Business
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NAS Buying Guide

With businesses of all sizes becoming more reliant on technology, both in the way they operate and in how they store information, most are now realising the benefit of investing in Network Attached Storage (NAS). With NAS data can be easily stored, shared and secured. Everyone in the business will be able to access the […]
Brands
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Why you need a multifunction printer

Need to print out a document, copy an invoice or scan a form?  Maybe even fax a receipt?  But don’t want to buy three or four different devices?  You need a multifunction printer. What is a multifunction printer? A popular choice both at work and at home a multifunction printer (MFP) combines a printer, scanner […]
Business
Netgear M4300 Switches

NETGEAR M4300 Switches

Sponsored Post SMBs know the importance of their IT infrastructure and how critical it is their network is fast and reliable.  It also needs to be affordable, scalable, and easy to use.   All of which are achievable by using the NETGEAR M4300 intelligent edge series of managed switches. NETGEAR With its headquarters in San Jose, […]
Business
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Ransomware and how you can protect yourself

The worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack which hit the NHS in the UK, car factories in France and gas companies in Spain was another demonstration of just how vulnerable we all are to hackers and the issues they cause. Nobody knows who was behind the attack but there was no mistaking the intention.  To cripple as […]
Industry News
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Hacking for profit

If you had the skills to be hacker how would you use them?  Wreak havoc by infiltrating your friends social media accounts, maybe hitch a ride on your neighbour’s Wi-Fi or hack into the works printer to see what your manager is saying about you in your annual review? Possibly.  Or, you could do what […]
Industry News
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The X-37B is back. But what has it been doing ...

The X-37B, an unmanned space plane, this week successfully touched down at the Kennedy Space Centre after two years orbiting Earth.  A quarter of the size of the Space Shuttle and built by Boeing, the aircraft has attracted great interest from militarists, scientists and conspiracy theorists. The X-37B in figures Length: 8.9m (29ft 3ins) Wingspan: […]
eSports
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eSports goes to college

The University of Utah has become the latest and most high-profile college in the United States to offer an eSports scholarship programme.  The university, colloquially known as ‘The U’, will field competitive teams in a number of different games though League of Legends is the only one confirmed to date. The U joins a growing […]
Industry News
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Fake news makes the headlines

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will have seen a lot on the news recently about…..fake news. It’s not a new phenomenon.  Newspapers and magazines in the nineteenth century, and no doubt before that, were often accused of inventing stories to attract new readers. Fake news or propaganda was also rife in the […]
Cars
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3D printing in the fast lane

For those involved Formula 1 has always been a licence to print money but now McLaren have gone in a completely different direction.  They are printing car parts. Whatever you think of Formula 1, and I stopped watching it when James Hunt retired, it certainly attracts attention and provides a great spectacle for its fans.  […]
Brands
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HPE ProLiant and Microsoft Windows Server 2016

There are some combinations which just naturally go together.  Strawberries and cream, wine and cheese or anything and chocolate.  You can also add HPE ProLiant servers and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 to the list. It may not be as exciting on the taste buds as chocolate, but running the best software on the marketing leading […]
Business
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How POE can protect your business

Whatever your industry or location, it is a sad fact business premises need to be fully secured against unwelcome intruders.  An effective, affordable, and more-or-less essential way to do this for businesses of all sizes is with CCTV. The quality of IP cameras and the images they produce is outstanding and they can be used […]
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Windows Server 2012/ Windows Server 2012 R2 End of Life ...

Users of Microsoft Windows Server 2012/ Windows Server 2012 R2 should be aware of the products upcoming end of life. Microsoft will stop providing Client Access Licences for sale on March 31, 2017 though they will still be available from Ebuyer until the current stock is exhausted.  Microsoft support for CALs will continue as normal. […]
Business
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The difference between GDPR and DPA

May 2018 will see a major sea change in data protection laws as GDPR is ushered into being. The European wide General Data Protection Regulations will replace the current UK Data Protection Act.  GDPR provides more comprehensive and far-reaching criteria for businesses to adhere too. You can read more about the introduction of GDPR here […]
Computing
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Monitors Buying Guide

Although we spend a lot of time deciding which PC to buy we don’t seem to put half as much effort into choosing a monitor.  Which is a little strange as we all spend many hours staring at our screens.  So it makes complete sense to ensure we choose the best possible display. However, there […]
eSports
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eSports joins the big leagues

Whatever your view on eSports, and there is a very definite split between gamers and those bewildered by the whole phenomenon, there is no denying the worldwide appeal of electronic sports. Gaming tournaments are played out in front of thousands of fans in arenas, with many more watching online.  The top gamers are feted as […]
Business

What is GDPR?

A brief overview of the forthcoming data protection changes May 25th, 2018 will see a seismic shift in data protection with businesses in the UK required to comply with a whole raft of new regulations.  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and seeks to unify data regulations within […]
How To
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How to set up parental controls in Windows 10

The internet can be a wonderful educational tool as well as providing so much fun and interactive leisure activities for children.  However, most parents are rightly worried about some of the content their children may be exposed to on the web and want to keep them safe online. An effective safeguard which all parents can […]
How To
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How to set up parental controls on YouTube and Netflix

Kids love to watch YouTube.  There is so much great content for them to see including their favourite TV shows, cartoon characters, and educational videos.  The issue, of course, is there is also plenty of inappropriate content which youngsters shouldn’t be viewing. Unfortunately, even when watching age-appropriate content children can be exposed to unsuitable videos […]
Health
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It’s that time of the year again

It seems to be imprinted in our DNA that every January we vow to work off the Christmas excess by dieting and exercising. No sooner has the sound of jingle bells faded do we start eating like emancipated rabbits and embark on a training regime which would put an Olympic athlete to shame. Of course, […]
Gaming

What is a Gaming Chair?

Gaming isn’t just about what’s on screen. To get the best and most immersive gaming experience you need to create the ideal environment.  That includes your rig, the lighting, the sound and…..the chair. The gaming chair is so important.  After all you spend a long time sat in the thing so it needs to be […]