Sep 13 2018

Cloud hosting for your business protection

As technology becomes more sophisticated, so too do those determined to hack their way through to your personal information making the act of protecting such information and that of your clients, even more difficult and significantly more important.  Cyberattacks have made victims of Equifax, GitHub, BadRabbit and more resulting in a loss of BILLIONS in loss of productivity as well as financial repercussions thereof. And according to the cybersecurity experts, the rate and severity of these attacks will only continue to spiral out of control. Online Trust Alliance stated that 2017 was the harshest year yet for data breaches and cyber incidents, with the gigantic increase in ransomware leading to close on double the number (160 000) of cyberattacks in 2016 (82 000).

Small and medium, start up and entrepreneurial business owners must wonder how soon their own data and information will be accessed and destroyed or sold for profit. And you can’t be blamed for thinking that way. Even though the incidents of cyberattacks has been lavishly reported through the media, it is often surprising to find out that companies are not taking this threat as seriously as they should. Where in a matter of milliseconds, everything that your business operates on a daily basis on, can vanish before your eyes. And recovery will certainly cost you, if it is even at all possible to recover the information which you have lost.

Sage Cloud is an answer to those who are aware enough to be concerned about cyberattacks within their business. Only the latest, up to the minute technologies have the capacity to combat these attacks. Often times when businesses are looking for solutions, they consider the traditional approach of desktop-hosted software which is far easier to hack than encrypted cloud-based technology which is your most viable alternative.

Utilising Sage Cloud means that companies can avoid the previously high costs partnered with setting up of new technology on local hardware devices, eliminating the need for on-site servers and other technology which has previously been required. High enterprise server technology from UK-based locations ensure that your business and all of your employees are able to access the cloud which is high performance technology, from any device in any location, using a wide-ranging array of underlying resources, faster and more efficiently than ever before. No fail access ensures productivity and performance at all times. Discounting the savings which will be enjoyed as a result of eliminating hardware costs, there is the added benefit of avoiding large and on-going amounts of financial outlay for localised IT support as well as supplier expenses.

Securing your data is never easier as back-ups are performed regularly and servers are automatically maintained at no added expense to, or intervention by the user. And data is completely isolated and contained for each individual enterprise ensuring absolute security, provided by your hosts, Knowall IT.


Aug 17 2018

dblo Associates is dedicated to creating and enhancing value through design

Winston Churchill is referenced with the quote “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

Churchill didn’t know it at the time, in 1943 when he made this statement, but he would go on to prove this statement to be irresolutely true, however for all the wrong reasons. When rebuilding the bombed-out House of Commons, Churchill insisted that despite the fact that the old building was too small for the modern needs of its occupants, that the building be erected in precisely that same place with the exact dimensions in which it had previously been structured. The reason being that he felt that the overcrowding would create a sense of urgency which would in turn motivate the politicians to higher levels of productivity. He couldn’t have been more mistaken in that case, however, at the same time, he couldn’t have been more correct. The building did shape the politicians! Just not in the way that he had intended.

Since the beginning of humanity, we have had the indispensable need for shelter. Shelter has provided human beings with safety, warmth, space to home their families and protection from the great outdoors. Human beings have always required a space to keep them and their families safe from the threats of predators on the outside as well as from the elements. Stemming from there humans, have taken time out of their busy lives, to ensure that they have a safe place that is theirs and theirs alone. Further to this, humans have developed a necessity of finding a place to house and keep safe their goods for sale or exchange, stock that they could sell or use to procure what they needed to sustain their families and get a varied of goods that they themselves may not have had the skill or ability to produce or grow themselves.

From humble beginnings, homes and businesses have grown to be more than just places to store people and goods which are precious. Homes and places of business have become more than just the structures or shapes that they have been styled into. Buildings have come to represent who we are, who we have been and where we are going.

dblo architect studio recognises that the buildings that we shape, in turn shape us. With that kind of intensity of outcome for both function and form, whether it is your home or your workplace, we understand the effect that the building will have on your life. Going above and beyond the ability to merely protect you and your loved ones, your home is the ultimate representational display of your being.  With that in mind, it is every aspect of design that becomes the focus point of your build, new or renovated, residential or commercial, community or public. Design is the tool that we use to ensure that every aspect of the building is utilised to its fullest potential and that creative design and high-quality construction enhances the environment and the community giving a sense of place and responsibility.

