Scottish Franchise Week

On: 24th, May 2016 | Under: Features, General


Computer Troubleshooters joined the British Franchise Association last year and had the opportunity to attend various events as part of Scottish Franchise week organised by the British Franchise Association, of which we are members.

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Windows 10– Should You Upgrade Now?

On: 11th, May 2016 | Under: General, Technology & Tools


On July 29th, 2015 Microsoft released the much anticipated operating system called Windows 10.  With a goal to have more than 2 million devices using Windows 10 within two years, Microsoft immediately launched an aggressive marketing initiative that offered free upgrades on eligible devices using Windows 7 or higher. Microsoft’s generosity only goes so far, however, and the free upgrades will only be offered until July 29th, 2016. With the regular pop-up messages reminding users of this limited time offer, many people have been asking if this upgrade is right for them. The short answer is, it depends.

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New Computer Troubleshooter in Manchester

On: 19th, April 2016 | Under: General, Press Release


We are pleased to welcome Kevin Hayes to our team in the UK. Kevin will be trading as Computer Troubleshooters East Manchester.

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Badlock: a chance to close the stable door before the horse bolts

On: 10th, April 2016 | Under: Security, Technology & Tools


As the Grand National weekend draws near, I expected to be drawing analogies between national hunt racing and IT managed services along the lines of planning, preparation and making sure your team is ready to overcome the hurdles and arrive successfully at the finishing post.

However we now find that we are bracing ourselves in anticipation of a new cyber threat Badlock.  We are in the unusual position of being aware both of a vulnerability and of the fix becoming available on the same day – Tuesday 12th April.

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5 Ways The Cloud Can Benefit Your Business

On: 3rd, March 2016 | Under: Cloud Computing


What Exactly Is “The Cloud”?

Do you watch your favourite shows from Netflix on your tablet? Do you save files to Dropbox at work so you can work on them from home? Are you backing up your iPhone to the Apple iCloud? If you said yes to any of these, you are in fact already using The Cloud.

The Cloud, which is really just a metaphor for the Internet, is a very powerful tool for your business. Most business are using a small percentage of the available Cloud services like sharing documents with colleagues or across multiple devices, but don’t realize that they have just scratched the surface of the tremendous potential many services provide.

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8 PC Maintenance Mistakes that can kill your Hardware Lifespan

On: 9th, February 2016 | Under: Features


All computers have a lifespan, and as they get older they’ll keep reminding you of this fact as they start getting noisier, running slow and giving error messages. Many of these problems can be avoided by taking care of your computer to make it run smoother for longer.
Weather your machine is brand new or several years old, it is never too late to get started.

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