Working From Home

Hot Weather & Hardware

In this tech-insight, we look how extreme heat can affect IT hardware and what measures you can take to keep the equipment cool and prevent damage.  High Temperatures  Hot weather UK-style is not normally a problem. With an average temperature here of about 14 °C, temperatures over 30 °C are a fairly rare […]

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Avoid Eyestrain

In this article, we look at what eyestrain is, what causes it, and the many measures you can take to prevent it.  What Is Eyestrain? Eyestrain is eye fatigue, caused by intensely focusing the eyes during a task, such as staring at a computer screen (or phone screen) for extended […]

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Switch Off ‘Vampire’ Devices And Save An Average of £147 Per Year

By Mike Knight New research by British Gas (Centrica) has revealed that UK households could save an average of £147 per year on their electricity bills by switching off their ‘vampire electronics’.  What Are Vampire Devices?  So-called ‘vampire devices’ are those household electronic devices, plugged into the mains, that continue […]

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Nightmare At Netflix?

By Mike Knight 200,000 Subscribers Lost  In its Q1 results, the world’s biggest global streaming service, Netflix, revealed that it had lost a massive 200,000 subscribers in the first 3 months of the year. It’s a far cry from the early days of lockdown when families who had to stay […]

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Do Mobiles Cause Cancer?

By Mike Knight In this insight, we look at the history of fears about a possible link between mobile phone usage and cancer, then we look at the latest studies, conclusions, and expert opinions. History Claims that mobile phones could cause cancer (e.g. brain tumours) can be traced back to […]

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Our top tips on safely working from home

1. Log onto your office computer and only use your home computer as the host for the virtual session. 2. Use a Virtual Private Network connection where possible to your office machine or office server. 3. If you are using cloud-based systems such as Office 365, online banking, CRM etc, […]

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How mobile is your company?

Are your staff ready and able to work from home should they have to? How prepared is your company if you and/or your staff are required to work from home?  Whether it’s illness, adverse weather or zombie apocalypse, if your staff need particular programs that only work from inside your […]

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