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Yes, we know... ANOTHER article about this. However, as we'll cover in this 3a-Analysis blog, now is the time to act if there were any solvable IT issues identified by you or your business during the first Covid-19 lockdown. We'll take a look at some of the common problems we saw with some possible solutions. Don't say we didn't warn you!

Given that many of us are having our first experiences of home working, we thought it may be worth us relaying some things to consider having already done this ourselves to varying degrees for many years, and to also cover off some points that have been raised by those working at home for the first time.

As Sonos announce that they are dropping support for some of their older speakers rendering them all but useless, in one of our 3a Analysis series, we wonder if we're sleepwalking into a world in which we'll be forced to constantly replace everything we own long before it is looking long in the tooth

When we wrote our blog detailing the IT-oriented policies contained in the manifestos of the 3 main UK-wide parties back in 2017, we didn't realise the opportunity to repeat this exercise would be presented quite so soon, and yet here we are! So, as we hurtle towards yet another general election, we take a look at the IT commitments from each manifesto.

On a Tuesday at the beginning of last month, there was a sudden spike in the amount of support requests we were getting. Various companies were reporting that seemingly completely unrelated services had all started throwing errors. It turned out these were all related. Half of the internet had gone AWOL...

We have been using Microsoft's Teams app as a simple messaging app for a while. However, we've recently started embracing more of its features to improve our efficiency. We thought it would be worth spending one of our occasional 3a Analysis blogs looking at why we made the switch. 

After the Labour party were forced to lock down access to their membership database after data was possibly accessed without permission, we thought it would be worth writing one of our 3a Analysis blogs about things that any company should consider when creating processes that help to limit the possibiliy of something like this happening to them.

...that is the question. Something we encounter fairly regularly in the support side of the company is advising on whether a client should upgrade an aging PC, or just buy a new one. In this article, we will outline some of the factors that we consider when making this decision.

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