Peak Support is celebrating 20 successful years in business.
Peak Support Services, IT Service & Support Company in Matlock, Derbyshire is this year celebrating 20 years of successful trading and their recent Investors in People Gold award received late last year:
Managing Director, Rob Broatch commented after winning their award ‘this award acknowledges that every individual within Peak Support works towards delivering our core values of professionalism, technical excellence, best value quality solutions, outstanding customer care and social responsibility.’
Rob Broatch established the IT firm in a small business park unit, in June of 1991. After opening its doors with just a handful of staff and a small number of loyal clients, the company has gone from strength to strength and now boasts 10 members of staff and hundreds of clients nationwide.
“Our success is a combination of the in house talent and combined efforts of our strong, skilled and dedicated team, amongst a loyal and satisfied client base” said: Kris Haynes, Senior Systems Engineer. “Whether we’re dealing with a start-up sme or a large corporate enterprise, we work hard at understanding our customers’ needs, getting the job done right, on time and to the highest standards.”
Haynes also attributes the businesses success to its practice of offering many in-house services including hardware and software support, telephony systems, website design, security solutions, disaster recovery and backup protection, recycling services, server sales, cloud based solutions and many more.
“Our customers trust, that with Peak Support Services their projects run smoothly from beginning to end” said Haynes. “This is a critical component in a highly competitive industry such as ours.”
We look forward to continuing to work with all our customers and partners in the future and all members of the Peak Support team look forward to a positive and prosperous 2011.
No company is too small to slip through Microsoft’s net. If you pirate software, you will be caught, you will be prosecuted, and it will sting – as these businesses discovered to their cost over the last 12 months.
The black list of 2010
Last year these companies, amongst others, were prosecuted.
Call -Tech Support (CTS)
Multi Tech Systems
Ossett PC Centre
What’s the damage?
Piracy hurts everyone. A reduction in counterfeiting
of just 10 per cent over the next four years would
generate a massive £6.9bn and 13,000 jobs*. In
today’s economy, none of us can afford to turn
a blind eye to this fact.
If you know a company that is pirating software,
please help us protect the industry’s revenue and
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Windows XP is an excellent operating system in-fact the majority of Windows users are still running Windows XP or a variant of Windows Vista. But with ever growing technology and hardware becoming increasingly cheaper it would seem there is a hard change in the wind to migrate onto 64Bit operating systems. 64Bit allows the operator to utilise over 4GB of RAM which until recently hasn’t been a problem but with today’s top applications demanding as much as 4GB minimum, we need to leave some free for our common applications and just the basic maintenance of the operating system. Here are five reasons we think people should now be considering moving to Windows 7.
1. New And Overhauled Features
Windows 7 brings several new features to the table. Some are not really aimed at the typical mass market but they certainly offer scalability and options for items like multi-touch support, biometric devices or handwriting recognition. Several key elements have also been overhauled, most notably probably the Windows taskbar which integrates many interesting new features and offers a much more productive method of working without altering the process too much. Many of the features that have been added make Windows 7 more attractive.
2. Speed and Performance
Windows 7 will beat Windows XP hands down on performance. It boots faster, uses less system resources while running and adds better performance for SSD devices which will become a huge part of the storage device market in the coming years. Utilising 64-Bit technology it adds scalability and longevity to hardware with the increasing options to upgrade or add more ram as required without hitting unrealistic limitations.
3. Hardware Compatibility
There aren’t many differences in hardware support between Windows XP and Windows Vista. The only notable difference that might affect users in the future is the support of Direct X 10 in Windows Vista while Windows XP users have only access to Direct X 9. While this is not a huge problem at the time being thanks to both game developers and hardware manufacturers it could become a issue in the coming years. Windows 7 comes prepacked with hundreds of drivers ranging from the ten year old Dot Matrix that is somehow still working but needed none-the-less…to that card reader that you put under your desk last year because, well it just wouldnt install correctly. Seven offers hardware support on a scale unheard of from a Microsoft Operating System until now and with 64Bit support now also means it opens up the world to different types of hardware we can integrate.
The introduction of UAC and several other security components in Windows Vista was probably one of the most annoying experiences for users who switched from XP to Vista. While it did increase the security of the computer system it annoyed users to field UAC prompts all the time. Windows 7 still uses UAC but with a reduced number of user prompts. A convincing reason why UAC is becoming more of a necessity is the amount of Malware inducing websites which appear to be increasing, UAC brings the background workings to the users attention and asks for permission. Previously XP would have just installed it presuming it was a human request.
5. No more Blue Screen of Death
We’ve all been there, Windows XP has an issue with hardware or a software driver and presents that awful blue screen suggesting mass panic is necessary and we’re all going to die. Well not any more, Windows 7 has been granted exclusivity to programs and driver related processes so in the event it causes a problem the system can automatically isolate the bug and attempt to fix it without any interuption to the main operating system. A very nice feature in regards to performance and reliability.
Windows 7 is faster, more reliable, offers scalability and increases productivity. The Operating System has been produced to offer efficiency in the way we might normally have done a simple task, it has compiled some truly simplistic yet innovative features that set this product ahead of the rest.