Entries by Ross

Updated Data protection regulations coming into force

From 25 May 2018 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) will be in force throughout the EU and the UK Government has confirmed that it will comply regardless of the decision to leave the EU. The GDPR is designed to improve consistency in protecting and strengthening consumers’ rights over their personal data, although work is continuing […]

The End for Windows Vista

No more support for Windows Vista It is ten years since the Windows Vista operating system was launched and this week on April 11 2017 Microsoft finally withdrew support. Vista users will no longer receive security updates that can help protect PCs from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal personal information. […]

IT round-up

IT round-up for small businesses and home computer users Here’s a round-up of some of the latest tech info and issues and this week, it’s mostly, but not all, about security and hacking. Record levels of online fraud in 2016 The fraud prevention service Cifas has reported that Identity Fraud in the UK reached record […]

New ruse by scammers to get control of your computer

In the last couple of days there have been warnings about a sneaky new tactic being used by scammers to get control of people’s computers, as ever with the objective of extorting or stealing money. The warnings have come from the UK’s National Trading Standards e-crime team. In this scam the problem starts when the […]

No internet access after applying Windows updates

No internet access after applying Windows updates – FIX We all know that Windows updates can cause just as many problems as they manage to fix, one of the issues we have seen an influx of recently coming into our Colchester-IT is where a computer is unable to connect to the internet after completing a […]

We are Hiring

IT Apprentice job in Colchester Colchester IT is looking for a new dedicated apprentice to join our professional team in Essex. This role would suit a hardworking individual who is keen to start building a career in IT. The IT apprenticeship is specifically designed for those aged 16-25, all training will be provided on site. […]

Will selfies replace passwords for payment?

Will selfies replace passwords for payment? Card payment company, MasterCard has stated that it will begin to accept selfies as alternative to passwords when authorising IDs for online payments in the future. The firm will also use fingerprint recognition in the same way. The move comes following successful trials of the process in America and […]

Free or Paid Antivirus?

Paid Vs Free Antivirus The internet can be a dangerous place, there are a growing number of threats out there that can cause serious damage to your PC. Antivirus protection is therefore essential, but some are free, and some are paid for. So what are the differences between paid vs free antivirus, and which is […]

How to backup your files

The files on your computer are extremely important. Unfortunately, you will probably lose some of that data at some point in your life. The hard drive could fail at any moment, your files could fall victim to ransomware and be held hostage, or a bug in the software could delete everything in an instant. This […]

Charity Sky Dive

ColchesterIT Charity Skydive Extreme thrill and adrenaline rush was on the cards for ColchesterIT owner, Nigel, last week as he braved jumping out of an aircraft and plunging down to earth at speeds of more than 120 mph for a great cause. This immense breathtaking experience was a skydive at 13,000 feet (just over three […]