Encryption

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What is encryption? Encryption is the method of converting information into secret code that hides the information’s true meaning. The science of encrypting and decrypting information is called cryptography. Unencrypted data is known as plaintext, and encrypted data is called ciphertext. The formulas used to encode and decode messages are called encryption algorithms, or cyphers. WeRead more

How to protect your data when you’re off on holiday

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We all love going on holiday, whether it’s somewhere in this country or abroad. With current changes to the way a lot of people are working, it’s possible that we are storing more sensitive data on our own personal laptops and PC’s. So how can we make sure we keep our devices and data safeRead more

Software to protect your business.

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There are many different software packages available on the market to protect your company’s systems, servers and other devices from viruses, hackers and malware. To make sure you’re protected from all types of attacks, we’ve prepared a short article on some of the different packages available to protect your company and what they’ll protect you from!    Antivirus software helps protect your whole system against maliciousRead more

Hard Drive Failures and How to Spot Them

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These days, the amount of moving parts in technology equipment has pretty much been eliminated and replaced by circuit boards and chips.  However, there are still a few items left, of which traditional style hard drives are one (DVD Drives and cooling fans are the other main mechanical parts). As the main data storage componentRead more

Network Cabling & Wireless

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Even with improvements in wireless technology, nothing can beat the speed or stability of a correctly installed cabled network.  ACS Technologies can manage your networking project from start to finish, whether you just need to add or move a couple of points to an existing installation or need to re cable an office from scratch.Read more

What is a ‘swollen battery’?

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What a ‘swollen battery’ means?    The term ‘swollen battery’ can be associated with any lithium battery used in a device, like mobile phones, laptops or digital cameras. There are many things which can cause the battery to expand and these may vary between different types of devices. Quite a common reason is using the wrong charger,Read more

What are Cookies?

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What are Cookies in your browser? They are not programs; they don’t do anything. Cookies are text files, which can be read by users anytime on the Notebook program. Those files are stored on a computer and designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular user. That data allows the websitesRead more

How to prevent and remove viruses and malware?

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What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a piece of code, which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data. A virus operates by inserting or attaching itself to a legitimate program or document that supports macros to execute its code. InRead more

Windows 7 End Of Life

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When Windows 7 support ends and what it means? Microsoft has officially announced the End of Extended Support date for Windows 7. On 14th of January 2020 the company will stop updating and supporting the operating system. Microsoft is trying to encourage all Windows 7 users to update their operating system before that date comes. ToRead more

Software – what to use?

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ACS Technologies can provide a range of software solutions for your business, from servers to desktop applications and specialist software such as CAD and email marketing. Microsoft Windows Server 2016/2019 With Windows Server 2016/2019, Microsoft delivers a server platform built on their experience of building and operating many of the world’s largest cloud-based services andRead more