Prepare Your IT for the Holiday Season

Christmas Tech

Don’t be the office Grinch this Christmas, prepare your technology and systems to reduce downtime risk, avoid disrupting your customers’ holiday season and your employees’ holiday fun. Continue reading

5 Security Vulnerabilities You Need To Fix ASAP

Cyber Security

Cybercriminals take advantage of various vulnerabilities in your companies IT systems and fixing them before the worst happens is crucial to protecting your business and your reputation. Continue reading

How to Free Up IT Resources

Business success comes from many things, one of which is capitalising on opportunities, except it is harder to do so if you are resource constrained. This article explores ways to free up information technology (IT) resources to drive productivity and evolution. 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

4 Things Your IT Partner Wishes You Did

IT Partnership

Making your IT support team’s life a little bit easier will free up their time, so they can spend more of it proactively protecting your business and its data.

Here are four things that you can start doing to make their life a little bit easier. Continue reading

Tradies Should Add Technology to Their Tool Belts!

TradespersonThere are many hands-on trades that haven’t traditionally needed technology. Yet modern tech tools help the plumber, carpenter, welder or other tradespeople improve  their productivity and competitiveness. Continue reading

5 Best Practices for Buying Technology for Your Business

Buying Technology Equipment

Buying technology for your own personal use at home can be exciting once you get past the price tag. Yet there are many factors to consider when investing in technology for your business and your employees use. Continue reading

Preparing Your Business Technology for the Start of the New Year

New Year Technology

 

Depending on what business you are in the start of a new year may be flat out dealing with customers or it may be an excellent time to take stock and evaluate what your business needs to go forward. Continue reading

Christmas Holidays Setup & Installation

Devices

The holiday season is upon us again. Advertisers have released their festive adverts and stores have dusted off their Christmas displays from last year. Most importantly, shopping centres have moved their latest and greatest devices to the front of the store.

There may still be work to do, however, before we can invite round family a little maintenance, updates and set-up goes a long way to ensure the holiday season goes without a hitch.

Sadly, not every device is ready to run straight out the box. Not every device even comes ready to interact with others when it’s first opened. Each new gadget comes with its own setup and new things to learn.

Often today, devices, toys and computers require extensive updates before they are ready to function. This commonly means large downloads and lengthy installation periods.

In previous years devices have been purchased for Christmas, only to be rendered useless waiting for updates while large numbers of requests crash the company servers. This can be highly frustrating and put a real dampener on the holiday spirit.

Here is how DP Computing can help you this season:

Setup New Devices

In the modern day simply purchasing a gadget doesn’t make it ready to use. Often they still need setup, updates, and extra steps to make it safe to access the internet too.

Bring your device to us and we can have it safe and ready to use the second you unbox it. We’ll perform initial setup, get it ready for the network, and install mandatory updates. By the time we’re done, your device will be the first one ready to use. For relevant devices, we can install additional features and software too: line of business software, MS Office suite, antivirus and security features and configure applications like email.

Whatever the device we can configure it to the way you want to use it.

Transfer Data and Retire Old Devices

Getting a brand new device can be fun and exciting. Before getting carried away with the latest technology, we must consider what happens to our old data too. Depending on the device there are any number of dangers and pitfalls to think about.

Replacing an ageing laptop or desktop computer with a brand new model has the inherent danger of what happens to the old data?

These computers typically use hard drive disks to store all their data. When disposed of improperly, hard drives are vulnerable to being removed and taken. These can often be read and copied by thieves looking to steal your data. Old devices containing data need just as much care and attention as new ones fresh out the box.

There are many cases where companies individuals have had important information stolen this way. In some cases the information has been used to access accounts, blackmail, industrial espionage and even identity theft.

Mobile devices typically have some form of data storage too. This may store applications or media that has been bought and paid for; but also data such as records and photographs that hold a great deal of value.

We can help transfer old files and data to your new device and safely dispose of your old one too.

We can ensure that every photograph, video, and bit of data is recovered from your mobile device or laptop so that you never lose a single file. We can securely wipe and even physically destroy old hard drives at your request. We strive to ensure you keep every bit of your old data and not a single byte falls into the wrong hands.

Troubleshooting

It sometimes happens that new technology has moved so fast and changed so much that it doesn’t play well with older devices already installed on your network. Sometimes it seems impossible to even connect certain devices at all.

Often simple configuration changes are all that’s required to introduce two pieces of technology successfully. With the right set of eyes and in knowledgeable hands the most complex of jobs can be turned into a quick fix.

If your goal is for a stress free, fun and relaxing Christmas season and you are in Adelaide South Australia please contact us on 08 8326 4364 or support@dpcomputing.com.au and we’ll get you up and running in time.

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