What is Quality Assurance?

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What is Quality Assurance? A Blog by Kim Kennington

Quality Assurance (QA) can mean different things to different people or companies. The Wikipedia definition states: Quality assurance (QA) is a way of preventing mistakes and defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering products or services to customers; which ISO 9000 defines as “part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled”. At … Read More

What is Making Tax Digital – and are you ready for it?

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Did you know that from April 1st 2019, all businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT Registration threshold (£85K turnover) must keep digital records and submit VAT returns using the Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software. This is a Government initiative aimed at simplifying the way businesses report their income, expenditure and taxes. It will ultimately mean the end … Read More

How to fix screen sharing in Skype for Business

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How to fix screen sharing in Skype for Business

In October 2018 Microsoft released the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809). It was re-released on November 13, 2018. The update fixed many issues (you can see them listed here) but as with many major updates it also caused problems and unintended side effects. For me the major issue caused by the 1809 update was that it stopped my abilty … Read More

Electric cars – are we going back to the future?

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In my second blog instalment relating to electric cars I thought I might consider how the future might look. Before I do however let’s look back in time to 1900 or thereabouts. London, Oxford Street looked something like this; And in 1910, something like this; You will quickly notice that in the space of only 10 years we changed from … Read More

AMD vs Intel: Who makes the best CPU?

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The rivalry between the two companies has heated up dramatically since AMD released it’s line up of Ryzen processors. Promising blistering performance without breaking the bank. Have AMD delivered on these claims? Let’s find out. Intel has dominated the CPU Market since the mid-2000s. In the early days of Computing AMD and Intel were often trading place when it came … Read More

A trip to London for Microsoft Azure Training

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This week I went to London for a Microsoft Azure fundamentals 2-day course. We have had a few clients mention they would like to move to the ‘cloud’ so thought it would be a good opportunity to learn more about Azure. Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services … Read More

Google Fined 4.3 billion Euros for Shady Android Behaviour

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Google Fined 4.3 billion Euros

As you may have heard, Google got a pretty big telling off by the European Commission yesterday. 4.3 billion Euros worth in fact, which works out at around £3.8 billion. It’s the largest fine the EC has ever dished out, beating the 2.3 billion Euro fine that it handed out last year (to Google again!) for manipulating search results to … Read More

Keeping your tech in tip top condition

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The average adult is awake for 15 hours and 45 minutes every day and 45% of that time is spent using Tech. You may think your screen, keyboard, mouse etc looks clean but studies have shown that a ‘touch’ phone has approx. 25,000 germs per square inch. You will be surprised to know that toilet seats are listed as being … Read More

Using a Gaming Mouse in the Work Place

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I recently purchased a new mouse for use in the office. It’s the same model I use at home (mainly for gaming) but it was so useful I thought I could increase my productivity in the office. The typical response when people see this mouse is shock, amazement and most people think it’s unnecessary. I’ve grown so accustomed to it, … Read More

Major Outage hits Sky Broadband

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Tuesday August 2nd – A major outage is effecting Sky Broadband customers this morning and seems to be a nationwide issue. The problems started being reported at around 8am. Sky tweeted quickly: We are aware that fibre customers are having issues browsing, engineers are investigating. Sorry for making your morning more stressful. ^MM The issue seems to be related to IPv4 traffic … Read More

Major BT Broadband Outage

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Wednesday 20th July – From about 9.00am BT’s broudband services has been suffering severe disruption. The issue is affecting several parts of the country ans is currently listed as ‘ongoing’ on BT’s service status page: A tweet from BT just after 9am confirmed the issue. Some BT Broadband customers have reported problems accessing websites this morning. Sorry, we’re aware of … Read More