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  • 19th Jun 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to find the perfect web host for your needs

When you set up a website, choosing the right web host is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. With so many types of services and packages on offer, small business owners might find themselves slightly confused and overwhelmed with which host is right for them. ...

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  • 12th Jun 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to create a mobile app one super easy step at a time

Mobile applications are big business, and entrepreneurs are cashing in right now. Whether you have a business already that you want to make an application for, or you have a completely new idea for an app you think doesn't already exist, you may want to get started in the area but not be sure where to begin....

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  • 5th Jun 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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Computer and server death is a nightmare - here is how to avoid it

When a computer or server begins causing trouble, it can usually be attributed to one of three things: a software issue, a hardware problem, or a combination of both! Whatever the reason, when a server or a computer goes down your business is likely to suffer as a result; whether from losing sales, employees being less productive, or from missing out on new opportunities....

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  • 30th May 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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The best mobile apps to save you time and money

When you hear the word ‘app’ your mind might immediately jump to social media and messaging like Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp. But mobile apps are not just good for personal use, they’re incredibly helpful for businesses too. A recent report from Intuit QuickBooks discovered that approximately 71% of small business owners in the UK rely on mobile applications to run their company operations, removing levels of admin and supporting the growth of their business....

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  • 22nd May 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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9 reasons you need to get Office 365 right now

Since its initial release in 2011, Office 365 has been bringing Microsoft’s existing online services into an always-up-to-date cloud service. With over 100 million corporate users, it’s obvious that businesses are seeing the benefits of using it to up their workplace productivity....

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  • 15th May 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to stop an email phishing scam from hooking you

In 2016 it was estimated that cyber crimes costs businesses an average of £300,000, and can put a company out of action for up to 10 days at a time. One of the most common methods of cyber crime is fraudulent emails....

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  • 8th May 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to keep your business protected from cyber attacks

If you read our recent article on the five types of hackers you need to be aware of, then you should know there are multiple threats of attack in the cyber world and they come in all shapes and sizes. If you're trying to run a business, you need to keep yourself protected to ensure you don’t become a victim....

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  • 3rd May 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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5 types of hackers your business needs to know about

When you think of hackers, you might not necessarily consider that they come in all shapes and sizes. The most common type to come to mind is the one that is often profiled in the media, of a single individual hell bent on stealing your personal data, and it’s always for nefarious purposes....

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  • 24th Apr 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to save money on IT support in 4 easy steps

IT moves at lightning speed; with the latest applications, software and tools being labeled the ‘next best thing’ almost every day. Keeping up with technology undoubtedly requires a substantial amount of investment, and yet the price of being left behind is far greater. However, with some savvy planning and a good foundational structure, you can ensure your company stays relevant, as well as keeps costs low....

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  • 18th Apr 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to devise a data recovery plan that will save your business

If your business suffered a catastrophic data loss, would you be prepared?

Many businesses fail to plan for such a possibility. In fact, the statistics are quite worrying; with nearly half of business who are victims of complete data loss never recovering after the disaster....

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  • 10th Apr 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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How to make your move to the cloud a breeze

A 2015 study of cloud migration by the Cloud Industry Forum found that UK cloud penetration stood at 84%. Since the forum's earlier study in 2010, the adoption of cloud platforms has risen by three quarters and it shows no sign of stopping....

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  • 3rd Apr 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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3 undeniable signs it's time to change your IT provider

There comes a time in every business owner’s life when they must review their IT solutions and, if they use an outsourced IT company, their information technology provider. You may have been using the same supplier for a long time, but are you getting the best value for your money? Are you running into issues, or working in older, less efficient ways?...

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  • 29th Mar 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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Xenace set to exhibit at The Business Show in May

Xenace will be exhibiting at The Business Show 2017, which is Europe’s largest Business exhibition for SME’s, start-ups and entrepreneurs who are looking to either start or grow their business. Every six months The Business Show attracts over 25,000 entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to its doors for two days of networking, seminars, interactive master classes, educational seminars investment opportunities....

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  • 27th Mar 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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Why SMEs need to unlock the potential of big data

It’s never been more affordable or easy for small businesses to take advantage of big data and analytics. A recent Computing survey discovered that SMEs, while confident of their innovation potential, are much less sure about using data and advanced analytics to gain an advantage and insight into their organisations....

