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Internet Connection – Broadband vs Ethernet

The internet is the same internet no matter how you connect to it – right? If you’ve heard terms like ‘superfast broadband’ or 4G and have ever used their predecessors, ADSL and 3G, then you’ll know there are many differences between the technologies and what you can do with them. This also goes for high-speed […]

Protect yourself against hackers

  A client of ours recently reported their email account was hacked. Without going into any specific details of this, here are some words of advice:   Wifi Networks When using free wifi networks, often there is no encryption between you and the network. That means you can only rely on encryption end-to-end, such as […]

Encrypting your emails

Recently we have been asked by a client about sending encrypted emails, so this was written in response to their query, as it’s likely to crop up again with the GDPR edging ever closer. The first question perhaps should be, do I need to encrypt my email? This could be answered ‘no’ if you don’t […]

NHS Ransomware Attack 12th May 2017

Here’s a copy of an email sent to our maintenance customers following the high-profile 12th May Ransomware attacks which affected a number of NHS services . Important – please read and distribute to all computer users.   You will no doubt be aware that on Friday the NHS as well as the rest of the […]

How Ransomware Works

There’s been a lot of talk about Ransomware recently, so here’s some information about what they are and how they work.   A mass email is sent containing malicious code. Often this is hidden inside  or disguised as a zip file, word or excel document attachment Once opened, the code contacts a central server and […]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

WE ARE CELEBRATING TEN YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH 2 PRIZE DRAWS.   WINNERS – Prize Draw One First Prize – Fujitsu Core i5 Ultrabook – Rosemary Toplis Second Prize – Fujitsu Core i3 Laptop – Jane Eastgate Third Prize –  £50 Gift Voucher – Linda Green There are also 4 runners up prizes of 500 days free […]

Second Prize Draw – NOVEMBER 2017

We are celebrating 10 year in business this year by having a super prize draw with some stunning prizes. So if you want to enter you will need to get your hands on one of our prize draw Glitterbugs. They are cute little critters that are only ever seen in our office and there aren’t […]

ESET – Internet Security @ it’s Best

ESET Smart Security – STAY SAFE The ONLY anti-virus / Security Suite we recommend. With perfect solutions for PCs running Windows or Linux MAC computers – yes they CAN get viruses too Smartphones Servers and business environment, including Microsoft Exchange email server Why we recommend Eset (in no particular order): Fastest system we have found […]

Beware Bogus Text Message (not) from Apple

Just a quick post to mention about a new(ish) type of phishing scam. I received this text message just now: Being the curious type, I opened the bit.ly link (Hint – I doubt Apple would use Bit.ly, which is a perfectly acceptable and reputable company by the way) and was greeted with this: Yep that’s […]

Office 365 New Pricing 2017

Microsoft have made a couple of announcements around their Office 365 cloud product suites, and around how they see the business model going. In essence they have put the prices up from 2016 by around 20%, and have decided they no longer want to deal directly with end-users so are pushing for partners to deal […]

Office 365 Questions Answered

Some of our clients have asked about moving from a server-based network to cloud-only and Office 365 in particular – removing the server(s) on-site completely – and the implications of doing so. Here’s a few of their questions and the answers. Also see this article about why we believe Office 365 is the best hosted […]

Is cloud computing for me?

Is cloud computing for me? A question I am being asked more often. My answer is always the same – it depends. There is a lot to know about cloud and navigating can be a minefield. Here is the vital information you need to consider before making a decision: 1. What sort of cloud solution […]