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Welcome to our IT blog! Here you could find a thing or two about current technological and worldly affairs that could affect business.

Here are a few of our observations. Let us know what you think!

True Resilience It has to be RO2 (formerly RA02)

BT RO2 (formerly RAO2) MPLS Redundancy & Resilient Access There is a fair amount of confusion in the market place regarding what is and isn’t possible from a BT RO2 MPLS Redundancy. In all honesty, there are many clients which believe they have full resiliency between their primary and failover circuits but probably don’t due […]

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Role Swapping

Platinum Point, the weekly invitation-only business group I’m a member of, talk for a minute each on our business, business tips, or an interesting subject. This week myself and another member, Christine Frith, decided to swap identities and talk about each other’s business to the group. I have some sympathy with Christine Frith as IT […]

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We had an IT emergency last week…

We had an IT emergency last week… A client had to quickly leave their building due to a structural issue that has presented itself. We got the call on the Monday to say that the situation had deteriorated to such an extent that they needed their Server and associated equipment relocated and possibly hosted at […]

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Struggling to get Proposals sent?

Had to get a proposal out sharpish last week, it got me thinking is there a way I could raw material required out to the potential client quicker than currently is the case. The issue we have here at Twin (in common with many Technology Support companies) is each offering can be different to the […]

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The Dreaded B.S.O.D – Blue Screen of Death

Twenty Three years ago on this day 20th April 1998, Bill Gates and Microsoft unveiled their new Windows 1998 operating system. Several great enhancements were promised such as robust USB support, Enhanced Graphic Support, and the introduction of the Windows Driver Model (WDM). So far so good, unfortunately at a COMDEX computer trade show in […]

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Are your Microsoft Systems end of life in 2019 and out of road ?

  In late 2019 Microsoft Systems will become end of life. Microsoft will be ending support for both its Windows 7 operating system and Office 2010. This means that any devices running these editions will soon lose support. Here are five reasons why you should already be preparing to avoid this by planning for this […]

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Insider Threat – Is Your Colleague your weakest link ?

A recent report defines insider threat as the biggest threat to data and company security today. It brings to mind the old adage that Generals always fight today’s battles with the mindset of the last. It could be just as true of data security and the protection of your company’s network. What can you do about it ?

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Agile Working – It’s Time For The Talking To Stop

Just two or three years ago, people liked to talk about agile working – but often it was purely talk.

Now, though, it’s genuinely happening and most people who are planning a change in their workplace – whether it’s a new building, a refurbishment or a look at better utilisation of space – are focusing on agile working. So what are some of the themes that underlie true agile working

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