From computer systems operating with vacuums contained in valves though to the creation of artifically intelligent computer systems analysing everything connected to the internet.

What is a Computer System?

Computer systems by design are programmed to take a set of inputs and process them arithmetically or logically to generate an output. The term itself computer systems has multiple definitions. Computer systems can refer to a single computer and its components, a network of computers all linked together in an office or an operating system such as the Microsoft windows server that allows for simple interactivity with the computer’s hardware.

The Worlds First Computer System

The Colossus was the world’s first electronic computer system. It was developed by code breakers during World War 2 to decrypt German transmissions. However the development of this computer system has always been top secret. The development of ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) computer system in America at the same time to create firing tables for the military led to the creation of IBM and the world’s first operating system FORTRAN.

Modern Computer Systems

Computer systems such as Colossus and ENIAC were capable of single tasks. Modern computer systems can perform multiple tasks in multiple locations simultaneously. It is considered that modern computer systems have evolved from the SAGE computer system developed by the USA during the cold war with Russia. Unlike these giants modern computer systems are compact light weight and extremely fast.

The Internet is a Collosal Computer System

The internet itself can be considered a computer system. From its beginnings as ARPANET in the late nineteen sixties until its first real commercial use in the early nineties this computer system can now be found in nearly every household. The human race is now at the brink of creating artificially intelligent computer systems. It is estimated that by 2020 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, creating the biggest computer system on the planet. Objects, animals and eventually even people will be connected to this computer system. It is theorised that one it could be used by an AI to compute the best course of action. Many computer specialists such as Bill Gates and scientists such as Stephen Hawking have reservations about these intelligent computer systems.

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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) in Cyber Essentials 

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), also known as Endpoint Detection and Threat Response (EDTR) is a security solution which monitors end-user devices, such as laptops or mobile phones, and can also be applied to servers to proactively detect and react to cyber threats such as ransomware and malware. 

What is an Endpoint? 

An endpoint is anything at the end of a network cable or Wi-Fi connection. This could be the laptops or computers used by your workforce, business and personal mobile phones, tablets, servers and anything in the virtual environment. Traditionally, antivirus software has been used to stop viruses and malware on your devices. As technology has progressed and hackers have increased their knowledge, it’s more important than ever to ensure that all of your endpoint devices are considered when planning cyber security. 

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Cyber Security Essentials: Privacy & Security Program and tools 

Understanding cyber security can be a mine field, but rest assured, there are some basic steps you can take to ensure you’re accounting for privacy concerns and compliance issues, while building a culture of good cybersecurity.  

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7 Things to look out for when choosing a Wi-Fi system 

Today’s society demands a reliable and accessible Wi-Fi system. It’s easy to overlook this when you have so much else to think about in your business. We’ve written a quick guide to help you think about 7 things to look out when you come to choose your Wi-Fi system: 

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5 Reasons to Upgrade from Windows Server 2012 

It’s easy to delay upgrading your Server, whether it’s a time commitment or perhaps a knowledge gap and you need some guidance on where to start. Upgrading to the latest version of Server software is essential to ensure that your systems are running smoothly and are secure.  

Windows Server 2012 support will soon be coming to an end. If this isn’t enough of a motivation to get you upgrading to the latest Windows Server solution, here are a few more considerations:  

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14 ways to protect your business from a cyber attack 

Cyber attacks are on the rise. It is predicted that one in five small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year. It has been found that 81% of all breaches happen to small to medium sized businesses so ensuring your data is protected is essential! 97% of breaches could have been prevented with today’s available technology. We have compiled some ideas below for you to consider implementing to help protect your data and avoid a cyber breach: 

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Cyber security hygiene for Small Businesses: Insurer readiness  

How do I demonstrate effective cybersecurity to insurers and what are the minimum requirements? 

Clients are often asked by their insurers to demonstrate how they are meeting standards to ensure they have preventative measures in place and can respond swiftly in the face of an attack. Let us walk you through the Cyber Insurance Industry’s minimum requirements, from Zero-trust to EDR to MFA all the way to simple patch management. 

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Your Guide to Cyber Insurance: Computer support for small businesses  

A data breach can be costly. Not just to your reputation but also monetarily. Cyber Insurance can mitigate the financial impact however, in order to obtain Cyber Insurance for your business, you must demonstrate that your cybersecurity policies and countermeasures are effective. This blog will detail the reasons why Cyber Insurance is imperative for small businesses and how Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) can be implemented. 

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Small Business Computer Support

If you currently have 5-250 users in your organisation, you will be classified as a small business. That’s quite a vast variation therefore ensuring you have the right small business computer support for your organisation is essential to make sure you scale your business effectively.

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Business Computer Support

Whether you’re just beginning, or you have been running for some time, ensuring you have the right business computer support for your business is essential for the smooth running of your organisation. A good IT company will ensure your technical support requirements are resolved in a timely manner with the least interruption to your organisation.

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