April 2016 News from Custom Internet

News : April 2016


This month we do some spring cleaning, give you a brief update on Windows 10 upgrades, increasing your productivity using Excel and keeping your web site properly backed up.


Spring Cleaning

Over time, most PCs will collect a whole bunch of debris - both physical (dust etc.) and as hidden software clutter.  Do give it a quick dust off now and again, and use one of the readily available screen wipes to remove dust and other marks from the screen - you will be surprised just how dusty that screen gets!

As the warmer weather approaches (hopefully!), check for excess dust round the air vents and that air is free to flow round the system.

If you are at all unsure about any routine maintenance tasks, why not ask us to come and give your machines a health check and general clean up.


Windows 10

For those users who have yet to upgrade to Windows 10, the opportunity for a free upgrade ends later this year.  It's becoming increasingly easy to install it by accident.  Windows 10 does offer some significant changes and enhancements - especially for Windows 8 and 8.1 users.  Most upgrades that we have seen have gone smoothly with only a few compatibility problems.

If you do decide to do the upgrade, then make sure that all your information is backed up properly before the upgrade runs.  Once it's complete, then check all your critical stuff and make sure it still works OK.  We have seen a few network and display issues on older machines, so do call if you are having problems.



Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful tools available to business users. For anything involving tabular data, lists etc., it's our tool of choice.  Many people however don't get much beyond the basic functionality and miss out on some of the real benefits.  There's business gold in your information and we can help you extract it by ..

Excel should be friend to you business, not a frightening enemy, so if you want to get the best value out of your business information, please call and we will be delighted to help.


Web Site Backups

Recent news of the accidental deletion of a number of customer web sites by a major service provider highlights the need for businesses to ensure they have a good backup of their web site. Highly dynamic sites such as e-commerce sites need to be backed up at least daily.  Call us if you would like assistance in ensuring that this all happens as it should. 


Viruses and Malware

Keeping your Anti-Virus software properly up to date is an important maintenance task for every PC user. In particular, users of Kaspersky security products need to ensure they have the latest version to work with Windows 10.  Do call if you need further help or advice.



Details of our current offers on refurbished hardware are here, or call for more information. We currently have a wide range of iPads available as well as some nice 17" laptops with screen sizes ranging from 11.6" right up to 17". As well as the systems listed, we have access to a wide range of refurbished systems with good specifications at very reasonable prices.
New offers will be posted on our Facebook page as they become available, so do please 'like' our page to stay up to date.


Online cloud backupOnline Backup

The importance of keeping a regular backup of your business data cannot be over stated. Lose your business data and at best you will have big problems and at worst, your business will fail.

Our system is cloud based, but very down to earth. It is ...

Package quotas start at a modest 5Gb and can be upgraded as your needs grow.
We offer a 30 day free trial with no obligation. 
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