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Tristan Martin

You Will Learn

  • Tristan’s Top 5 tips for securing your tech.

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Episode 2 - Virtually Amazing with Tristan Martin

Our Guest – Tristan Martin

Tristan Martin of TL Martin Ltd has been running his IT company for over 17 years, all his clients coming to him from word of mouth. Having graduated with BEng (Hons) Internet Technology he went on to do a PGCE in Internet Communications Technology, he taught ICT and quickly became Deputy Head of the ICT Department.

Today, Tristan divides his time between setting up and managing safe IT systems for SMEs which include server and network installations and training staff on GDPR for IT and general IT security.

Tristan’s experience spans working with sole traders to national companies, taking over IT systems and setting up a new system for a national call handling company. Tristan is a big business networker and was nominated for the Networker of The Year Award in the Midlands Business and Community Charity Awards 2017, this nomination no doubt came about from his passion to help others.

Tristan has worked with DOS, Windows 3-10, Apple Mac and Windows Server computers as well as tablets and mobile phones, this has also included a wide variety of software applications and hardware issues. To date Tristan has yet to find a computer problem that cannot be solved.

Tristan’s philosophy of making the computers work for the individual, rather than the individual working for the computer, is both refreshing and practical, his training is informative and fun.

In the world of Tristan – the computers always say YES!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Virtually Amazing the Podcast – episode 2!

This week we are chatting with Tristan Martin of TLMartin Ltd about all things tech.

Tristan has an IT support company and he works with VAs and totally understands their needs.


Show Notes

In this week’s packed episode we talk Security – all things securing your laptop and your internet use and why it is so important.

Tristan shares his top 5 tips plus a Bonus tip with us and we both learn loads.

For the app of the week we discuss Lastpass but before that Shelley talks Browsers…





06:03    Why Encrypting your laptop is so important

06:39 OH No! A data breach!

07:30 An 8 year old can hack your computer!

09:00 Why Jo got her laptop from Tristan and what to expect

12:00 We talk Internet Security and what you need to do to stay safe online.

17:00 Business or Home Versions ?

19:30 It’s just like insuring your Car

20:00  Free tools – should you use them and why Shelley gets hot under the collar

27:30 How to keep passwords secure

28:30 Password groups – rather a good idea

33:00 Why you need a Dead Mans Switch

28:30 What to think about when buying a computer

36:00  Stay with what you know – don’t run after bright shiny new objects

37:00  How much should you expect to spend? Tristan recommends….

40:00  Bonus Tip!



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