Thanks for visiting us at The Business Show 2018

We’d like to thank you for visiting our stand at The Business Show 40th Edition - we hope you had as great a time as we did.

We were overwhelmed by the large number of visitors who took interest in our diverse range of services. Thank you for taking the time and opportunity to speak with a member of the Ghost team - we look forward to speaking with you soon.

 

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This year’s Business Show was our 1st, and we found that it was a great opportunity to present our comprehensive range of services and to speak with a variety of businesses that take interest in IT.

 

If you spoke with a member of the Ghost team and would like to discover how we can reform your IT, do not hesitate to contact Ghost. Get in touch with us on 01708 380 370 or alternatively, fill in the contact form below and one of our experts will get back to you.

Once again thank for visiting us at this year’s The Business Show - we hope to see you again next year!

 

IT Advice For A Start-Up Business

IT Advice For A Start-Up Business

When anyone creates a Start-Up Business, they do so in the full knowledge that there’s a gamble involved. The unpleasant truth is that a half of businesses fail in their first year of trading. So it’s wise to make sure you concentrate on not failing among their number. But this shouldn’t let you lose sight of your prize, or take your eye off the route there. Planning for success can be even more important than planning for failure, and you need to make sure your start-up business is as future-proof as possible.

it advice for start-up businesses

Nowhere is this more relevant than in the technology you choose to use. Buying cheap and out-dated equipment might save you a few pounds at the beginning, but the headaches, both logistical and financial, of having to transfer everything to a new system a couple of years down the line could be extremely punishing.

tech support for start-ups

Look at the timescales involved – if your PCs are running Windows, have a look at how long Microsoft supports each system. Microsoft usually offers about ten years of support for each version of Windows – support for Windows 7, for example, will end in 2020. If the OS you want is in mid-cycle and you think upgrading your entire range of computers is going to prove too costly (which it may well do), then it’s worth spending a little extra for machines which are more powerful than they need to be. Try to avoid minimum specifications- if your machines will only just run the latest OS, then they’ll have no chance when it becomes out-dated. Ten years is about the time a current top-of-the-range machine will stay a viable option for, so if you jump on an OS as early into its lifecycle as possible then you will maximise the use you get from it.

future-proofing computer systems

And try upgrading your hardware gradually – a CPU here, a RAM upgrade there – so as to avoid the shock of having to do everything at once, which will not only be a major hit to your finances but also cause massive disruptions to your workflow.

Don’t fear the future – embrace it, and if you are starting out on your business journey contact us for advice – we’re here to help.

Call us today to discuss your business IT requirements, and we’ll take the tech strain and let you get back to worrying about your bottom line. Call 01279 800039, or fill in our online contact form on our contact us page.

 

10 Fun Facts About Jodie

10 Fun Facts About Jodie

1. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you buy?

a. I would buy a house!

2. If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you be and why?

a. A Dog, so I can sleep all day and please my owner when he comes home.

3. Tell me your funniest joke?

a. Today at the bank an old lady asked me to check her balance so I pushed her over

4. If you could possess one superpower, which superpower would you choose and why?

a. A superpower would be to turn into a little fly on a wall and read people's mind.

5. What is your favourite takeaway?

a. My favourite takeaway is curry!

6. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 3 items, what would you choose and why?

a. Pasta - My favourite food
b. Suncream - Being a red head I need to stay protected
c. Water - To keep hydrated

7. How many slices of pizza can you eat in one sitting?

a. Around 6 slices in one sitting.

8. What's the worst thing you've eaten out of politeness?

a. Peas!

9. If you were a Ghost and could possess people, what would you make them do?

a. If I were a Ghost I would make all the cars on the motorway move out the way.

10. If you had to become an inanimate object for a week, what object would you be and why?

a. A bar of chocolate because it's hard to resist.

10 Fun Facts About Lesley

10 Fun Facts About Lesley

1. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you buy?

a. A Campervan.

2. If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you be and why?

a. My Dog - as she's taken out to interesting places on a regular basis and food just appears in front of her to be eaten - lots of sleep as well.

3. Tell me your funniest joke?

a. What's brown and sticky? A stick!

4. If you could possess one superpower, which superpower would you choose and why?

a. The ability to travel at warp speed as I hate sitting in traffic.

5. What is your favourite takeaway?

a. Fish and Chips.

6. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 3 items, what would you choose and why?

a. A Windup Radio
b. A Bottle of Quality Gin
c. A Sun Lounger

7. How many slices of pizza can you eat in one sitting?

a. I dislike pizza so the answer is none!

8. What's the worst thing you've eaten out of politeness?

a. A dry, overcooked chocolate cake - yuk!

9. If you were a Ghost and could possess people, what would you make them do?

a. Clear up after themselves and empty bins!

10. If you had to become an inanimate object for a week, what object would you be and why?

a. My computer as I am always talking nicely to it to make it perform correctly - definitely not the mouse which I am always double clicking and thinking badly of.