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The Internet of Things

We live in a world where more of our devices are connected than ever, how can you benefit from this connected world? IFTTT.com is a free service that lets you link together over 300 online services and devices by building ‘recipes’. Its up to you to get creative in...

How does eCommerce work?

Setting up an online shop can seem like a daunting task as there are a lot of moving parts.  All the time it must feel safe, efficient and familiar to the customer. In reality many of these are all one piece of software that make running the online shop quick and...

Twitter Basics

Starting as a new user on Twitter can seem difficult, with our help there's a few simple ideas to get you started. Use a service like namechk.com to find a username you can use across multiple social media accounts - this is great for having a consistent brand and...

managing Bad Luck – Risk Management

  Some days bad luck just happens.  By taking a few moments to consider what could happen you can have a plan in-place just if it does.  The benefit of this is during the emotion and heat of the problem you know you have a backup, a rescue or alternative in place. Not...

Data Protection Principles

Its essential your business is legally compliant with storing and using data.  There's a few key points that make it easy to check against the data you have and if you are being compliant with the law as a minimum including that the data is accurate and is only kept...

Broadband Speeds Explained

  Choosing a Broadband provider can be difficult as the speeds quoted are often in different units and jargon is used in the advert. You buy your Broadband in Mbps, files are in MB and GB so whats going on? The numbers you are are just different measures on a scale....

Cloud Storage Basics

You can barely look at the phone Internet or your computer without somewhere asking you to use Cloud Storage be that iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive or any other the many hundreds of services.  So are they right for you and which one? The cloud just means storing data...

Backup Best Practice

Taking a mindful approach to your data backup protects you and your business from accidents and attack. We've prepared a simple guide to keeping your data safe as a minimum, remember to test your backups as well as you could be doing all this work and if the worse...

Search like a pro

Google can be surprisingly powerful when customising your search results.  By entering a few special keywords you can describe exactly what you are looking for. For example searching for "register new business site:gov.uk" will only search gov.uk for those results....