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What is my cache and why does it need clearing?

What is my cache and why does it need clearing?

During their day-to-day use all computers collect unnecessary files and data. This accumulated junk is to blame for your sluggish machine. Using a tool to system clean, such as CCleaner, will remove junk build up and make your PC feel good as new again.

You’ll often hear that as part of any routine system cleanup you should clear your cache, but clearing something on your machine without knowing what it is or what it does, is a scary thought!

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What might Brexit mean for the tech industry?

What might Brexit mean for the tech industry?

‘Political high drama’ best explains the last two weeks in the UK as its people voted to leave the EU. But what might this mean for its tech industry?

Over the last ten years the London technology sector has boomed. What once was just a roundabout in East London, Old Street has now become London’s ‘Tech City’. Its surrounding areas have evolved from warehouses into industrial sleek offices for startups and shared working spaces. Being an EU member certainly seems to have had a positive effect on the tech industry...

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Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

Five tips for creating a patch management strategy

Vishal, our Head of Products, contributed to Computer Weekly's Security Think Tank and provided tips to help small businesses develop a concrete patch management strategy. 

What strategies can companies adopt to help keep up with and deal with the huge volume of software updates they are facing?

Although patch management plays a critical role in minimising business risk caused by outdated software in any IT infrastructure, its mention frightens many companies and their IT departments. This can result in a lack of action, meaning many organisations find themselves in a situation where their systems are outdated with the number of patches available to fix potential vulnerabilities and exploits becoming increasingly overwhelming…

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Four ways to improve security and productivity across a small business IT network

Four ways to improve security and productivity across a small business IT network

Paul, our VP of Products, shared his security and productivity expertise with IT Pro Portal and provided some tips to help small businesses ensure they are protected.

With business networks increasingly vulnerable to security breaches and constant pressure to increase office productivity, IT managers have a responsibility to ensure employees’ PCs and laptops are not a hindrance in these areas.  While specific requirements differ depending on the size and type of business, all managers need to consider potential vulnerability, existing security requirements and available software…

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