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.
15 Years of Service
Computer Troubleshooters started in the UK in 2000 so we felt that this years conference should be special to celebrate 15 years of service. We held the conference in Bury and because that is Gill of CT Business Solutions N Mcr‘s local area we were able to work with some of her contacts. Local companies such as GJ Plastics, Prime Photographers and Bella Balloons.
Most of us are familiar with the conventional wisdom about protecting our privacy online: Don’t enter personal or credit card information into sketchy web sites. Hide birthdates and other information scammers can use to steal your identity.
But new privacy concerns pop up virtually every day, so it’s important to avoid engaging in these seven risky behaviours.
This year’s Computer Troubleshooters regional meeting coincided with the ‘Big Bury Expo’. Our North Manchester franchisee “CT Business Solutions (N Mcr)” where exhibiting so we couldn’t resist paying a visit and seeing how it all went.
The Expo had around 50 local businesses exhibiting and over 300 visitors. It was busy and it was clear to see that the local businesses held a great camaraderie and where keen to show what they and Bury has to offer. From Charities to virtual admin to accountants to IT support & services, the Expo was widely covered.
Congratulations to Eric, Gill, Darren and Peter of Computer Troubleshooters North Manchester.
They received the ‘Highly Commended in the Computer and IT category in the UK’ in the National ‘The Best of’ awards 2015.
They set a shining example to all of our Computer Troubleshooters.
CTS Manchester’s Highly Commended award
Gill said ‘they were highly delighted to receive the award’
Computer Troubleshooters held their annual UK conference at Yarnfield Park conference centre on the weekend of 1st-2nd November 2014. The event was well attended by franchisees from all corners of the UK and colleagues also travelled from Ireland to join us. Kim Weinberger, Director of Operations at Computer Troubleshooters Global office travelled from Wisconsin to provide updates on what was happening in the global office and what new initiatives are planned for the coming year.