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Taylor Made are warning businesses about a new scam that steals data and deletes all available backups. The newly-discovered Zenis ransomware has the potential to destroy businesses if people fall into the trap. Zenis uses a customised encryption method that warns recipients to pay up or risk losing their infected files forever. The scam tells…

People, not machines, are the key to stamping down cyber crime. The comments come as new report today revealed that more than 25% of UK councils have had their computer systems breached in the past five years. A report by privacy group Big Brother Watch based on freedom of information requests found 114 councils experienced…

The rapid development in computers, mobile phones and the internet has effected every sector of commerce since the start of the century that’s why we at Taylor Made Computer Solutions sponsor the Award for the Best Use of Technology at the Daily Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards. The winner of this award will have used…

More than 40 businesses came together yesterday (March 20) to find out how to stay on the right side of new data protection laws. Taylor Made and KPMG joined forces to run a seminar and educate fellow local businesses on the new GDPR data protection rules, which come into effect this May. From May 25,…

Interview of the month A major report commissioned by Taylor Made Computer Solutions has been conducted to identify the catalysts for change and how owner-managers are approaching IT issues. In the interview with Taylor Made Computer Solutions & Setford Solicitors, the directors reveal what they perceive to be the issues if IT is to deliver…

As National Apprenticeship Week (March 5 to 9) is in full swing, our apprentice, Sam Barker is singing the praises of learning while he is earning. Sam has been an apprentice at Taylor Made for 9 months. Taylor Made tend to take on around two new apprentices every year and help train them on-the-job. Sam,…

Taylor Made are delighted to announce that they have recently hired a Business Development Manager, Rob Hillsdon. Rob has joined us following 7 years with a global IT company providing corporate governance solutions at board level to FTSE 350, the public sector and charities. Prior to that Rob had lengthy stints totalling over 20 years…

While the Beast from the East battered Britain last week it also showcased why Taylor Made is such a great place to work. Storm Emma caused havoc across the country but, with us being fully geared up for remote working, it was no problem for our team. We were able to continue working seamlessly from…

Children are putting themselves at risk – not just now but decades into the future – by not knowing enough about cyber security. That’s the message which says more needs to be done to teach ‘Gen-Z’ (aged 18 and under) about staying safe online. It comes as new research shows that Gen-Z is the least…

Taylor Made Computer Solutions and KPMG are working together to educate fellow local businesses on the new GDPR data protection rules, which come into effect this May. From May 25th businesses will have to prove they’ve been given consent to store people’s data. They’ll also have to tell people how their data is stored and…

Interview of the month A major report commissioned by Taylor Made Computer Solutions has been conducted to identify the catalysts for change and how owner-managers are approaching IT issues. In the interview with Taylor Made Computer Solutions & Dunham-Bush, the directors reveal what they perceive to be the issues if IT is to deliver key…

Taylor Made’s on-premise vulnerability management solution helps you reduce your threat exposure by enabling you to assess and respond to changes in your environment real time and prioritising risk across vulnerabilities, configurations, and controls. Data breaches are growing at an alarming rate. Security attacks are increasing and your board wants to know what you are…

GDPR is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. It is the most important change in the data privacy regulation in 20 years. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May 2018 across the European Union, it is more important than ever to…

As Safer Internet Day takes place on Tuesday 6th February 2018. Taylor Made has released its top tips on how businesses can keep themselves protected online. It says security threats have been increasing year-on-year and cyber-attacks are becoming far more sophisticated. Its experts say that at an organisational level, understanding the threat that your business…

After an amazing turn out last year at our Golf and Gala dinner, Taylor Made are now organising a 2nd charity event in aid of Wessex Heartbeat. We are hoping our event will become firm fixtures in Hampshire’s golfing calendar for another year. Last year we raised a massive £32,000 for Wessex Heartbeat and our…

Taylor Made is very passionate about working with charities and raising money to help as and when we can. We have worked alongside some amazing charities throughout the years such as Wessex Cancer Trust, Brendon Care Foundation, Wessex Heartbeat, Cancer Research and so many more. We have previously worked closely with Naomi House and Jack’s…

