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Brendan Moran - IT Consultant and IT Trainer, Wicklow, Ireland - Part 5

PC Cleanup

win7_aIt is vital to keep your PC clean of virus­es and spy­ware for opti­mum per­for­mance. Peo­ple are not chang­ing their PCs as much as pos­si­ble due to the busi­ness down­turn so it is essen­tial to keep it up to date and get as many good years out of it a s pos­si­ble.

Hav­ing the right Anti Virus, Anti Spy­ware soft­ware and cor­rect Fire­wall is essen­tial to keep you PC in tip top health. Ide­al­ly you need a prod­uct that will do its job and not be too inva­sive like a lot of the major Anti Virus soft­ware pack­ages can be.

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New Video Website —

Check out my new Video Web­site —

The pur­pose of this site is to show clients how they can pro­mote their busi­ness with videos both self host­ed and from 3rd par­ty sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

St John’s Point, Donegal — Underwater Gallery

A small selec­tion of the pho­tos I took on our trip to St John’s Point, Done­gal in May 2012. The full gallery is avail­able on . Hope to have free desk­top pho­tos very soon.


Google Tops Social media approval poll

In a recent sur­vey in the US, GOOGLE, TWITTER, Apple, Face­book faced a pop­u­lar­i­ty con­test, who do you think would walk away with the crown and bou­quet, accord­ing to the Irish Times?

It turns out that the gen­er­al pub­lic – at least in the US – adores Google. Apple comes a close sec­ond. But Face­book, sur­pris­ing­ly to me any­way, bare­ly musters a “like”. Read the rest of this entry »

Only basic broadband for 30% of State by 2020

The Irish Times has report­ed that up to 30 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion may only have access to basic lev­els of broad­band by 2020, accord­ing to a report pub­lished yes­ter­day by the Gov­ern­ment-chaired Next Gen­er­a­tion Broad­band Task­force.

The task­force, set-up by Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Pat Rab­bitte last June and described by him yes­ter­day as a “unique exper­i­ment in part­ner­ship” between indus­try and Gov­ern­ment, com­prised chief exec­u­tives of the State’s largest telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies. It was tasked with mak­ing rec­om­men­da­tions on how to over­come bar­ri­ers to greater invest­ment in the roll-out of high-speed broad­band ser­vices across the State.

What chance Cloud Com­put­ing in Ire­land ?