News2021-03-29T18:46:35+00:00

Cyberattacks: How to Protect Your Business

Most New Zealanders have been lucky enough to avoid a successful cyber-attack, and the consequences that come with them. Although, as we’ve become more reliant on digital systems and cloud-based services, we’ve become easy targets in the eyes of cyber criminals. Now, cyber-attacks are a common threat for every New Zealand business. The recent, but necessary shift to a ...

What slows down my PC?

One of the most common questions we get asked is "How can I speed up my PC?" or "Why is my PC so slow?" This article aims to outline the key hardware-related reasons why your PC may be slow and what, if anything, can be done about it. So let's start with the three major causes of a slow ...

Extending Wifi Range

Don't even try! Well, not with a so-called Wifi extender that is. Many of us have got used to using WIFI for everything and the manufacturers are feeding that with promises of more and more speed (bandwidth). So it's only natural that when time comes to put that new smart TV into the "entertainment" lounge at the opposite ...

The Intel Chip Bugs

You'll have seen in the press over the last couple of days that a serious security bug has been discovered which exists in many processors made by Intel and others over the past decade. There are two bugs, that have been named Spectre and Meltdown. They're serious, and could potentially allow malicious software to access information on your PC ...

Contacting UPBEAT Business Computing

As a company, we're growing and that's a good thing. However, growth means we're all getting busier and not always able to take or return your calls directly. This can lead to delays and a certain amount of frustration. So what have we done about it? We have engaged an answering service to take calls ...

The KRACK Wifi Hack

What you need to know Many of you will have seen on the TV News, or on news websites, that there is a new hack, called KRACK, targeting secure Wifi networks. As is usual with the news media, things aren't quite as bad as they appear but there are still things to be aware of in order to stay ...

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. Nowadays, of course, the price allows ...

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 an On Line model rather ...

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 of serious contemplation. Read on for some reasons why you may, or ...

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 downsides? Is "cloud" the "silver bullet" that is is promoted as being? Read on and find out my thoughts on the ...

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