Tech Myths Busted: no. 2 – Magnets can erase your data

Can magnets erase your data

Truth: It’s possible

Only certain types of hard drives can be affected. Solid state drives (SSD), like pendrives, are safe. Traditional hard drives, like those found in most computers are at risk, but you’d need a really big magnet. Like those used in MRI machines, for example.

For most people, there’s nothing to worry about – your data is safe.

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Why you should change your passwords right now

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Think your password is strong enough?

We’ve all been guilty of using weak passwords. But doing so makes you vulnerable to having your online accounts hacked. We all know we should use stronger passwords, so why don’t we?

Well, humans are creatures of habit. We like to repeat; it makes things easier to remember. We also find it difficult to remember complex patterns, so we use passwords that are easy to memorise, such as your house name, or date of birth.

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Tech Myths Busted: no.1 – Adding RAM makes your PC faster

Adding RAM improves performance

Can more memory really improve your computer performance?

OK, so there may be a little truth in this one. With a really old computer, adding more RAM (memory) can give it a speed boost. An increase from 1GB to 2GB will see a noticeable improvement in an ageing system.

But in a modern machine where 4GB is the norm, the benefit is much less noticeable. Increasing to 8 or 16GB will only really benefit software that can take advantage of it – gaming, or video rendering/production springs to mind.

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Can your IT provider prove how good they are?

we achieve 98.7% customer satisfaction

We are delighted and very proud to shout from the rooftops that our overall customer satisfaction score for 2017 was a staggering 98.7%!

Industry averages are around 93%, so we’re outperforming most of our competition. All IT companies will say they provide amazing service, but how many can actually prove it?

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m3 Networks has 7 year itch to grow

m3 Networks | IT Support Scotland

Perth based IT support company, m3 Networks, has announced it is on plan to support over 1000 PCs by the end of the year, leading to new job creation and further expansion of their premises in Perth.

Supporting 110 locations for 89 different businesses, m3 Networks currently employs a team of 9 people and has ambition to become the biggest IT support company in Scotland over the next 10 years. Their biggest client has already rolled out use of their services at all 14 of their sites across the UK and the Perth-based IT support company is already signing up cost-savvy London customers who are taking advantage of technological advances to source their IT support from outwith the M25.

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Meet our newest team members!

1st Line Technical Support

It’s been a great year so far here at m3. Our Helpdesk continues to get busier and busier. We’re always onboarding new customers which means more technicians are needed to keep your IT systems running smoothly.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the latest new recruits to the m3 team. Joining our Helpdesk as 1st Line Support Technicians is Craig Reid and Ruth Lamont.

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The B2B Roadshow Glasgow

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Today we were exhibiting at the B2B Roadshow at the Village Hotel in Glasgow. What a fantastic venue! This was the first business event we have exhibited at for quite a while, so we were really excited to get out there and meet some new contacts. The event was really well attended, and we got to speak with lots of businesses about our Managed IT Support and how we help customers with their IT needs.

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Our new website is live!

We’re delighted to finally launch our brand spanking, super-duper, shiny new website! It’s been a while coming. Our last one had been running for more years than I can remember. The feedback we received was always positive though, so it served it’s purpose.

Since our last website we have grown a lot as an outsourced IT support provider. We’ve moved to larger premises. We’ve employed more staff. We have vehicles. We’re continuing to offer new IT support services to customers. The time was right to launch a new-look website. It is much cleaner, brighter, and the content fills more of the screen. It is so much easier to read.

We all think it looks awesome. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think?

Regards,

Mark Riddell

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