Tech Update

December 2019
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December is finally here, are you all ready for Christmas?

Ben has joined our team of technicians. I have known Ben for over 10 years and am very pleased to have him on board. Ben brings a wealth of experience in IT support and also has cabling experience. Ben is currently a registered open cabler and once he finalises his structured cabling competencies, we will be able to offer the full range of data and phone cabling services.

Chris has also been doing some work experience with us and it looks like he will also be joining us for 1 - 2 days per week in the new year.

January is next month and Windows 7, MS Office 2010 and Server 2008 is EOL (end of life) on the 14/1/20. See our website here for more details on what this entails and if you need to upgrade your computers and / or servers let us know ASAP!

The SA Technology Collective regular "Social Drinks" is on holidays until next year.

I hope you, your staff and family have a great Christmas and New Year. Instead of sending out Christmas cards we have made a donation to The People's Pantry. The donation is for their Christmas Day Lunch. Sam is also making up some baskets of goods, so that The People's Pantry can distribute them to people in need.

DP Computing will be closing from midday on the 24/12/19 through to 6/1/20. We will have technicians on call during this time for any emergencies.

I hope you get some time off and I will catch you in the new year.

David Perkovic -

Out and About in November

Here are some of our adventures from last month:

  • Stefan and Chris attended a training events on networking.
  • Dave F attended a training session on cloud technologies.
  • All of us have also done some remote training sessions / tele conferences on O365, M365, AzureAD, multiple Internet connections & SDWAN, malware, plus many more!
  • David, being a bit of a cricketing tragic, was pleased to meet ex test cricketer Henry Olonga at a business breakfast.
  • Sam and David also attended the Fleurieu Business Network's regular breakfast, now being held at The Meeting Place in McLaren Vale.
  • as well as the "usual" computer issues and upgrades:
    • a clients main server went down around 4PM one weekday - we had it back up and running that night.
    • another had their computer controlling a weigh bridge not booting - we had it up and running in a few hours
    • Ben was busy updating computers across 16 sites, ranging from Victor Harbor, through the Adelaide metro and CBD areas right up to Tanunda.
    • moving a few clients file server's into the cloud using O365.
    • upgrading a few different clients old Windows 7 computers to brand new fast systems with Windows 10.
    • Stefan attended a networking / Cisco job at the Department of Defence.

Some of the small form factor computers we setup for a client last month.

David, met ex test cricketer Henry Olonga at a business breakfast.


Instead of sending out Christmas cards we have made a donation to The People's Pantry - the donation is for their Christmas Day lunch. Here is Sam presenting the cheque to Richard.

Check out our Facebook page for more details on our adventures:

Tech Tips

This months #TechTips have some great cyber security and search tips. We publish these tech tips each Tuesday morning to our social networks, so please join us on the following platforms:

Blog Articles

We have a variety of great articles for you to learn from this month. Check them out below. Remember that we have more blog articles and eBooks available on our website at:

Blog -

eBooks -

7 Things You Need to Know About Ransomware!

Ransomware is when cybercriminals encrypt your data and demand a "ransom" for the password to unlock it.

Here are 7 things you need to know about this dangerous threat.


The Pros and Cons of BCC

Carbon Copy and Blind Carbon Copy allow us to send a copy of an email to multiple people at the time. But you need to be careful to avoid this damaging and embarrassing mistake.

Check out our blog article on how not to get caught!

To Upgrade Windows 7 or Not?

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end its support for Windows 7 and Server 2008. But just because you can continue to use Windows 7 after the end of life date, it doesn’t mean you should.

Continue reading here ...

What Can You Do When Your Equipment Fails?

Equipment failures happen, but what should you do next?

In this article, we explain what you can do to reduce data loss and get back up and running as fast as possible.

Our Partners - SA Technology Collective

DP Computing are part of the SA Technology Collective.

The SA Technology Collective are a small group of experienced professionals based in Adelaide, South Australia who have joined together to provide a total digital solution for business. We are passionate about supporting and enabling business owners to solve many of the challenges they face using digital technology in this rapidly evolving field.

Due to Christmas and other commitments the groups social drinks event will be held in the new year. Check out our next newsletter for details.

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