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 […]

GMT Solutions: D is for Disaster Recovery

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, […]


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: A is for Anti-virus

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

Internet and Phone Scams

I could write a book on internet scams! I’m sure most readers have received an e-mail informing them that a long lost relative died with a fortune of millions – or that a Nigerian prince needs your help to transfer his money and will reward you… There are a couple of more […]


Protecting Your Website

Yes, you did read that correctly! Normally IT pros are talking about how to protect your computer from some of the nasty or annoying things that can come from websites, but this time I want to tell you how to protect your website. Put simply, a website is a collection […]

GMT Solutions: Websites

GMT Solutions: System Recovery

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 […]


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 […]

GMT Solutions: IT Support