25 May 2018
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy to be inline with the new GDPR, which if you still haven’t heard, is the General Data Protection Regulation. The details of which can be found here, but in summary, our do’s and don’t’s are explained below: Before we get started, the definitions are ‘you’ the customer, and […]

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11 August 2017
Callum Renwick, Intern

Callum Renwick

Last year, around half of all UK businesses were hit by cyber-attacks. The threat of cyber-attack is now very real for all businesses, whatever their size. The problem is that small businesses and organisations tend not to consider themselves likely targets for cyber-attacks because they are small and therefore will not yield a rich prize […]

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10 July 2017
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Cyber crime cost UK businesses £29 billion in 2016 In recent months, there has been two highly sophisticated global attacks on computer systems which have infiltrated some of the most sophisticated networks belonging to some of the most prestigious organisations. Proving that no one is immune. The future of Ransomware attacks is looking like its […]

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23 May 2017
Alex Innard, Head of IT & Custard Creams

Alex Innard

The term “malware” refers to “malicious software,” which encompasses viruses, trojans, spyware, adware and ransomware for example. Computer malware isn’t new. In fact, we’ve been fighting it and the damage it causes for as long as I have been on this planet, and then some. To clear matters up, that’s at least thirty-three years. Traditional […]

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21 July 2016
Alex Innard, Head of IT & Custard Creams

Alex Innard

Office 365 is the brand name Microsoft use for its software-as-a-service “SaaS” Office product. The product set encompasses the familiar installable Office applications such as; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote and Access. It also bundles in cloud based features such as Exchange Online, Skype for Business, SharePoint and OneDrive. The full product set is wholly […]

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21 July 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Charities need a good antivirus solution every bit as much as any other business. Sadly, due to strict budget controls and limited funds to invest in office infrastructure, charities often overlook or neglect their IT, the security element being one. Trustees are often not aware the head office IT systems are unprotected. Most people assume […]

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20 July 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Larger and older houses were built with much heavier materials than today. As a result, Wi-Fi devices can struggle to communicate where there are thick walls to penetrate. The problem increases further if the property has had extensive renovation as usually the walls are lined with insulated foam-backed plasterboard, and often this plasterboard has a […]

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21 June 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

As of June 2016, Bitdefender comes out on top for the best overall protection, best overall performance and the best overall usability. Bitdefender is recognised as the best antivirus solution for 2016 When it comes to protecting your data from the increasing risks of hackers, malware, virus’s and so on, this has to be one […]

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8 March 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Email Scammer bank account details Below is a list of bank accounts which we know are used by email scammers. If you know of any more, please send in your response and we will update the list. Last edit 8th March 2016. Name Sort Code Account Number Bank Branch Kvetoslava C 087199 38519177 APS Financial […]

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25 February 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

At last, you can obtain a copy of Office for free. Totally free. No cost whatsoever. For years we’ve been battling with accepting the cost of upgrading our computers either at home or work. Since Microsoft Office released their first version in 1990 we have upgraded 17 times, and at an average cost of £180 […]

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