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March 25, 2019

Are you keeping your software up to date?

So only a month ago you were applying Operating System updates, you turn on your machine and it turns out there are more updates to be installed. Do you just install the updates or how often do you dismiss them because you’re in the middle of an important piece of work?

It can be too easy to dismiss an important update, however if those updates include security patches you can be putting your data at risk.

With the constant rise of Malwareand Ransomware applying security patches is critical to a business, if there is a breach then the whole network is at risk.

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March 25, 2019

Windows 7 Is Coming To An End

Windows 7 support is ending, come January 14th 2020 Microsoft are pulling the plug

All things come to an end. Before Microsoft ends support we recommend you take action to avoid any problems in the future.

What does this mean to me?

If you are running a business or using a computer in your home then having supported software becomes very important. Once Microsoft ends support for Windows 7, then they will no longer fix any bugs. There won’t be any future security fixes.This puts your identity and security at risk. Not only this but you will no longer be compliant and working with credit cards means you will be failing PCI Compliance.

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March 23, 2019

Computer Slow? Maybe Time For An SSD

When we talk about a slow computer the main cause is often due to the machine being fitted with a mechanical drive, we call this a harddrive (HDD). A typical HDD is often 7200 RPM but some machines are fitted with 5400 RPM drives, it is these drives that begin to slow down over time.

What is a HDD?

With a HDD that is a mechanical drive is a magnetic platter that spins while it is either read from or written too. Parts from a mechanical drive begin to slow and degrade over time, with wear and tear on parts you may boot up one day to find either the drive has failed or begins to present issues. Once issues occur then you are on the way to complete failure.

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December 2, 2018

Countdown To Christmas 2018 Tech Gift Ideas

Christmas is getting closer, we are doing a countdown to Christmas 2018

Christmas is a time for families but quite often it has become about finding the right gift idea or figuring out if you made the right decision. We provide you with a few ideas on what you should get for either yourself or a gift for others.

Are Your Stuck With What To Get?

Often questions are asked about what you want for Christmas and the answer isn’t always so obvious, we spend a bit of time going through tech items you may want.

Xbox One X

Microsoft’s flagship console and the current most powerful console on the market.

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