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New Year, New You? Upgrading Hardware & Software in 2019

As everybody settles into the New Year, most people set personal resolutions to follow. Go to the gym more, eat more salads, read more books. Many business owners or managers will also set some changes for their business. This may be a new sales strategy, a more organised rota or tidier desks. Make your business…

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IT Stocking Fillers for Computer Users

Need a last minute Christmas stocking filler? Here a few ideas for somebody that uses a computer.  1 – A laptop lock Ideal for anybody that uses their laptop in the workplace or in a public area like a coffee shop. These locks will lock your laptop to the table they’re on – making it…

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Defending Your Data

By now, you’ll probably be sick of the sight of GDPR. The judgement day of May 25th 2018 may have passed but data security is still as important than ever. This blog is about why defending your data in different ways is essential, especially as an organisation.  The GDPR Judgement Day The months leading up…

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Halloween: IT Horror Stories

Happy Halloween! Due to our many years working within the IT industry, we’ve encountered quite a few horror stories relating to the IT industry. To celebrate Halloween, here’s some ghoulish IT situations to avoid… The Invisible ‘Security’ We’ve come across a few IT set-ups over the years that claim to have a secure system. But…

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Jargon-Buster: IT And Computers

Jargon Buster For IT Technical terminology can be confusing. When sorting out the IT for your business, the last thing you want is to have lots of industry specific terms thrown at you. Here’s a helpful jargon buster blog that helps make some of the terms more clear:   The ‘Cloud’ –  The Cloud is…

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New Halloween Seasonal Logo

October has arrived and we’re celebrating by adding a theme to our social media logos.   Check them out on Twitter and Facebook and let us know what you think. Tweets by IT_Works2012  

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Summer Fayre Report

On Saturday the 1st September, we happily sponsored The Mary Stevens Hospice Summer Fayre in Stourbridge. Despite battling a few wasp attacks and the sunlight briefly disagreeing with our Virtual Reality system, we had a great time. We were offering a free ride on a Virtual Reality Roller Coaster, with donations to Mary Stevens encouraged.…

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Keyboard Shortcuts To Save You Time

Keyboard shortcuts can help you work much faster on a computer, saving you time and making you more productive. As we mentioned in our blog Why IT Shouldn’t Waste Your Time , they can really boost your work rate. Once they become a habit, you’ll forget you ever used to take the longer route to complete…

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Officially Sponsoring Mary Stevens Hospice Fayre 2018

  We’re pleased to announce we are sponsoring The Mary Stevens Hospice Summer Fayre 2018! Best of British themed! We’re very proud to be sponsoring this event and supporting this vital community charity. We’ll be running a stall at the Stourbridge Summer Fayre and we’re looking forward to spending the day with the people that…

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Tips for Keeping Your IT Secure

With GDPR regulations coming into enforcement and all over the news, digital data security is more important than ever, and it’s in the spotlight. Here’s a few steps any user can start doing to help keep their data secure and comply with GDPR.     Screen-locking – Most computers lock or sleep after several minutes…

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