Millions of computers, laptops and iPads could be vulnerable to hacking after major security flaws in Intel’s processors revealed. Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits and patches should be forthcoming from the mainstream vendors. The main vendors affected, such as Microsoft and Apple will be releasing patches over the…

Taylor Made has powered up its green credentials with the arrival of six brand-new electric cars. On the 20th December 2017, Taylor Made welcomed six new BMWi3s to its fleet this week, marking its move towards electrifying its entire fleet. Founder and Managing Director Nigel Taylor said: “The entire team was so excited about the…

Taylor Made’s Cyber Security Breakfast was a great success on Wednesday 20th September. Together with Coffin Mew Solicitors we organised a Cyber Security and GDPR breakfast seminar to educate businesses on cyber security. To hammer home the message of just how easy it is to fall victim, a ransomware infection took place at the event….

    For ADF Milking, ensuring all of their staff – no matter where they are in the world – can do business is critical. The fast-growing manufacturing company designs, manufactures and distributes automatic milking machines that take hygiene to the next level. The technology advanced units protect cows’ health and dramatically reduce the risk…

A new report warns that the use of connected devices in the home can be used to steal data, but it’s not just consumers at risk. Taylor Made says businesses could also be putting themselves in harm’s way without even knowing it. A new report from National Trading Standards this week urged consumers to remain…

With Cyber Security and GDPR at the top of everyone’s agenda this year, Taylor Made has been looking at what might lie ahead for businesses in 2018. Last year saw some of the highest profile hacks on record, with the crippling ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack on the NHS in May, one of the biggest headlines of…

Taylor Made Computer Solutions is delighted to have won Best Business for The News’ We Can Do It community awards. As a winner we will now be invited to receive our award at a special celebration, held in the Mayor of Portsmouth’s banqueting room at the Guild Hall on Monday, November 27th. Nigel Taylor, Managing Director of…

Our fleet of branded cars are among the most recognisable on the M27. We are about to get a whole lot greener. Taylor Made has announced plans to switch to electric cars. We are well-known for our fleet of nearly 50 branded Skoda Octavias. It’s clear the future for cars is electric and we are…

After months of hard work the team at Taylor Made is proud to announce that we are now a Microsoft Tier 1 Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP). As a Tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider, we can now supply a new range of services including Microsoft Azure and Office 365. For customers that take advantage of our…

Taylor Made have recently introduced a new referral scheme. The majority of our work is through recommendation from customers that are satisfied with our tailored IT solutions. For all our customers that choose to recommend somebody to Taylor Made, we would like to give them something back in return to show how much we appreciate…

Please be aware of an exploit called ‘The KRACK’ or ‘Key Reinstallation Attack’ that takes advantage of a vulnerability in wireless connections, making it possible for an attacker to view, or at worse take advantage of an encrypted wireless connection. The exploit impacts clients (Windows, Linux, MacOSX, iOS, Android to name a few) and access…

We are proud to announce that Taylor Made’s Finance Director, Joe Jeffers has been identified as one of the top 10 highest achieving and most talented FDs in the region, after being nominated for the Central South Mid Market’s Top 10 Finance Directors. The role of the Finance Director continues to evolve, becoming ever more…

Cake sales at Taylor Made are a very popular event in the office. We love to raise money for our chosen charities to help them in any way we can. Some of our previously chosen charities include; Naomi House & Jacks’ Place, Cancer Research UK, Wessex Cancer Trust, Brendon Care, Wessex Heartbeat and many more….

Please be aware that hundreds of thousands of computers have been penetrated by a corrupted version of the popular computer cleanup software, known as CCleaner. CCLeaner was recently compromised by hackers (August 15th)  where they managed to embed malware into what is now thought to be over 2.2 million machines. It is now becoming clear…

Organisations that work with the personal data of European Union residents need to overhaul business processes to avoid the risks of violating the General Data Protection Regulation as of May 2018 (GDPR). Penalties for non-compliance could cost an organisation upwards of £20 million or 4% of total annual worldwide revenue, whichever is higher. The GDPR’s…

Taylor Made’s Annual Pro-Celebrity Charity Golf and Gala Dinner raises £32,500 for local charity, Wessex Heartbeat. After months of planning the inaugural event took place at the weekend and raised tens of thousands for Wessex Heartbeat. More than 220 people attended the event, with some competing in the 18 hole tournament and others joining for…

