Author: Rob Lucas MSc MBCS GDPR(F)

Has been working as a consultant in IT for over 20 years and worked as a software developer, managing networks and providing IT Support and a lecturer in computer science.
What You Need to Know – Windows 11

Microsoft have a announced that Windows 11 Release Date is – October 5th 2021 to those who’s PC is compatible. The new Windows OS has a fantastic new look and feel to it with some obvious changes to the desktop, taskbar, start button and the Microsoft Store. But what will happen from this date? Upgrading

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TalkTalk Issues with HomeSafe

From time to time, we come across issues that can baffle even your more focus IT guy. However, we have found a problem that is both simple to fix but also complex in resolution. The issue is with TalkTalk’s HomeSafe® a product designed to protect any device connected to the customers home router. Whilst it

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HOMEPLAN+ PATCHING & UPDATES

As part of our HOMEPLAN+ IT support, we apply updates, upgrades and patches to our clients Windows devices on a specified date each month. If you are subscribed as a HOMEPLAN+ Silver member, you will receive our RLS Patching & Updates on the 28th of every month making sure your key applications are up-to-date and reduces

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Issues with Samsung Email App

Update Android OS Some of you have reported issues with the Samsung email app crashing or not starting. This is due to several updates that need to be implemented in order to resolve. Make sure you download and install the latest version of the Android OS, this will install essential updates to your version of

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Security Changes TLS 1.0 / 1.1

There has been some changes in the security protocols that run a lot of our online and offline lives. Such services as online banking, secure connectivity, applications and emails will be affected. The changes relates to the Transport Layer Security protocol (TLS) and the retirement of versions 1.0 and 1.1 and the migration to 1.2+.

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Working From Home? – Some Practical Guide’s

With the increase in numbers of people self-isolating due to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis, there has been an increase for businesses in getting their staff working from home. In just a few weeks, working from home has moved from a luxury to a new way of life for many employees. Although we understand that

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice for Businesses

As the number of reported cases of the virus increases, organisations are worrying about their work force and business continuity. This article is advice and practical steps you can take in your business on how you can best work and use IT for members of staff who need to self-isolate. What is Coronavirus Coronavirus or

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Admin Roles on Social Media

There has been a recent post about an alleged local sex offender and want to point out that although this is an appalling crime, one that I hope the police are fully investigating, it is actually a criminal offence (amongst other acts, under the Communications Act of 2003) to post information about these crimes regardless

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No Deal Brexit – GDPR & Data Protection

As you know on Thursday 31st October the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. But what does that mean in terms of EU laws and GDPR? Data protection has been a major topic of ours over the last couple of years with a focus on becoming compliaint with the new regulations. This has meant

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Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server and Office 2010 End of Support

If your business is still using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 (Inc. Small Business Server 2008), then now is the time to consider your options on upgrading. Microsoft is officially dropping extended support for all of these on January 14th 2020. So you need to get a action plan in place in plenty of time

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