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Award of Reseller Status from ESET Security Software


We are pleased to report that Compu-K have been selected as Reseller for ESET here in the South West.

ESET began life as a pioneer of antivirus protection, creating award-winning threat detection software. Now, ESET’s goal is to make sure that everybody can enjoy the breathtaking opportunities that technology offers. Today, ESET’s security solutions allow businesses and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories to make the most of the digital world.

We are embarking on a full training package with ESET and will be able to offer their full suite of solutions from Antivirus/Internet Security for Home Users through Business products / Server based applications to Data Encryption products.

It is all the more beneficial to our clients as ESET are based in Dorset so we can truly offer a “South West solution”

We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship, please get in touch with us to discuss your future Security Solution needs

Visit from Surf Champ !!

We were pleased to have a visit from local Surf legend and Surf Champion Mark ‘Egor’ Harris. Mark needed some email accounts setup on his MacBook Air. Mark was recommended to us from our mutual friend Andrew Griffin at Oracle Design. Andrew has introduced quite a number of new clients to us for which we are very grateful. Recommendation is the very best form of advertising,so with that in mind,  head over to Foam Travel which is Mark’s new venture … if you need us I think we may be over in Norway !!!

Some of the work February 2017

February has been another busy month with clients old and new, Chris has been helping out PiratesQuest , Birdland and Flamingo Marketing with mail transition and setup for new staff, checkout their Facebook pages and Websites for more information. Compu-K have also been busy in some of the larger hotels in Newquay with visits to The Atlantic Hotel, The Hotel Bristol and The Pentire Hotel to name a few. Whether it was sorting out a MAC, getting the network prepared for a software application update or recovering an EPOS control PC we got things up and running with everyone back online in short order.

We also have called into long standing clients Callestick Farm Ice Cream …. no not for ice cream !!!!, Chris was actually working so he said !

So far in 2017 …….

The new year kicked off with an overhaul to the IT at our friends over at Kernow Chocolate in St Eval, Compu-K built some high end systems utilizing 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor along with DDR 4 High Speed Memory and Solid State Drives. This combined with high end Professional IPS Monitors ensure high speed processor and colour accurate graphics production for their packaging. We rec-abled the office, with the help of Phil, and installed a new Wall Cabinet with high speed switches, Fibre Router and a Business Level NAS Drive with a RAID Platform all powered by a APC UPS to cover for power outages. Each workstation was connected to a UPS as well thus ensuring data security in the event of an area power outage or power surge. We migrated them across to Office 365 Business Essentials to take advantage of Exchange based Mail, Shared Calendar’s and cloud based 1TB storage area. Mail accounts were then shared across devices such as individual Mobile Phones allowing full access to communications and the OneDrive system. All data was successfully migrated from old systems and mail accounts across to the new platforms.



Windows Vista reaches its ‘End of Life’ on 11th April 2017

Microsoft Calls ‘End of Life’ on Windows Vista Operating System

What Does This Mean?

Windows Vista will be coming to the end of its product support lifecycle after completing five successful years. In other words, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows Vista, and all updates for this operating system will be completely stopped. Users of this operating system will be advised to upgrade their software to a more recent version prior to this end of life date.

Why Upgrade from Windows Vista?

The longer you stay with Windows Vista, the higher the chance you have of becoming a victim of cyber-crime. Although Windows Vista came with a significant improvement, as time goes by cyber-criminals target out of date operating systems due to their vulnerability. Updating your operating system will safeguard you from these external threats and help keep your system more secure with continued Microsoft mainstream support and patches.

What’s Next?

To find out more on how to upgrade from Windows Vista or to simply determine whether an upgrade is compatible with your applications, contact Compu-K

The latest Windows operating system still receiving mainstream support includes Windows 7.

Server End of Life – Server 2003 supports ends soon !


What does End of Support mean for you?

After July 14, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacentre, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. By migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure or Office 365, you can achieve concrete benefits, including improved performance, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased agility and speed of response to the business.


Windows Server 2003 was fantastic. Its reliability, easy deployment and regular updates made it a favourite for small and medium businesses across the globe. But that was in the past and all small businesses know that change is necessary to achieve success in this fast paced UK market. Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003 will reach their end of support on July 14th, 2015 consistent with our product lifecycle policy.

That means your business could be at risk if you are running your business on an old server. With no security patches, no hotfixes and possible compliance issues, you could open your business to potential security threats.

Windows Server 2012’s fantastic cloud functionality has been designed to meet the needs of modern SMBs; meaning an upgrade makes sense for both your staff, and your bottom line. Windows Server 2012 has simple and reliable backup to Microsoft Azure, giving you greater peace of mind that your data is there for you when you need it.

Move your business to a modern server OS before end of support. Microsoft has a number of industry leading alternatives to Server 2003.

Woz on !

Another busy time at Compu-K, we recently installed the new systems at Ace Engineering and all went very well with all the data transfer and setting up of the NAS drive. More work at some of the local hotels and providing new equipment down at Callestick Ice Cream for their new staff. Good luck to Sammy and Jess.

Ongoing support to several of our Legal and Accountancy clients and this week we were able to support Newquay AFC Youth by providing a Notebook PC for all their administration. Chris has been involved with Newquay AFC for many years with his Cornish Guardian / West Briton photographer’s hat on but we were pleased to get involved and avert the disaster with their existing system.


Busy building away

We are quite busy in the workshop at the moment with new builds for a local engineering company in Newquay and several private clients. Work on site maintains a brisk pace with support for a couple of hotels and various other local companies as well.

Happy New Year

Well it’s week two of 2015 already ! Our move to Holywell over the Christmas break went well and we are pretty much settled in 🙂

Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years and are ready for the slog to your next holiday !

We are busy  here and have helped one of our Solicitor clients with his acquisition of another practice ( also one of our clients !! ) and sorted out various other clients with their upgrades and repairs. This week sees us helping Celtic Sheepskin with their expansion – networking a new location with a new Data Cab and 48 LAN points.

Don’t forget we have moved location but all the numbers are still the same.

Talk to you again soon

Merry Christmas

Wishing all our customers a great Christmas and prosperous New Year. Thank You for your support this year. Just to remind you we have now completed the move to our new premises. Our telephone number and email details remain unchanged. Look forward to speaking to you all next year. We open again on the 2nd January 2015.