Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Security resource for UK businesses and individuals - Guide to online and downloadable security tools

Hidemyid.co.uk have a nice guide to online and downloadable security tools. Everything from single use messaging, voice encryption, secure networks, data and disc encryption software, is there.
Most are opensource and free but the paid offerings have good reputations in the security industry.
In this day and age security of data is a hot topic. Most businesses, naturally sceptical of governments are rightly suspicious of the fact that the security of their hoovered up data will be safe in the hands of policemen and politicians.
The only safe thing to do is to use encryption on your sensitive data and communications and as we now know there are still a few tools available to evade this surveillance.

Friday, June 07, 2013

NJDesign Launches New Graphic and Media Services

NJDesign forms alliance with Node-Net.com to provide added enhancements to the Web Design services.

NJDesign is a full services Graphic Design and Web Services provider with over 20 years experience in Print, Design and the WEB.

NJDesign builds you a custom website with your own content and media for desktop and mobile devices, video, HTML-5 all custom designed and tailored for your business or personal requirements.


Thursday, June 06, 2013

Bitcoin - the sooner the better

Today I went into my daughters bank and tried to put some cash into her account as she needed the money instantly. However I was told I would have to use an envelope and use one of the deposit machines in the branch. These take forever to get the money into the account. (HSBC deposit machines detect and count the cash instantly into ones account.)

 I have advised her to close down her Natwest account and open one with a different bank, ie one that allows instant cash deposits from anybody.

The sooner that sending money to someone is as easy and cheap as sending a text or an email the better.
It really is about time we had some serious competition in the banking services field.

Unfortunately the government seems determined to maintain the massive undeserved margins of the banks.

It is a disgrace that in order to apply for a banking licence one must employ one of the old guard banking fraternity. I think full banking licences should be given to all the major supermarkets, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, McDonalds, Ford, etc.
This would definitely be in the interest of the public but it wont be done because the existing banks would empty overnight. Banking Law is in the interest of the banks and not the public.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Windows 8 To upgrade or not?

My most recent dealings with Windows 8 revolve mostly around helping new users migrate and downgrading to Windows 7.
Mostly these users were older users resistant to any change and they found the mobile style Metro interface difficult to use. Younger users liked the new interface especially those that already had smartphones.

However I personally have been very impressed with the speed of the operating system and its smoothness.
I haven't yet got around to rolling it out on the corporate networks I manage yet.

One of my clients has already installed touch screens throughout their offices so Windows 8 might be a nice addition to their set-up.
There might be some issues as all the machines have double touch-screens on them.

I am thinking seriously about doing it, and if I do I hope to make use of Microsoft's Upgrade offer for Windows 7 users.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/upgrade-offer This offer closes by Feb 28th 2013 so if you got a Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you are eligible for this upgrade for £14.99.