Category Archives: Business

New year, new start

For those who have followed this blog in the past you will know and see that I have been very quite since summer.  The reasons for this are many but most of them are due to personal circumstances which have … Continue reading

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Spam prevention

Recently we had some problems with our DNS provider for the business which caused us to look at moving the domain over to another more reliable provider.  In the end we decided to settle with hosting the DNS with pipex … Continue reading

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Linksys woes

Over the weekend I was onsite finishing off and installation for a client of a VoIP PBX system that we had provided.  What they had got was one of IP PBX’s with 4 Linksys SPA941 IP Phones connect to 2 … Continue reading

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No backups = Disaster!

How many business do you either deal with directly or know that do backups? A large percentage I would say however how many individuals (home users) actually do backups?  Not so many.  If you ask a home user about backups … Continue reading

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When the goings good…..

At the moment business is going from strength to strength which given the current economic climate is quite amazing because if the media are to be believed then we are on the brink of global recession.  Now while I run … Continue reading

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But I know how to use office….

I’ve been working in computers now for about 15 years and seen many versions of software come and go.  My time in IT started with DOS 6 and Windows 3.1/Windows NT3.51, from there it build through the various Windows versions … Continue reading

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The enemy within…..

Following on from the recent security theme I would like to carry this on a little further and discuss an aspect of security in business that may not always be so obvious to everyone.  Most individuals will be aware of … Continue reading

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Better safe than sorry (part 2)

Yesterday I wrote about encrypting data on your notebook computer when you are carrying data around. Within that posting I mentioned TrueCrypt as a program which can be used for this task so for those of you that are interested … Continue reading

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Better safe than sorry

Over here in the UK there has been a lot in the paper recently about the data losses by some of the key government agencies such as HMRC as well as businesses such as Skipton Building Society much of which … Continue reading

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Old friends reunited…….

The creators of the BBC computer which many of you out there from the same generation as myself would have been taught in school.  At the time the “beeb”, as it became known, became the a pioneer in the shaping … Continue reading

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