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Domino Jam 2025

On January 12th, selected customers and business partner were invited by IBM to contribute ideas and suggestions for the roadmap for IBM Notes/Domino. The #domino2025 jam session, held at IBM'S South Bank offices,  was the latest in a series of global events both live and virtual. As vastly experienced IBM (and Lotus) business partners [...]

2018-01-18T14:37:37+00:00 January 18th, 2018|IBM, News|

Meltdown & Spectre

As an IT Professional for 20+ years, always with a keen interest in security the ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ vulnerabilities aren’t exactly a surprise; it’s business as usual albeit with a wide reaching impact. Unless you’ve gone off-grid, shunning all computing equipment, you need to make sure you're patched. What has surprised me is how very [...]

2018-01-05T16:10:51+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Cyber Security, News|

Meet Our Team:Luke

These are exciting times to be joining Blue Sky and I am in the privileged position of being involved in the expansion of our cyber security services division. We live in a time that requires us to direct a lot of resources towards protecting our connected devices from attack on many fronts. But often businesses [...]

2017-12-06T11:26:15+00:00 December 6th, 2017|News|

Cyber Security – It’s Still The Basics.

A report this week acts as a stark reminder that many businesses aren't yet off the starting line when it comes to cyber security. To us this begs the question why? We believe it's both a lack of knowing what actions to take and that cyber security isn't seen as enough of a risk yet. But [...]

2017-11-22T16:01:14+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Cyber Security, News|

Petya NotPetya SortaPetya Petna Ransomware Cyberweapon

A quick update regarding Petya/NotPetya just to reassure our customers; all potentially vulnerable servers have been protected according to the vaccination instructions available here: AVG antivirus is also updated to the latest version across our environments as appropriate. The latest thinking is that it's not actually Ransomware but a Cyberweapon - whichever category it falls [...]

2017-06-29T08:40:48+00:00 June 29th, 2017|News|

ISO9001 Status Maintained

Blue Sky maintain ISO9001 status Blue Sky Hosting are proud to have maintained the internationally recognised ISO9001 standard. This independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau a leading Certification Body and demonstrates our commitment to customer service and quality in delivery. ISO9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say [...]

2017-06-14T10:36:19+00:00 June 14th, 2017|News|

G-Cloud 9 Approved

Blue Sky are pleased to announce its continued presence on G Cloud in the latest iteration (G Cloud 9) of the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service Digital Marketplace. G Cloud 9 enables public sector organisations to access suppliers and procure products and services without the need for a lengthy tender process. G Cloud 9 builds on [...]

2017-06-14T09:29:42+00:00 June 14th, 2017|News|

Is your router a security risk?

Port 7547 is a management port on routers which allows ISPs to manage the routers that their customers use on their home networks. It uses a protocol called TR-069 to provide a management interface. The TR-069 protocol can be used to provision devices, provide tech support and remote management, monitor routers for faults, for diagnostics, to [...]

2017-04-19T10:10:14+00:00 April 19th, 2017|News|