9 05, 2017

Why You Should Upgrade to Windows 10?

2017-05-09T16:34:07+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Computers|

It’s no longer free to switch to Windows 10, so why should you upgrade? Here we take a look at Microsoft’s latest operating system, and show you what you’re missing out on if you haven’t already made the leap. It’s much more user-friendly This is one of the main reasons to upgraded to Windows 10, as all users who moved up from Windows 8 users will testify! This new version was designed based on feedback from users who weren’t particularly keen on its predecessor. Windows 10 isn’t just designed for touchscreens and tablets like Windows 8 was – it supports traditional desktop activity in the way Windows 7 did [...]

2 05, 2017

Can You Trust the Cloud With Your Personal and Business Data?

2017-05-02T17:37:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Backups, Security|

Cloud data storage is a great idea in many ways. It offers you large amounts of storage space for storing personal data and business data, and can save businesses a lot of money as it negates the need for offsite data centres. But, is cloud storage safe and secure? How safely is your data stored? All the major cloud storage providers store your data in a number of different data centres. This means that even if one burned down or was otherwise destroyed, your data would still be safe in several other locations. However, these remote data centres have to handle a huge amount of different people’s data at [...]

28 04, 2017

Advantages of using remote support for your business

2017-04-28T10:43:24+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Computers|

Computer problems are one of the biggest issues facing businesses in Perth these days. Let’s face it, most tasks need a PC in order to be completed. When computers break or run slowly, clients aren’t helped in a timely manner and employees sit idle collecting money despite not actually working. It’s the worst case scenario for a business owner. Having office PCs fixed can be complicated. Sure, you could search the web for possible solutions or carry it to a repair shop, but both of these are time consuming, frustrating and potentially expensive. This is why more companies are using remote computer repair support. Unlike traditional computer support that [...]

20 12, 2016

What Losing Personal or Mission Critical Business Files Can Cost You

2017-02-20T15:13:21+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Data Recovery|

When we talk about data loss, we often talk in terms of big losses. We talk about legal fees due to hacking and the loss of personal information from customers. We talk about the cost of downtime due to computer damage after a natural disaster. We may even talk about the struggle of a small business entrepreneur who loses their home computer system in a disaster or virus attack, and loses their business along with it. These costs are important, but today, let's look at the specific costs of losing actual files that you or your business use on a regular basis. What are the costs, tangible and non-tangible, of [...]

20 12, 2016

What Happens When You Don’t Update Your Business Computers?

2016-12-20T16:46:13+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Computers|

Business owners are often cautioned to keep their business computers up to date and maintained. Since the advice often comes from the same folks who caution us to balance our checkbooks and discard expired food even if it smells fine, it can be easy to dismiss this advice. Maintaining business computers and technology, however, is just as important as maintaining any other technology or assets. Here's what can go wrong if you forget to perform some basic maintenance tasks: Dust Build Up Computers generate a large amount of dust, which accumulates inside the fans, causing the computer to run hotter over time. This can break down your processor and motherboard, [...]

20 12, 2016

Why You Need to Update Business Computers Regularly

2016-12-20T16:45:46+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Computers|

To maintain a successful business in the modern era, you need to have reliable computers. Whether you're using an iPad for a register or have a bank of computers accepting incoming sales calls, virtually all modern businesses use technology to enhance their business offerings. So what happens when you let your computers get old and out of date? You need to access the newest features Sometimes it seems like companies create new software versions and new operating systems just to make businesses pay a little more. While this may feel true from the consumer side, it isn't generally true from the business side. New software is generally created to work [...]

20 12, 2016

Why You Need To Backup Your Computer – And How To Do It

2016-12-22T08:42:24+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Backups|

Have you ever wondered why experts tell you to backup your computer, or considered whether or not there's a right or wrong way to do it? We're here to tell you that, first of all, backing up your computer is completely necessary, and second, there is absolutely a wrong way to back up your computer. There is also a right way. Let's talk. Why is backing up your computer essential? This should be pretty obvious to most computer users: if something happens to your hard drive, all your data will be lost. This means that it's a good idea to have an extra copy of your data stored, preferably in [...]

20 12, 2016

What Are the Most Current Virus Threats?

2016-12-20T16:43:53+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Anti-Virus|

Virus and malware tend to go in cycles. Those who specialise in computer security tend to watch what is being corrected in patches, what is being fixed, and what their users are reporting in order to understand the lay of the land in terms of virus threats. Some of the biggest threats out there right now: Trojan.Cryptowall This Trojan Horse virus encrypts files on a targeted computer, then demands that the user pay money in order to get the key to unencrypt the files. The virus is usually delivered through spam email or malware delivery systems like malicious ads or illegitimate websites. Ransomers often demand that the affected users pay [...]

20 12, 2016

Why Free Antivirus Solutions Are Not Enough

2016-12-20T16:43:15+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Anti-Virus|

Whether you've just now been convinced that you need antivirus solutions on your computer or you've been using antivirus solutions for years, it's time to talk about whether or not free antivirus solution are enough to protect your system. It's important to understand what free antivirus software can do – and what it can't do. What does anti-virus software do? Basically, anti-virus software has the ability to scan your system and compare your files to a list of known threats. It will delete anything that matches its known threat list. Ten years ago, this was more than enough for almost all virus problems. How has malware evolved? Viruses and malware [...]

20 12, 2016

Why You Need To Upgrade Your Network Software

2016-12-21T15:16:22+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Firmware|

When we discuss patching or updating your network, most casual users assume that you are talking about updating your computer software. This is certainly something that should be done regularly, but did you know that your router, access points, network switches, and other networking hardware need to be regularly checked for updates as well? Finding these updates - often referred to as firmware - can be a little bit more complicated for inexperienced computer users. You often need to go into the specific model's settings interface to find out if you have a firmware update that needs to be patched. It's still critically important that you do so. The [...]