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Keeping fit in any domain

Medtech Industries, manufacturer of the FX-7 medical assistance droid in Star Wars, was established to bring together the expertise of medical specialists to help patients. When civil war broke out in the Galactic Empire, Medtech moved to a more populous sector where it could do the most good and joined the Confederacy of Independent Systems,…

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Patching Windows

Before the medieval London Bridge was replaced in 1835, the River Thames was liable to freeze over at least once every 10 years, because the narrow arches of the bridge slowed down the flow of water so it froze more readily. Freezing brought river traffic to a standstill, so it was a relief when the…

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Should you upgrade your business to Windows 10?

Upgrading to a new operating system can seem daunting, especially with the likelihood of software incompatibilities, so should businesses upgrade to Windows 10? One of the main arguments for upgrading is that Microsoft will be withdrawing support for Windows 7 in 2020, so the sooner your business upgrades, the safer it will be in terms…

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Technology in the driver’s seat

As well as automating our homes, the Internet of Things is driving the development of cars. We all know of engine management and entertainment systems, but cars are becoming more connected, transforming them into extensions of homes and offices. Car manufacturers and technology firms are all competing to develop operating systems and software that will…

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Why using POP3 / IMAP email is bad for your business

Email is email, but not all email services are the same. In the past, many company email systems used the POP protocol, which downloaded emails on to the hard drive of a computer. If the hard drive died, it took all your emails with it. It also worked on only one device, so you couldn’t…

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How hardware breakdown cover can help your business

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford in 1908, it was a runaway success because for the very first time his innovations made mass market travel possible. Like the Model T Ford, computers are readily available to all businesses, but it can still be a shock when hardware breaks down, especially if this brings…

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Dealing with technology suppliers when they talk like pirates

Shiver me timbers, heave ho and batten down the hatches! Jargon has been in use for centuries with pirates even inventing their own language for their work marauding innocent seafarers on the seven seas. Sometimes it can seem that technology suppliers talk in similarly unintelligible jargon, asking you how many gigabytes you handle, whether your…

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Many Hands

IT used to be about computers. Nowadays computers are also phones, cameras, controls for equipment and many other things combined. You used to need to know a computer language to work in IT, but now you also need to understand software packages, networking protocols, communications technology and so much more. To fix anything in IT…

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Power Surge protection

A surprise attack by pirates on the high seas was something to be dreaded by sailors and similarly for businesses a power surge can cause severe damage when least expected. Power surges are caused by a sudden increase in the electrical supply current or voltage. A lightning strike can fire 100,000 volts through your building,…

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Moving office – ensuring your systems relocate seamlessly

Whether you need more space for your expanding business or you are moving to a better premises, there is a lot to consider when moving office to ensure your IT and communications systems are relocated without interrupting your business. Before thinking about your new location, it is important to record your present set-up and make…

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