10 July 2015
Becci Cook, Becci

In recent years ‘internet trolling’ has become a frequently used phrase to label what is effectively online harassment or in more severe cases – online bullying. Wikipedia defines it as… A person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community […]

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26 June 2015
Becci Cook, Becci

Social Media is an extremely effective marketing tool. Regardless of whether or not you use it much in your personal life, it is now highly recommended for professionals and businesses to implement into their company strategy. Not only is Social Media an ideal platform for advertising and proven to help generate new leads, it is […]

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19 June 2015
Alex Innard, Head of IT & Custard Creams

Alex Innard

As the availability of ever faster broadband continues to increase thanks to technology advancement, businesses are asking what options are available to them to upgrade their internet connections. Previously, ADSL2+ brought speeds of up to 24 Mbps, then FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) was introduced to deliver up to 40 Mbps. Trials of FTTP (fibre […]

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18 June 2015
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

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 June 2015
Becci Cook, Becci

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning staring at hundreds of unread emails, receiving instant messages and social media notifications, whilst surfing the internet bombarded with ads? Are you concerned that you may be missing important information as you sift through a mass flow of images and videos that end up distracting you from what […]

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29 May 2015
Alex Innard, Head of IT & Custard Creams

Alex Innard

Now that Office 365 now has almost four years under its belt, it could be considered the de-facto solution for SME’s looking to replace their existing email system. Or could it? There are many important factors to consider, especially since the introduction of Exchange 2013 a couple of years ago. Here’s a summary of some […]

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5 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

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, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Maybe, or not necessarily. It all depends on you. As a user, we’ve always welcomed a new computer, usually long in our wait when suffering the pains of slow, unreliable performance of both the box and oneself. The number of extra coffee breaks required whilst the computer loads up or decides to perform an unwelcome […]

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4 November 2013
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Or just intermittent or unreliable. Due to the variety of so many different devices that may need to connect to a wireless network, sometimes it is impossible to connect certain devices, or the connection can be unreliable. Either way, to understand what is going on and what causes these connection issues is fundamental to being […]

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31 October 2013
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

Or should I just replace everything with what we already have but the latest model? Many business owners face this decision sooner or later as to what to do with their IT when it looks like now is the time to upgrade or replace. Over the past 10 years or so, the decision has always […]

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