Tag Archives: PC

When’s The Right Time for a Tech Update?

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It’s not uncommon for a small or midsized business to have a limited tech budget. It’s also not uncommon for those businesses to continue using old devices for as long as possible. But there comes a time where old or outdated tech is a burden and impacts negatively on business operations. Here’s four signs it’s […]

Information On The Spectre/Meltdown Security Vulnerability

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Information On The Spectre/Meltdown Security Vulnerability   You’ve most likely heard the names “Spectre” or “Meltdown” used to describe a serious security flaw that primarily affects any computer running an Intel based CPU (chip). We’d like to bring you up to date on what Intellect IT has been doing to help address and protect our […]

3 Security Issues Businesses Must Watch Out For In 2018

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2017 was the year that data breaches and ransomware hogged the spotlight. And in 2018, they’re likely to continue to cause concern for business worldwide. But if you’re thinking of redeveloping your security strategies, these types of attacks aren’t the only ones you need to consider. The experts out there have made some alarming predictions […]

To Insource or Outsource? What’s Your Employee’s Time Worth?

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A majority of small to medium businesses have tasks that don’t require the hiring of an employee to complete them. One-time projects are a good example of this. But is it a good idea to have those tasks performed by the staff you already have? Or is better to outsource that kind of thing? We’d […]

Four IT Trends Affecting Business in 2017

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Throw away your crystal ball. By combining your IT history with what’s trending right now, and analysing that information, you’ll be closer to anticipating your IT future better than any gypsy ever could.  Here’s four trends you can consider, to gain a sense of how your future IT direction might affect your business. Experts predict […]

How To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of ScareWare

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Picture this. You’re at your PC working away when suddenly a message pops up. It’s alerting that your computer is infected with numerous bugs and viruses. But, could you tell if this alert is true or false? If you answered “No”, you’re not alone.  The modern cyber criminal has refined their skills over the years […]

Using Hibernate in Windows 10

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Windows 10 has some great built-in power options for your desktop or your laptop. One of which is hibernate. Like sleep, hibernate will save power when your computer is not in use. With the tap of a key or a click of your mouse hibernate will return your PC to the desktop. But hibernate differs […]

End of Support for Windows XP

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In April 2014, Microsoft ends support for Windows XP and Office 2003. This means: No more security updatesYour PC will become exposed to malicious software that can damage or steal your data No more patchesNo further software improvements or bug fixes No support for new equipment such as printersManufacturers will no longer develop drivers to […]