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We are hiring a Helpdesk Support Technician

Helpdesk Support Engineer required for a position on our busy IT Helpdesk based in Waterford. This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing IT provider with customers and projects nationwide with fantastic career opportunities for dedicated IT...

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Windows 10 Should I upgrade or not?

Windows 10 FREE upgrade from Windows 7, 8.0 and 8.1 is available until 29th July 2016. After this date you will have to pay for the upgrade (price unknown as of yet) or the alternative is to buy a new PC/laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed. So should you upgrade or...

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We’re hiring a .Net Developer

The HCS Software Division is a growing team of software developers who specialise in delivering custom applications on behalf of a number of national and multinational customers. We place a strong emphasis on cloud and mobility and therefore work with the latest in...

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What are you missing? OneDrive for Business

In a recent blog on “What are you missing from Office 365 and Azure”, I mentioned a number of products and benefits that businesses should consider. I plan to delve into a number of these over the coming weeks and months, today I am concentrating on...

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Online Data Backup – Why you need it?

This blog post entitled “Online Data Backup – Why you need it?” was written by Neil Phelan, Director at HCS Business Solutions. E: nphelan@hcs.ie. Neil’s LinkedIn ac. Neil’s Twitter ac. Introduction In a recent blog post by Sean Hegarty, he described...

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We’re Hiring

Position: Sales Support/Administration What we are looking for: We are looking for someone who can add value to our existing Sales Team in order to further develop and grow in a very competitive market. In order to succeed you will need to: • Be customer focused &...

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Data Backup Strategies for SMB’s .

This article entitled “Data Backup Strategies for SMB’s” was written by Sean Hegarty who is Operations Director at HCS Business Solutions. Sean holds a BSc in Law with Business, an MSc in Technology Management and has been working in the field of IT Service Management...

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Will Eircode Benefit Your Business?

Ireland recently became one of the last countries in the developed world to introduce postcodes. Known as Eircode, the new postcode is different to that of most countries, in that it identifies individual buildings, but not general areas or landmarks that do not...

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Moving to the Cloud, how much does it cost?

Moving to the Cloud, how much does it cost? This is a question HCS are often asked and the following is the answer we provide. “It depends on what you mean by moving to the cloud.” “Moving to the cloud” is such a broad statement that could mean Private Cloud or Public...

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Choosing the right Outsourced IT Partner.

This article entitled “Choosing the right Outsourced IT Partner” was written by Sean Hegarty who is Operations Director at HCS Business Solutions. Sean holds a BSc in Law with Business, an MSc in Technology Management and has been working in the field of...

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Beware of hoax calls, scams & phishing!

There is a surge in hoax calls in Ireland at the moment, where hoaxers are claiming to be from Microsoft. This is leading to an increase in the number of Security complaints being received by Microsoft Support Centres, Reception Teams and their GetHelp. Worryingly,...

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Senior Microsoft Engineer – We Are Hiring

HCS are seeking a Senior Microsoft Engineer who will work in-house and on customer sites implementing Microsoft based server solutions. Current up to date Microsoft Certification is highly desirable for this position. The work will primarily be carried out on customer...

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Windows Server 2003 end of support

Windows Server 2003 end of support is coming on July 14th, 2015. After July 14th, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003 exposing organizations to security risks, downtime and data protection non-compliance and hackers...

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Why is it important that SMB’s are not using outdated technology!

Spending Money on IT solutions can be a costly outlay for small and medium businesses, so it’s easy to understand why you may want to cherish what you already know and love – but failing to keep up with the times by using outdated technology could be putting your business in danger.
Having up-to-date technology brings real benefits to SMBs – from cost-savings and competitive advantage to increased productivity and security – so read on and learn how to reap the benefits of a #ModernBiz…
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Waterford Business Expo

HCS will be attending the first Waterford Business Expo to be held on Tuesday 9th September 2014 at the Tower Hotel, Waterford from 5pm-9pm. The event which is organised by Waterford Chamber. The event will include exhibit stands from over 50 local businesses across a...

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Managed IT Services Contract awarded to HCS

“HCS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS AWARDED EDUCATION AND TRAINING BOARD MANAGED IT SERVICES CONTRACT. Q2/2014. Following a competitive national tender, HCS Business Solutions has been awarded the Managed IT services contract to provide IT support services to the Waterford and...

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