Windows 10– Should You Upgrade Now?

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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

8 PC Maintenance Mistakes that can kill your Hardware Lifespan

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. Read more

Computing at Christmas Time

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. Read more