Are Consumer Smart Devices the Future of Healthcare?

Paul GrosvenorTechnologyLeave a Comment

Recently, we’ve been working with several clients looking at the effectiveness of easily obtainable biosensors. You know the sort of thing: Fitbits, sports watches, Oximeters, smart weighing scales etc. On the surface, they promised to be great little gadgets that can provide an amount of information that was helpful to your average sports enthusiast. However, in more recent years, the … Read More

What Is Microsoft End of Life and What Does It Mean for My Products?

Gemma ElsburyTechnologyLeave a Comment

Microsoft regularly releases new versions of their software. As these are released and adopted by users support is withdrawn for older versions.What is the Microsoft Lifecycle? This provides consistent and predictable guidelines for support throughout the life of a product. In turn, this helps companies/users manage their IT environments & plan for the future. Microsoft usually provides 5 years of … Read More

Are Wearables the Future of Healthcare?

Roy SalviTechnologyLeave a Comment

We are all aging With improvements in healthcare, nutrition and living conditions, we have become an aging society. In general, people are living longer and therefore, conditions related to age are becoming more common place. Much of the population would prefer to hold on to their independence for as long as possible. The future is now the present Not long … Read More

Should You Be Using TypeScript on Your Next Project?

Tom CockramComputer Science, TechnologyLeave a Comment

In my opinion yes, typescript is amazing and provides a lot of benefits over vanilla JavaScript. First, let me tell you what typescript is and then why you should be using it. What is TypeScript? TypeScript is a strict superset of JavaScript that transcompiles (source to source compiler) the code into JavaScript. It is developed by Microsoft and was first … Read More

Should You Be Using Microsoft Visual Studio Code?

Tom CockramTechnologyLeave a Comment

A little background Visual Studio Code was announced on the 29th of April 2015 by Microsoft. In April of 2016, it would go on and be released to the web. It now ranks as one of the most popular development environments. In the stack overflow survey in 2019, it was ranked the most popular IDE with 50.7% of 87,317 people … Read More

Technology Firsts That You’ve Never Heard Of

Mike MingardTechnologyLeave a Comment

1. The First Social Network SiteThis one is a little difficult to quantify. It depends very much on what you consider to be a true social networking site. Before even the internet was around there was much social activity on Usenet and the early bulletin boards. For this item, we will use most people’s idea of the modern social network.Most … Read More

Switching to Video Conferencing – Six Months Later

Kevin WallisTechnologyLeave a Comment

Six months working from home My, how time flies!  We have essentially been working from home for six months now and in this time, we’ve all become more reliant on video conferencing as the new normal. I thought it might be timely to give a personal review of the platforms I’ve come across in various guises. Microsoft Teams This is … Read More

What is Mesh Wi-fi and Which is the Best?

Gemma ElsburyTechnologyLeave a Comment

Struggling with internet signal around the house or office? Plug in Wi-Fi extenders not working very well? Internet providers router not up to the task? This is where a Mesh system can really help. What is Mesh Wi-fi & how does it work? A wireless mesh network consists of a node that connects directly to your modem and then a … Read More

Increase Your Productivity With Office 365 on Your Mobile Phone

Jay HineTechnologyLeave a Comment

Office 365 Apps Office 365 is now used by most people, especially in business. However, many people see it as just Email, Word & Excel. Although these functions have changed the way we can work, what about Shared Files and To do Lists. If you are not familiar with OneDrive and SharePoint these are both elements of Office 365 that … Read More

Virtual Conferencing: The Pros and Cons

Sam ThompsonTechnologyLeave a Comment

Like many people I had a conference to attend this summer. I was very much looking forward to the Dyalog 20 APL User Meeting which was set be hosted in Portugal. What’s not to love? The possibility of meeting many people in the APL community and the average temperature of Portugal during the time of the conference is 22 degrees … Read More

How to Backup your Emails, SharePoint and OneDrives Files

Jay HineTechnologyLeave a Comment

Moving to the Cloud If there is one thing that we have learned during this lockdown it is that with the various IT Systems available, it is possible to work from home efficiently. With emails on Microsoft Office 365, confidential documents saved in Microsoft OneDrive and those that need to be shared across many users saved in Microsoft SharePoint everyone … Read More

Top Technology Pioneers You’ve Never Heard Of

Mike MingardTechnologyLeave a Comment

Pretty much everyone knows the name Bill Gates. Most can possibly even associate him with the founding of Microsoft back in 1975. The same is probably true of Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos (Apple and Amazon respectively) and more recently, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Elon Musk of Tesla. However, there are many technology tycoons whose inventions and advancements affect … Read More

Network Support Engineer as a Career: My First Steps

Tristan WilliamsTechnologyLeave a Comment

A little about me I’ve always been interested in IT from a very young age and have always liked to tinker with anything electronic. I first got into IT when I got my first laptop and was amazed by the possibilities it presented. I swiftly focused my education towards IT and haven’t looked back since. My Dad has always worked … Read More

ShareX or LightShot – Which is the Better Choice for Screen Capture?

Tom CockramTechnologyLeave a Comment

For those of us who prefer to use a 3rd party screenshotting utility, a common question is ShareX or LightShot? I’m going to look at each one and compare them to help you decide which one is best for you. What is ShareX? ShareX is a “screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool” developed by Jaex and Michael Delpach . … Read More

How to move Steam games to another drive

Mike MingardTechnologyLeave a Comment

As video game technology continues to move forward and players demand more and more performance the thing we tend to have less of now is storage space. This is, of course due to the cost of SSD drives per gigabyte compared to traditional hard disk drives. Each new AAA game release seems to set a record for required installation space. … Read More