What is Encryption and do I need it? #GDPR compliance

What is Encryption and do I need it? #GDPR compliance

Everybody is talking about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which is coming into force on 25th May 2018. The official Guide by the ICO can be found here – with 12 Steps to take now.  As part of the directive, business owners have a duty to protect the data they hold and one form of […]

Back Up - the easy way!

Back Up – the easy way!

The most common reasons for backup fails are: Not knowing how to  Not realizing backup corruptions until disaster strikes   Do I really Need to Back-Up? YES! If you are using your computer for business, you have a legal responsibility to back up your data. But even if you are using your computer privately, it […]

How to set up your new computer

How to set up your new computer

One of the most frequently asked questions by our clients is just how they should go about setting up their new computer and how to transfer things over from their old computer.  Windows Easy Transfer Wizard You might have used this clever wizard in the past when moving from an old computer to a new […]

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Free Emails – there is no such thing as a free lunch

Free email is great – from Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook.com – you can take them anywhere, own them forever and never have to pay… The Best things in life are free… Free really means free here in the financial sense, unless you exceed the storage space -limits are different from provider to provider. You won’t […]

Keeping WordPress Safe

Keeping WordPress Safe

If you thought that your website is not “important” enough to be hacked, think again!  Hackers don’t discriminate and certainly don’t just target high profile companies. WordPress is still our favourite Content Management System for Websites but with almost 30% of all websites using WordPress, it’s probably also one of the most targeted by hackers. […]

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3G, 4G, 4GG – understanding what it’s all about

4G and its current state of play in the UK What is 4G 4G is the latest mobile network technology introduced in the UK in 2012. Besides voice calls, it enables fast internet browsing, video calling, mapping etc. on mobile devices at speeds comparable to broadband speeds. 4G stands for “fourth generation” – defined by […]

VPN

VPN

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear?! Or do you…  We are living in one of the most surveilled countries in Europe and our every move is watched whether through cameras on the streets or through our Internet Service Provider online. Why are VPN no longer just used by larger businesses […]

The Real Cost of Data Loss

The Real Cost of Data Loss

 … and why we should REALLY back-up our files We know we should back-up our files – family photos, accounts, business files and of course everything else we really cannot afford to lose (like software licenses, emails…). But am I really at risk of data loss? So, you’re a “safe surfer”, have first-class Anti-Virus software […]

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Computer Health Checks – money worth spending?

  Computer Health Checks are usually a staple offering from every computer repair business – but do you really need it and is it money worth spending?   What exactly is a Computer Health Check? It’s a little bit like booking your car in for a Service. However, what exactly is included in a health […]

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Stop those Windows Updates?

Hands up who hates Windows updates! They can be inconvenient, un-timely and cause havoc – so, are they necessary or can they be turned off? What are Windows updates? Microsoft releases regular Windows updates all the time – they range from new features to fixing problems and, most importantly, security patches that rectify security vulnerabilities, […]