How remote working affects towns and cities

2020-07-20T17:29:44+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

How remote working affects towns and cities: the intentional and the unintentional consequences Working from home has been the norm for many employees and businesses during lockdown. It sounds idyllic – and it can be – but there are problems with remote working too. Remote working, if at all possible, was advised during the [...]

Online security when videoconferencing

2020-07-20T17:23:58+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, IT Support|Tags: , , , , , |

Online security when videoconferencing Right now, video conferencing is the new “office meeting room”. The word ‘Zoom’ has entered our vocabulary and everybody is getting the hang of video meetings for both social and professional purposes. There are all kinds of advantages to this but there are, however, also some security points to [...]

Windows 7 is over: what to do if your SME still uses the OS

2020-07-20T17:22:51+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , , , , |

Windows 7 is over: what to do if your SME still uses the OS So farewell, Windows 7, you’ve served many companies well but now it’s time for you to go. At least, that’s what Microsoft says. Even though it has now released its second “final update” for the operating system (presumably the [...]

How to enable employees to work from home

2020-07-20T17:15:46+00:00July 20th, 2020|Categories: How To, IT Support|Tags: , , , |

How to enable employees to work from home Even though home-working has long been on the rise both globally and in the UK specifically, COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) has given it a substantial boost. Hopefully, the virus will be brought under control quickly but the sad fact is that, in an age of [...]

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: [...]

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