4 August 2015
Alex Innard, Head of IT & Custard Creams

Alex Innard

Information security is a major problem for all businesses. However, unlike larger companies, small businesses often lack the resources (physical, human and financial) to manage the processes of becoming information-secure. Instead, most of small business’s attention is focused only on commercial activities such as winning new customers and growth of sales and which leads to […]

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18 June 2015
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Over the last 23 years I’ve met many IT technicians and business owners which as a result has enabled me to establish a difference between the two. Business owners focus on profit, growth, competition, staffing, customer service and maintaining the quality of services to keep their business running. They’ve probably invested some of their own […]

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9 May 2015
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Understand the difference and prepare for the event. Many companies mistakenly believe that their normal scheduled backup routine will cover them in the event of an outage or disaster. I’ve heard many IT Managers and Managing Director’s state “our data is backed up each night, that’s our disaster recovery plan.” Data backup and disaster recovery […]

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3 June 2014
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Is it really Gameover? That depends on you… Computer users have been warned to take action to protect themselves and their businesses from cyber-attacks in what is becoming a global pandemic. We’ve already seen the Cryptolocker virus at work last September with as much as $100 million being extorted from ‘customers’ who are left with […]

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6 December 2013
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Opening Microsoft Works without Microsoft Works A file with a .wps extension belongs to Microsoft Works, and Microsoft Works was discontinued in 2007. Microsoft Works was a smaller, less expensive and fewer featured versions of Microsoft Office, and for most peoples’ needs, was more than enough to be able to produce a letter, spreadsheet or […]

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12 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Change your password in Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 How to change your Windows account password: Press Ctrl + Alt + Del on the keyboard Click on Change password Enter your current password in the Old Password field Enter your new password in the New Password field Re-enter your new password in the Confirm […]

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11 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Turn on Automatic Replies in Outlook 2010 & 2013 for an Exchange account In Outlook, Click the File tab, then select Automatic Replies In the Automatic Replies window select the Send automatic replies radio button You can optionally choose the date range of the Automatic Replies. In the Inside My Organization tab type the message […]

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7 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Adding another persons mailbox to your Outlook 2010 profile. If you have the Full Access permissions on another mailbox it can be added to your Microsoft Outlook profile. In Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 and above Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 will automatically map to any mailbox to which a user has Full Access permissions. […]

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5 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Nearly 70% of SMB’s aren’t backing up their data – even though they think they are! Businesses rely more on their IT systems than ever before and will only become more reliant in the future so it is vital to protect your business from data loss. Typically an organisation would have a central file server […]

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5 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

An unsupported version of Windows is exactly that – unsupported, so what do we do? When Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP on April 8th 2014, they will no longer issue what has been considered to be important security updates, product updates and technical support. Security Updates are delivered direct to your PC to help stop […]

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