Archives for 2014

Requirements for Registering a .ie domain

Having a great memorable domain is key in todays online world and while the .com arena is full to capacity at this point of every conceivable word and their combination the .ie (.IE is the […]

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Computer Migration Checklist – Download a Copy

Changing form one computer to another should be a happy joyous occasion – I mean who doesn’t want new stuff – however the actual process of moving from one piece of hardware to another is often times slow, frustrating and can lead to unforeseen costs. After many many migrations you get to learn what’s required and the pitfalls but it’s very easy to miss an item or make assumptions which can cost you.

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Spill Water on your Laptop? What to do…

So aside from the panic, prayers and assortment of 4 letter words how am I typing this blog post 2 days later on the very same MacBook? Below are my tips from this experience and the 10 years + I’ve had to help others who’ve done the same

Colin   Advice . Blog . Digital Studio . How To
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The 5 Most Common ways your Network can be Hacked…and how to prevent them

I’ve had the unfortunate experience of helping a number of companies to overcome security breaches in the past and it’s doubly unfortunate when the breaches could have been prevented with a minimum of fuss and a little bit of effort.

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What to do when you Accidentally Delete a File

We’ve all been there, it’s not nice when the penny drops and you realise that the file you’ve been working on for days has disappeared. Where has it gone, how do you get it back, will the client give me an extension? All questions that need answering and with the wonders of computers you may find that you get a more positive outcome than expected (except for the extension…sorry!)

Colin   Digital Studio . How To
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What to do when you encounter Windows 3.11 and NT in the wild

I know, it’s 20 years old where on earth am I going to encounter Windows 3.1? That’s what i thought too, then we encountered the mother of all laser cutting machines (and not that old) being run on Windows 3.1. Once the prerequisite nostalgia had passed we were left with a rather large issue.

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Rapportive – Putting a Face to the Email

Rapportive connects to your social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ etc) to provide details on who is emailing you and their social media presence. With the faceless nature of email, this product allows you to put a face to the name and build that connection as you interact.

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Building a portfolio quickly

One thing new and expanding SME’s can need is a portfolio of commercial work to allow them showcase their talents. However in today’s competitive world this can not only be really tough it can also be near on impossible when even offering to do these things for free to get noticed.

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Choosing a Web Hosting Package

There are a hundred and one options when it comes to hosting packages and detailed below are the main ones relating to what most SME’s require from experience. What you’ll pay will vary from place to place and bear in mind if you’re moving provider then you will need to factor in the time and cost of moving the site and be prepared for some down time on the website and potentially email.

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Locking down your Firewall with Port Based Rules

It doesn’t matter what firewall you have, be it Cisco, Zyxel, Sonicwall etc you need to put rules in place to ensure that your network is properly protected.

There are a number of services you may also want to consider depending on your needs. These include content filtering, email filtering, anti-virus, and VPN licences. But the basics of a firewall require you to put rules in place that prevent / permit traffic to / from your network.

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