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  • 20th Mar 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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4 reasons to really consider outsourcing your IT support

Supporting an IT infrastructure requires a complex combination of skills and expertise. From downed email servers and software upgrades, to cloud security and denial of service attacks. When your IT system works, your business runs smoothly and productively, but it only takes one problem to grind your work to a halt....

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  • 13th Mar 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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Why an SSL/TLS certificate for your website might be the key to success

Whether you own just one domain or you look after many, having an SSL/TLS certificate has been a best practice for website owners for a long time....

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  • 8th Mar 17
  • Laura Stackhouse
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5 amazing women who changed the face of technology

Despite drives to bring more gender equality to the technology world, women are still alarmingly underrepresented. A 2014 study showed that the number of females in key roles in the technology industry hadn’t changed in over 10 years, and a Deloitte study in 2016 predicted that by the end of the year, fewer than 25% of digital jobs will be held by women. ...

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  • 6th Mar 17
  • Jade Waddy
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The 5 Most Popular IT Services in the UK

Whether you're a business or just an average Joe, chances are you have a computer and you use it. Not including those under 16, 87.9% of adults in the UK (that's 45.9 million people) regularly use the internet. Chances are, a good portion of those are using a computer, especially when in 2013 we used an estimated 54.5 million of them. But what exactly are the most popular IT services (paid and free)? In this article we're looking at the 5 most popular IT services in the UK, from the ever popular and growing cloud services to consumer and enterprise services. ...

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  • 27th Feb 17
  • Jade Waddy
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What is the Future of Cloud Desktops?

Cloud computing is certainly becoming one of the fastest growing industries, in 2015 the market grew by approximately 13.7 percent and has no signs of stopping. There are also many large companies, such as Amazon and IBM relying heavily on the cloud. One small part of cloud computing comes in the form of cloud desktops. Also known as hosted desktops, this way of working is not only modern but it's future proof. In this article we're going to be looking at what is a desktop cloud, what the benefits are to businesses, why you might be missing out of you don't have one and what future they have. ...

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  • 20th Feb 17
  • Jade Waddy
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Why Happy Employees Mean a Crazy Happy Business

There's nothing worse than working for a business that doesn't care or focuses on profits more than employee happiness. Did you know that companies with happy employees outperform the competition by a whopping 20%? They are also 12% more productive. Keeping your employees happy doesn't just benefit the workers, it rewards the employer too; it's a win win situation. In this article we're looking at the physical benefits to business, affects on morale and why you should give a little something back to those who work hard for you. Let's start with the hard facts shall we?...

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  • 13th Feb 17
  • Jade Waddy
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How to Keep Your Work Computer Fit and Healthy

Do you use a computer at work? Chances are, you probably do, as 83% of all UK businesses in 2015 had internet access. Those that do have their own work computer will also then know how difficult it can be to keep it up and running all the time. If you're not an IT professional it can be very hard to determine what's wrong or how to fix certain issues. Computers are extremely complex, so we've decided to make a guide to help you keep your computer happy and healthy (without needing to poke the nearest techie). We'll be covering all sorts, from antivirus software all the way to how you're using your system storage. ...

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  • 6th Feb 17
  • Jade Waddy
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4 Easy Ways to Test Your Business Email Security

There are several ways in which you can test your business email security, from free online resources to a full blown email security service. It's always best to test your email security at work, especially if you're the kind of business that holds onto customer information or gets a lot of spam emails. Below are just 4 ways to easily test your business email security, we'll also be giving you the pros and cons to using each of these methods to give you a better idea of what you're getting into....

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  • 3rd Feb 17
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Facebook Face Lawsuit and Ransomware Rises

In a week where, quite frankly, we could all do with a cup of tea or a coffee; we've seen quite a few tech stories. We'll be looking at the plight of Facebook as it faces a whopping $500 million lawsuit over the technologies used to make Oculus VR, how ransomware has become a much bigger issue over the past few of months (most recently with an unfortunate hotel attack) and a game created by Bill Gates where you can run over poor donkeys... It's quite a mix as always, so let's look at these in order....

