Looking for ‘Mr Right’…from the Start? Tips on Finding the Perfect IT Support Partner

Looking for ‘Mr Right’…from the Start? Tips on Finding the Perfect IT Support Partner

With Valentine’s Day looming, cards & hearts appearing in all the shops and Lindor introducing their valentine’s chocolate box (yum!), we’re jumping on the band-waggon and turning our attention to helping you find the perfect <IT Support> Partner! Are you looking for a team with a GSOH? Or perhaps a Partner who is DTE (down…

5 Ways to Stop Cyber-Attacks in their Tracks
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5 Ways to Stop Cyber-Attacks in their Tracks

How secure are your systems and data? Are your systems regularly monitored for cyber-attacks? Can you be sure any security breaches are stopped in their tracks immediately? Dealing with advanced threats is the most significant concern for cybersecurity professionals and organisations these days. With system downtime, disruption of business operations and reduced productivity costing businesses…

5 ways hackers steal your password – & how to stop them!

5 ways hackers steal your password – & how to stop them!

The concept of the password has been around for centuries and one reason for the enduring popularity of passwords is that people know instinctively how they work. But there’s also a problem, as Phil Muncaster from our Security Partner, ESET, goes on to explain. Passwords are the Achilles’ heel of the digital lives of many…

Seasonal Switch-Off for Digital Detox & Downtime

Seasonal Switch-Off for Digital Detox & Downtime

In today’s society, we all seem so busy, juggling the many hats we wear, often over-committing and feeling under significant time pressure. Technology, specifically social media, can sometimes be the cause of this. Seeing the happy faces of friends and family enjoying festivities can lead to a feeling of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), whilst…

Christmas Shopping – Compassion, Cookies & Scams!

Christmas Shopping – Compassion, Cookies & Scams!

With less than a month to go now until Christmas Day and Black Friday on the horizon, here are a few things to consider when carrying out your Christmas shopping online! Compassionate Christmas Shopping Did you know that there are sites which give a percentage of your spend as a charitable donation every time you…

Remote working?…’snow problem’

Remote working?…’snow problem’

A quick look out through the window this morning confirmed the overnight arrival of the forecast snow.  In previous years the first arrival of snow has brought with it a number of calls from users requiring remote access to the network, emails configured on external devices, telephone numbers redirected and voicemail greetings amended. For many…

Christmas Compassion, Cookies & Seasonal Shopping Scams

Christmas Compassion, Cookies & Seasonal Shopping Scams

With twinkly lights going up, shops stocking up on mince pies and the first of the mulled wine being sampled, it’s beginning to feel a little like Christmas..! And no doubt lots of you are much more organised than us and have even actually started Christmas shopping already! Well, for those of you turning your thoughts to…

The Value of both the Team and the Individual

The Value of both the Team and the Individual

We recently saw the retirement of opening batsman and former England Cricket Captain Alastair Cook who bowed out in the best possible way with a determined and pivotal personal contribution to the team’s success. In a fairy tale, victorious finish which included a century in his final innings, the last test match of the English summer…

Computer-Aided Learning in the Classroom

Computer-Aided Learning in the Classroom

With the start of school for the autumn term and my children now tackling the challenges of year 2 and foundation, I’m continuously learning how computers are changing the educational experience within the classroom. It was recently announced in the weekly electronic newsletter – incidentally delivered via the ParentMail app on our phones – that…

At Home with Technology – How Alexa, IFTTT & Harmony Hub can work for you!

At Home with Technology – How Alexa, IFTTT & Harmony Hub can work for you!

It is just over a year since Amazon introduced Alexa to our lives. She wasn’t the first digital assistant to enter the home but thanks to Amazon’s heavy marketing and low prices she is arguably the most prolific. Homes up and down the country can be heard asking Alexa for jokes or simple reminders but…