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Welcome to the official blog of Tecchies business computer support services, the only place you need to visit to read up on the latest I.T. issues facing businesses as well as stories from our many years of experiencing IT technical support. We’ll talk networking, servers, small business computer support, data switches, power supplies, storage and back up, security, PCs (and Apple Macs), best practice and business I.T. solutions and much more. We might even throw in the odd recipe (if you’re paying attention).

If, after reading some of our articles, you feel you may benefit from our services at Tecchies computer support, contact us today. Our IT services are sure to help any given predicament you may find yourself in.

 

Domains: whose are they?

We just thought we’d go back over some old ground about domains. Just so that we’re all singing from the same hymn sheet, the domain that a business rents either yearly or two yearly, is never actually owned by the business. Yes that’s true folks! So when the renwal comes around either yearly or two…

Tecchies Road Show

The Tecchies have been very busy this week talking to people!!……Yes!! that’s right they left their keyboards and mice behind and went and talked face to face with REAL live people. Now you might ask why is that? Well let me tell you a little secret! Shhhhhh and don’t tell anyone!! it’s  that no computer can survive…

4G is coming!

4G is coming! Mind you, so is Christmas! But what’s in it for business? And how can we use it? So what is it? It’s just a way of devices attaching wirelessly to the internet using the mobile network, plain and simple. Why do we need it? The mobile data network is chocca and you…

Security advice that’ll keep the mother-in-law sweet

“It’s not the security in your password that counts, it’s how the security surrounding your password works”, so says Tecchies chief technologist Gigahertz Graeme. Tesco’s admission that it still merrily emails passwords to punters in plain text has alarmed anyone with a grasp of computer security. So how can we be sure that when we…

Will you be breaking bandwidth records this Olympics?

With the Olympics upon us, it’s all looking good so far (well, apart from the weather and security) but what does our hosting of the Olympics mean for your business? Not sure? Well here’s something to think about; during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, a UK-based ISP (Internet service provider) saw a “500% increase in streaming…

IP Storage – it’s the future!

Users are set to move away from direct attached storage and on to IP-based storage as the cost of the technology falls”, according to Computer Weekly. Analyst firm Forrester Research says there are a number of advantages to offsite storage, “Such as improved capacity usage and reduced staff requirements, as well as operational benefits including…