3aIT Blog

In news that will surprise almost no-one that has been paying attention, the government has scrapped their plans to impose age restrictions on adult websites. In one of our 3a Analysis blogs, we take a look at the history of this decision and go on to explore why it is that politicians keep making mistakes like this when dealing with IT.

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.

We all love a bargain, and what better bargain can you get than free! While the big name applications continue to charge a lot to keep up with the latest versions, there is usually a free alternative that you could be using to do the same thing. In this article, we'll look at a few of the most popular applications and suggest a free programme you could be using instead.

As our other blog this month shows AI going wrong, it only seems fair to also cover an example of it going right. Or at least working as intended... Google have recently lifted the lid on a new AI technology that can make phone calls in a convincing human manner. Along with a video of the demonstration in question, our article takes a quick look at the possible implications of this.

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