Backups – a critical thing for all businesses

So the other week my wife was trying to get her new Apple Watch working with her iPhone and something just wasn't working right. Now as expected I am the IT support for the family and so I went to the first step of IT support - If it isn't working then turn it off and on and try it again.  She rebooted the watch and I rebooted the phone. The watch rebooted quickly but the phone did not. I was sitting there staring at the apple logo on the screen for quite a while before…

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What is SSL? A plain English Explanation of secure websites (HTTPS)

So what is with that Green lock icon that you see in the address bar of the browser? The green lock (check in your address bar above) indicates that the site is using a secure channel to send and receive data between your computer and that website. This is done using a technology called Secure Socket Layer (SSL). When you type in a URL that begins with "https" you are using a secure website. What that really means is that the data you are sending to and receiving from that particular website are encrypted between…

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Why you need an IT strategy – no matter how small your company

Do you have an IT strategy? An IT strategy is used to provide guidance on the following questions: Is the existing technology being used effectively? Are the existing IT solutions supported adequately? What should the next IT investment look like? What IT projects should be pursued? How much should be budgeted for IT changes? Sourcing IT from the right places? Why even the smallest of small businesses (solopreneurs) should have an IT strategy The IT strategy gives you focus on how you plan to make your IT solutions work for you. It helps set the scene…

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