What makes Linux the sustainable operating system? Let’s take a look..

During the pandemic, there was a shortage of microchips that are needed to produce new computers. At the same time, the latest versions of proprietary operating systems required higher minimum standards. There’s a large gap here that Linux and open source can neatly bridge. Linux has long been known for extending the life of older … Read more

My Digital Jukebox

During an enthusiastic online discussion about some great Linux apps, VLC was mentioned by many, so I thought I would share a little more of my experience. I set my team the following challenge. As a family, we still buy music in digital format despite the bitter taste of having lost stuff when I left … Read more

Business growth and effective technology

It’s a good feeling when your business grows. But growth can also lead to unforeseen problems. Effective use of technology is the foundation of many successful business growth strategies. Yet finding and implementing the appropriate technology solutions can often be a challenge. I’m often called in to advise businesses that aren’t technologically equipped for the … Read more

Have I been pwned?

(Pronounced poned or pawned) Want a fright? Go to Have I Been Pwned and enter your email address. Click “pwned”? Take a deep breath and don’t panic because most, if not all, of your email addresses will result in, “Oh no — pwned!”, which means your email address has been compromised in a data breach … Read more

Own a domain?

(And you almost certainly do!) Make sure you have control… Your domain is the most important aspect of your online presence. It controls who can get to your website, your email and your blog! It is your address on the web and ‘points’ to your website just as your physical address points to your premises. … Read more

Benefits of Contract Hire

I think it’s safe to say that every business requires help with services which they themselves aren’t specialists in! For instance, most businesses have both an outsourced legal and financial services contact – and trust, competence and respect is vital for these supplier relationships to continue. As an IT engineer I’ve worked in the business … Read more