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What our computer shop can do for your hardware

How much are broken computers and laptops costing your business? A study of the impact of IT downtime by CA Technologies found that UK companies lose more than £2 billion per year due to IT outages. Computer hardware and software issues Computer issues can be expensive in terms of missed revenue, repair costs and possibly…

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Cyber threats

Top Cyber security threats in 2018

Hackers are always looking for new targets and refining the tools they use in order to break through defenses. It is important as a business or individual that you are aware of potential cyber threats so that you can take action to prepare for the unknown. Here are five cyber threats we think you need…

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Computer stress

Five Signs your Desktop or Laptop has a Serious Issue

Desktop and laptop computers are essential devices for work and leisure, and we know how frustrating it is when something goes wrong. Depending on your machine’s model, you may have advance warning of errors or be completely blindsided. However, there are common signs a computer is struggling that you can look out for to ensure…

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IT Support

5 Reasons Your Business Needs IT Support

Many businesses do not have IT support in place. They wait until there is an issue and then call in the IT specialists to resolve it for them. However, your business could benefit in a number of ways from ongoing rather than ad-hoc IT support. Here are five reasons why: 1) 24/7 Maintenance When you…

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GDPR and Encryption

GDPR & Encryption

Does your business hold personal data about clients or customers? If so, then you need to start making preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018. Noncompliance could result in your business being fined up to €10,000,000 (£8,7799,181) or 2% of your total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher….

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Password

How safe is your password?

Have you ever wondered how safe your password really is? Check out our infographic below which outlines how passwords can be hacked and how to make your password as secure as possible… Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to www.woodstockit.co.uk with this graphic.

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ESET

Recent virus threats and the dangers of free antivirus

There has been a lot of media coverage in recent weeks about viruses and security breaches in the IT world.  Unfortunately, these stories are becoming more and more common as we all continue to move to an “always-online” way of life. The reality is that a lot of these viruses are not new.  Earlier this…

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