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How many passwords can you remember?

I was wondering how many times a day we have to enter a password? Curiosity got the better of me so I started counting and gave up when I passed 40 before lunch! It’s a constant struggle; not just remembering the ones we have, but finding new ones that fit the relevant criteria required, such […]

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Get more from your Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is taking over the world! The number of users is likely to surpass the 100 million mark this year. Not surprisingly, Microsoft are keeping up the pressure to gain customers, by adding more apps into the Office 365 portfolio. If you’re an Office 365 user, or are considering making the move, here is […]

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8 nasty shocks you don’t need!

In any society there are a few ‘bad eggs’ and the world wide web is no different. There are some people who dedicate themselves to stealing information and others that just take delight in causing other people problems – sometimes for no apparent reason! Whether you run a company with dozens of workstations or just […]

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Does your technology improve productivity? – Part 2

Our last article started your thinking about technologies that can improve your efficiency and increase productivity.  This is the other part of the pair with more tips that hopefully will make your life easier. Voice, don’t text One of the most underrated features of WhatsApp is the ability to record short, voicemail-style messages at the […]

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Does your technology improve productivity?

This is the first of a pair of articles that will give you some tips and ideas about how technology should be working for you to get better outcomes. Technology was developed as a ‘time-saver’, which should lead to increased productivity, but instead it seems that all that has happened is that there is a […]

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PAYG v. managed support contract

Why would a client choose an ongoing support contract (with the ongoing financial commitment) instead of a simple pay-as-you-go option? It’s a question we’re often asked and here’s why: Budgeting It’s easier to budget when you know the costs for the year ahead. Like most IT companies, our support contract includes all labour, travel and […]

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System down!

Computer failure has headlined in the media recently.  Quite apart from the British Airways debacle (and the lame excuse – that any IT specialist will tell you is far from what you’d expect from a company of this size) – there have also been several cybercrime attacks that have caused considerable difficulties to employees, customers […]

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When should I replace my computer

We’re often asked “How long should my computer last” or “Is it worth upgrading or replacing my computer”.  There is no definitive answer to the question – and like so many cases in the technology arena ‘it depends …’. The most common reason for questions like these is because a computer is showing poor performance. […]

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CRMs – Streamline your customer relationships

My first Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system was a box of 6 x 4 index cards, one for each client, and I recorded every phone call, visit, or letter sent to or from my customers. It worked well, but was labour intensive to say the least! Now it’s a different story, with an impressive array […]

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The Death of Windows Vista

If you thought that Windows Vista was already dead in the water and you wouldn’t throw it a lifeline, you can safely ignore this.  However, if any of your computers are still running on Visa – read on. The much-criticised operating system launched a decade ago, but it has been struggling along all this time, […]

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