Professional Businesses Deserve a Professional Setup

Growing a business often requires setting up a new office or hiring new people, but your technology also needs to grow with your business. In this article, we talk about what you need to consider when adding new technology to…
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Invest Well in Your IT Security

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is a common and useful rule for many business owners.  It serves to protect your business against unnecessary costs and unneeded downtime.  While protecting your business against many types of danger, it poses…
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Is Your Physical Security as Good As Your Cybersecurity?

Headlines are often made by firms that have been hacked by “elite” cybercriminals.  These events sound high tech, sophisticated, and interesting.  The truth is almost always an amateur attacker chancing their luck with an unpatched security hole or bad password. …
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Don’t Get Hooked by Spear Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks have been around for a long time in IT.  Designed to steal your credentials or trick you into installing malicious software, they have persisted in the IT world precisely because they have been so devastatingly simple and effective. …
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3 Reasons Why All Homes Should Have Office 365

Microsoft Office has been THE office suite for more than a decade, whether it’s for business or students doing their homework. Other applications have come and gone, but it’s expected that most people will be doing their work in Word,…
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Is Your Business Ready for Business-Grade Wi-Fi?

In today’s business world, having great Wi-Fi isn’t a luxury -it’s a necessity. Businesses, with their varying needs, have personal requirements for what constitutes great Wi-Fi. For some small businesses, consumer-grade Wi-Fi may be sufficient, but many find that business-grade…
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Should You Repair, Upgrade, or Replace Your Computer?

Like many valuable things we buy, new computers suffer from wear and tear over time.  Our computers are particularly vulnerable as we have placed more and more demands on them every year.  New machines have got faster, quieter, more reliable,…
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How Losing a Mobile Device Puts Your Entire Business at Risk

Losing a mobile phone or laptop is an experience that everyone dreads.  The expense and inconvenience of buying a new device is unpleasant, but only represents a fraction of the damage done when a device is misplaced.  The cost of…
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The Top 5 IT Security Problems for Businesses

Companies that suffer security breaches nearly always have one of these IT security problems. Is your company guilty of any of them? No Backups A shocking number of businesses are not backing up their data properly.  According to market research…
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Struggling with Email Overload?

Email has allowed us to send and receive messages more easily than ever before. While this is a good thing, it can lead to problems. You may receive dozens or even hundreds of emails in a day. At this point,…
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Can Private Browsing Protect You Online?

Maintaining your privacy while using the internet has become more challenging over the years. The recent Facebook privacy scandal made that abundantly clear, with users shocked at how much information had been recorded about them. While it’s almost impossible to…
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19-02-18 – Update

Open today after yesterdays hospital appointment in Manchester.  The road is sill closed for road works but you can still access us.  
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18-02-19 – Update

Just a warning we are closed today due to a hospital appointment in Manchester. I shall be back in the workshop tomorrow. If urgent please email support@cumbriacomputerrepairs.co.uk or call 07742 444601 but might not be able to answer.
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What Hackers Target In Small Businesses

Hackers today have many ways to attack small businesses and business owners. Many attempt to use technology to send malware, viruses, or phishing attacks; or use information to con owners and employees into handing over more information than they should.  …
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Storage Struggles? How to Keep Up with the Data Explosion

Many businesses have already embraced the benefits of going fully digital.  It has allowed us to do more than ever before; saving us both time and money iterating over work drafts and emails.  It has saved us a ton of…
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Windows 7 – Days are Numbered

For those of you who may not have heard, Microsoft Windows 7 will soon reach its EOL (End of Life) and Microsoft Windows 7 support will also stop from Microsoft. This means that if your computer is running the Microsoft…
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4 Ways to Avoid IT Downtime

Technology is a wonderful addition to every business, but what happens when the IT goes down? All those things you do now that were completely unthinkable 30 years ago have become part of your day-to-day processes. It lets you compete…
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Still Open

We are still open despite the road works. Access from the Carlisle (East End) of the village.
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