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Excel is everywhere!   From students to professionals, anywhere from your local Café to NASA and CERN, Excel is used to crunch numbers, plan events and organise businesses. Excel has a wide and varied audience – but what is certain, is that most users are not taking advantage of some amazing time saving tricks right in front of them! Follow our series on Excel tips and save yourself some serious time with your spreadsheets, and get those brownie points for being the office’s Excel guru.   1.   Use your keyboard to select cells the smart way   For most small data ranges, using the mouse to...

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  Backups are so important in today’s world, just look at all the different companies that have been affect by the many recent ransomware attacks. If your business does not have a good backup solution in place then you are putting your data at risk.   To implement a good backup solution that will make sure that you are covered in even the worst type of event, you must take into consideration the 3-2-1-Rule. The 3-2-1-Rule is a set of rules that outline the way to achieve a solid backup solution to make sure that you always have copy of your data no...

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We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new apprentice – Christopher Stewart.   Chris has joined us as an IT Support Engineer and will be working towards a Modern Apprenticeship with our training provider YouTrain. He will be working on the helpdesk logging and dealing with calls and will be visiting our customers alongside other Engineers in the coming months....

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We are regularly asked what you should look for when choosing a new PC. There are a few keys areas you should look at   Processor Also known as the CPU, this is the brain of the PC. The more powerful it is the quicker the PC will feel and the more you can do at the same time. A general office PC which is used for email, spreadsheets and web browsing can have a lower end processor. For a PC on which photo editing or for using large complex spreadsheets need something more powerful. On a laptop power consumption is important so...

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  We are delighted to announce Innovec has been awarded the Cyber Essentials certification. As an IT Support company it is vital we work to industry best practice to protect us and our customers from current cyber threats. Cyber Essentials provides a good baseline of security and helps protect from the most commonly used cyber attack methods. Find our certification here https://www.iasme.co.uk/certified-organisations/   The test comprises a comprehensive checklist which is then assessed by an Accreditation body. We worked closely with Aggress Ltd www.aggress.co.uk, Cyber Security consultants, as we felt it was important to get an outsiders view of our business and would...

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The annual list of most common passwords for 2016 has been released by Keeper, a password management company. The data is obtained from leaked passwords from websites which have been hacked during 2016   Rank Password 1 123456 2 123456789 3 qwerty 4 12345678 5 111111 6 1234567890 7 1234567 8 password 9 123123 10 987654321   Tips on how to select a password Don’t reuse passwords because if one site gets hacked your login for other sites is breached too Use a phrase rather than a word and include spaces. Eg a line from a favourite song or film. “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die” Use two factor authentication where available – this is where the website sends you a text message...

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