Speak to dblo Associates about how they can assist with your architectural extensions London and residential refurbishments London


Aug 15 2018

How to run the Windows 10 remote apps fix

Windows 10 is unlike any Windows version that has preceded it. However as innovative and dynamic as the Window platforms are, they are not without their issues. This is mostly as the result of the ever changing needs and functionality that Windows is providing.

Microsoft describes Windows 10 as a service and by this they mean that the service will be better once software updates have been performed. This is similar to the updates that your phone does. It updates the service capability every so often to bring its customers the latest version of the software thereby giving immediate access to the best that the product has to offer. To this end the lastest Windows Update we have been receiving calls regarding the below error. This is caused by a windows update corrupting the RDS fix we have been deploying to fix the various issues Windows has with RDS currently.

RDS Active X Error

  1. Download the EXE fix – http://knowall.net/CloudFix_x86_x64.exe
  2. Right click – *RUN as Administrator

CLICK HERE – IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WITH REMOTEAPPS

[UPDATE]

“We have found out that it is a known issue and our internal team is working on it.

EVENT_SYSTEM_FOREGROUND comes too soon on the server. We end up sending the incorrect z-order to the client because in some scenarios the z-order calculation has not completed before we send it. A race condition exists in RemoteApp when a window is activated resulting in the activated window opening behind the previous foreground window. After the RemoteApp widow is activated, RdpShell.exe checks the server z-order before win32k.sys finishes computing the new z-order. When this condition occurs, Rdpshell.exe sends the wrong z-order instructions to mstsc.exe on the client. This fix introduces timer code to cause RdpShell.exe to wait for win32k.sys to finish computing the z-order before sending the new z-order to the client.

The fix is likely to get released by March or April.

I will provide you with the update, as and when if there is any.”

Also:
“I’ve been informed by Microsoft Support that the the hotfix currently is scheduled for release at March 21st.”
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cdf12bbc-ff78-4d6e-9e12-63f99ae4d511/w10-1709-remoteapp-popups-hidden-behind-main-window?forum=winserverTS


May 18 2018

Swyx is an integrated communication solution solving your business needs

Sage Cloud Hosting gives you the stability of the desktop with the flexibility of the cloud.”

To those businesses that are still waiting for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to come, the time is now to brace yourselves and your business for exponential change! Defined by its speed, range, and systems impact, the Fourth Industrial Revolution carries in its path a vast deluge of technological breakthroughs, the likes of which no one can accurately quantify, nor predict.  The far reaching effects of this technological revolution can already be felt throughout every country in the world and has no historical precedent. Within the last decade, established as well as new and entrepreneurial businesses have experienced first-hand, the sheer speed of change which is felt in every industry and every sector on the globe. So if you, or someone you know has not yet begun to embrace and reach up to meet the impact of these changes head on, then it may already be too late.

To date, technology has enabled new products and services which increase the efficiency and productivity within our personal lives, as well as our business lives. Likewise, your consumers are experiencing increased access to efficient and ground-breaking solutions which irrefutably improve many aspect of their workplace environment, all made possible with technological advancements. Businesses are taking the leap to not only keep up with their competitors but to surpass them with the advantages that they can offer when enabling their businesses with new technology. And so too should you.

With Sage Cloud Hosting, your business will be at the fore-front of premium service and product offerings. Sage Cloud Hosting is service where data is remotely maintained, managed, and backed up. The service allows users to store their files online, which they can then access them from any location via the internet. Sage Cloud Hosting offers you access to your current version of Sage and can be extended to run virtually any Sage software package with flexibility and definitive security.

