MS Teams v Slack: let the war of words begin

2020-07-02T14:49:12+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

MS Teams v Slack: let the war of words begin It was really only ever going to be a matter of time, and the market may need to prove that it is big enough for MS Team and Slack. Slack may be willing to share (or have very little alternative) but Microsoft has never [...]

Everything you need to know about full-fibre broadband

2020-06-30T17:06:52+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , , , |

Everything you need to know about full-fibre broadband Everything is online these days. Whether you’re filling in a form for the government, looking up a recipe or just chilling out with some popcorn-popping entertainment, chances are you’re doing it on the internet. From dial-up to broadband If you’re of a certain age, you may [...]

Tech and teaching – does it really work?

2020-06-30T16:42:39+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , |

Tech and teaching - does it really work? Back in the 1980s, the old BBC micro was a feature in just about every school and, since that time, schools (and universities) have not only increased the quantity and quality of technical equipment to which their students have access, but also increased the extent [...]

MS Teams Vs Slack

2020-06-30T16:24:28+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services, IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MS Teams Vs Slack Some of the tech giants have built their businesses on seeing where small companies succeed and then either making them an offer they can’t refuse or launching their own competitor product. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t and sometimes both products find their own little niche. For example, even [...]

Could your computer make you sick?

2020-06-26T07:52:27+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , |

Could your computer make you sick? According to an old saying, “when America sneezes, the world catches a cold”. What if, however, technology developed to a point where a supercomputer could sneeze and make the world catch a cold? That time may not be so far off. A very brief history of computer viruses [...]

Open source: the best software to analyse data

2020-06-24T17:37:42+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Open source: the best software to analyse data One of the benefits of keeping data in a digital format is that it is easy to analyse. What’s more, there’s plenty of software out there to help you to do so. When it comes to data analysis, many organisations have a preference for open-source software: [...]

Security with cloud back-up services

2020-06-24T17:32:29+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Security with cloud back-up services (Do I need to back up my Office365?) Kim Dotcom is a name that may have faded from the news headlines (at least in the UK), but he was the founder of Megaupload, which is was what we would now recognise as a cloud-based site for the storage and [...]

When Windows 10 cracks

2020-01-14T09:54:12+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , |

When Windows 10 cracks There are all kinds of ways in which the Windows 10 operating system represents an interesting departure from Microsoft’s past, but perhaps the most obvious is in the upgrade system. While Microsoft’s core base of enterprise users continues to have a significant degree of control over which updates they [...]

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails?

2020-06-26T07:53:18+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Compliance, IT Support|Tags: , , , , |

Email and GDPR: can you check your employees’ emails? End users (in this case employees) and IT departments often see corporate email as being one of their major professional challenges, albeit for very different reasons. To end-users, the volume of email processed each and every day is often a time sink that can gobble away at their productivity, whereas to IT [...]

Making the most of your content with repurposing

2019-11-14T16:48:56+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , |

Making the most of your content with repurposing With many people’s focus turning to reusing and recycling their belongings to save the earth, it’s worth remembering that those philosophies have lots of other applications too, such as managing your content. Given how much time, energy and resources you have no doubt ploughed into creating [...]

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