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Our Approach During the Coronavirus Situation

As we enter another period of lockdown and with Covid-19 cases increasing, we would like to take a moment to explain how NCS IT is responding to the situation
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2020 Festive Season, opening hours

Thursday 24th December: 8am – 1pm Friday 25th December: CLOSED Merry Christmas! Monday 28th December: CLOSED Tuesday 29th December: 9am – 1pm Wednesday 30th December: 9am – 1pm Thursday 31st December: 9am – 1pm Friday 1st January 2021: CLOSED Happy New Year! Monday 4th January 2021: 8am – 5pm as normal. WE WISH YOU ALL [&hellip
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Disaster recovery – the Monday morning scenario

 Consider this business scenario: It’s 9am on Monday morning. Your IT systems are down.Email is not working either, and your main business programs aren’t loading. What do you do next? Do you have a plan to find the cause and solve the problem? At what time does it become an issue that your email and [&hellip
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You’ve got the power!

Get the inside story on how your PC is managing power One of the most powerful diagnostic tools in Windows doesn’t have a graphical interface. The Powercfg command, which is available only from a command line, allows you to manage, save, and export power settings. But its best trick is the ability to produce a [&hellip
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We don’t do global, but….

We don’t offer global IT support for our customers. In fact, the overwhelming majority of our work is here in the North West (Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and West Yorkshire). However, this week: We have run job interviews by phone and video call for a customer in the southern United States who is looking for [&hellip
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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows users

Most Windows users know a handful of keyboard shortcuts to power through everyday tasks: Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V, for example, are the universal Cut/Copy/Paste shortcuts, and Ctrl+Z (Undo) is also essential. But true Windows experts know how to really save time by memorising a few less well-known shortcuts. Two of our favourites work on any Windows version: Ctrl+Shift+Esc [&hellip
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Holiday Season Opening Times 2015

  Here are our office opening times for the 2015 holiday season:  Friday 18th December – Open 8am until 1pm (NCS Xmas lunch)  Monday 21st December – Open as normal, 8am until 5pm Tuesday 22nd December – Open as normal, 8am until 5pm Wednesday 23rd December – Open as normal, 8am until 5pm  Thursday 24th [&hellip
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Formula 1 in schools

We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring a local School as they compete in the “F1 in Schools” competition. This fantastic annual event is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) focussed global competition, for students aged 9 to 19. This is a fun, hands-on initiative that provides an opportunity to develop crucial [&hellip
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