Nik Rawlinson
How do I best support my remote workers?
agile working

How do I best support my remote workers?

We speak to the companies that help to make remote working a reality
16 Sep 2020
Switch to Linux with these top distros
Linux

Switch to Linux with these top distros

Windows 7 is dead; it might be time consider switching to a stable, secure and fast alternative
15 Sep 2020
Make Linux look like Windows 7
Microsoft Windows

Make Linux look like Windows 7

If you can't quite bear to let Microsoft's recently retired operating system go, Ubuntu Linux can be fashioned into a suitable substitute
10 Sep 2020
VoIP on a budget
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

VoIP on a budget

Small businesses are often wary of investing in big infrastructure projects, but switching to VoIP can be affordable and easy
24 Aug 2020
Host your own cloud
private cloud

Host your own cloud

Want to store and sync your own files for free, with no storage limits? Why not turn a Raspberry Pi or Windows PC into a personal cloud?
17 Aug 2020
Virtualise Windows 7 under Windows 10
Microsoft Windows

Virtualise Windows 7 under Windows 10

It isn’t safe to run a Windows 7 PC connected to the internet, but if you don’t want to lose access to your apps and setup this is a cunning workaroun…
5 Jul 2020
Turn your Raspberry Pi into an aircraft tracker
Mobile

Turn your Raspberry Pi into an aircraft tracker

Ever wondered what’s flying overhead? Here’s how to turn the tiny Raspberry Pi into a fully fledged sky-scanner
13 Jun 2020
What should I be looking for when hiring a developer?
Careers & training

What should I be looking for when hiring a developer?

A CTO and a recruitment expert give us their tips for successful recruitment
27 Apr 2020
Meet the new Windows PowerToys
operating systems

Meet the new Windows PowerToys

Originally an add-on for Windows 95, PowerToys are back for Windows 10. Here’s how you can use them to tweak Windows to suit your preferences and work…
15 Apr 2020
Your data backup could be a disaster waiting to happen
data back up button
cloud backup

Your data backup could be a disaster waiting to happen

You may think your files are protected - but could you be in for a nasty surprise when disaster strikes?
20 Feb 2020
How do I keep my team’s skills current?
Careers & training

How do I keep my team’s skills current?

Employers have a responsibility to keep their staff’s skills up to date and as training becomes more engaging, it’s easier to do so than ever
17 Feb 2020
Telepresence for small businesses on a budget
collaboration

Telepresence for small businesses on a budget

New communications models are revolutionising business. Here's how you can reap the benefits without a huge upfront investment
10 Feb 2020
How to bag a refurbished bargain
Hardware

How to bag a refurbished bargain

Don’t want to take your chances with second hand gear? Here's an alternative that’s second to none
4 Feb 2020
How to manage a departing employee’s access to IT
identity and access management (IAM)

How to manage a departing employee’s access to IT

We talk to experts in access rights, data removal and human resources to navigate this most tricky of passages
30 Dec 2019
Should you recruit externally when introducing new tech?
Careers & training

Should you recruit externally when introducing new tech?

Retrain your current staff or hire fresh talent? Making the wrong decision could be an expensive mistake
2 Nov 2019
Do you need to employ a data protection officer?
police data protection
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Do you need to employ a data protection officer?

The rules surrounding data protection are changing, and so is the requirement to identify a responsible member of staff
21 Oct 2019
How businesses can get the most out of a desktop scanner
Hardware

How businesses can get the most out of a desktop scanner

It’s one thing to buy a desktop scanner for your office; quite another to use it productively. We discover the routes to scanning success
28 Sep 2019
How unified communications could energise your business
unified communications (UC)

How unified communications could energise your business

Unified communications used to be a buzzword reserved for enterprises and huge budgets – but not anymore
21 Sep 2019
Security vulnerabilities vs security threats
Spyware Skull
vulnerability

Security vulnerabilities vs security threats

How you can protect your business against these dual concerns
17 Aug 2019
Should I settle on a company-wide browser configuration?
Software

Should I settle on a company-wide browser configuration?

Are there enough pros for standardising on a single browser to outweigh the cons?
10 Jul 2019
How to give your business a voice
Business operations

How to give your business a voice

Alexa and her friends aren’t just for music and home automation. Find out how voice assistants can benefit your business
1 Jul 2019
How to get more out of Google Drive
collaboration

How to get more out of Google Drive

Tips for using Google's productivity suite, including Docs, Sheets and Drive
16 Apr 2019
Install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi
Internet of Things (IoT)

Install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi

How the tiny Pi can run a stripped-down developer edition of the world's biggest operating system
8 Mar 2019
Why are businesses so reluctant to take out cyber insurance?
cyber security

Why are businesses so reluctant to take out cyber insurance?

Businesses buy fire, theft and property insurance, so why the reluctance to protect against hacks?
25 Feb 2019
What can an ethical hacker do for my business?
hacking

What can an ethical hacker do for my business?

'Ethical' and 'hacking' aren't usual bedfellows, but when paired they can be excellent penetration testers
18 Jan 2019
Does tape still have a place in my backup strategy?
backup

Does tape still have a place in my backup strategy?

Tape drives may not have sex appeal but they're still highly attractive to IT managers
20 Dec 2018
Alternatives to using VPNs to connect your remote workers
virtual private network (VPN)

Alternatives to using VPNs to connect your remote workers

A virtual private network is usually the go-to solution when it comes to remote connections, but other options may be more suitable
2 Oct 2018
Should I be buying refurbished IT kit?
Hardware

Should I be buying refurbished IT kit?

We speak to those in the know to find out why buying 'secondhand' kit isn't as big a risk as it may seem
17 Aug 2018
Should I let my staff choose their own kit and, if so, how?
BYOD

Should I let my staff choose their own kit and, if so, how?

By allowing your employees to specify which devices they use at work, you could end up saving money
16 Jul 2018
13 tricks to help you master Dropbox
cloud storage

13 tricks to help you master Dropbox

From automation to hosting a website, there's so much more to Dropbox than file storage
11 Jul 2018
Is it time for me to switch to a different web host?
web hosting

Is it time for me to switch to a different web host?

If you're asking the question then the answer may be "yes", but consider your timing carefully
8 Jun 2018
In 2018, what are the benefits of leasing IT equipment?
Business strategy

In 2018, what are the benefits of leasing IT equipment?

We explore the many reasons why it makes sense, from reducing debt to simplifying support to ensuring your IT kit stays up to date
10 May 2018
The 10 best IFTTT apps to help automate your business
automation

The 10 best IFTTT apps to help automate your business

Nik Rawlinson explores how simple automation can help workers be more productive
1 May 2018
How do I ensure my files remain accessible in the future?
backup

How do I ensure my files remain accessible in the future?

How to stop your valuable information becoming extinct as old formats die, according to experts
13 Apr 2018
Why it's time you made the switch back to Firefox
web browser

Why it's time you made the switch back to Firefox

Is your browser getting you down? Nik Rawlinson suggests it may be time to revisit an old friend
6 Apr 2018