Browsing Archive: June, 2012

Apple or Windows PC?

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
I recently commented on an article questioning whether Apple is focusing on style at the cost of engineering in its' more recent products. This got me thinking about what is the best platform for a small business or consumer, Apple or Windows PC? As is often the case the short answer is it depends because we are comparing apples and oranges. Both platforms have strengths, but for some people it just comes down to personal preference. 

Apple products have a reputation for better security, altho...
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Website Passwords

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Information Security 
It seems hardly a week goes by without a news story speculating that hackers have obtained personal details from one website or another. So just how secure is our information on the internet, and is it safe to shop or bank online? Firsly we need to put things in perspective. There are risks associated with other methods such as telephone banking, and even high street shopping. But people tend to understand the dangers better so can minimise the risks. Would you walk round with £1000 in your ...
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Getting Value from IT

Posted by Jonathan Veal on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : IT Productivity 
IT is expensive, so it makes sense to ensure we only pay for what we need, and know how to use it properly. For every story in the press extolling the benefits of IT there is one about failure, and subsequent waste of money. So how do buyers ensure they get a fit for purpose and value for money IT solution? I know IT is both complicated and boring for most people, but that is no reason not to apply appropriate rigour to the procurement process. Cars are complicated and I don't really know how...
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Making IT Work for You


Jon Veal of U Do IT Computer Services In this blog I aim to share my thoughts on some the issues which surround computers and electronic data - such as IT productivity, effective use, the internet, backups, disaster recovery, information security and data protection.

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