April 2014 – the end of Windows XP, Office 2003 and SBS 2003

In 2002 Microsoft introduced its Support Lifecycle policy in which Microsoft Business and Developer products, including Windows and Office products, receive 10 years of support (5 years Mainstream Support and 5 years Extended Support). Therefore, Windows XP, Office 2003 and Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 will go out of support on 8 April 2014.  If […]

Crypto-Locker Virus “Ransomware” – Have you seen this?

A new wave of virus has hit the internet called “Ransomware”. This nasty virus will encrypt all the files on your computer and gives you one choice to pay the criminals to decrypt and recover your files. The encryption CANNOT be broken. At the moment NO antivirus can protect your computer from this threat, it can […]

Tips to protect your Company Data

Applications can always be reinstalled, but your data is the most important thing on your computer or network. Here are a few tips to protect your data. • Save as you work – You should always save your work as you go and learn how to use the ‘auto-save’ features in your application. • Make a backup – Before […]

Cloud vs ON-Premises – Is the Cloud the right IT solution for my business?

Cloud technology has got to be one of the IT buzz words of the decade. Now moving into a relatively mature technology Albert Goodman IT Solutions are often being asked by our clients ‘Should we move our data into the Cloud’? The answer is a tricky one and one that differs on your position as […]