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IT Bottlenecks: IT Service Management To Help You Deal With Them

Find that thing that's slowing you down and make it stop.


Everyone wants their IT solutions to work quickly, so they’re not left waiting for things to load or transfer. But it only takes one part of a computer or a network to slow you down, and that kind of limiting factor is referred to as a bottleneck.

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Essential Password Cyber Security Tips For Businesses


All businesses should exercise best practice when it comes to passwords, but what does that mean? This selection of password tips is the ideal place to start.


Everyone knows that passwords are important. Whether you’re logging into a smartphone, an email account or your online banking, often the only thing that stands between you and complete access is the passwords you use. But that same access will be granted to anyone else who can work out your passwords. If your account information falls into the hands of criminals, you could find yourself either inconvenienced or out of pocket. Yet, in spite of the dangers,  many of us still aren’t following best practice when it comes to our passwords. And in some cases, we think we are, but we’re basing our decisions on out-of-date advice.

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Old Technology – A Huge Image Problem For Bespoke Businesses


Investing in your IT solutions has many benefits – not least the fact it makes you look good. So how does old tech reflect on you?


If the popularity and potential value of retro computers is anything to go by, old technology isn’t without its fans. But that appeal doesn’t usually carry into professional world. In a business environment, old technology doesn’t only slow you down and make you vulnerable; it also makes you look bad.

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Does Blue Light Keep You Awake Or Not?

Scientists can't seem to agree one way or the other.



Everyone knows that using gadgets like phones and tablets before trying to sleep is a bad idea. The blue light emitted by their screens plays tricks with our brains, we’re told, making it hard to nod off and get a healthy 40 winks. This idea has become accepted wisdom in recent times, with technology companies now including blue-light filtering as standard in many devices. But new evidence has emerged, suggesting that blue light isn’t a problem at all, and that warm colours are, in fact, what’s keeping people up at night. So what’s going on?

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What Is Openreach?

How the nation's main telecoms company works with businesses. 


Last week, the Labour Party announced a pledge to create a nationalised broadband service. Some applauded the other idea, while others ridiculed it. We’re not going to debate the merits of that plan here, but it did get us thinking about how we got to where we are today, in terms of the UK’s current telecoms infrastructure. Almost all phone and broadband lines in Britain are owned by one company: Openreach, a division of BT. How did that come to be, and is it actually good for consumers and businesses?

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5G Health Risks: Fact Or Fiction?

Campaigners say new wireless tech causes cancer, but experts disagree.

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Why Deepfakes Are A Threat To Businesses

If criminals can create their own reality, how can they be stopped?


Deepfakes, realistic counterfeit videos created by artificial intelligence, are being posted online in ever greater numbers, says a new report. In the last year, there has been a 100% increase in deepfakes on the web, and while the vast majority (96%) of them are pornographic in nature, this technology also poses a major security risk for businesses – because as deepfakes improve, their effectiveness as a means to commit fraud also gets better.

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Old Tech That Has Stuck Around For A Weirdly Long Time

Chances are you're still using one of these.


Most of the time, when a new technology comes out, it replaces whatever preceded it in a reasonable amount of time. CDs, for example, superseded floppy disks as a storage medium. And while there was a period in which people continued to find uses for those old floppies, the crossover wasn't overly long. CDs became the norm, then DVDs, then flash drives and then the cloud.

But some technologies just refuse to go away completely. Despite newer, better alernatives, they cling on for years. Here are just six of these hardy survivors.

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Do Small Businesses Need Servers?

Or can the cloud do it all instead?

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The Beginners' Guide To Virtualisation

Could your business benefit from going virtual?

Although it’s been around since the 1960s, virtualisation is a technology that is still developing and improving in many exciting ways. Fuelled by faster, more accessible broadband connectivity, it offers massive potential for businesses and other organisations.

In this guide, we’ll explain what virtualisation is, how it works and what it can do for you.

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