Email Safety Tips

Friday, 01 February 2013 by

The rise of the internet and email has brought many benefits but at the same time it has also brought many dangers. The web is a dangerous place. Viruses and malware are often spread by email, so you need to stay alert. Although some of the risks are no more than an annoyance, others can

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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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Staying Legal

Sunday, 19 February 2012 by

Running a computer or even a network of computers might seem a relatively innocent thing to do. However, you need to be careful in your actions, otherwise you might break a law that you didn’t even know existed. And ignorance of the law is no defense, so it pays to know what you can and

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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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Every PC has to support a number of devices. Some of these are built into the machine; for example, hard disk drives, CD-ROM andDVDdrives. Others may be attached permanently, typically printers, scanners and broadband routers, while some, such as digital cameras and MP3 players, are connected occasionally to transfer data. Your PC will also have

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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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