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What’s a cyberattack got to do with a turkey factory?

There was an example in the media recently about the world’s largest meat processing plant that had to stand down up to 7,000 workers in Australian abattoirs after a ransomware attack.

We know what you’re thinking, it will never happen to you, right? You can bet that’s what they thought!

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We’re here 24/7

You’ve heard of the city that never sleeps… Holker are the IT company that never sleeps.

We know how important it is for your IT to be operating at its full potential. We also understand the round-the-clock demands our customers put on their infrastructures.

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Is your safeguarding software working?

Local authorities, academy trusts, schools, colleges, and further education institutions all have a legal duty of care to keep children and young people safe online.

The Department for Education’s safeguarding software, which was installed on 2 million devices given out over the last 18 months, has now expired as of 30 September 2021. This means that you need to take control of your own devices by making sure you have your own remote management system.

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Superheroes for Schools

“I think of Holker as superheroes in capes, stood in the wings looking for danger and ready to swoop in and help,” says Rachel Marsland.
Rachel, Business Manager at Denton Community College, said the proactive company understand the pressures that schools are under.

“I’ve got so many plates spinning so knowing that I don’t need to check up on them or worry about the IT means that it’s one plate I need to spin. It has taken so much pressure off me when trying to manage the school’s business affairs.”

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Blue sky thinking for Burnley cloud provider

A thriving technology company has become the largest IT business in Burnley after relocating to new premises.

Holker IT has just expanded into the 15,447 sq. ft Crown House on the Network 65 Business Park – the very place MD Matthew Metcalfe worked as an engineer.

Matthew founded Holker IT in 2009 after spending more than 10 years learning his trade.

Rated among the top 10 IT experts in the North West, Matthew has led the rapid development of a company founded on honest and outstanding client services and on a principle of working in partnership for the good of all.

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