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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Welcome to our new franchisees.

On: 28th, January 2016 | Under: General


We have 2 new offices open recently, Glasgow and West Manchester. Here’s a little about the Owners of the new Offices.

Computer Troubleshooters Glasgow:
Nasar Ahmed and Iftikhar Ahmed are a Scottish dynamic duo based in the city O’ Glasg’a. Nas (as he likes to be known) is a former civil servant and has experience in various IT roles including hardware & software support and training. He also has a keen interest in art and design and likes to talk tech and spend time with family and friends (usually fixing their tech problems while doing so!).

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Is Your Company At Risk From BYOD?

On: 13th, January 2016 | Under: Global Newsletter


While you may not know what BYOD is, you do need to worry about how it is affecting your business. It does not matter if you are a micro business with two employees or a large corporation with hundreds.   No matter where you are located, what kind of work that you do or how long you have been in business; you need to understand the benefits and risks associated with BYOD.

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Computing at Christmas time

On: 25th, November 2015 | Under: Security


For many, Christmas time is the best time of the year. Celebrations, family and friends, presents, a week off work, all part of the fun. Of course, like Ebenezer Scrooge in Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” you might say “Bah humbug” to the Christmas spirit, but we love it. So the last thing we want to do in the run up is to spread doom and gloom, but while the rest of us are enjoying a great time, cyber criminals are making the best of the opportunity. Like Pantomime villains lurking in the shadows they are already plotting to steal our money, hurt our businesses, and many other forms of mischief.

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