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Software in the firm (2)

by Kevin Salter on 25.07.2014 14:08

In last week's blog we considered the sheer number of products in use on the desktop. When the cloud based programs are factored in the list of software becomes even longer.

Just a few of the cloud offerings in use....


Microsoft hates Windows 7

by Leo Waldock on 11.07.2014 19:45

Windows 7 is about to leave 'Mainstream support' and head into 'Extended support'

Tech website KitGuru (note: I do reviews for them) has reported that Microsoft has started the process of killing Windows 7.

Of course Microsoft doesn't des...

Technology develops rapidly and there are always new and different ways of performing tasks. However, there are many methods or products that have not really moved on or the technology has not been developed sufficiently.

A few things on my list of...


There are certain tasks that can automated. Why automate? This can save significant amounts of time as well as ensuring information is accurately processed. Here are just a few examples of repetitive task that have been automated in the last 2 weeks...

It's been suggested that it’s illegal to send client data by unencrypted email. Is that so? If you don't take cyber security seriously, your confidential client data could be in danger. What other kinds of security should you be prioritising? Regist...
Hello everyone and welcome to another Tip of the Week.  This week we have a Bronze post in which we go back to basics and look at four of the simplest and most commonly used formulae that Excel has to offer.


by Leo Waldock on 28.06.2014 15:04

Our teenage lad is filling time around World Cup football matches by playing FIFA 14 on his Sony PS3.

If you are lucky you won't understand a word of that opening sentence but many readers of IT Counts will groan as they share my pain.



In a recent blog (Wires, leads, plugs…..go wireless for a clutter free office) it was noted that the wireless keyboard and mouse consumed batteries on a regular basis. What alternatives are available to help save the planet....?


Cyber security in SMEs

by Kirstin Gillon on 26.06.2014 16:42

We regularly hear that smaller businesses are not very interested in cyber security and that this is creating weak links across supply chains. But why are they not interested? What is stopping them from adopting simple good practices? And what can w...