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Ben Anin-Boateng

Ben is BTA's Technical Services Manager.

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5 Essential Tips for Microsoft Word

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 17 March 2017

Most of us know how to do the basics in Microsoft Word—bold text, copy, paste, create bullet points and change font size. But few of us have ever been shown how to use Microsoft Word features that could make our documents that little bit more professional, or help us do things that little bit faster. Below our IT consultants give you their top 5 essential tips for Microsoft Word 2016 for a professional edge.

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What is Encryption: This is how apps keep your data safe

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 09 February 2017

You may have thought twice about the security of messages sent over WhatsApp, or about using an app for online banking. After all once you press ‘send’ or ‘transfer’, your data is in cyberspace, where theoretically anything could happen to it. Luckily, you need not worry.  WhatsApp and major banking apps prevent unauthorised access to your data by 'scrambling' the information sent from one person to another into a lengthy code making it unreadable for anybody else attempting to access it. 

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Top Tips & Hidden Tricks for iOS 10

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 16 January 2017

iOS 10 is filled with practical improvements that most of us would use – if we knew about them.  Some things are obvious, but others are little hidden gems that most of need to be told about. One of our favourites is the Night Shift mode which turns your screen red by filtering out the blue light that stops melatonin production for a better night’s sleep.  But there are lots more!

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5 Cyber Security Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 24 November 2016

It is a hot topic that continues to stay ‘hot’ and a growing issue for businesses worldwide: cyber security. But can we expect to see the same issues next year that we saw this year?  Here we look at the cyber security trends that are likely to become more prominent in 2017 and beyond.

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Top 8 Reasons Your Computer is Slow – from the Business IT Experts

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 27 October 2016

Most of us know the feeling: that annoying frustration that builds as you try to open documents and pages that seem to take years to finally appear. It is even more maddening when you realise you have no idea what to do to make your machine go faster.

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Why You Should Use a Password Manager

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 17 August 2016

You may have excellent passwords—varied, long and with lots of different characters.  But if you are like most people, you probably thought up a password for one of the first online accounts you ever created. You used it for everything until you were forced to change it for an account that required a more complicated password.  Then you had two working passwords that you used for virtually all your accounts, and to this day that is pretty much a case.

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Is There a New Search Engine Smarter Than Google?

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 27 May 2016

Search is now being integrated into everything—our cars, phones, homes and even glasses. As such the stakes, and rewards, for successful search engines are higher than ever before. 

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6 Reasons Your Network Infrastructure Needs an Upgrade

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 28 April 2016

If your businesses is relying on older network hardware, it is probably time for an upgrade.

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Buildings of the future: Meet the world’s cleverest office

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 07 April 2016

If we ask you if you’ve heard of The Edge, you might think we were talking about Microsoft Edge—the “enhanced Windows 10 search experience”. But The Edge we are talking about is far cooler. 

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Japan to Open the First Farm Run By Robots

Posted by Ben Anin-Boateng on 03 March 2016

It is the stuff of Sci-Fi films, but it is happening—and soon. Next year a Japanese company is opening the first farm run almost entirely by robots.

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