Rural broadband woes

We provide IT services to a client who operates a retail business in Alresford. In addition to this they also have a café on site for use by their customers. Internet connectivity is a critical component for their business and is used for tasks such as: Sending and receiving email Taking card payments Remote access […]

HDD to SSD upgrade

We recently upgraded the hard drive on a 2009 iMac to a solid state drive. We cloned the old drive to the new so all data was preserved. The results speak for themselves!

DNS layer security

DNS layer security Your first line of defence against malware. For just £3 per device per month you can protect your business from malware and cryptlockers. What is DNS? DNS (domain name system) is a protocol that performs address translation. Every website has a unique address called an IP address and it is the job […]

Protecting your children when they use the Internet

The Internet is a wonderful resource, a source of education and entertainment for everyone. However, there is also a lot of content which may not be suitable for a young mind and as a parent it is you responsibility to minimise your children’s exposure to this material. Up until recently there has been very little […]

Security concerns of BYOD

BYOD (Bring your own device) is an increasingly popular trend within businesses. Mobile devices come in all shapes and sizes, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and even smart watches. But while BYOD is can be advantageous in many scenarios, it can also open your organisation up to serious security concerns. Security concerns of BYOD […]

Get your IT off to a flying start this year!

A New Year, A New Beginning As we start the New Year, many of us will have made resolutions in our personal lives. The goal, whether it to be get fit, eat healthy, stop procrastinating or perhaps learn a new language is focused on self-improvement. These changes will undoubtedly have a positive effect on our […]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Why is my <insert device name here> slow? And why does turning it off and on help? If you have experienced a problem with any sort of technology you might be asked: Have you tried turning it off and on again? Joking aside…while this may seem like a low tech solution there are good reasons […]

Creating a secure password, and one that you will remember!

Creating a secure password, and one that you will remember! We all know how annoying it is to try and come up with a password that is not only secure but that is memorable. It also seems like almost every week another company has been hacked and passwords stolen. In the continuing battle to create […]

What is virtualisation and how can it help your business

What is virtualisation? Virtualisation is the process of creating virtual instances of a device or resource. Multiplying an asset, whether it be a server, storage device or operating system without the requirement of additional hardware. The simplest example of this would be partitioning a hard drive. Although you are using one hard drive, the act […]