9 days left to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade

By now, you have probably had dozens of reminders and notifications, badgering you to upgrade your machine to Windows 10. It can often be daunting upgrading to a new platform as there are many questions up in the air. Continue reading “9 days left to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade”

Utilising maintenance to improve laptop performance

laAnnual servicing of your computer is important to maintain optimum performance. During a service we undertake both a physical and a software clean up of your computer to assist it to run smoothly and reliably. If your computer is starting to show signs of slowing down there are a few tools and methods you can use to improve the performance of your PC. For example, running virus scans, removing spyware/adware and clearing up hard disk space.  Continue reading “Utilising maintenance to improve laptop performance”

Optimise remote working to improve performance

Optimise Remote working

In recent years work life has become more flexible with more staff choosing to work from home rather than make the commute to the office each day. Although it may not work for those that lack motivation and prefer the routine of daily life in the office, remote working is an appetising concept for the business man or woman. But is it for you and how can you optimise remote working? Continue reading “Optimise remote working to improve performance”

Using Office 365

If you work in an office environment, you probably require shared documents between your colleagues. Although it sounds easy enough this can be quite troublesome. One way some choose to do it is through their server. This works well until you’re on the go and need to access or edit a file quickly. You may need to share a document remotely or from different devices so that rules out an easy alternative such as using an external hard drive which of course leads to multiple copies of the same document. The next easiest solution to this, is Office 365. Continue reading “Using Office 365”

5 reasons why you should consider using Microsoft Office 365

Ever since the first Microsoft office applications became available, people have been buying the software either as a part of a package that comes with their computer or by paying for it separately.

Recently, the advent of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing has changed how software developers offer their products. No more so than in the case of Microsoft’s Office 365. Users now have instant access to common Office applications without the need to invest or install the complete software package.

Microsoft Office 365 is quite simply a subscription service. This service offers the standard applications that all users are familiar with such as: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. The question remains, is it right for you? With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 5 key reasons why you should consider using Office 365.

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IT Birmingham: Computer Upgrades – Is now the time?

Taking the decision to upgrade your computer system is always a difficult one. Most business owners are quite rightly focussed on whether or not an upgrade will be a valid business investment. At the other end of the scale, money that might have been better spent elsewhere. Even setting aside the current economic climate, computer upgrades can be a very tortuous process.

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Microsoft Surface, a laptop replacement?

Recent development on Microsoft’s technology into the world of tablet computing is the release of the “Surface’. Looking at its slim form, and comparing it favourably to the more chunky looking laptops, we pose the question, “Is the Microsoft Surface (“the Surface”) a laptop alternative”? Continue reading “Microsoft Surface, a laptop replacement?”