Cotswold Computer Medic celebrates eight years of healthy hardware
While negative stories surrounding the recession are rife, the light from the Birthday cake candles at Cotswold Computer Medic highlight one retail success story worth noting.
The friendly repair centre has been in business for eight years this week and the shop on Kingsholm Road in Gloucester will be providing their usual value for money service with a side of cake on Thursday 5th December. The recession has seen a developed interest in people making do and mending and as we rely on our computers for everything from work to the weekly shop, people are increasingly looking to protecting them.
Steve Davis, owner of Cotswold Computer Medic explains: ‘We remove a lot of viruses and spyware and do lots of repairs such as screen replacements. But there’s a lot we can do to make things run faster and better. Just as you take your car to the mechanic, our computer and laptop MOTs are a great way to check you’re not wasting storage space and everything is configured for how you actually use the machine.’
Cotswold Computer Medic still has customers who have been there from their first weeks. Steve attributes this to the fact they take responsibility: ‘The high street shops can sell you a good computer but we take the time to really get to know what you need. We can then not only source your computer but we can help you set it up, transfer data, troubleshoot any issues you have and ensure that after the warranty is over, it still does what you want.’
The shop is a key part of the community, donating equipment and supporting local groups. For Steve, the business has been as much about laying down roots for his family as it has been about the business.
How to waste 10 minutes of your day with Doctor Who….
Today sees Google’s Doodle home page celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with an interactive game. Use the Doctors to gather the letters of GOOGLE whilst avoiding the Daleks. Have fun but don’t get exterminated!!
Virtual Reality in 2016
We have examples of Google Cardboard and Immersive VR to try out and purchase if you’d like to bring in your smartphone. Everyone that has had a play has said how amazing it is and it won’t be long before the likes of Oculus Rift, Hololens, GEAR VR and HTC Vive are available to have a play with. Pop into our Gloucester Store for a demo.
Always nice to be appreciated via Twitter
Tweeted – @CCMLimited thanks so much for getting my laptop virus free again. Will definitely recommend you to everyone. Great price and trustworthy 🙂
Winner from The Breakfast Club, Gloucester – Business Expo
Congratulations to Rachel Weldrake of Tayntons Solicitors who won a HDMI DVD player in the business card draw at The Breakfast Club Gloucester’s first business expo at The New County Hotel, Southgate Street Gloucester, on Wednesday 2nd May.
Heya there thank you so much for suggesting contacting Steve – spoke with him today – Very helpful indeed, have placed an order for one of the ones he recommended – tis a better one than the Toshiba one I was initially after & cheaper too. Top bloke Steve Thanks lots !!!
Windows 8 News – start button is back!
Hooray!!!! A lot of our customers will be delighted to hear that Microsoft are bringing back the start button and menu in an update to Windows 8. Finally Microsoft have listened to customer feedback although they won’t admit it’s a u-turn.
Security Tool Variants Released
This month has seen new variants of the security tool virus being released on the internet. Security Tool Virus is a rogue spyware program that’s distributed through websites that simulate virus scans and exaggerate the levels of threat. The user is prompted to download the software to clean the infected PC! The tool provides false alerts of genuine files used by your computer.
Our computer store and repair centre in Gloucester has seen dozens of machines dropped in to be cleansed. It seems people are inadvertently clicking on links on websites and allowing the files to be uploaded to their machine in the background. Do not click on any links on the pop ups and do not enter any credit card details. Simply turn your machine off and drop it into our repair centre as soon as possible. Call us on any of our numbers or pop in.
Testimonial from Inndecs Ltd
“Alex was fantastic in helping us sort out our email issues! We are very grateful for his help and the speed at which he was able to help us.”
Featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire
One of our directors Steve Davis was featured on BBC Radio Gloucestershire this morning talking to presenter Mark Cummings about disposing of old computers and laptops with their hard drives still inside them and the risks associated with peoples personal data being obtained by criminal gangs buying up old PC’s” Anyone worried about what to do with their old PC can simply pop into our repair centre and we will remove the hard drive from it whilst they wait and at no cost!