In the past, barely some 10 years or so ago, technology was such that we stored everything pertaining to our lives no futher away than on our local desktop, device or network. As things have advanced however we find that we have increased accessibility to our data through the use of various devices and we are taking on more and more tools which allow us to access an ever increasing variety of software, operating systems and version updates. At the end of that day, what we thought was always in one place where we could always find it, is now subject to being in various places, all at the same time, which means that things can get confusing. With increased accessibility, so too increases our desire to access all of these tools conveniently while in transit, and trying to remember on which device the latest or most current version of your documents is, can get tricky.

Sage Cloud based hosting is the safest and most effective option for your business as it offers the same fundamental quality you have come to know and expect from Sage, with the added advantages of allowing you to be able to access your data from anywhere, at any time and still be assured that your information is secure and current.

Moving your business over to cloud based hosting requires little additional setup and as long as your password remains secure with you, no one else can access your information. Couple this with our SWYX voice over IP system, tailor made to your business needs, there are no amount of PC’s, mobiles, laptops or other device that can be used which will leave you wondering where your data is or how to reach.


May 14 2018

dblo Associate Architects Clapham

dblo associates architects Clapham, London, have been in operation since 1998. The architectural team encompasses years of experience which means that together they provide a vast range of knowledge and expertise which they bring to each and every one of their projects. Over and above their years of experience which sets them up to be fore-runners within their industry, is their belief that the quality of a person’s surroundings directly influences the quality of that person’s life. This means that whether it’s a public environment, a work environment or our homes, the buildings that we see, work, live and play in, all have influence over our lives.

This may seem like a strange way of looking at it but if we examine this closely, it starts to appear to be quite accurate and realistic. In a recent study, called The Value of Good Design, we learn how buildings and spaces create social and economic value. After a poll was taken in the early 2002, stats and figures were analysed to produce a consist view of how people consider well designed buildings or spaces as having a positive influence over their lives. Apply this to all areas of life and we can see that it is not just our homes which have great importance in our live but so too does our work environment …where we often spend a vast majority of time, sometimes more than we do at home. Having a positive influence on our lives means that not only does the space we surround ourselves with affect our emotional sense of well-being, but it also impact our levels of productivity and physical well-being. It also means that the general value of our life improves and socially the broader community benefits from lower crime rates and better property values. There is no question that the better the environment, the higher the person’s quality of life becomes but we really can extend that to a deeper mind set of well –being and prosperity.

Wouldn’t it be unpleasant to work every day in a space that had no windows to the outdoors? One might feel trapped and engulfed by the workspace. Ergonomically we cannot work well unless the physical set up of the space is suitable to allow us to perform our jobs optimally. Aesthetically, one would naturally function better in a workspace with colour and light than in one without. Similarly, a school would not promote ease of education and learning and pupils would not achieve as highly as those with the benefits of good design. The small things really can have the largest effect on a person’s psyche.

This is what dblo architects Fulham is all about… ensuring that not only are their projects executed with a highest levels of expertise and accuracy but that as a design project, they offer the very best opportunity to explore the lifestyle benefits of quality design. Dblo architects explore the concept of postmodern architecture within their designs, creating buildings and spaces which exceed expectations and creating and enhancing value through design.


Feb 20 2018

dblo Kensington Residential Architects

Modern architecture is a term applied to a group of styles of architecture that emerged in the 20th century and became dominant after World War II. Modern architecture was based upon new technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel, and reinforced concrete. Modern architecture continued to be the architectural style for corporate buildings into the 1980s, when postmodernism started.

Dblo Associates are passionate about architecture in the modern day, having experienced both modern architecture and postmodernism. They are a dedicated, passionate group of individuals who come together with years of experience to create masterpieces.

The development arm of dblo associates has a number of small projects under its belt with some exciting and adventurous new build prospects such as slim houses and canal view apartments.

Their full architectural services include:

  • survey
  • lease plans
  • feasibility studies
  • design
  • planning applications
  • building control applications
  • tender and negotiation
  • contract administration
  • energy efficient
  • prefabrication
  • listed buildings
  • conservation & restoration
  • research
  • site finding
  • brief writing
  • space planning
  • space audits
  • urban planning & design

Having completed many commercial and residential projects throughout:


Feb 11 2018

Why Sage Cloud Hosting?

Why Sage Cloud Hosting?

