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Have you Cleared your Cache?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

IT technicians watching Channel 4’s The IT Crowd will nod sagely when the support staff in the basement of Reynholm Industries ask their IT-challenged colleagues: “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”.

This now well-known advice has been an in-joke of IT technicians for many years.¬† Despite this, it does genuinely solve many problems, and it’s often one of the first diagnostic steps carried out when problems arise.

The Web equivalent of this is “Have you cleared your cache?”.¬† Just as a computer system can occasionally fall over if not restarted on a semi-regular basis, browsers can sometimes¬† show a Web page incorrectly if they don’t download the very latest version of a file.

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Digital Britain – Part One

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Part 1 of 3

digitalbritainEarlier this week, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published the long awaited Digital Britain report.

Lord Carter’s report covers a broad area of digital services in Britain, from proposing the turn-off of the analogue radio spectrum to ensuring full participation in Internet-based services.

Join us in this series of articles as we explore what the consequences of the report could be for all of us living and working in a Digital Britain.

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Working Remotely

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Being able to use your files and programs remotely is a technology that has been around for a good number of years.

This short article outlines the different technologies that are available, and the access that they can readily give you.

All the solutions discussed below are built-in components of recent Microsoft Business (Professional) Operating Systems; if properly configured they will allow remote access to all of your resources.

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