20th Anniversary Blog

RJS Consultants are delighted to have reached their 20th Anniversary of providing quality support to our clients for computer, network and other technology items. Looking back over those 20 years, technology has changed quite a lot.

At our start, there were mobile phones, but the iPhone was still 4 years away. There was no Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Windows XP had been released to fanfare reviews in the autumn of 2001. Wireless networking needed expert set up. (The list goes on!)

Today, the new technologies rushing towards us are new digital telephone systems (every home will need a digital phone by 2025), and the many aspects of Security. Viruses, Malware and spyware. Impacting your finances and personal information. Cyber Security is the new “Buzz Phrase”.

And of course “Work from Home” is having any number of consequences in how people are using their technology.

Meanwhile some services have continued throughout the period – equipment advice, purchase and installation, helping to get best value from BT and other technology providers, software support and most of all, troubleshooting and resolving technical problems.

And most of this can be done immediately, without needing to come to your office or home using secure remote access tools.

KPI Database

RJS Consultants have successfully delivered the first phase of a KPI Database to one of their major clients; This phase allows all the staff to assign the hours that they have worked to their respective clients. The Database Application, which is both web-based and Windows based, monitors that staff have entered their working hours, and if not entered, an email is automatically sent reminding them of their omission.

The second phase is now under construction to calculate a client’s profitability.

This project joins other Database projects that we that delivered to clients in the past which have enabled them to manage their data, record information about their activities and create relevant reports to help manage that business.

For further details about how RJS Consultants could help your business with a Database, please contact Nigel at 01923-254302, and he’ll be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Anti-Virus Software and Phishing

One of the most important parts of your computer software is the Anti Virus protection.  This is your first line of defence from a variety of scammers and con artists, whose sole aim is to upload malicious software to   your device, with a view to harvesting your personal details for their own financial gain. 

Phishing is one such tactic used by online scammers and criminals who try to trick users into clicking onto websites or links that are not legitimate.  They attempt to fool the user into downloading malware, by clicking on a fraudulent link or by directing the user to a dodgy website.  

As users such as yourself become more aware of the risks, where even the most seasoned us of us can be fooled, the scammers in turn are increasingly trying more sophisticated ways to acquire your personal information.   The best way to beat the scammers is to have the most up to date Anti Viral Software Package you can. 

At RJS we are constantly monitoring the way in which scammers and con artists work and our Anti Virus Software Package contains a specific module to deal with phishing emails.  For an additional sum of just £1.50 per month (above the anti viral software package amount) the Internet Protection Module will intercept the link you are trying to click on, preventing you from accidentally downloading any malicious content.  Whilst no company can guarantee your computer 100%, our software package will go a long way in offering you real protection from the scammers. 

If you would like more information on how we are taking on the scammers, please do call us the above numbers.   Our business has been around for twenty years, when the internet was in its infancy and online scammers were few and far between.  We pride ourselves on the advice we offer and innovative approach we take to all your IT requirements.