Archive for April, 2010

Is it over? Well its not looking bad……

Reading the myriad of technology blogs and general it support related blurb every day certainly gives me a reasonable snapshot of what’s happening with the world of technology.

Today I discovered that over the last few weeks a lot of technology related companies seem to be doing something they haven’t done in a while – reporting good sales.

Citrix – a firm with a very eclectic taste for applications that make money (and doing it better than anyone else in my opinion) reported a 7 times increase on profit in the first quarter compared to last year.

AMD – Intel’s biggest none threat did ok, but reading their financial report for the first quarter isn’t as easy as looking at the bottom line. In fact it was difficult to understand how they calculated their profit but apparently they did make some.

Microsoft – the evil empire smashed it with their best quarter ever. Now, when you think how much this company makes that is pretty unbelievable and one in the eye for any anti-capitalist penguin t-shirt wearing linux types.

Google – the golden goose up a massive 23% on revenue which is amazing because they did actually grow in 2009 during the same quarter.

The spoils though have to go to Apple who maybe not surprisingly due to the release of the ipad made a staggering 94% increase in profit compared to the first quarter of 2009.

So in summery it’s not looking bad for 2010.


McAfee False Positive – IT Support Liverpool Computer Help

A recent Mcafee update causes the very popular antivirus to delete a core part of Windows (SVChost.exe) because it thinks the process is a virus.  In the computer world we call this a false positive.

Yesterday Smart Info Tech’s  IT support Chester office received calls from 3 separate clients who had been stricken with the fault.  We reacted quickly and managed to rectify their problems.  We have not heard any issues affecting IT Support services in Cheshire, Liverpool, Manchester or Leeds and we have taken the initiative and solved the update problem before it affects any other clients.

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From McAfee –

McAfee is aware that a number of customers have incurred a false positive error due to this release. Corporations who kept a feature called “Scan Processes on Enable” in McAfee VirusScan Enterprise disabled, as it is by default, were not affected.

Our initial investigation indicates that the error can result in moderate to significant issues on systems running Windows XP Service Pack 3.

The faulty update was quickly removed from all McAfee download servers, preventing any further impact on customers. We are not aware of significant impact on consumers.


IT Support North Wales – Wrexham, Denbigh, Rhyl

It support North Wales – Smart Info Tech Ltd

Smart Info Tech Ltd – providing IT support North Wales for over 5 years are pleased to announce record numbers of new customers this last 6 months in North Wales.

Smart IT provide IT support Denbigh, IT support Wrexham, IT support Rhyl as well as IT outsourcing services.

“North Wales is becoming a second home to us” says technology guru Sean Connolly “i’m even thinking of buying a house in Holywell”.

To find out more about IT Support North Wales click the link or for Denbigh and Rhyl click the text.

For information about our IT support and IT Outsourcing Services click this link


Fantastic new service launched

http://moneycarer.org.uk/

Smart Info Tech have been talking recently to http://moneycarer.org.uk/ 

We thought it was such a fantastic service we decided to mention it on our Blog.


IT support Warrington stomping ground for Smart

Since our recent SEO campaign in Warrington for the search term IT support Warrington smart IT have managed to claw their way to the first page of google from page 9.

“IT support Warrington is a very important search term for Smart Info Tech Ltd” says company director Barry Weaver.  “IT Support Warrington and  IT Support Cheshire as a whole is where we see the most growth for Smart IT in the coming months.  By Christmas we will be number one in Chester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Warrington, Manchester and Leeds”.

 “The company is tearing through the North West and it wont be long before we expand further, we are very much looking forward to the future with our IT support and IT outsourcing services”.

Smart Info Tech LTd are a professional IT outsourcing and IT support business based in Chester.

To find your local office click the link below –

http://www.smartinfotech.co.uk/index.php/contact/

To find the Warrington office click this link –

http://www.smartinfotech.co.uk/index.php/contact/itsupporwarrington/


Smart choose Veeam – VMware backup

Smart IT are delighted to announce that recently we have become partners of the VMware back up software company VEEAM.

Veeam is a lightening fast VM Ware back up solution for companies who are running ESX flavor servers.

Asked about the partnership Smart Info Tech MD Barry Weaver said “Many back up companies like Symantec and Acronis are years behind Veeam in the development of virtualized back up services, it won’t be long before Veeam is synonymous with VM back up, they have a distinct upper hand in the virtualization space currently which is a nice place to be”.

 “We believe that Veeam is such a good proposition for companies that building infrastructure on ESX is a better move than any other virtualization platform – simply because of Veeam”.

For more information about Veeam or any of our IT support Services for Chester, Cheshire, Liverpool, Warrington, Manchester, Leeds or North Wales please contact us on the number at the top of your screen.

The Veeam website can be found on http://www.veeam.com/


IT Support Leeds now covered – Smart Info Tech

Smart Info Tech Ltd is pleased to announce that due to the progressive expansion of our IT support and outsourcing services that IT Support Leeds is a primary area for business.  We have allocated a significant amount of resource to providing IT support for Leeds this year.

There are a lot of reasons Smart IT have decided to provide IT support and outsourcing services to Leeds but chief amongst them is the overwhelming demand from customers in the Leeds area.

To contact us about IT Support or Computer Support Leeds please click the link below –

http://www.smartinfotech.co.uk/index.php/contact/itsupportleeds/


IT Support Liverpool – more areas covered

 

Due to the inevitable expansion of our IT support and IT outsourcing service we are pleased to announce further resources have been allocated to providing IT support Liverpool this year. 

Many companies in Liverpool have already expressed great interest in our IT support service for Liverpool and Merseyside. 

To contact us about IT Support or Computer Support in Liverpool please click the link below – 

http://www.smartinfotech.co.uk/index.php/contact/itsupportliverpool/


IT Support and Outsourcing in Manchester

Due to the popularity of our IT support and IT services in Chester and Cheshire – Smart IT are proud to annouce the extension of our services to Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

To contact IT Support Manchester follow this link –

http://www.smartinfotech.co.uk/index.php/contact/itsupportmanchester/


Clever bit of software – Free

We have been testing this http://www.comm100.com/ for a few of our clients and we’ve had some decent feedback.

Comm 100 is a free tool to communicate with visitors on your website either as a sales tool or as a support tool.

We are going to give it a whirl and see how it performs but initial testing is promising.

Spoke to a chap called Daniel via the onsite support portal and he was very friendly.  The long term aim as I understand it is to charge for better facilities later.

No catch!