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6 December 2015 1:14 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Windows 10

Microsoft has officially launched Windows 10. The new package is set to revolutionise the way software is managed by offering a ‘software as a service’. Here are some of the new features:

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6 December 2015 1:12 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Password Protection

Creating unique and secure codes is crucial to protecting yourself against digital theft. Surprisingly both “password” and “123456” are some of the most common and amongst the worst passwords still being used on the internet.

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5 May 2015 10:14 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Big Data for Small Business

What business opportunities are you missing by not leveraging big data? Big data relates to the information contained within everyday business applications. By analysing a mix of structured, semi structured and unstructured data such as excel spreadsheets, ERP and CRM systems, payroll, customer feedback, surveys, products, stock movements and customer transactions it is possible to […]

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5 May 2015 9:57 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

Top tips for increasing productivity

Productivity is a measure of the quality of work we perform with the resources available. We all want to leave at the end of the day with a sense of accomplishment. Through effective use of office time and a better work life balance, we can not only increase our satisfaction levels but also the efficiencies […]

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14 October 2013 10:11 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

CryptoLocker

CryptoLocker is the next generation of internet virus that is currently circulating all over the world in large numbers. Once a computer becomes infected it will lock all your files plus any network files it has access to, even your server. Once the files are locked it will give you a three day countdown to […]

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3 December 2012 2:47 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Things to consider before making the leap to the cloud

The idea of having all of your technology needs hosted and forgotten about for a simple monthly fee is great; but don’t forget to consider the real costs when moving systems. Any change or move of technology (cloud or not) should be planned and implemented carefully as any loss of time, data or functionality could […]

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3 December 2012 2:47 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Slow Internet

There are several causes or reasons for slow internet which can range from product/service availability, Router quality, Provider, plan suitability etc. In the past 12 months many exchanges have been upgraded with ADSL2+, Ethernet and Fibre options.  Hemmant for example has always been an area of trouble, but it now has business grade wireless and […]

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3 December 2012 2:47 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

What is SSD?

Solid-State Drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses memory to store data just like a USB memory stick rather than spinning magnetic material as seen in normal Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD, information is stored in microchips. Meanwhile, a hard drive uses […]

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3 December 2012 2:47 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Be careful downloading free programs

Some of the useful applications and tools we run on our computers are free downloads available on the internet including the likes of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Java, WinRAR etc. It has been increasingly popular for software vendors to bundle it with other applications which in most cases we don’t use or don’t want installed […]

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3 December 2012 2:47 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Storm season is here. Are you ready?

Electronic and computer based equipment need high quality, uninterrupted power supplies. In Australia, particularly during summer months, excess strain is placed on our ageing electrical infrastructure.  Adding to this is the unpredictable weather patterns associated with summer storms which can cause electrical surges and power outages for extended periods of time. Every year without fail […]

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