18 February 2016
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

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, Feeder

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, Feeder

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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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, 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 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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