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

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

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

PC’s and Laptops

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Did you know that Windows 7 no longer receives updates or support from 14 January 2020? Although systems are still functional this leaves them vulnerable to security breaches and may mean your systems are no longer compliant with industry legislation and policies. ACS can supply a wide range of systems, from basic office PC’s toRead more

Leasing & Financing

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An investment decision to deploy an IT solution or service will, in the main, be justified by the business benefits it brings. To achieve the benefits, it is essential that the correct decision is made in terms of the chosen technology and, critically, the selection of the correct IT partner. However, another vital decision isRead more

Windows servers

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Once a business gets beyond 2 or 3 people then we would advise that they put some sort of server system in place. What is a Server? A Server is a computer that acts as a central hub for your network. It can control security, manage files, share resources and host applications such as emailRead more