About David Perkovic

David founded DP Computing in 1993. With a Computer Science degree and over 25 years of IT experience David has advanced computer, server and networking skills. He has personally designed, setup and administered many Microsoft based networks and likes to share his knowledge via blog posts and Youtube videos.

3 Ways You Can Get Infected With Ransomware

What to do if you are hit by ransomware

There’s been a lot in the news over the last few weeks about ransomware attacks. As the media can give people the wrong impression let me clear up some things for you. Continue reading

4 Signs You Are Not Budgeting Enough for IT

Tech Budget

Every business wants to be cost-conscious as saving money in one area can make funds available to expand, develop new products or pay people more. That all makes good business sense. Continue reading

Everyone Plays a Role To Prevent Cybersecurity Issues

Cyber Security

Hollywood films would have us believe that cyberattacks are elaborately planned and use expensive, sophisticated tools developed by hackers and geeks is sophisticated labs. But in real life, most hacks are nothing like that as the first steps cybercriminals take are to simply fool a human to gain access. Continue reading

Beware Of These Social Media Scams

Social Media Scams

You may think it is a bit of fun to type in your answers to the quiz, which asks silly questions such as your nickname and first model of car? You may think it is some plain old fun, but many of these social media questionnaires are set up by hackers to steal your identity. Continue reading

What You Can Do When Your Warranty Runs Out

Expired Warranty

All technology you buy today comes with a warranty of some sort. In Australia you will get a default warranty and may even be offered a third party warranty option. But it is inevitable that your desktop will die immediately after the warranty runs out. Don’t worry though as you still have options. Continue reading

What to Do If You Get Hit With Ransomware

What to do if you are hit by ransomware

If you get hit with ransomware there will be a number of indications, including:

  • A screen telling you that your business files are encrypted.
  • You can’t open any of your documents.
  • Your files may have a weird extension of different icon.
  • there will be instructions for how to pay up to recover your files.

This blog article details a number of steps you can take instead of paying the ransom straight away. Continue reading

Does Your Business Have An IT Strategy?

Your digital guide

As a business owner you know the importance of planning and strategy. Without it, you have no aims, no goals, and in reality no direction.

While you probably spend a lot of time working on your strategy every month, quarter, or year, how much of that time is actually spent on your business’s IT strategy? Continue reading

Do I Need to Backup My Microsoft 365 Data?

Backup testing

Many business tools are moving to the cloud and one popular option is Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365). The M365 platform consolidates Excel, Word and PowerPoint with collaboration and communication tools such as email and file sharing. Continue reading