These are extraordinary times, but we're working hard to keep things running as normal.
The ongoing coronavirus is quickly proving to be something of an acid test for the abilities of IT support companies. In recent days, TMB has been contacted by several business owners who are finding their current IT suppliers simply cannot meet the current demand for remote working. Thankfully, TMB is fully equipped and ready to help in this situation.Read More »
We're hosting two live online demos of Opera 3 addons. Register today!
One of the great things about Pegasus Software solutions is how extensible they are. Sure, applications like Opera 3 are already excellent out of the box, but Pegasus understands that all businesses are different, and that it can't possibly cater for every single unique need they might have. That's why Opera 3 is built to be receptive to addons. To show just how effective this relationship can be, we're teaming up with software company Darklake Developments to host a pair of webinars that will include live demonstrations of powerful addons for Opera 3. Feel free to register for one or both of them.Read More »
Working from home is great, but doing it securely is even better.
Being receptive to the idea of remote working is one thing; having the resources and technology to do it is quite another. And then there’s security. How do you open up your IT solutions to your workforce when they’re not in the office, without opening them up to the whole world? In other words, how do you successfully pull off both remote working and cyber security at the same time.Read More »
When other businesses are breaking down, you can pick up the slack.
Aside from lots of scary headlines, one thing the coronavirus has generated plenty of is disruption. Offices and schools up and down the country are currently faced with the prospect of having to shut up shop, to help contain the virus and halt its spread. In such circumstances, businesses and other organisations would be wise to ensure they’re set up for remote working.Read More »
You'll often hear the phrase "cybersecurity" come up when people are discussing IT, and especially in the context of business. You've probably gathered that it's an important subject – but why, exactly? Why is maintaining good cybersecurity so crucial, and what are the key points that SMEs should know about? Here's a run-down of the key points.Read More »
It costs nothing, but you get what you paid for
For businesses on a limited budget, the idea of using free payroll software might seem appealing. It is, after all one less thing to pay for. But there are some good reasons why you might not want to, and why Opera 3 Payroll would be a better fit.Read More »
Thinking about getting MacBooks and Chromebooks for your business? Be careful, or you might be replacing them sooner than you want.
Both MacBooks and Chromebooks have grown in popularity in recent years, but the way they reach end of life could be a major drawback for businesses – particularly smaller organisations with limited budgets.Read More »
Good causes means nothing to hackers
They may raise money for good causes, such as homeless people, the environment and endangered animals, but to criminals, charities are just another source of money to steal from. And with so much of their operations being carried out digitally, cybersecurity for charities is every bit as important as it is for businesses.Read More »
With so many IT companies out there, finding the right one can feel like a minefield. Fortunately, you can spot some of the worst pretty fast. If a service provider is any of the following, then steer clear.Read More »
It’s the technology that powers myriad business applications, including Opera 3 SQL SE, but what is Microsoft SQL Server, when did it first appear, and what does it do? Find out in this potted guide.
The first version of Microsoft SQL Server was released 30 years ago, in 1989. Rather than Windows, though, it ran on the operating system OS/2, and it was developed in partnership with Sybase. It would go on to be released for Windows NT, with Microsoft later taking lead responsibility for the project. By 1994, Microsoft and Sybase had gone their separate ways, with the former creating SQL Server 6.0 by itself. From SQL Server 2016, only 64-bit processors have been supported, and the last version release was SQL Server 2019.Read More »