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  • 25th Jan 17
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: New Cisco Spark Boards and LG's Loss

This week has seen quite a bit of tech news, especially within politics as Donald Trump became president and Theresa May submits questionable industrial strategy proposals. Today, however, we will be looking at LG and how they have just reported their first loss in 6 years, Cisco and their fancy new whiteboard which connects to the cloud and how there are almost as many people online in China than people living in Europe. Let's begin with news hungry Cisco......

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  • 20th Jan 17
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Pricey Apps and The Magic of Meitu

In a week where we've had quite a lot of trouble with presidents (one of them becoming one and one of them refusing to stop being one), there's been quite a lot of tech news. This week we're going to be looking at Microsoft and their bid to outdo Amazon with their new ebook store on Windows 10, why Apple have decided to raise UK app prices by 25% and this new craze with a fun photo app called Meitu. We'll start with one of our best friends, Microsoft......

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  • 18th Jan 17
  • Jade Waddy
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That Suspiciously High EE Bill Was An Accident

Mobile phone network EE are not having the best couple of months, firstly with a reveal of a price hike at the end of last year (meaning an extra £1.50 on line rental for all customers) sparking outrage. On top of this around a week ago they were having some serious 4G connection issues, leaving thousands of customers without a way to make or receive calls. Today EE are left with a very big hole in their pocket and a knock to their customer appeal as Ofcom officials confirm that the mobile experts have been fined a staggering £2.7 million for overcharging their customers. If this wasn't bad enough, the communication regulators also revealed that EE broke a 'fundamental billing rule' on two separate occasions, which means that 40K+ of their customers were overcharged (giving the seemingly greedy company an extra £250,000). ...

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  • 13th Jan 17
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Adobe's Surprise and Nintendo Switch

You can be forgiven for thinking that nothing has happened in the last week in tech, except for something about this thing called a Nintendo Switch... as much as we will be covering this, we also have some other news. We'll also be looking at Adobe's latest update and why they've sprung a new Chrome extension on all Chrome users and a bunch of Dutch journalists decided to hack into several politician Twitter accounts (to show off huge security flaws). Let's start with the biggest news, as it's pretty hard to avoid at this point......

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  • 9th Jan 17
  • Jade Waddy
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The Top 7 Reasons To Have Your Own Domain Name

There are many reasons why businesses should have their own domain name, as well as freelancers and even the everyday Joe. A domain name, and website, may seem like a no brainer to most; but there are still some people who aren’t sure why they should bother. There are many who do not see the benefit in having a personal domain name or indeed a website, they might believe it to be a waste of time. Believe me, it’s not....

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  • 6th Jan 17
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: CES 2017 Special Edition

This week has seen the start of one of the biggest technology events in the world, CES 2017. To celebrate the start of this iconic event, we're dedicating all of our news to devides and tech released at the event thus far. We'll be covering a TV so thin it could be mistaken for wallpaper, a brand new Android streaming device and why Alexa wants to talk to your car (especially if it's a Ford). Let's start with that TV......

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  • 30th Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Amazon Hide a Murder and a Floating Speaker

This week has been both incredibly joyful and saddening for many of us. We started the week with Christmas Day, a merry day for most, however we sadly had to say goodbye to one of the greatest actresses of our time - Carrrie Fisher (AKA Princess Leia from Star Wars). There has also been news in the tech world, as always, from Amazon hiding information from the police to floaty speakers. Let's start with the most interesting piece of tech news shall we?...

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  • 26th Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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What is Hosted Exchange and Why do I Need It?

Have you ever heard of hosted exchange? It's okay if you haven't, because it's something that usually lies in the hands of your IT department, but your business could really benefit from using it. In this blog post we're looking at exactly what hosted exchange is, how it works, the benefits to businesses and where you can get your hands on one. It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, everyone should be considering this for their business. So, let's get to answering some commonly asked questions shall we?...

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  • 22nd Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Piccadilly Circus Goes Dark and The Smartwatch Downfall

We may be nearing Christmas day, but that doesn't mean a lack of technology news! This week we're looking into the reason why Piccadilly Circus will 'go dark' in January, how a man stole a large sum of money only to spend almost one quarter of it on Game of War and the ever decreasing sales of smartwatches. We have quite a varied bunch of news this week, so let's start with one that will affect many this New Year......

