Computers


7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

I’m sure you’ve all seen the news over the weekend, of FedEx, Telefonica, NHS and more being infected with ransomware.  Please see a quick guide below to explain the situation and find out what you can do to protect yourself. What is Ransomware? It’s like someone kidnapping your data.  A […]


Apple e-mail scam

We’ve unfortunately had a few customers this week that have fallen for some very convincing scams, so we’re posting some examples on our blog to show you how to tell the fake from the genuine.   click to enlarge the image above This e-mail claims to be from Apple, but there’s […]

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

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: E is for Encryption

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 […]

GMT Solutions: D is for Disaster Recovery

GMT Solutions: C is for Cleaning

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 […]


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, […]

GMT Solutions: B is for Backup

GMT Solutions: A is for Anti-virus

A-Z of Computing – A is for Antivirus

Welcome to my new series on the essentials of computing, one letter at a time. Let’s start at the beginning – A is for Antivirus. To me, antivirus is as essential as having seatbelts in a car. You wouldn’t think of taking your children out for a drive without making sure their seatbelts […]