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17 July 2019, by , in IT Support, Windows, Comments off
Windows server 2016 and 2019 by default make you set ‘Active Hours’ and will reboot automatically outside of these hours. In a 24/7 world I’ve no idea why Microsoft implemented this solution, since most servers need to be running all the time and admins prefer to manually reboot rather than rely on the built in...
21 February 2019, by , in IT Support, Comments off
After version 23 of Sage 50 Accounts when you try to install the Accounts 50 installation file i.e. for v24 or v25 and above, you will receive a message that the operating system is not supported. To bypass this message and get Sage Accounts 50 working on Microsoft Server 2016 Essentials you need to do...
29 January 2019, by , in IT Support, Comments off
Recent Microsoft updates to Windows environments (Patch KB4480960 and KB4480970) have caused some people to experience connectivity issues when trying to access network shares.   . The specific error message will amount to something referencing ‘Invalid Handle’ or ‘The Handle is Invalid’ when trying to access network shares (via UNC \\IP or \\name) or existing...
25 November 2018, by , in Cyber Security, IT Support, Comments off
To many in the business world, IT is something that’s only worth worrying about when it clearly goes catastrophically wrong. Otherwise, it’s assumed to be a non-issue, with “good enough” being sufficient to meet their requirements. It’s fair to say that this is a problem. The proliferation of complacency leads to risks building up in...
17 July 2018, by , in IT Support, Comments off
We’ve come up with 5 great reasons you should think about outsourcing your IT support.   Collective technical ability Let’s face it, technical problems can vary in complexity, you may be fixing a printer issue one day and the next be working on a complex network routing issue. When you have a team of IT...
28 March 2018, by , in Uncategorised, Comments off
If I asked you to take a few moments to think about what the base of some of the brightest and most exciting UK tech start-ups might look like, I wouldn’t be surprised if your initial thoughts were of the hustle and bustle of London with its diverse talent pool and huge inward investment. Before...
13 March 2018, by , in Cyber Security, Comments off
There are many good things to be said about buying a business instead of starting a new one. You don’t need to come up with a name, or a logo. You don’t need to get a domain name or vet possible locations. And, best of all, you get to skip the worst of the paperwork....
29 November 2017, by , in Web, Comments off
Into Warp Drive: 4 Tips For Improving The Speed Of Your Website Star Trek gave us warp drive, a technology which allowed you to travel faster than the speed of light. Your visitors won’t expect warp drive, but they will darn sure demand that your site operates as quickly as humanly possible – if it...
13 September 2017, by , in Free software, Windows, Comments off
What are the benefits of virtualization? 1)  Save on costs As you are able to use one piece of hardware to run several operating systems, you are saving significant money on hardware. Not only this but your carbon footprint is reduced, so you are saving money when it comes to electricity bills. Being able to...
19 May 2017, by , in Free software, Comments off
It has been all over the news lately, the WannaCry Ransomware struck fear into organisations around the world. With huge attacks against global organisations like the NHS, how can one stay safe against the imminent threat of Ransomware? Before we go further, let’s define what Ransomware is: Ransomware is a category of malicious software designed...