Software


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 – 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 […]


GMT Solutions: Windows 10

Windows 10 is free – what’s the deal?

It’s time for techy types to get excited – Microsoft are releasing a new version of Windows. Yes, that’s what passes for exciting in this office! On 29th July, Windows 10 will be released for download, and for many home and business users it will be available for free. You […]


System Recovery

There’s certain things in life that give you a sinking feeling – the realisation that you left the back door open, the car parking has run out, or one I commonly see, your computer has gone wrong and you have no backup. What can you do then? If you’re reading […]

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

GMT Solutions: IT Support

IT Support 101

When asked what I do for a living, and replying “IT Support”, lots of people then ask whether that is really needed these days. After all, most people can use a computer, and there’s an “expert” living on every street. The answer is yes – particularly for business, but also […]