Posts by Colin Patton

I won’t get hacked – I have a great password!

The password. Once upon it time it was a word used to gain entry into a place. In modern times the password is an everyday essential. Take a moment to think how many applications, websites and portals that you use a password for. From online banking through to email and online grocery shopping – passwords are…

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Suspect a virus? What do you do?

“I think my machine has a virus!” – The all-encompassing term that strikes fear into the heart of any IT admin. These days there are so many types of infection, from malware and spyware through to viruses designed to encrypt important files or redirect your web browser to a certain site. The pace at which…

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When is a disaster not a disaster?

Many of us will be familiar with it, that gut wrenching feeling that comes when you realise that you accidentally deleted an important file or folder. Disaster might seem like too strong a word, but depending on what’s missing it might just be right. Taking the long walk to your director’s office to tell them…

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“My package wasn’t delivered”

It happens more and more often these days, an email comes into your mailbox that looks genuine advising you that a certain courier had attempted to deliver your parcel, but that you weren’t in. They either attach a PDF form or ask you to click a link to reschedule. What do you do? Well, it…

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Office365 – How could we live without it?

Office365, particularly Exchange Online has been around for several years. It’s easy to take it for granted as more and more apps move to the cloud and Microsoft offerings increase. But really, how would we live without it? No, I’m not going to get all philosophical – I’m looking at it from the perspective of…

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