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Clean Out Your Computer Day 13/2/17

Clean Out Your Computer Day fell on 13th February 2017 so we’ve put together some top tips of how to boost the speed of your PC. Make sure it is up-to-date! Updates can enhance the security and performance of your computer so make sure you have automatic updates turned on. Run your antivirus – malware […]
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How to Protect Your Computer

Here are a few simple steps about how to protect your computer: Install antivirus and anti-spyware software Use the firewall that’s built into Windows and MacOS. Make sure you schedule regular backups of all your data. Use complex and different passwords (and secure password management software). Be aware of spam and scam emails and know […]
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NCS IT Health Check

‘IT infrastructure’ is not a term that should only be considered by large companies.  It is the wording used to cover all aspects of IT for any size business including hardware and software, networking, security, backup and storage and disaster recovery etc. It is our job as an IT support and services company to ensure […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Creating your IT Budget

Thanks to Tech Republic, we are able to bring you 10 top tips for creating a basic IT budget: DO plan and budget for disaster recovery DON’T buy the latest tech and gadgets for the sake of it DON’T overestimate your revenue, keep your figures real DO budget for seasonal fluctuations and budget accordingly DON’T […]
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Looking to buy PCs or Laptops for your business?

Allow NCS Support Services to help you… We regularly prepare batches of PCs and Laptops for customers to save you time and hassle.  We can prepare the computers so they arrive ready for use with the required software installed. We will: 1.  Bring the new hardware into our workshop 2.  Unbox and test the kit […]
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