Operations Director at TechResort CIC.
Posts by Liz Crew
Staying safe online – the basics
It’s essential for novice users to understand the risks, and have simple ways to protect themselves without feeling that they have no control over their safety.
Computing good practice for small organisations
Almost all businesses now have to rely on computers for at least part of their work. Here’s how you can keep your data safe while allowing people to get on with their jobs.
Setting up a website and email for small businesses and organisations
Every organisation can benefit from a dedicated website to show its services, and a custom email address to pick up messages. It’s easier than you think to get started, and this chapter covers the basics.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance tips
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can feel a bit intimidating, especially if you’re a new or very small organisation. Here’s some simple tips to get started.
Affordable devices and connectivity
TechResort has been working on ways to bring down the cost of devices and connectivity locally. We’re speaking to a local internet service provider, and our credit union.
How to pick the best computer
There’s so many computer options out there, it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve created this simple guide to help.
Getting online at home
The COVID-19 lockdowns of 202 and 2021 led to many more people using the internet at home to complete work, and access vital services remotely. Here’s a handy guide you can share with people who’re getting online at home for the first time.
Computer, tablet and phone options
TechResort is asked for computer, tablet and phone recommendations all the time. We generally avoid recommending specific kit as depends on the client’s needs, skill level, connectivity and budget. Here’s a few pointers to help you arrive at a good answer for every situation.
Computer terms explained
Have you ever been asked to explain a computer term in a way that most will understand? Help is at hand – we use this glossary in all of our work, and it’s come in very handy at times!
How to set up a socially distanced 1:1 workstation
We were able to run some socially distanced digital inclusion sessions during the 2020/21 COVID-19 lockdown, and created this set up using easy to source kit. The computers and peripherals are standard, you just need long cables.
Useful (and free) digital software
We’re regularly asked for software recommendations as more people have needed to work remotely and online. Here’s a list to get you started, including video conferencing and document management suggestions.
Cloud tools explained
The days of buying software on a disc and installing it on your computer are fading. Now, most types of software are available on the web – just visit a website, create an account and get going.
Video tips: Windows, email and Zoom
Everyone needs high quality digital skills, now more than ever. So we’ve started to create free training videos covering the questions we’re asked most.