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British Airways Goes into an IT Meltdown

On Saturday 27th May British Airways (BA) had a power surge that collapsed its IT systems affecting check-in, baggage sorting and reservations worldwide, leading to travel chaos as BA cancelled all Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening departures from Heathrow and Gatwick. The bank holiday's weekend outage could cost BA £82 million ($146 million), according to Goodbody Stockbrokers. What went wrong for British Airways? A failure of the uninterruptible UPS power supply in one of the two BA data centres in London caused one of BA's UK data centres to incur an exceptional power surg...

by Lauren Ascroft on 08 Jun 2017


Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi – Here’s Why

In our latest blog post, Rockford IT's 2nd Line Technician, Dale talks about how secure public Wi-Fi is and what you can do to make sure you don't fall into any traps when surfing online in public places. We have all heard of the risks whilst using unsecured ‘guest’ networks in coffee shops, hotels and supermarkets. Many of us assume that ‘being careful’ on unsecured wireless networks (i.e. Wi-Fi networks with no password) means don’t go on any dodgy sites or try and download copyrighted material. However, even harmless Facebooking, shopping and internet banking can be intercep...

by Lauren Ascroft on 08 Jun 2017


Promotion Boost for Shropshire Based IT Company

IT Managed Services company Rockford IT have invested in training and development for their staff and always promote staff within the company when possible. Three members of Rockford IT's service desk Neil, Lee and Dan are the latest members of staff to be promoted. Neil has always worked in IT, starting his career at the BBC in London working in the IT department, and joining Rockford IT  in 2013 as 2nd Line Technician.  He was promoted to 3rd Line Technician in 2014 and is now taking on a new role as Rockford IT's newest Project Technician. Lee began his IT career at Rockford...

by Lauren Ascroft on 25 May 2017


Rockford IT are a Megabuyte Emerging Star

Shropshire based Managed IT Services company Rockford IT were thrilled to be recognised in the inaugural Megabuyte Emerging Star programme in February and this week Rockford director Jason Macmanus is attending a dinner for the top shortlisted and winning companies. Rockford IT were featured in the Infrastructure Services category where they placed second and placed seventh overall. The Emerging Stars Awards programme recognises the most exciting, high growth scale-ups in the UK with revenues between £3m and £10m, ranked according to their Megabuyte Scorecard rating. In the 2015-16 fin...

by Lauren Ascroft on 25 May 2017


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