Seven signs that it’s time to replace your business PC

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment to replace a slowing or ageing business PC and many factors have to be considered before replacing one. There comes a point where slow PCs can begin to cost a business time and money, therefore being able to know when to be out with old and in […]

Why is it important to update business technology?

Manual updates are time consuming, boring and ultimately pretty annoying. But take it from us, they are very important, so here are five reasons you need to keep your IT updated. #1 Security Keeping your devices secure is essential for your business. At Syn-Star, we know how important it is to keep your information safe […]

How to utilise new features on Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is now a staple part of the day-to-day running of many businesses, and it’s not going anywhere for a while yet! While companies may now feel they have a grasp of how to use Teams, especially with the increase of employees working from home in recent months, are they tailoring it to their […]

How to benefit from the Microsoft Learn platform

The new Microsoft Learn Platform looks to the future, giving your staff and team an important edge in today’s crowded digital market. The free online platform will allow employees to acquire in-depth skills across Microsoft platforms from Azure (cloud computing) to Microsoft 365 and Power Platform to Dynamics 365. The task-based achievements motivate employees to […]

What video conferencing software is best for my business?

As the UK continues to be on lockdown, many organisations that remain open for business are taking advantage of video conferencing options to communicate because, well, why wouldn’t you?   From established Microsoft brands such as Teams and Skype, to platforms which had an overnight success like Zoom and Houseparty, consumers are most certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to video-based platforms.  In […]

Working remotely during the Coronavirus outbreak

Due to the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, we have had an influx of enquiries from clients who would like to arrange remote working for their team. This is something we are able to offer support with – however it is important to understand there are right and wrong ways to allow a non-supported business machine to […]

It’s the final countdown!

It’s the final countdown! (Do, do, do, dooooo….) There are days to go until Microsoft Windows 7 and Small Business Server 2011 will reach End of Life and a large number of the world’s computers, most in the business environment, are still reliant on the technology which needs to be upgraded imminently.  What is Windows […]

Let’s get this straight, technology should not hinder your business

We’re fully aware you don’t need to be an I.T. expert to understand how important it is to have reliable technology for your business.  Technology should help the growth of your business; especially when it is managed efficiently.  So here’s five simple points to help you understand why there is value behind your I.T, and […]

Eight critical things to look for when choosing an I.T. provider?

Your Managed I.T. Services is critical to the success of your business. That’s why we have listed eight areas to consider when choosing an I.T. provider… Imagine your business without I.T… it’s difficult, right? The reliability of your I.T. is essential to support with the daily operations of your business. Whether you are a medium-sized […]

Using Microsoft Windows 7? Here’s why you should upgrade to Windows 10 soon…

Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 will end on January 14, 2020. Now is the ideal opportunity to implement a plan to upgrade your computer system, maximising the strength of your machine’s security. Millions of people welcomed the launch of Microsoft Windows 7, which was released on July 22, 2009, but almost 10 years later, this […]