Monday 17 December 2018

FREE UK IT Recycling & Data Destruction

UK wide IT recycling with no hidden costs. A free of charge collection requires a minimum of 10 working PCs, laptops and flat screen monitors. Each collection includes a report with serial numbers and asset tags, together with data destruction certificates. See: or email

Friday 14 December 2018

FREE Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

HubSpot CRM is everything you need to organize, track, and nurture your leads and customers. Features include Gmail & Outlook integration, email scheduling, team email, live chat, tasks, ticketing, reporting dashboard and more. With unlimited users and up to 1 million contacts and companies, for free, forever. See:

Thursday 13 December 2018

Free Resources for CIOs and Leading Technologists

The CIO WaterCooler is free, open and supportive social network for CIOs and leading technologists from around the world to come together, share their news and views and discuss the challenges facing the industry. They have updated their entire research library and made it freely available, where you’ll find the latest research from leading European analyst firm Bloor Research, along with their own benchmarking surveys and more, all ungated.

This is just one of the many free resources on offer to the community, either online or via the CIO WaterCooler lite app, now available for iOS or Android. See:

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Edit, Send & Sign PDFs Online For FREE

DocHub streamlines document signing, distribution and form completion. Features an online PDF editor to annotate documents, whiteout text, append pages, merge files, add fields and more. Create PDF forms and templates, as well as instantly eSign any document. Integrates with Gmail, Google Drive and Dropbox, with 256-bit SSL encryption. A FREE account is limited to 2000 docs and 5 signed docs per month. See:

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Add Safe Mode to Windows 10 Boot Options

Quite why Microsoft made it so difficult to get into Safe Mode in Windows 10 is beyond me, but you can actually make it a boot option in just a few steps.

Step 1
Open a Command Prompt with Administrator Rights by typing into the search bar CMD, then right clicking on the now highlighted Command Prompt to select 'Run as administrator'
Next in the Command Prompt window enter: bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows 10 Safe Mode"
If it works you will see 'The entry was successfully copied to .............'

Step 2
Type msconfig into the search bar and select System Configuration
Click on the Boot tab
Click on the new entry Windows 10 Safe Mode to select it
Under Boot options, tick Safe boot
Under Boot options, select Minimal
Set the Timeout to 3 seconds
Next, tick Make all boot settings permanent

Step 3
Restart your machine and press F2 or whatever the boot options prompt is to boot into Safe Mode.

Repeat the whole process to add extra boot options by changing the text you first enter into the Command Prompt that is in speech marks to "Safe Mode with Networking" and selecting Network in Boot options.

Lastly a big thank you to IT PRO for bringing this to my attention in the article: