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  • 01Jul2016

    Windows 10 Anniversary Update - What to Expect

    According to figures from Microsoft, over 270 million active devices are now running Windows 10. As the 29th July cut-off for the free upgrade approaches, Microsoft has also announced details of what users can expect from the anniversary update, due to be rolled out from the 2nd August. Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: microsoft,windows,windows10,upgrade
  • 19May2016

    Why Mobile Device Management is Important for Small Businesses

    Many small businesses (from sole traders upwards) operate a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy whether they know it or not. Mobile devices (especially smartphones) are expensive so there is often a need for the business owner or employees to use their personal devices for company activities. Whether that is emails, FSS (File Sync and Share), cloud accounting software, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software or anything else. But do small business owners ever stop and think about the risks this poses to their own or their customer's data? Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: device,mobile,data,security
  • 13May2016

    We Hit the Road with our New Van Design

    It's always fantastic when you give a brief and the creative mind hits the mark. This has happened with our brand new fleet van graphics from Image Sign Systems in Weston-s-Mare. Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: van,branding,advertising
  • 20Apr2016

    How to Protect your Business Against Ransomware

    Ransomware is one of the most significant threats to company data right now and cases are becoming all too common for large and small businesses alike. You must protect your business against the financial and productivity impact of this online menace. The good news is, that following some simple and cost-effective steps will help you to minimise the risk of infection within your organisation. Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: Cryptolocker,ransomware,Maktub Locker,security
  • 07Feb2016

    Breathe New Life into your Boardroom with Chromecast

    You know the scenario, you've got a big screen and projector or TV in your boardroom but it never gets switched on, why? Often projector bulbs (which are expensive to replace) fail or you replace your laptops with ones with no VGA output and your screen connections have become obsolete. So, is a Chromecast the answer that will breathe new life back into your boardroom? Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: tv,boardroom,equipment,chromecast
  • 14Jan2016

    We Are Moving!

    After three and a half years at the fantastic facility at the Bristol & Bath Science Park but the time has come to find our own offices as a more permanent base of operations. Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: moving,premises
  • 07Jul2015

    Web Hosting for Small Businesses Explained

    Choosing the right type of web hosting for your small business website can be a bit of a minefield and the wrong move could result in either overspending or a slow website. Here is our quick guide to the various types of web hosting. Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: website,hosting,small business
  • 25Apr2015

    Windows Server 2003 - Please Leave the Building!

    If your company has an ageing Windows server 2003 still on the network, then you need to do something about it, as it's days are very much numbered... Read More

    Published by: Jon Hoare | Tagged: windows,news
  • 05Oct2014

    Our Favourite Windows 10 Rumours So Far

    Let's face it, Windows 8 was a step too far for a lot of Microsoft's traditional user base, with complaints about the 'missing' Start button (later reintroduced in a watered down form in Windows 8.1) and unfamiliar navigation through the 'Metro' tiled interface, the software giant's reputation took a bit of a battering. Read More

    Published by: Toby Hoare | Tagged: windows,news
  • 16Jul2014

    Backup Options: Pure Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud vs. Personal Cloud

    Ensuring that your data is safely backed up is absolutely critical in today's digital world. If your business produces any kind of electronic documents do make sure that they can be recovered in case of any kind of equipment failure, accidental deletion or force majeure. Read More

    Published by: Nick Tuftnell | Tagged: cloud,hybrid,personal,backup
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