Monthly Archives: March 2012

Should you switch off your PCs at night?

It’s a common question. Clients often say to me “We want to shut our PCs down overnight, but our IT people say they need them left on for updates and virus scanning”. OR ”We want to save power and shut … Continue reading

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Ever wondered how large companies keep their staff working?

I based my business on the notion that truly large businesses tend to do things right. That isn’t always true but for the most it is. That is how they get there. They find a way to serve many. They do … Continue reading

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iPhone extend battery life tip

I keep bumping into clients with iPhones that don’t seem to know this little tip so I thought I would share it with you. Click here to see a demo video. If you have an iPhone, and the battery seems … Continue reading

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UK recession but your IT needs upgrading – here is one possible answer….use dumb clients!

In January 2009 (3 years, 2 months ago at time of writing) time flies whether you are having fun or not, the BBC announced the UK had entered a recession http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7846266.stm Most business owners agree that it has got harder over … Continue reading

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Client Machines should be imaged daily – why?

Consider backing up PCs and laptops (client machines) as well as servers. Why? PC dies – this happens for a number of reasons the most common being a virus infection. Second most common is hard drive failure. Whilst most people … Continue reading

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