Loving your External Hard Drive

External hard drives free up storage, offer portability, and provide a lifeline in case of a computer disaster. It pays to take good care of these compact, convenient devices. Here are some helpful strategies. 1. Don’t knock the drive. Depending…

What Happens to Your Data When You Die?

Death is a morbid topic most of us try to avoid. Making a will and saying we prefer cremation is the extent of our advance planning. Yet, you may want to also think about what’s going to happen to your…

Are You Sick of Ongoing IT Issues?

Like a persistent cough or muscle strain that won’t go away, many IT issues prove ongoing. Every time they come back you think about getting an expert’s opinion. Then, the cough fades, you can walk freely again, or your computers…

Avoiding Growing Pains — Tech Tips for a Thriving Business

Maybe you started your business in a basement or home office. It was just you at the beginning. Then, your service or product gained traction. The number of staff grew, and you moved into an office. It’s amazing how far…

Facebook is for Sharing, Not Storing

When was the last time you held an actual photo album or actual prints of photographs in your hands? Maybe you look back at older photographs only when Facebook’s TimeHop app reminds you of a pic from five years ago.…

To Backup or To Archive? ’Tis The Question

Hamlet worried about whether to be or not. You may be more preoccupied with whether backup or archiving is better for your business. You know you need to secure your data, but how? This article examines the different benefits of…

Failure is Not an Option: Getting Rid of Single Points of Failure

You might think that your business is going to be OK even if a single device goes down. After all, there are other devices your people can use. It’s not as if the entire system is going to fall like…

World Backup Day

Did you know that World Backup day is fast approaching?  It is on Thurday 31st March. Don’t be an April Fool.  ensure your files are all backed up! WHAT IS A BACKUP? A data back up is a second copy…

Computer Backup

Stop for a moment and think what you have got saved on your computer or laptop. Precious photos, work documents, files full of important information; the list goes on. Now think how you would feel if your hard drive was…

Why You Should Not Move Your Laptop

Laptops. They’re designed to be portable. But, did you know that by moving your laptop around while it is turned on can be bad news for your device? In the main, it’s definitely a bad idea to carry your laptop…

Why Backing up Your Data is Vital

Given how much data the average person has on their computer nowadays, it’s very surprising how few people will actually back it up. Computers are very complex devices and just like anything else, they’re prone to developing faults as they…

Special Offer – Online Backup

With the raise in infections like Cryptolocker a form of ransomware. It is more important than every of carry out backups on a regular basis. If you a running a business we recommend that you carry out backups on a…

Warning about Scam Technical Support

While the ‘Microsoft Tech Support’ scam has being going a while, there is a new variant of the scam. The new version works on when you are looking for the support number of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or email…

Backup, Backup and Backup your Documents!

Tips for Backing Up Your Documents If you’re looking at backing up your documents to protect against loss, we’d recommend backing up to an external USB drive, as well as to DVD. You can use CD’s, but DVD’s will hold…