Knowledgebase

We’ve been in this game a while and have a wide range of expertise, but every now and then even we get stumped and have to learn something new. From time-to-time we like to distil our collected knowledge into a database of informative articles: welcome to our knowledgebase. Anything from solutions to common problems, to opinions on emerging technologies: there is something here for everyone. So check back every now-and-then and see if there’s something you’d like to read.

Who manages the IT guys?

What is “Managed IT Services” anyway? There are plenty of IT guys out there that you can call or get to come to your home or business and you get the service, get the bill and never get so much as a smile or an explanation of the problem. Pretty cold in my opinion. So…

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Silver Lining – Cloud Based Backup

Dark clouds hang over your head, you have lost all of your data in an unthinkable disaster. What’s worse is that all your physical backups are gone as well, they were months out of date anyway. Worst…..day…..ever. You probably think that this wouldn’t ever happen to you but you would be surprised how often people…

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Hypercore – EOFY Tax Breaks

Happy End-Of-Financial-Year (EOFY) The end of the 2017 financial year is fast approaching (too fast!) so it’s time to start getting your ducks in a row and get organised. With the Small Business Tax Break still eligible for the 2017 tax year, now is a great time to buy new or replacement IT hardware to…

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Cryptic Catastrophe

Ransomware….the last thing you want your IT guy to say. You may have heard the horror stories, you may have even experienced the sting of Ransomware yourself or you may have no idea what Ransomware is; either way keep reading because it may just save your computer life. Ransomware is in the business of making…

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Slow poke!

It’s a common story; you buy the latest and greatest computer and it runs well for the first few months but then you begin to find that everything is starting to slow down. It takes 10 minutes just to get everything going in the morning and opening a word document becomes an epic battle of…

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Upgrading? Try a NUC.

Has it become time to upgrade your system? Maybe it’s starting to run slowly, or maybe it’s just taking up too much room?  You might not know about a new breed of desktop PC  called a ‘NUC’. It stands for ‘Next Unit of Computing’ and it holds hardware as powerful as larger systems, but in…

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Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

With so much negative press about Windows 8, people are naturally skeptical of upgrading their systems to Windows 10 for fear of being stuck with a less-usable operating system. Often the theory goes like this: “But <insert version of Windows> works really well, why should I change it?” This is founded in the old adage “if it…

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Why do I need to backup?

Imagine this: something goes wrong and your important files and data are missing – your emails are all gone, your family photos dating back 10 years have disappeared, your CV and references for that new job you applied for, no longer exist. What do you do? Do you have another copy anywhere? Enter the backup…

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Hello, World!

It’s been a long and dusty road, but our website has finally gone live (as you can no doubt tell) and I for one think it’s been well worth the wait. For those of you not in the programming game (most people), the title of this post “Hello, World” is the canonical name of a coder’s…

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