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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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BTA Top Tip: Battery Saving Apps for Smartphones

Posted by Peter Filitz on 23 August 2017

It is the time of year for sunshine, long lunches, and a good holiday break.  But even if you plan on turning your phone off for a device-free Bank Holiday trip, you may still be interested to know there are several apps that will help to preserve your battery life. After all, you are going to need your phone for taking holiday pics, getting directions and (of course)… using the trusty weather app! Here BTA’s IT experts give you the low down on the top 4 battery saving apps for smartphones.

 
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9 Tech Start-ups To Watch This Autumn

Posted by Peter Filitz on 14 August 2017

When it comes to start-up technology companies, particularly those in the business IT space, we are always watching.  Some of these companies may become BTA partners with innovative products that help our clients, so we have a vested interest in knowing which start-ups are making waves.

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PayPal Phishing Scam That Tries To Obtain Selfie

Posted by Peter Filitz on 26 June 2017

BTA would like to warn customers of an unusually authentic-looking phishing scam that attempts to obtain a photo of the target holding a bank card and photo ID in order to launder stolen funds.

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Should Your Business Introduce Wearable Tech?

Posted by Peter Filitz on 01 June 2017

Wearable technology such as Google Glass, Apple's iWatch and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is beginning to gain traction with consumers. What seemed too futuristic only a few years ago is now becoming mainstream.  But is there a role for wearable tech in business?  And more importantly, can your company gain an edge by introducing wearable tech? The short answer is yes; our business IT experts explain.

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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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