Category: Computer Tips

IT News and updates from the Your IT team

What is Redundancy?
April 25, 2019

What is Redundancy?

In previous blogs we’ve talked about various ways to try and prevent IT disasters in your small business.   We’ve explained the differences between backup, disaster recovery and business continuity but when it comes down to disaster prevention a term we often use is redundancy. But what does this actually mean in an IT context… Read full article

Overcoming The Top 10 IT Challenges Facing Small Businesses in 2019 – Part 5
March 28, 2019

Overcoming The Top 10 IT Challenges Facing Small Businesses in 2019 – Part 5

We recently published a list of the top 10 IT challenges facing small business in 2019. We are now on the fifth and final of our posts looking at these challenges in a bit more detail and providing hints and tips on how small businesses can try and overcome these challenges themselves, whilst also showing… Read full article

Preparing For Extreme Weather
January 29, 2019

Preparing For Extreme Weather

It’s that time of year again! The weather warnings are starting to crop up and you need to be preparing for extreme weather. At time of publication there is a yellow warning in place for The East Midlands between 9pm tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday mid-day. Last year we experienced the ‘Beast from the East’. This… Read full article

Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Computer Cool
July 27, 2018

Top 5 Ways To Keep Your Computer Cool

With the recent hot weather, we’ve all been overheating. Whilst an Ice Cream or cold drink might keep us cool, it might require a little more thought to keep your computer cool. Why you need to keep your computer cool Put very simply extreme temperatures shorten the lifespan of the computer and many of the… Read full article

THE YOUR I.T. DEPARTMENT “GOOD HOUSEKEEPING GUIDE” – Part 2
February 28, 2018

THE YOUR I.T. DEPARTMENT “GOOD HOUSEKEEPING GUIDE” – Part 2

We started our Good Housekeeping Guide a couple of weeks ago with some hints and tips for cleaning up and managing your email. Today we will move on to some hard drive maintenance. As with the tips on email these can easily be carried out by the user and will help keep your system running… Read full article

The Your I.T. Department “Good Housekeeping Guide”
February 07, 2018

The Your I.T. Department “Good Housekeeping Guide”

The systems that we, and other Managed Service Providers, use to maintain and monitor your systems are increasingly sophisticated. It’s not just antivirus and firewalls that sit in the background and help keep your system running smoothly. Whilst your away from the office we are installing software patches, rebooting servers and deleting redundant files –… Read full article

The 10 biggest I.T. myths.
November 15, 2017

The 10 biggest I.T. myths.

The world of Information Technology is a very factual place. Whilst your average I.T. professional tends to like facts that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a substantial number of half-truths knocking about that confuse people! To try and sort the fact from fiction we’ve come up with 10 of the best known I.T. Myths and debunked… Read full article

6 Ways To Speed Up Your PC
July 24, 2017

6 Ways To Speed Up Your PC

Over time computers slow down. One of the best ways to get a speed boost is with new hardware; replacing a mechanical internal hard drive with a Solid-State Disk (SSD) will certainly give you a noticeable improvement in performance and won’t break the bank as prices have come down considerably, a 250gb drive can now… Read full article

Getting More From Office 365
July 18, 2017

Getting More From Office 365

Office 365 is a fantastic set of tools for the small business. Microsoft’s subscription based service is packed with software that can improve productivity and collaboration for all sizes of business. However, the majority of users only use a very small percentage of what’s available. We bet the picture below highlights the programs that you… Read full article

How I.T. Support Works
July 10, 2017

How I.T. Support Works

You’re probably highly reliant on your IT systems, you need them to be running smoothly in order to carry out the work you need to do on a daily basis. As your business has grown you’ve bought new computers, added printers and scanners, maybe even purchased a server. You’ve now got a bit of a… Read full article

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