A fantastic day of golf at the Cams Hall Golf Club, followed by a wonderful evening of beautiful food and incredible prizes Taylor Made Computer Solutions is a proud sponsor of the Cams Hall Pro-AM Golf Competition at Cams Hall Golf Club. It was a great success this year with over 20 teams taking part…

Taylor Made is warning people to be extra vigilant for fraudulent emails after news broke off the biggest spamming operation of its kind this week. The ‘spambot’ has a list of 711.5 million email addresses which it’s targeting with malware. It is thought to be one of the largest scale data breaches of its type,…

The time has finally come for 18 members of Taylor Made to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge. Over the past 9 months, our 3 Peaks Team have been training extremely hard to prepare themselves for this day, clocking up over 700 miles doing training walks up Butser Hill, Brecon Beacons and even Snowdon,…

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are rushing to take advantage of The Cloud, with easier remote working and reduced capital costs just some of the benefits. Today, more than four in five UK organisations are formally adopting at least one Cloud service. Taylor Made have seen a sharp rise in the number of businesses…

Taylor Made are organising an annual charity golf and gala dinner in aid of Wessex Heartbeat and hopes our event will become a firm fixture in Hampshire’s golfing calendar. The Golf and Gala Dinner will take place on September 17 at the new Boundary Lakes Golf Course at the Ageas Hilton. It will mark one…

After months of hard work, the team at Taylor Made are delighted to announce that the new and improved website is now live. Our new website has been designed to improve your experience and deliver further advice and value via a range of new developments, including: A new, fully responsive design – aimed to provide…

Taylor Made is a proud sponsor of Havant Rugby Football Club. We have been sponsoring the club for over 15 years, since Managing Director Nigel Taylor’s sons used to play for the minis and junior teams. In exchange of our well-built relationship with them, we get a chance to go to a variety of different…

Taylor Made are delighted to announce that they have recently hired two new IT apprentices, Max and Sam. Both apprentices will be taking part in the Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Programme to help Taylor Made’s growing IT support team. Taylor Made partner with IT apprenticeship specialist, Intequal (formally ITSkillsman) who have a wealth of experience in…

Summer is our favourite time of year. Warm weather, beach days, relaxing in the sun and BBQ’s – what’s not to love? It is a Taylor Made tradition to do a summer social event for our staff, so this year we organised an afternoon of festivities at Woodmill Activities Centre in Southampton. Thanks to Active…

Are you prepared should the worst happen? Join Taylor Made Computer Solutions, Swinton Insurance, ESID, Fusion Insurance, Rothmans and Moore Blatch for an informative morning on how businesses need to protect themselves should they get hit by a cyber-attack. Data Security breaches are on the rise and are now inevitable, so preparation is the only…

Data Security breaches are on the rise and are now inevitable, so preparation is the only armour to protect your data against the enemy. Protection of corporate data is a complex and ever changing issue. Intellectual property, financial information and client data require the strongest levels of protection from theft or attack from both outside…

The team at Taylor Made have been named among the best in the world. The MSP Mentor results have just been released and Taylor Made have been awarded 6th place for Managed Service Providers in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) region and 4th place in the UK. How does the ranking work?…

We are delighted that we had the opportunity to sponsor Brendon Care’s annual Golf Day at Sanford Springs Golf Club in Kingsclere on Friday 9th June. It was a great success this year and as a result of the golfers generosity participating in the various games and raffles on the day Brendon care raised a…

Our Taylor Made team have taken a leaf from The Proclaimers’ book and walked 500 miles. But rather than falling down at a door, we are only just getting started. Our Taylor Made staff have clocked 500 miles over the last three months in training for their Three Peaks Challenge in September. 20 of our…

Four members have turned their attention to entertaining audiences in a cover band, Such Great Heights for ‘Rock the Cause’ They take current and original material from the charts and make them their own. Luke Betteridge, Steve Stokes, Luke Lucas and Dan Todd are set to show off their musical talents. Our charity gig ‘Rock…

