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The blackmail risk of GDPR

While GDPR is designed to force companies to pull their socks up, sort out their data collecting habits and make the online frontier a safer place to be – it’s by no means invulnerable. In our time in the business, … Continue reading

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What is edge computing and how will it change things?

Edge computing is a means for organisations to process data from the internet of things (IoT), without having to use cloud computing or data centres. Indeed, edge computing allows this data to be processed closer to the device from which … Continue reading

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Have you made these IT upgrades?

Technology is constantly changing and adapting; as such, it is important to always stay on top of upgrades to ensure you are running at optimum efficiency. At Absolutely PC, IT upgrades are a necessary and consistent part of our monthly … Continue reading

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Make sure hackers don’t ruin your Christmas

How many online accounts do you have? Most of us have dozens across various banks, social media, online stores, music, video and other services and businesses can have hundreds. Not surprisingly, most people tend to use the same couple of … Continue reading

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4000 small businesses a day: the vicious spread of WannaCry

In May this year the online world witnessed the Wannacry ransomware attack, a cryptoworm which spread like wildfire, demanding payments in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in over 230,000 computers using the Windows operating system.

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Chill out: Make sure your PCs and staff don’t overheat this summer

Summer can creep up on us. It seems like only weeks ago we were cranking up the office heating on frosty mornings, but now we are shedding clothes left, right and centre, dashing to the shop on ice lolly runs, … Continue reading

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What is GDPR and how does your IT need to prepare?

We are currently all familiar with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 but may not be so aware of its replacement by the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which in the UK will take effect from 25th … Continue reading

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The expected lifecycle of different IT equipment…

Technology is ever-changing; there’s always a slimmer, faster phone coming to the market, or a computer with better HD graphics and processing speed. It can make it tricky to know where the line is between what is ‘junk’ and needs … Continue reading

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Should you switch to Office 365?

So many businesses are realising the benefits of cloud software that the big question isn’t whether to move to Internet computing – it’s what suite to choose. One of the most popular options is Microsoft’s Office 365, but is it … Continue reading

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Do you love your IT?

IT – in business terms it can provoke emotions from warmth to genuine hatred, but why can the technology choices we make for our organisations produce such strong feelings among employees? With relationships under the microscope this Valentine’s Day, it … Continue reading

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Make your resolutions achievable this year with Absolutely PC

The start of a new year is a time when many of us take stock. We might review how our business is running, whether IT systems are working as well as they should, and how we can make changes for … Continue reading

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How to avoid IT disasters over Christmas

With many of us taking time off work over Christmas, and focusing on the frivolities of the season, it can be easy for IT systems to get less attention at this time of year. Yet, IT systems can be vulnerable … Continue reading

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UK businesses get ready for Microsoft price hikes

A lot of prices have gone up lately: petrol, house prices, and even that controversial yeasty toast topper, Marmite. Maybe the blame lies with Brexit, or just industry greed, but whatever the reason, price rises are big news at the … Continue reading

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Six ways to deal with an IT disaster

With Halloween fast approaching, there might be ghostly goings on outside, but what happens when your IT equipment starts behaving ghoulishly? Here are six ways to tackle those devilish IT disasters.

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Sage by name, and Sage by nature

Whether you’re involved in the world of accounting or not, thanks to their recent high profile advertising campaign, you may have heard of Sage accounting software. If you’re one of the 6.2 million businesses around the world that make use … Continue reading

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