IT Posts


A-Z of Computing: F is for Free Stuff!

We all like free stuff! BOGOF offers in the supermarket, free gifts with magazines, a free coffee when you’ve filled your loyalty card… Free software, free downloads, free wifi. But is free always good or safe when we’re talking about computers? Free software comes in two sorts – genuinely free and legal, […]


GMT Solutions: E is for Encryption

A-Z of Computing: E is for Encryption

This month’s topic will probably be of more interest to business IT users and those for whom data security is a concern. Encryption is the best way to keep your information safe from unauthorised users. It’s a hugely complicated topic so what I cover below is really just skimming the surface. In […]


GMT Solutions: D is for Disaster Recovery

A-Z of Computing – D is for Disaster!

D is actually for disaster recovery, but that doesn’t make such an attention grabbing headline! A few years ago I’d have said disaster recovery was only important for businesses – but with so much school and university work being completed electronically, it’s become essential for home users too. What counts as a […]


A-Z of Computing – C is for Cleaning

Just like everything else in your office or home, your computer needs cleaning – both inside and out. This will help to prolong its life and keep it running smoothly. You wouldn’t believe the state of some computers I’ve seen! I don’t recommend that you open up your PC or laptop to physically […]

GMT Solutions: C is for Cleaning

GMT Solutions: B is for Backup

A-Z of Computing – B is for Backup

After A, it’s no surprise that we’ve arrived at B – for backup. This is probably one of the easiest things you can do to safeguard your data, but if I had a pound for every time someone told me (after their PC failed) that they didn’t have a backup – well, […]