HSBC CEO says “volatile” Bitcoin is “not for us”

Do you want to roll the big dice? HSBC says: no don’t do it. Even the Chinese Government want to look greener.   HSBC will not be offering Bitcoin as an asset class anytime soon, according to comments made by the bank’s chief executive Noel Quinn. The British banking businessman, who was appointed CEO of the HSBC Group in March… Continue Reading

Microsoft officially acknowledges Windows 10X isn’t happening

Shoud we be surprised,   Microsoft officials have admitted what leaked a week-plus ago: Its Chrome-OS competitor, Windows 10X, isn’t coming. Instead, some of the 10X technologies will be integrated into other Windows versions. On May 18, Microsoft officials acknowledged that the company isn’t going to release its Windows 10X operating system variant, as reported more than a week ago.… Continue Reading

Irish health service hit by cyber attack

Not even a four leaf clover has helped, just shows the ever present need for protection and backups   Ireland’s health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after what it described as a “significant ransomware attack”. The Health Service Executive (HSE) said it had taken the precaution of closing down its systems to further protect them and assess… Continue Reading

IBM 2nm chip breakthrough claims more power with less energy

  IBM says it has made a significant breakthrough in computer processors by creating a 2nm chip in its test lab. The process used to make computer chips is measured in nanometres (nm) – with a lower number usually signifying a leap forward. IBM claims its test chip can improve performance by 45% over current 7nm commercially available products. It… Continue Reading

Huge ransomware attack in United States

US fuel pipeline ‘paid hackers $5m in ransom’ Not an outside eastern block job this time, just the DarkSide of the force   A major US fuel pipeline has reportedly paid cyber-criminal gang DarkSide nearly $5m (£3.6m) in ransom, following a cyber-attack. Colonial Pipeline suffered a ransomware cyber-attack over the weekend and took its service down for five days, causing… Continue Reading

Apple’s iMac to overtake HP and lead the All-in-One market

Which colour would you buy, Apple have announced after many leaks and some anticipation a new iMac Industry sources are predicting that Apple’s new iMac will overcome HP to lead the market in its field, but that’s based partly on-demand — and partly on the effects of the chip shortage. Apple’s new iMac may get the most attention, but it’s… Continue Reading

SupportPlan & Conran Design

Conran Design Group Ltd Reginald Thompson Conran Design Group Limited is one of the UK’s top ten design companies. It’s a leader in environmental design for the retail food and non-food sector and in the corporate arena with graphic design. Conran specialises in design for corporates, new media, interiors and exhibitions. Conran Design Group work on a global basis with… Continue Reading

Getting the most out of the web

Getting the most out of the web   The web is a complex beast, and one that more and more companies are coming to rely on as an essential companent in the way they do business. The problem is that, for the vast majority of companies, the web does not work very well – because their sites have not been… Continue Reading

Web hosting, content management and more

Web hosting, content management and more Let us help you get the best out of the web We offer a variety of web-related services, including Web hosting Content management systems Search engine optimization Webmaster tools Database “back-end” systems We have extensive skills and experience across a wide range of web technologies, and are well placed to guide and consult with… Continue Reading

Tate Enterprises The big picture

Tate Enterprises The big picture Tate, the national museum of British and Modern Art, is a network of four art galleries: Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Modern, with Tate Online, a complementary website. As part of this three thousand-people organisation, Tate Enterprises, the London-based trading subsidiary of Tate, has the mission to manage publishing, product and… Continue Reading

Standard Profile for Macintosh

Standard Profile for Macintosh The fast, effective way to manage your Mac OS X networks Standard Profile for Macintosh is only available from SupportPlan. The concept behind SP for Mac is simple: rather than have different system configurations everywhere that you need to support, it makes sense to limit them to one, two, or three. In that way you can… Continue Reading

About Standard Platform builds

About Standard Platform builds   Standard platform builds are frequently undertaken by large corporations, in order to standardise and largely automate the deployment and maintenance of servers, desktop computers and infrastructure framework. Typical tools used include RIS (Remote Installation Services), SMS (Systems Management Server) and Ghost MultiCast. SMEs do not generally have the manpower, finance or expertise for this, but… Continue Reading

Battery Exchange Program iBook G4, PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro

Battery Exchange Program iBook G4, PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro    Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 Note: For 15-inch MacBook Pro click here The following information is from Apple’s website. Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.… Continue Reading

Potential benefits of Boot Camp

Potential benefits of Boot Camp Running Windows XP on Macs Many users and companies can potentially benefit from the availability of Boot Camp, which will be released as standard with OS X 10.5 At present Apple is being rather cool about the prospect of running Windows software, but it is hard to believe that they are quite so cool about… Continue Reading

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