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Looking After Your Disk

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 by

A new PC starts up quickly and runs everything pretty much as you’d expect it to do. Over time, however, it will start to slow down; everything just seems to get a bit sluggish. There are lots of reasons for this happening but one of them is the state of your hard disk. In the

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Ten Smart Security Practices

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 by

Computing has become more mobile, more available and ever more global, which has brought increased benefits for companies and their employees. But with these benefits come greater threats that companies must guard against. Failure to do so can cause great damage to your company and you need to consider what you must do and how

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How To Avoid Malware

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 by

The term “malware” is short for malicious software and can refer to anything that gets onto your computer without your consent. In essence, it is software that has no legitimate purpose, although the actual intent of the software can vary. Early types of malware were often created to demonstrate the skill of the developer and

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Web Browsers – A Personal Choice

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 by

The introduction of Mosaic in 1993, the first graphical web browser, led to an upsurge in the use of the world wide web. It was followed in 1994 by Netscape Navigator, which became the most popular browser of that time, used by over 90% of web users. Dominant Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer was launched in

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Many companies use Microsoft Exchange to organize and control the business lives of their employees. It handles the sending and receipt of email messages while its calendar and task manager are used to create and monitor important events and tasks. Exchange 2010 was released in late 2009 and has many new features that make upgrading

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The White Knight of Anti-Virus

Friday, 10 February 2012 by

Living in this information age has greatly expanded the reach of communication and ease of collaboration between a broad and eclectic global population of computer users. The power to learn and solve the problems that we face every day has been dramatically increased by this global information explosion. As never before, we have within our

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How Reliable is Your Backup?

Saturday, 12 February 2011 by

Data backup is at best treated as a necessary evil and at worst, is something that is never even considered. But backing up your data is a very serious subject and cannot be ignored. Gone are the days when companies held most of their data on paper stored in rows of filing cabinets. Now it’s

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Linux: A Solid Alternative for SMBs

Tuesday, 08 February 2011 by

Like it or not, most end-user PCs today are running some flavor of the Windows operating system. Small businesses often start very small with just a couple of PCs but in time the numbers increase. As small businesses grow, they often find that they wish to share files between workers. While there are a number

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Going Virtual – Benefits and Pitfalls

Thursday, 03 February 2011 by

“Virtualization” is a wide-ranging concept and comes in various forms. Each of them can, if used correctly, offer benefits although there are things to watch out for. Cost Savings The most complex example is probably server virtualization, where multiple logical servers are run on a single physical machine. One of the main reasons for doing

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