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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Broadband 101

High speed broadband has finally come to Newent, so we’re here to decipher the jargon from the internet providers, and help you tell your ADSL from your Cable from your Fibre. These are all terms for different types of broadband: ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is the type of broadband most of […]

GMT Solutions: Broadband 101

GMT Solutions: Social Media

Social Media – not just for selfies!

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – social media isn’t just for tech-savvy teenagers, but can be useful in the business world too. It’s not just for sharing selfies and pictures of your dinner, but can help you connect with your customers in a way that wasn’t possible before. If you’re a creative business, Instagram […]