Yearly Archive2019

Gehric has passed the HPE Nimble HF-Series Certification

Passed the HPE Nimble HF-Series Certification

Posted by GT-Systems on Monday, 11 November 2019

Start-up day 2019

Had a great day at the Start-up day 2019 @ the Northampton Central Library, giving some inspiring entrepreneurs advice on all there IT needs. A big Thank you to David Tonks for the invitation #inspiring #northampton #ITsupporthashtag #startups

Thomas Cook Scammers

Thomas Cook have ceased trading and fraudsters are taking advantage Fraudsters use events like the Thomas Cook liquidation to steal details. Don’t call a number in a text message Don’t click links in texts or emails asking for personal or banking info Never Ever give card, PIN or bank details to someone who calls you unexpectedly.
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Picking the right laptop for University

As a parent seeing and having your child being accepted into university is fantastic news and yes as parents you want the best for them.

We look at where they live, what they drive and even what laptop they should have.

But in this blog, we will be talking about the laptop.

The first thing to consider is speed, on a windows type laptop I would consider an i5 to i7, with this you will have the processing power to coup with multiple functions without effecting base functionality too much.

Next on the list to consider is, what type of hard drive it should have, I highly recommended an SSD type drive; the older spinning disk type may have a huge capacity but unfortunately these drives are up to 10x slowly than there SSD counterpart, the advantages of SSD installed laptop is definitely speed, increased battery life and durability if the laptop is accidentally dropped.

Make and model at times may steer you in that direction, nowadays most laptops almost have identical insides with minor changes between them, so taking that into account we could go with the less well-known brand.

Finally, it boils down to how much should we spend on a laptop. Ideally wanting a laptop to last the duration of a university life or longer, but taking into account the traveling on campus, the knocks and scratches and a high risk of liquid damages due to late-night last-minute assignments. Should we spend £800+ on a single laptop or should we go out and spend half that and have some left for that just in case event.

If you are stuck to what to buy, just contact GT-Systems and we’ll steer you in the right direction, saving you money on the way.

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Huawei 6 weeks on

Wow!, so much has been going on, so this is the story so far, the US government has removed the restriction on Huawei products being brought and sold by US companies, all in all what can we decipher is that the whole banning of Huawei was not down to security issues but basically it was more like an economic balance policy trying to make US companies more attractable to the world, unfortunately Australia & New Zealand followed the United states and also banned all Huawei products while other western countries held off.

We think the some other reasons to restriction removal could be down to the 5G roll out, since Huawei has put in $billions of dollars into their R&D and has the majority of the 5G patents this has kept them 18 months ahead of their competition.

The lifting of the ban, US tech companies and seen a small rise in their market share price, but all of this has placed a second thought wanting to deal with them.

This is only a small snippet on what has been happening, this whole Huawei is so complicated and the banning has left this whole thing in a mess.

What’s happening in the world of Huawei

This week we have seen some unprecedented decision from the US government, specially targeting China’s biggest firm Huawei

The US has put Huawei on the black list of companies not to do business with, once the word got out Google released a statement saying that they will no longer support any of Huawei Android phone products, What does this mean for the consumer, Google is saying that there current line of Android mobile devices will still can continue to use the Google service and updates but any new products will not be licenced to use the full fledge version of Android Operating systems

Other US companies like Chip giants Intel & Qualcomm has followed in the banning of their relation with Huawei and because of this the share prices of Google and the Chip giants plummeted

As a consumer we hear what the US intelligent agency is saying and all we ask where is the prove, over the past 10 years plus Huawei products has been used in so many telecoms companies across the world and over that time there has not been 1 reported incident of DATA being breach and sent to the Chinese government, on the hand Cisco has been known on several times putting backdoors into their product from the request of the NSA

What will happen to Huawei, there has been rumours that Huawei will develop their own brand of the open source Android operating systems or just develop their own totally new operating systems

This is something that we need to keep an eye for, especially for US firms at the drop of a hat the US government can say to US companies you can’t deal with that company anymore with immediate effect failing to do so that company could face huge fines or suspension for trading outside of the US.


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Security breach found in WhatsApp

A very popular app called WhatsApp used by millions used in both Android and IPhone has had a breach in its software; this breach doesn’t affect the end to end encryption between users but the phone itself, the spyware is initiated simply by calling that users whether the user picks up or not

WhatsApp released a statement on Monday 13th May 2019 saying that the breach has occurred.

WhatsApp urges users to update their phones immediately; with this breach hackers could gain access to contacts, images, camera and microphone without the knowledge of the user.

There is rumour that the Israeli had developed the spyware and sold it to various countries to spy on their citizen’s but it only looks like this spyware was directed at certain human rights groups.

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Another Lovely Testimonial

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