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…
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
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
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…
How do I best support my remote workers?
We speak to the companies that help to make remote working a reality
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Security vulnerabilities vs security threats
How you can protect your business against these dual concerns
Should I settle on a company-wide browser configuration?
Are there enough pros for standardising on a single browser to outweigh the cons?
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
How to get more out of Google Drive
Tips for using Google's productivity suite, including Docs, Sheets and Drive
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
13 tricks to help you master Dropbox
From automation to hosting a website, there's so much more to Dropbox than file storage
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
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
The 10 best IFTTT apps to help automate your business
Nik Rawlinson explores how simple automation can help workers be more productive
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
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
How to slash your office's electricity consumption
Exploring the technical tricks and tweaks that can help drive down your energy bills
The one money mistake all bad businesses make...
... and how to make sure you don’t fall victim
How fintech can turn your small business into an enterprise
Fintech has knocked digital finance into second gear and left traditional players looking out of date
Should you move your payroll to the cloud?
With tougher data legislation looming, and all the convenience it offers small businesses, moving payroll to the cloud could pay off