So you now have a list of all the databases you have. The issues of whether you have the right to store that data becomes a little confusing. Some people have been concerned about what data they actually have. In order to store data about an individual you need their consent or a legitimate interest… read more →

24 Feb 2018
February 24, 2018

Get Ready for GDPR – Our Solution

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GDPR is coming in May and we all need to be prepared for it. When it was announced I was told like many other companies working in the IT area that this was a good money spinner. What has happened in the market is the software vendors have decided to find any point at which.. read more →

08 Nov 2015
November 8, 2015

Creating a secure password

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Secure passwords require random characters and numbers. Name and words are not great passwords, so your football team followed by a couple of numbers is not great. The problem is we need a password with random characters and numbers that is easy to remember. I shall tell you how to do this. Firstly you need.. read more →

01 Dec 2014
December 1, 2014

Buying a new computer?

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It seems simple but contains so much technical wording its hopeless! Here is what I hope is a simple guide. A computer or laptop is made up of a number of components. Quite simply I will explain each one. (technical bits are in brackets you can ignore them if you wish!) The processor, the bit.. read more →

17 Oct 2014
October 17, 2014

How long should my computer last?

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In terms of your budget, how long does a computer last? Budget for 3.5 years, you should be about right or just under. In the real world, how long is a piece of string? Firstly why do people replace their computers? They want a new one Its running too slow The operating system is no.. read more →

11 Oct 2014
October 11, 2014

Desktop or Laptop?

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A question we are asked a number of time, should I get a laptop or a desktop. Personally I prefer a desktop, a nice screen, comfortable keyboard, its a pleasure to work, but its not portable so I have to use a laptop! It really depends on your working environment. The price difference between a.. read more →

So you think your broadband is rubbish, as you cannot stream films or it seems to stall. Most of the time this is your WiFi. Here is how to find the problem. Connect your computer via a cable to the router and turn the WiFi off. Why? Well we need to ensure their is no.. read more →

23 Aug 2014
August 23, 2014

WiFi 2.4GHz or 5GHz

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Whilst providing computer support in Maidenhead in an office with poor WiFi reception we were asked the question would a 5GHz wifi solve this problem, so we thought it would be worth explaining. The 2.4GHz WiFi can become congested by: 1. Other WiFi spots, your neighbours or if you are running multiple WiFi access points… read more →

It seems so easy, a customer asks for your wifi key and you hand it over. We recently worked with a social club who were doing just this. When they got really busy their tills crashed. The tills were connected to the network via cables. Why did they crash, well the network wasn’t configured correctly.. read more →

When you bought your server you probably took raid disks. This is where your data is written to 2 disks at the same time, the simple objective being if one fails the other carries on. But what happens if one fails? If your IT company is not monitoring your server you will not know, and.. read more →