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  • 15th Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Uber Under Fire and Apple Emojis

This week has been a rocky one in the tech world, with plenty of highs and a fair few lows. This week in tech we look at how Uber drivers are tapping into celebrity phones to get all the gossip, Apple are pretty happy with their new set of emojis in the latest iOS update and Microsoft get their hands on the social media network LinkedIn. So... let's learn more about these stories shall we?...

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  • 9th Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Amazon Go and Trusted Contacts

Last week we looked at Netflix allowing you to download films and shows, Snapchat giving their Spectacles new lenses and a very expensive and very old Nikon camera (you can see that post here). This week we're going to be looking at Amazon creating their very own shopping experience, Google putting more trust in you and your contacts and Tim Cook being rather happy about Apple Watch sales over the last year. So, let's start with the biggest news......

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  • 5th Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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What Not To Do at the Office Christmas Party

It's almost Christmas and many businesses around the country are gearing up for the holidays by having an epic office Christmas party. We've all had one and many of us have done or seen things we wish we hadn't, right? It's a time to let your hair down and get to know each other as people rather than colleagues, however there are still some things you might want to avoid doing to ensure that the New Year doesn't have a bad or frosty start......

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  • 2nd Dec 16
  • Jade Waddy
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This Week In Tech: Netflix Downloads and Snapchat Spectacles

Good morning/afternoon/evening! Welcome to a new additon to our blog, a piece all about the latest news in tech from the last week that we feel should be talked about. The section is called "This Week In Tech" and this week we will be looking at various things, from Netflix now allowing show and film downloads to Snapchat creating a rather curious pair of spectacles... so let's have a look at this weeks tech news shall we?...

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  • 28th Nov 16
  • Jade Waddy
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How To Design a Website the Right Way

Designing a website might seem like a relatively easy thing to do, it's just visual, right? Wrong. Designing a website is so much more than the odd header image or small icons scattered around the page. The design of the website goes hand in hand with the build of the website, as whoever is building the website (a web developer) needs to be able to interpret the designs you have created....

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  • 14th Nov 16
  • Jade Waddy
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How to Better Understand Office 365 for Business

As a business, many consider services such as Office 365 for Business, but what exactly is Office 365 Business and Business Premium and what benefits are there for UK businesses? In this article we are going to look at the start of Office 365, what is included in the packages and also the many benefits to using it if you’re a small to medium sized business....

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  • 28th Oct 16
  • Jade Waddy
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All You Need To Know About The Recent Dyn DDOS Attack

A week ago, on 21st October 2016, Dyn Inc. were targeted by one of the biggest DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. It saw huge websites such as Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify, eBay, Playstation, The Verge, The Telegraph, Amazon, Netflix, Tumblr, Etsy, Pinterest, Basecamp, AirBnB and Reddit (to name but a few) down and out for the count....

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  • 14th Oct 16
  • Jade Waddy
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How To Choose Between A Dedicated and Private Server

As a business, you strive to make sure that your business resources and customer information is not only safe and secure, but easy for you to manage and get a hold of. Many businesses use computers, out of the 25% of computers sold exclusively to Europe 75% of those are sold directly to businesses (according to Statistic Brain)....

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  • 30th Sep 16
  • Jade Waddy
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What are the Key Benefits of Managed IT Support?

Business IT support is all around and offered by several IT agencies, but what exactly are the key benefits to having managed IT support for your business? In this blog post we look at the core reasons why an outsourced service could improve your business, without even lifting a finger....

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  • 16th Sep 16
  • Jade Waddy
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9 Things Computer Experts Are Sick to Death of Hearing

Computer experts get quite a rough lot in life sometimes, everyone is looking to them to fix any and all issues with their computer no matter how big or small. Naturally some phrases come up more than others, so below we have listed 9 of the more common things said that these IT professionals are 100% fed up of hearing....

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  • 9th Sep 16
  • Jade Waddy
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Our New Blog and Welcoming us to Social Media

Hello! How the devil are you? We're doing fantastic thanks, we've actually not long created our very own blog so that we can share helpful and relevent content to all of you....

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