical trials in the US, they are required to comply with strict regulations laid down by the Food & Drugs Association (FDA), the obligations to Title 21 CFR Part 11 specifically in regards to the management of electronic records. As an M2 Assist Gold partner, Veryan Medical contacted M2 Computing to discuss SharePoint Online Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and granting access to independent auditors. To meet this need, M2 Computing set up a project plan to design, develop and deploy a Records Center in SharePoint Online.

“Implementing the Records Center has introduced a completely new way of working for us. It provides complete visibility of records, properly organised and stored in a protected environment. We can also sit comfortably knowing that this system complies with FDA regulations. I wish we had this a year ago.” concludes Blythe Lindsay, Senior Clinical Project Manager, Veryan Medical Ltd.

M2 Welcomes Imran Rafiq

By on October 30, 2017 in Blog, Company news

We are pleased to announce the new arrival of Imran Rafiq starting at M2 Computing this month. Imran joins M2 as a Senior Service Desk Analyst in the helpdesk team resolving day to day issues and helping to implement new solutions. His responsibilities include providing technical support for servers, PC’s and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Windows 10 gets a glowing report

By on October 26, 2017 in Blog, Microsoft

Windows 10 is getting faster and more stable – at least according to Microsoft’s own figures. The company continually monitors the performance of its operating systems, to provide its strategists with the best, real-world data with which to influence future decisions.

Office 365 for business

Beyond email and excel – untapping the potential of Office 365

Buying one-off Office software licenses is fast becoming a thing of the past. In recent years, Microsoft have shifted their model to introduce software as a service with Office 365. This provides businesses and consumers with a far more cost-effective and flexible way to purchase Microsoft Office and the ability to run email, team communications and file sharing in the cloud.