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Peter Filitz

Peter is BTA's Sales Manager (who would prefer all meetings to be on the golf course).

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How to Spot a Fake App

Posted by Peter Filitz on 08 March 2017

A few weeks ago, the world celebrated International Data Privacy Day. The goal of the day is to draw attention to all the personal information you own, and make sure it is secure as it can be. Most of us know to strengthen passwords and log out of sensitive accounts, but not many people know how to spot a fake app.  And with apps for everything these days, knowing the difference between a real app and a fake app may prove to be a very useful skill indeed.

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Banks: Too big to…. go to the Cloud?

Posted by Peter Filitz on 27 January 2017

Sure, your business uses cloud services—Microsoft Office 365 for example, or perhaps you even have StorageCraft Cloud Back up for your Office 365.  But what about your IT infrastructure?  Is it in the cloud?  Many businesses are still reluctant to completely move to the cloud because they think they are too big, or the process will be too complicated. The truth is—moving to the cloud now will make things less complicated later. And unless your business is larger than a bank, you are not too big.

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Microsoft Beat Salesforce in Battle for LinkedIn

Posted by Peter Filitz on 14 December 2016

The end game for many technology start-ups is to sell to a large company, or go public to facilitate growth. LinkedIn is hardly a start-up anymore, but it has now done both—going public in 2011, and then selling to Microsoft this year.  But it was only last week that Microsoft completed its acquisition of LinkedIn after winning a bidding war with Salesforce.com.

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Debating Between Amazon Echo and Google Home? Read this.

Posted by Peter Filitz on 07 November 2016

They both tell decent jokes, they both stream BBC4 if you ask for news, and they give recipes and random facts with ease. They can quickly tell you how to get somewhere, play you a song and will never forget your birthday. These are voice controlled smart assistants after all—and the longer you have them the better they know you.

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Top 5 IT Terms You Should Know

Posted by Peter Filitz on 25 August 2016

There are some IT terms that are no longer “IT”. In fact, they are now mainstream words used by youth and adults alike in everyday conversations.  Some of these words are so commonplace, that you may even be surprised to know have their roots in IT!  Here are top 5 tech words you will hear used by more than just your IT company.

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Technology Trends: Goodbye Apps, Hello Bots!

Posted by Peter Filitz on 14 April 2016

If you run in techy circles, you will already know about the rise of the bot to mainstream stardom—and how apps, which have recently been all the rage, are on the back foot. 

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Insider Breach at Ofcom – Could it happen to you?

Posted by Peter Filitz on 17 March 2016


You may have seen the news last week about a former employee of Ofcom recently offering his new employer a significant amount of sensitive data he had stolen from the regulator. Apparently he took nearly six years of sensitive data given to Ofcom by TV companies, and offered it to his new employer. Senior management at the new employer then alerted Ofcom.

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6 IT Predictions for 2016

Posted by Peter Filitz on 17 December 2015

Hidden amongst the servers, shiny new laptops and other IT hardware in our tech lab, we found a small, but perfectly formed crystal ball. It was indeed a strange discovery, but after the initial shock we decided we should ask it what 2016 will bring in terms of IT trends. Naturally. 

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The Devil Wears Gadgets: 5 Things to Consider as Wearable Devices Gain Popularity

Posted by Peter Filitz on 05 November 2015

Wearable computing may not quite rival the luxury brands yet in terms of fashion statements, but wearing devices is on the rise. In fact the IDC predicts 112 million wearable devices in just three years’ time.  What does this mean for businesses?  Believe it or not, it may mean your network crashes, your office connectivity grinds to a halt and a virus causes an IT meltdown.  But this rosy picture doesn’t have to be your company. Below are the top 5 things to consider as wearable devices become mainstream:

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4 Benefits a Managed Help Desk Brings to an SME

Posted by Peter Filitz on 23 September 2015

It goes without saying that technology is a necessary investment for all businesses. But being clever about how that investment is made is critical to ensuring pounds aren’t needlessly spent. For most SME’s (15-250 employees), a managed help desk service, provided by a trusted IT support company, is the most cost effective way to keep things running and employees productive.

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