Monday, 6 December 2010

Cloud Computing Australia

Steven Jarvie LinkedInPower of the cloud.
Imagine for a minute you could grow your business from a simple home office, to a international business in a short period of time. Your business can meet the needs of the world all from your home office. The power of cloud computing can bring this to any small business.
BUT where do you start, how do you get involved.
It seems everyone is taking about the cloud.

As with any business it takes time to acquire knowledge of the services available. Which products does our business need?
Jarvie computing have options for small business to enter the cloud, having infrastucture an the power available to meet every need for small business.
Using BPOS (Business Productivity Online Standard Suite) is a set of messaging and collaboration tools, delivered as a subscription service, that gives your business rich capabilities without the need to deploy and maintain software and hardware on-premise. This makes it expanding easy, To go from 5 users to 500 is only a matter of speaking with your IT consultant..

Steven Jarvie

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Computer Servicing Cleaning

Computer keep going.We use our computers everyday, we just expect them to keep going and give us no problems at all. Just like and piece of equipment it needs to be cared for and serviced.
Computer servicing could be split into two categories
1. Software maintenance.
2. Hardware maintenance
With hardware maintenance this is a visual inspection, involves dis assembly of the machine. As we are looking inside the computer we are looking for electronic components that may be showing signs of ageing.
Further looking we inspect the CPU fan and surrounds. Noticing if dust may be behind the blades of the fan.
Each case may vary as different computers by different manufactures have slightly different layouts.

Depening on your enviroment this service may need to be carried out every six months, generally every twelve months would be ideal.
Servicing the computer is quite simple armed with the correct tools, of cause be aware there can allways be dramas when dissasembling anything.
Steven Jarvie

IT Consultant
Steven Jarvie

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Protect your online passwords

Many times when fixing a clients computer I ask for a password and then they say, "I use that password for everything". Why let yourself be venerable to theft.
These days everyone has a LinkedIn account, a Facebook profile, Twitter feed an does online banking.
It's a one-stop shopping for identity thieves!
Having a unique password for every site is unrealistic, but use a series of several passwords and save your best for the most critical sites.
Password managers can help.
KeePass is a free open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.

With the ability to put all your passwords on a single computer or a removable drive. All passwords are stored in a database with secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES-256 and Twofish).

Imagine all you need to do is remember the Master password, it's that easy.
Why You Should Care: There is no excuse to say I can not remember my password. One password and they have access to all your information.

KeePass is simple to use. And FREE.

All-ways remember to backup the Database.kdb file.

Steven Jarvie
IT Consultant

Steven Jarvie

Monday, 1 November 2010

Office 2010 and Cloud Computing

Use Microsoft Office 2010 anywhere to manage your business- from a PC, phone, or browser.
Imagine being able to instantly broadcast your PowerPoint presentation to virtually anyone who has a browser. Also you can easily post you documents on windows sky-drive and share them easily with friends and colleagues.

• Respond faster and better when you’re away from the office.
Work better together and stay connected to customers.
• Broadcast presentations instantly.
• Get your e-mail under control.
Bring ideas to life and empower individual impact.
• Create professional materials that set you apart.
• Create powerful data insights.

All this technology can be accessed from anywhere you can get internet access, if you take it to the next level and have a small business you could have access to your home computer, just like you are sitting at the office in front of it.
Having the freedom of a mobile office with all of your office resources at your fingertip.
Microsoft SBS Aurora Marketing Brochure - to help Microsoft partners educate customers about SBS Aurora. Of course, Aurora isn’t shipping quite yet. So what’s missing. Several Microsoft partners say they expect Aurora to integrate with a range of third-party online backup and cloud security security services.

Steven Jarvie
IT Consultant
Steven Jarvie

Friday, 8 October 2010

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is becoming every so popular, with freedom from your office you can conduct your business anywhere your portable computer can get internet connection. With this freedom you can have your office a cafe or down by the sea.
If you have ever wondered how to do this? There are some great new products coming on to the market place early 2011. With a new product codenamed Aurora Microsoft has postioned itself in the market place to bring this solution to reality.
This solution from AURORA offers features like:
Users can quickly set automatic, daily backups of every personal computer on the network. If problems with those files arise, small businesses can restore individual files, folders, or an entire PC or server with simple recovery tools.
Users can also access there desktop from virtually anyware from a web browser.
Exciting new for small business or home office business that require this next generation of cloud computing software.