It's that time of year where we attend conferences for software vendors, technology partners and solution providers. However this week we had 2 days in County Hall, next to the London Eye, with CompTIA.
Thing is, the internet is built largely on a phone system that grew at the start of the last century. While our reliance on that technology grows exponetionally the wires that knit it all together are more Heath Robinson than ever.
There has been so much written and said about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation that we're all probably blinded and bored by now. So let’s look at it from another angle. Let’s look at it from the D for data - as that is ultimately what it is all about. A quick win - a match - that sorts all your paper work in a strike. Perhaps not too practical...
Each day brings something new, although one day can often feel like the last, but already we are approaching the 40th week of this year. It's all happened so quickly - it that technology’s fault, and is it really helping?
Recently there has been a lot in the general media about security after the Wannacry virus outbreak that affected, amongst many others, the NHS. A lot has been said, a lot factually incorrect, and with most of these things it is a lot simpler than you imagine to understand what has occurred.
As a company we have changed a lot of things in the last 18 months. How we work, the systems we use, the processes and how we approach new opportunities. When any company goes through a period of change it is easy to get caught up in the change, or the journey, but it's good to stop and take stock.
It is important for every IT system to have a good structure but it's also important for every IT support team to have the same. In the never ending push for speed and efficiency, technology demands better structure in all that we do.
Microsoft released Windows 10 at the back end of last year. Normally new desktop operating systems are featured on the news, with VT of queues of eager tech-heads at department stores clutching their new box, containing a disk. It seems like that news story has been revolving through our lives for the last 15 years or so, but not anymore.
So 2016 has started and for many this time of year is a time to restart, or to go again. For some however the end of 2015 couldn't have been worse with flooding and power cuts across the north west.
We work in partnership with Zen Internet, the leading ISP for business. They win awards year of year for being the best at what they do, and that along with them also being based in Rochdale, is why we have partnered together for the last 11 years. It’s a great partnership for us, and them.
New technology is what our industry is all about. It is the wave that drives us all forward. Without new technology there isn't often a way to work faster, to be more productive, and to do more stuff. New technology often brings simplification, and now also brings simplification for those installing it. Not only can we give our clients more power, more resources, more options, but the...
Every organisation goes though change, sometimes it is abrupt, where a company shuts down or ceases trading. Every company however, has a lot that is used day by day and simply stopping reveals the sheer amount of systems, structures, paperwork, filing, junk and the amount of 'stuff' that is just there. Never mind the cups that nobody has been washing.
The origins of this saying go back to 1683 if you believe things you read on the internet. But, is it plane or plain sailing, or is it both or either? With all these sayings the original meaning is almost irrelevant as we only now refer to its popular usage, but for many of our clients the sailing, when it comes to their IT, has never been plainer.
We're starting a new project for a new client - it's a system refresh. Their current system was installed 8 years ago, and its been really well looked after, even though it hasn't been updated since it's install. It still works, in fact its very reliable, there is nothing really wrong with it. Shhh. Now read on....
It seems just seconds since the New Year and a few minutes since Christmas, but somehow 2014 is well in the past and 2015 is well underway. People often bemoan January but before we have had time to say Happy New Year, it's almost gone.
As with our previous website before this refresh, we've chosen some photographs to help get our message across. We've avoided stock photographs of people who don't represent what we do, wearing suits, smiles and pointing at pie charts - you know that's all rubbish, so we're not even pretending. We do have some photos though - and for those of you interested they are....
New Website Live - thanks to our friends at hypaconcept.com we're now proud to unveil our new website and look and feel. A responsive site that can be accessed on any platform. Come and take a look.