The NHS faced its highest profile cyber attack to date last week. But what can Hampshire businesses and organisations learn from the attack? Nigel Taylor, managing director of Fareham-based Taylor Made Computer Solutions gives his view… “The headlines created by the NHS attack have, without doubt, opened people’s eyes to the very real risks of…

In light of the global ransomware attack, known as WannaCry – (BBC ARTICLE) we would like to share our IT knowledge and advise local businesses of what steps need to be taken to safeguard your business from ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks are typically delivered through the email system. They occur due to a combination of…

Organisations adopting ‘smart technology’ means businesses are just as much in danger of being held to ransom over data. It’s not just consumers who are at risk from having their smart devices hacked. The National Crime Agency and National Cyber Security Centre warns that smartphones, watches and fitness trackers could be used to hold people…

From left; Luke Betteridge, Account Manager; Steve Stokes, Head of Account Management; Luke Lucas, Service Desk Engineer; Dan Tod, Business Consultant Four members of Taylor Made have turned their attention to entertaining audiences in a cover band, Such Great Heights. They take current and original material from the charts and make them their own. Luke…

Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly common way into work, with young people gaining qualifications while they earn. In light of the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week we would like to celebrate the positive impact of our apprentices Taylor Made Apprentices Alicia Buckland started as a Business Administration Apprentice and has recently been promoted to Marketing…

Taylor Made are delighted to be hosting this prestigious Pro-Celebrity Charity Golf and Gala Dinner. The Hilton Ageas Bowl’s is due to open a picturesque 18-hole golf course, this summer. It will mark one of the first opportunities for people to try out the par 69 parkland course and the first charity golf day to…

Taylor Made has gone the extra mile to ensure we can help customers who are Deaf or have hearing loss. Taylor Made have worked with RAD to give employees training so they can work better with Deaf clients. We have even changed some of our working practices as a result of the training, helping to…

A seminar in Southampton is set to be a wakeup call as people witness a live hack during the event. Taylor Made Computer Solutions’ Cyber Security Breakfast will educate businesses on cyber security. We are set to do a computer hacking to show people just how easy it is to fall victim. About the event The…

Taylor Made have echoed the Government’s call for the private sector to join the battle against online crime. Taylor Made realise that it’s not just down to the government to keep us safe Managing director Nigel Taylor, said: “While technology is constantly evolving, it’s ultimately people, not machines, who have the ability to fight cyber…

Taylor Made found a novel way to shake off January blue – with fancy dress. We slipped into Disney-themed costumes as a part of our company’s annual post Christmas party.  For what seems to be a long and gloomy month, hosting the party in January always gives our staff something to look forward too. Our…

Taylor Made Computer Solutions is delighted to have sponsored ‘Business Person of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards on Thursday 17th November 2016. As the first company in Hampshire and the first technology company across the south to be recognised for its commitment to staff with a third consecutive gold award from…

From left; Joe Jeffers, finance director; Nigel Taylor, managing director; Matt Faulkner; technical Director; Aly Taylor, HR director; Ian Lockwood, commercial director Nigel Taylor, founder and chairman of Fareham-based Taylor Made Computer Solutions, is picking up the reins of his company with a senior-level restructuring which includes two new appointments to the board. He is…

Things are getting hairy at Taylor Made Computer Solutions, where staff are growing face fuzz to take part in the Movember challenge. Team members at Taylor Made, Fareham, are competing to grow the best moustaches while raising money and awareness for men’s health issues. Our fleet of branded cars, which are a familiar sight on…

It’s Charity Fun Day at TMCS Today… At Taylor Made we like to support local, National and Worldwide Charities. We recently took a staff poll of chosen charities and had two clear winners. These charities will receive regular donations from us as a result of the dress down Fridays and cakes sales. So today is…

Today is the day that Fiona Woodham PA at Taylor Made Computer Solutions “Braves the Shave” whilst raising over £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Taylor Made is always looking for opportunities to support worthwhile causes and Fiona has certainly pulled out all the stops on this one! Read on to learn more about what she…

Taylor Made Computer Solutions has continued its support of local sport by renewing its sponsorship of Havant Rugby Football Club for the 2012/13 season. The sponsorship is just the latest in a long line of deals that have seen the Fareham based IT firm support Hampshire sport. The Havant RFC deal will take Taylor Made’s…

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