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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18 February 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

We are seeing this more and more. We get a phone call from a customer we haven’t dealt with before and he says “Do you know how to unencrypt files encrypted by a virus?” Where do you begin? This particular virus is known as Ransomware and uses a 2048-bit cipher suite that even the world’s […]

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15 February 2016
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

This is actually happened, what is scary is the almost believable nature of what turns out to be a con. A member of the finance team of a reasonably sized company receives an email from a senior director requesting a couple of payments to be made. The member of the finance team replies by asking […]

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6 November 2015
Adrian Fowler, Webmaster

Adrian Fowler

What is WordPress? WordPress is a website platform commonly used for blogging. It provides a free and open-source content management system (CMS) created using PHP script and MySQL software. Used by over 60 million websites it is the most popular blogging system in use on the web. WordPress is widespread amongst the big brands such […]

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21 August 2015
Becci Cook, Becci

If you are a business that’s recently adopted Social Media into your Marketing Mix or are on the verge of implementing it, you need to consider firstly what the differences are between each platform and secondly, which are the most suitable networks for your business? I’ve had to ask myself these questions on numerous occasions […]

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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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