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Building incident – Work now completed

By | November 14th, 2017|

It’s been a funny old year! Just before the start of the year staff arrived at work to find a car wedged into the wall of the offices. Even though a car crashing through the front doors of your building is not something you would expect to happen, of course we were prepared and had a plan of action [...]

Cyber Crime is on the rise

By | November 7th, 2017|

Cyber Crime is on the rise Now more than ever, it’s vital that companies educate staff on how to protect themselves from cyber-crime. We have put together some general advice for users to help them avoid becoming victims of malicious attacks. If you receive an email with an attachment (usually a zip attachment) even if it is from someone [...]

Appreciative Apprentices

By | September 28th, 2017|

J C Designs has a very active apprenticeship programme and over the years we have provided opportunities for young people to come in with us to learn 'the trade' whilst benefiting from our extensive in-house expertise, mentoring and support and at the same time gaining a qualification to help them take the next step in their career. It is very gratifying when we [...]

We now have a MailStore Certified Archiving Specialist MCAS

By | August 2nd, 2017|

  After successfully completing the accreditation JCD’s David is now MailStore Certified Archiving Specialist MCAS What is Mailstore? Mailstore is a bolt on for your mail system and used for archiving email that meets certain predefined criteria’s, for example anything over 6 months. It has an add-in for outlook allowing access to the archived email. The advantages of using [...]

Exciting times for JCD’s Charlie!

By | August 1st, 2017|

Exciting times for JCD's Charlie After several months of planning and preparation JCD’s Charlie took his girlfriend up to London for the weekend and popped the question. Charlie's meticulous planning of the surprise was nearly thwarted when they needed to get through the security metal detector at London’s Sky Garden, however with a helpful security guard he was able [...]

Who needs cloud computing ?!?

By | July 31st, 2017|

It could be almost anyone! At JCD we think it’s important to stay up to date with the latest technology trends so two of our Tech team, James and David recently visited the London Cloud Expo seeking out new ideas and solutions that would be good for our customers.   So what is the cloud? The short answer - [...]

Symptoms of a virus….

By | May 16th, 2017|

Popups appear randomly Windows open up and quickly close Computer goes very slow. File start becoming encrypted, you will see a strange extension on the files like Zepto, Locky, or something like that. – Crypto virus’s will encrypt everything you have access to, even all server files so break the network connection immediately. Extra files appear randomly Unable to [...]

Cyber threats and scams

By | May 16th, 2017|

... the weakest link in the security chain is the human operators! So every employer should advise and train all staff to… Be vigilant for unexpected links and attachments in emails.  Viruses will often be disguised in normal documents or even images so if you’re not expecting it don’t open it. Do not open attachments which you do not [...]

JCD Building Incident – 30th Dec 2016

By | January 23rd, 2017|

J C Designs staff were scheduled to do our 6-monthly review of our business continuity plan but ended up having to put it into action for real. Staff arrived at work to find a car wedged into the wall and front entrance of the office, within minutes we were working off a well-planned document and working to keep J [...]