Sage is the market leader in cloud business management solutions with 3 million global customers. Sage hosting is built to respond to the demands of twenty-first-century companies giving them the stability of the desktop with the flexibility of the cloud.

Sage Business Cloud offers a powerful set of cloud products for small business so convert your existing Sage software to the cloud with hosted Sage and experience the many benefits:

  • Use your existing Sage licence
  • Compatible with: Sage50, Sage 200, Sage Payroll… and more!
  • Looks & feels the same
  • Access anywhere, anytime – Always available!
  • Sage Hosting is safe, secure & easy to convert

Knowall IT market leaders in small to medium size business VoIP solutions. SWYX the award winning business VoIP system that fully integrates with PC, Mobile & Tablets. Changing the way we communicate with new technologies and devices completely tailored to your business needs!

Benefits of converting to SWYX business VoIP solutions:

  • Reduce call charges
  • Tailored to your business needs
  • Staff can make and receive calls from any location, Anytime anywhere.
  • Award Winning

Jan 21 2018

SWYX BUSINESS VOIP

Knowall IT own and manage all of their own hardware therefore able to guarantee any service provided for your organisation at greatly improved performance levels, over existing solutions. They are 100% customer focused and understand all company’s requirements vary and therefore build bespoke environments tailored for each client.

Knowall have a wide service offering and products and ensure they meet every client’s expectations. They will assist by converting your existing Sage software to Sage Cloud Hosting. Hosting Sage in the cloud has many benefits such as having access anywhere, anytime – always available! Sage Hosting is safe, secure & easy to convert.

New ways of communicating are emerging every day with ever changing technology. New technology and devices make additional demands on organisations and employees. Take the stress off the staff with our standardised, user-friendly and efficient solution combining all these channels.

Why SWYX? 

SWYX is a complete solution that is fully customisable meeting business demands and the needs of small to medium sized businesses. This integrated communication solution intelligently links all forms of business communication into a platform with a uniform user interface.

Contact Knowall for a FREE demo today!


Jan 13 2018

Dblo Associates London based Residential Architects

Change the way you view the world with a beautiful home makeover. dblo Associates architects London will assist with the most affordable way of giving your home a new look and feel. Known for simplicity, modern, high-quality workmanship is what sets dblo apart from their competitors. They have an innovative, passionate, creative team of people who strive to deliver the best in the industry.

dblo Associates always striving for perfection; their work covers architecture, interior design and development. Working as a studio, allows flexibility to expand and contract to suit workloads and to draw on the wider expertise of our associate studios across London.

They recently did a house extension, refurbishment and remodelling for a property in Tenniel Close, Bayswater, London. An existing two storey 3 bed terraced house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, was extended, refurbished and remodelled to create a modern luxury pied-a-terre. the existing house was completely refurbished with new room layout, kitchen, bathrooms, and bespoke staircase. the project increases the floor space with a rear and mansard extension and opens up the ground floor, introducing light to all areas with two large roof lights and full width sliding folding doors to the rear.

Whether you need an architect for commercial interiors or residential projects contact dblo Associates today!


Jul 20 2017

dblo Associates have a team of architects with a wide experience and knowledge!

What sets this innovative company apart?

dblo architects London have an excellent reputation for their professional leading-edge design and creativity.  Much of their innovation comes from working together with likeminded people who form a strong, well balanced and connected team. Using each persons specialised skills, professionalism and experience allows them to create ideas and break new architectural ground in the industry. They are a well-respected architectural company based in London. 

Dblo Associates believe in enhancing the working environment for employees making it a place of enjoyment where one would like to spend most of their day in comfort and style with relaxed, and uplifting feel surrounds.

Working in the London area has enabled dblo associates to work on unique, state of the art and diverse projects, specialising in residential and commercial architecture.

Design and create is what dblo associates do best, along with their professional approach it’s no wonder they are the leading architects Kensington and architects Holland Park. 

Commercial

the quality and design of the working environment is critical to the wellbeing and productivity of staff and for conveying a corporate ethos.

Residential

dblo associates work on residential projects across London and the surrounding areas, providing detailed and innovative solutions.