Java Palaver – but do you actually need it?

Java Palaver – but do you actually need it?

You have probably seen Java’s steaming coffee cup logo in your Computer’s taskbar at some point – with a prompt to install the latest version.  Whether I am with clients for training, or to troubleshoot software issues, one question that often comes up is what Java is and whether they actually need it and should […]

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How to make your site secure #https

Ever wondered why some websites have a green padlock and start with “httpS” whilst others with “http” show up as “not secure”?      What exactly is https? Https is the new standard for websites across the internet: “Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure” – the emphasis being on S for Secure. But how is it […]

Social Media Security Settings

Social Media Security Settings

From Facebook to Instagram, most of us are (or know someone who is) completely invested.  Social media can be used to discuss social and economic issues, advertise, or simply share a funny video with your friends. However, as issues like online bullying and cybercrime are ever present, it is essential to keep yourself protected. A […]

How to get your IT compliant with GDPR in 3 Easy Steps

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 – but what does that actually mean when it comes to all things IT?  As part of the directive, business owners have a duty to protect the […]

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 […]