Posted on January 14, 2020 by ICT Service Desk in Company News, Finance, HR & Payroll, ICT, SBS Online, SIMS.
As of today, the 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7!
What does this mean?
- Microsoft will no longer create and push out Windows updates
- There will be no more security updates from Microsoft
- Microsoft will no longer be offering customer support for Windows 7
How will this affect schools and MATs?
- Windows 7 will become more vulnerable to security risks
- Your data will be at risk due to no more security updates
- Hackers may find it easier to use malware to invade, damage or disable the machine
UK officials have released a statement warning Windows 7 users not to do internet banking or send emails after today, the 14th January 2020.
This warning was issued by the National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of the Britain’s intelligence agency GCHQ.
Advice and support available
We recommend that all schools upgrade or replace all Windows 7 devices ASAP. Please contact your ICT service provider to discuss options to complete this.
If you are an SBS ICT customer and require support from the ICT Service Desk please email email@example.com
or call 0345 222 1551 • Option 1
If you would like to discuss how SBS could become your new ICT support provider contact 0345 222 1551 • Option 5 or email us.
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Posted on September 12, 2019 by Hilary Goldsmith in Finance.
The Trust Capacity Fund is open
The Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF) is now open for applications.
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Posted on June 24, 2019 by ICT Service Desk in Company News, Finance, HR & Payroll, ICT, SBS Online, SIMS.
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Please read our blog for further details.
Posted on February 7, 2019 by ICT Service Desk in Company News, Finance, HR & Payroll, ICT, SBS Online, SIMS.
Email security update for schools
It has been brought to our attention that we have had a couple of instances where a rule has been set up within Microsoft Outlook email client to forward all emails to a different email address.
Please see our recent blog for further info and see how we can help.
Posted on January 11, 2019 by Viv Reed in Finance, SIMS.
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Posted on December 12, 2018 by Laura Bagnall in Company News, Finance, ICT, SBS Online, SIMS.
NEW Training Schoolz Module
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Posted on August 14, 2018 by Becky Hall in Finance.
Guest blog: A new dawn for schools?
We are delighted to share a guest post on the current school finance challenges and how to make the most of your funding from Julie Cordiner of School Financial Success.
Please read our recent blog for further details and how we can help you.
Posted on April 19, 2018 by Shelli Randall in Finance.
Summer Term update from the SBS Finance & Business team
We hope the new term has started well and the sun is shining where you are.
This blog provides a quick round-up of finance & business news for your school and information about our support options and upcoming events.
Posted on March 19, 2018 by Richard Page in Finance.
Schools receiving generic terrorism hoax email
Please be advised that schools have received emails today claiming that there is a student onsite with a bomb and are demanding $5,000.
We have contacted the anti-terrorism unit and they are treating this as a generic hoax as hundreds of schools have received the same email. They are not recommending schools evacuate.
Posted on January 4, 2018 by Shelli Randall in Finance.
Happy New Year from the SBS Finance & Business team!
It was lovely to see that 130 people are on the Department of Education 2018 New Year Honours list.
Particularly rewarding to see many Governors and several School Business and Office staff being recognised for their contributions.
Read our blog for more details about the year ahead.