Orbits are now the chief writers on Office IT and Tech for the South Wales Business Blog which was relaunched recently. Designed to be the first point of call for all South Wales’ Businesses, the SWBB features articles from leading companies in areas such as Accountancy, Design, IT and Finance and Orbits are delighted to be associated with it.
Whilst visiting the New Start Wales exhibition in Cardiff at the weekend, Orbits spent a fair amount of time talking to the boys from e-skills UK who, in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government, have released the Business IT Guide. This is a 70 page booklet which takes business owners through the basics of IT.
Topics covered include:
- Choosing the right PC or Laptop
- Business Security (including Malware & SPAM)
- Disposal of Electronic items under the WEEE initiative
It is a well written booklet which covers the key areas you need to consider when addressing your IT needs. They also have over 100 other booklets offering impartial, jargon free IT advice. They are well worth investigating HERE.
Orbits are delighted to have taken on the support of Charford Business and IT Services’ (Charbits) client emulation systems and network. Charbits provide bespoke application development, software consultancy and ICT Training. With Orbits now supporting their hardware and systems, this enables Charbits to focus on their clients requirements.
The other day Jim wrote about the excellent and free Paragon backup software, but how can you use this as part of an overall regime to minimise the risk of ever losing your data?
Every year 31% of PC users suffer from serious data loss, and 90% of companies who cannot recover their data go out of business within two years. Large organisations spend a lot of time and effort protecting their valuable information, but 25% of small and medium sized businesses don’t take backups at all.
I have personally experienced this. Some years ago my laptop failed to start up when the hard disk was damaged and no data could be recovered. I lost all the photos of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. I vowed never again to be so un-prepared. Around 20% of new laptops will have a hardware failure within three years.
Many ways to fail
Before you can design an effective backup approach you need to understand the Continue reading