MT Services News & Blog

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Welcome to our News & Blog page, where we will be posting articles about MT Services alongside articles about the latest in IT and Cyber Security.




Mt Services Donation

MT Services support Heart of Tamworth Community Project

Continuing our support for local charitable causes we have made a £1000 donation to Heart of Tamworth Community Project. The project supports a wide range of people in Tamworth and the surrounding area and are based at the Sacred Heart Community Centre on Silver Link Road.

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Why you should implement MFA

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is generally considered to be a cost-effective security measure for businesses. Compared to other security measures like biometric authentication, physical access controls, or encryption, MFA is relatively affordable to implement. Many MFA solutions are available for free or at low cost, such as using an authentication app, SMS authentication, or a physical […]

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From the archive – Microsoft Mail

As part of MT Services 50th year, we are looking back through our archive at key products in the history of the business. This time, Microsoft Mail, which enabled MT Services to provide Lan & Wan email communication to our customers before the internet. Microsoft Mail was a messaging and email system developed by Microsoft […]

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Should you use the ChatGPT AI tool

As an AI language model, ChatGPT has its share of advocates and detractors. On one hand, supporters of ChatGPT point out its ability to engage in conversations and provide useful information on a wide range of topics. With its natural language processing capabilities, ChatGPT can understand human language and respond in a way that simulates […]

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From the archive – dBase III Plus

As part of MT Services 50th year, we are looking back through our archive at key products in the history of the business. Ashton-Tate’s dBASE was the first sophisticated database program for personal computers, the dBASE file formats became a de-facto standard, it originally developed for the CP/M OS and later Microsoft DOS. Released in […]

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MT Services donates to Tamworth Foodbank

Last week we visited Tamworth foodbank to donate £1000, which we would normally spend on Christmas gifts for our customers.
It was interesting to meet everyone involved with our local foodbank and to understand more about the scale of the issue in Tamworth. Their efforts help thousands of local people every year and especially over Christmas.

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3com 3+ share

From the archive – 3com 3+ Share

As part of MT Services 50th year, we are looking back through our archive at key products in the history of the business. This time, 3Com’s 3+Share Network Operating System, which MT Services used for our first Network Servers. 3+Share, commonly known as 3 Plus, was launched in the early 1980s by 3Com providing a […]

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Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 and 8 support this week

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 today, January 10th, which means users of computers running these OSes will need to move to Windows 10 or 11 to continue getting technical assistance and software updates. This means any computer running Windows 7, 8, 8.1 will now be a security risk […]

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Build a security-savvy workforce through ongoing Human Risk Management

With Verizon reporting that the ‘human element’ plays a part in 85% of cyber security breaches, your business can be compromised by just one well-crafted and well-researched phishing email landing in an employee’s inbox. The fact is, common attacks like phishing have rapidly evolved over the past few years, and businesses have been slow to […]

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MT Services celebrates 50th Year

This year marks the 50th year of MT Services, formed in November 1973 as Midland Typewriter Services.

We’ve seen many changes since we started with Typewriters, taking in the first personal computers, Networks, emails, the internet, the year 2000 bug, smartphones and cloud computing.

Thanks to all our customers and staff over the years, who’ve made MT Services what it is today.

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