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Laptop or Desktop – How to decide

Focus on your business lifestyle and the way you work and you can’t go wrong Time was when one very special person in the whole office had ‘The Computer’. Bigger than a small principality, it used ‘floppy discs’, (which was odd, because they weren’t floppy at all!), was noisy, temperamental and expensive. ...

June 9th, 2017|

Line Interactive vs On Line UPS / Double Conversion

Most of us know that we need a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) to keep our critical servers, and other electronic equipment, going during a power outage and shut them down "cleanly" if the mains supply is down for an extended period of time but why should we pay the (sometimes considerable) extra to get ...

May 11th, 2017|

Do You Need a Server On-Site?

Do you need a server on-site? This is a fundamental question often asked but not often given the consideration it deserves. The "Cloud" proponents will argue that "the Cloud" is the answer to all business owners' dreams but there are some situations where a server on-site is almost mandatory or, at least, worthy ...

December 20th, 2016|

7 Things Wrong With “The Cloud”

What is "The Cloud?" There is so much being written about "cloud computing" these days and businesses are being told to "go cloud" because it's the future and you need to accept it. But what are the down sides? Is "cloud" the "silver bullet" that is is promoted as being? Read on ...

December 20th, 2016|

3 Simple Steps to Protecting Your Small Business Data

3 Simple Steps to Protecting Your Small Business Data We all hear of the disasters in the media of businesses that have either lost money or data (or both) and had to close down. It can be tough running a small business let alone keeping safe. Here are some tips to help ...

December 20th, 2016|

Why you should use a “Cloud” hosted SPAM filter

Why you should use a "Cloud" hosted SPAM filter With SPAM filtering build into the latest version of Exchange and all sorts of firewalls now available to scan for viruses, malware and other internet-borne undesirables, it may seem like a bit of a backward step to use an external (or "cloud" hosted) SPAM ...

December 20th, 2016|

Fake email spotting 101

The other day, I received the following email. I was immediately suspicious because I have never dealt with HM Revenue and Customs! Anyway, I decided to look a little deeper and this tutorial was born. What if I had dealt with them before? http://upbeat.net.nz/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Fake-Email.png Alert #1: Return email address. ...

December 20th, 2016|

What is a backup?

What is a backup? Everyone talks about backups from time to time, especially following any embarrassing news item about a company which has lost critical data! But what exactly is a backup and how do we make sure we're doing it correctly. Read on and find the answers to these and more questions. ...

December 14th, 2016|

Calculating the cost of downtime

Calculating the cost of downtime Like most business disasters, unavailability of IT systems (down-time) is rarely take into account by those running the business until it's too late. For many businesses, the reality is that down-time is a regular occurrence which is often dismissed as being a "fact of life" and even ...

December 14th, 2016|

What is Business Continuity?

What is business continuity? UPBEAT Business Computing is focussed on business continuity for businesses of all sizes in many different industries across Christchurch and Canterbury but what exactly is business continuity and how does it affect your business? What is it? Fundamentally, business continuity means exactly what it says. It is ...

December 14th, 2016|