HP & Microsoft Coming to Rawtenstall

NCS in conjunction with leading distributor Westcoast will be providing a free mobile training session on the Westcoast Bus at our office in Rawtenstall. On board specialists will be available to answer any questions you might have and give you the chance to get hands on with the products. Demonstrations will include the latest tablets and notebooks from [&hellip
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Windows 8 to answer “Bring Your Own Device” issue

One of the biggest headaches facing network administrators currently is the use of personal laptops and PCs to access the corporate network. Many employees now feel it is their right to use their own laptop rather than one supplied by the employer, however this brings it’s own security issues. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) opens [&hellip
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What do we expect from Apple in 2012?

Another year brings more hysteria surrounding the potential release of Apple products. Following the slightly underwhelming launch of the iPhone 4s, the technology world is eagerly awaiting a revolutionary new product line up. Most people expect to see both an iPhone 5 and an iPad 3 at some point in 2012. The internet is awash [&hellip
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Your mobile phone is not safe from viruses!

  2011 saw the first viruses aimed at targeting Google’s Android mobile phones. Unlike Apple’s carefully controlled iPhone environment, the Android operating system is a little more “free and easy” when it comes to publishing apps. This has led to malicious apps appearing in non-Google approved app stores, which is worrying considering how much personal [&hellip
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Mobile phone to be main web browser by 2013

Which device do you use most for browsing the internet? According to Gartner research, it is likely the answer is the Smartphone in your pocket. It is predicted that by 2013, the number of internet browser-enabled Smartphones such as iPhone, Android or Blackberry will exceed the number of old fashioned PCs in use. By 2015, [&hellip
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The rise of the Ultrabook

Once again, Apple lead the way with the MacBook Air – a super thin, super light laptop that is as beautiful to look at as it is powerful. The cheap and cheerful netbook is disappearing fast with most manufacturers concentrating their efforts on powerful MacBook Air wannabes. The recent CES technology show in Las Vegas [&hellip
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Windows 8 gets touchy…

Microsoft is expected to release the next version of their desktop operating system, Windows 8, at some point this year. This is expect ed to play nicely with a touchscreen device, unlike previous versions which have been decidedly finger unfriendly. The new “Metro” interface will be a big departure from the traditional Windows look with [&hellip
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Is there a Tablet PC market?

It’s hard to believe that the Apple iPad has been in existence for less than 24 months. In that time, it has taken both the consumer and corporate world by storm. This leaves their competitors desperately playing catch-up. The world and his dog has released an alternative to the ipad, mostly running Google’s Android operating [&hellip
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Christmas/New Year Opening Times

  NCS Christmas & New Year Opening Times Firstly, NCS would like to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would also like to thank you for your business and support over the past 12 months. Here are our opening times over the Christmas period:-      
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Did your employees walk to work last winter?

If they did – we admire their dedication! If they didn’t, were they as effective as they could have been working from home? The North West of England was hit hard by the snow last year. With NCS’ secure remote access solutions we can ensure your employees have access to office based applications, email and [&hellip
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