Entries by Claire Christmas

Amazon Linux 1 goes EOL 30 June 2020

On the 30th June 2020, Amazon Linux 1 goes End of Life (EOL). We recommend you upgrade to Amazon Linux 2. Technology and security evolves. New bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, so in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to keep all software and systems up to date. Once an […]

Apprentice Guide: How to Impress IT Employers

This week (3-7 February) is National Apprenticeship Week 2020.  Dogsbody Technology have been hiring IT apprentices since 2013 and have seen A LOT of apprentice CV’s in that time! It still surprises us that applicants don’t sell themselves well, and is one of the biggest reasons we still give telephone interviews to a vast majority […]

Magento 1.x EOL June 2020

Magento v1 (all versions up to and including v1.9.4.3) will stop receiving software security updates after June 2020. Don’t leave it too late to migrate if you haven’t already. This affects both editions of Magento… Open Source (formerly “Community Edition”) Commerce (formerly “Enterprise Edition”) We recommend you upgrade to the latest version of Magento 2, […]

Debian 8 Jessie EOL 30th June 2020

On the 30th June 2020, Debian 8 “Jessie” goes End of Life (EOL). We recommend you upgrade to Debian 10 “Buster” (skipping Debian 9 if possible). Debian 8 was one of a few OS’s that supported PHP 5, even after official support by the PHP developers ended in 2018. Debian 10 supports PHP 7.3, which […]

Christmas Charity Giving 2019

Once again this Christmas, rather than buying corporate gifts, we are contributing that budget to two local charities. This year we are once again donating to our local food bank and also adding a local homeless charity. Sadly, demand for both of their services are rising year on year. Trussell Trust – Farnborough Foodbank Update […]

2019 Christmas Shutdown

Its that time of year again, when too many mince pies are eaten and elves have an unnatural affiliation with shelves. We are taking some well earned time off by closing our office for the festive period… Our Christmas Shutdown hours are: Fri 20 Dec 2019 – Office closed after 15:00. Tue 24 Dec 2019 […]

Welcome Ashley

Ashley is our latest apprentice to join us here at Dogsbody HQ. Having found the time to complete an Open University course achieving a CertHE (Certificate of higher education) in Natural Sciences – Physics (including mathematics), she shows a passion for learning we love in our apprentices. Ashley said… ‘I watched the film The Theory […]

A small business cyber security plan

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  #BeCyberSmart #CyberAware Security is everyone’s responsibility, so whether you’re a small business, medium enterprise, SaaS provider or web agency, grab a cuppa and learn some of the ways, we at Dogsbody, recommend improving your security. You are 9 times more likely to be a victim of fraud […]

PHP 7.1 will go end of life on 1 Dec 2019

PHP 7.1 goes end of life (EOL) on the 1st December 2019 meaning known security flaws will no longer be fixed and sites are exposed to significant security vulnerabilities. It is important to update them to a newer version. We would recommend updating to either: 7.2 supported until 30 November 2020 7.3 supported until 6 […]

5 benefits of IT managed services

For start ups, small and medium sized businesses, the benefits of IT managed services can be huge. IT managed services providers, like our team here at Dogsbody, have the ability and skills to grow with your business. This means you don’t have to go through the pain of recruiting, setting up and maintaining an in-house […]