Disaster Recovery and Backups

Computer-RepairBackups are vital for the smooth survival of your business or organisation. Another thing that goes hand in hand is Disaster Recovery (DR). Simply put this means how quickly can my business be back up and running after a Server or PC crashes.

It is all well and good having your data backuped up but to use this data you need your server or PC to be in exactly the state it was before the disaster struck. Read the rest of this entry »

iPad 3 Training

The new iPad 3 is a stunning piece of technology and is a serious business tool. The iPad is NOT a gimmick. iOS 6 is now available and highly recommended.

It integrates superbly with Microsoft Outlook whether you use this as an Exchange client or POP3 and in many respects is far superior to Outlook, or the way Microsoft uses their own product.

Group and one to one training – home and office visits arranged.

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E-mail Marketing

email-marketing2013 is going to be a challenging year and it is vital that you put your product and services out there.

One of the best ways to do this is through a comprehensive e-mail campaign.

This can all be incorporated through your website from capturing e-mail addresses for Newsletters and special offers, sending out regular newsletters and maintaining different mailing lists.

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Backup

externalIf you do nothing else in 2013 please take backups seriously.

Very few businesses recover from a serious loss of data.

You can replace programs like Word, Excel but you cannot replace the data that these programs produced.

The data involved is generally quite small and can be easily backed up – it just a matter of having a sensible backup procedure in place.

The restore options must be checked on a regular basis.

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Windows 8

win8_aWindows 8 is the new operating system brought out by Microsoft towards the end of 2012. It is set to replace Windows 7 though my experience would tend not to see this happening as there are serious concerns about Windows 8.

There are serious problems trying to get Java applications to work and this can have a big knock-on effect on Banking Online Applications.

Windows 8 is trying to do two things at the same time namely have the Windows 7 type desktop and also to have a tablet / iPad feel to it.

This feature can take a long time to get one’s head around and your productivity will certainly decrease while you try to learn the new features.

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