Is it Safe to Use My Computer During a Storm?

Kate SaundersHardware, Surge Protection

Is it safe to use a computer during a storm? – To put it simply; it depends on what type of computer you’re using and how you’re using it. Let’s break it down ⬇️ 🖥️ DESKTOP COMPUTERS Due to the risk of electrical damage, disconnect your desktop from power, LAN and phone lines until the storm passes, especially if you do not have quality surge protection equipment. Even with surge protection, it is important to remember … Read More

Hard Drive Failure Symptoms & Preventative Measures

Kate SaundersHardware

A hard drive can fail when you least expect it. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of a failing hard drive to prevent loss of important data, as well as ensuring that your computer doesn’t go down at a critical moment. There are a number of factors that can cause a hard drive to fail. Some of these may include: ❌ Manufacturer defect ❌ Old age ❌ Overheating ❌ Software conflict ❌ … Read More

SSD vs HDD vs M.2 – Super Storage Showdown

Kate SaundersHardware

SSD Showdown

A hard drive is one of the many critical components inside your computer or server. Hard drives are a storage device responsible for storing and retrieving important software and data files. Without certain software such as an operating system like Windows, your computer or server would not be able to perform many functions. There are several types of hard drives used for storing data files & software. Some of these include: hard disk drives (HDD), … Read More

Branding – Don’t expect people to just come back!

Kate SaundersIT Services, Software, Web Design


There are many reasons why branding is important but here we are going to look at 3 main reasons and what you can do about it. You know you need a business name, but let’s look at some other important branding factors you may not have realised – Emails, Invoicing and Websites. Branding is exactly that, branding. An image for your business that is to stick in the client’s head so they can remember you … Read More

Web Design, Wildly Priced – How not to get caught!

Kate SaundersIT Services, Web Design

Web Design, finding the sweet spot.

Getting a website is a great start to getting your business online, but some companies simply go wild when it comes to the cost of Web Design. The scarier thing is, if you don’t know much about websites, you might just assume they are correct and pay upwards of $5000 for a simple website. Why a website? When it comes to modern business, you need to have an online presence. Whether its simply a Facebook … Read More

Support Contracts & Telstra Platinum – What is It?

Kate SaundersIT Services

Support Contracts and Telstra Platinum

There are a number of benefits to having home support contracts, but sometimes you don’t know what you might be up for. In this article I will be sharing a little on what that line “Telstra Platinum Subscription” really means on your bill. What are home support contracts? Some of you may be thinking, “Awesome, who can I pay to help around my house?”. I’m sorry, but that’s not the case. Having a home support … Read More

Server Maintenance – Why is it important?

Kate SaundersServers

server maintenance

Did you know that without regular server maintenance, a build-up of dust can slow down your server and increase its running temperature? Not only is this a potential hazard, but overtime this can cause your server to fail without warning. Servers are tasked with the ultimate job of managing, storing and processing your company data all day, every day. As such, it is extremely important that you schedule routine cleans to help maintain their health … Read More

Cloud Software vs Physical – Cloud vs Physical Round 3

Kate SaundersSoftware

Last week we looked at some advantages and differences between cloud and physical backup solutions. This week we are looking at software. We are all feeling the pressure to move to the cloud and software seems to be the biggest pressure. Don’t be scared or misinformed. Keep reading as we look at the differences and advantages of cloud software vs physical software. Week 3 – Software Since the dawn of the internet we have been … Read More

Cloud Backups vs Physical – Cloud vs Physical Round 2

Kate SaundersBackups

Cloud Backups vs Physical Backups

Last week we looked at some advantages and differences between cloud and physical servers. This week we are looking at backups – cloud backups or physical. We all know we should do them but sometimes it’s hard to find a great solution, so it doesn’t get done at all. Then it’s too late. Keep reading as we look at some simple solutions for the dreaded “I didn’t back up!” situation. Week 2 – Backups Why … Read More

Cloud Server vs Physical – Cloud vs Physical Round 1

Kate SaundersServers

Last month we looked at a few different areas of wireless networking. Over the next two weeks we will be looking at some of the difference, advantages and disadvantages of both physical and cloud hardware and software. This week we look at some of the differences between a physical server and a cloud server. What is a Physical Server? Firstly, a server is usually a dedicated computer in charge of managing your network. It can … Read More