Tech Update

October 2020
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Hi *|FNAME|*,

Welcome to our October newsletter.

We have see some clients flourish in the current climate while others are floundering. So how has business been for you? Have you adapted and pivoted? Can you use technology to streamline your business and help it get back on track?

One of the things I most like about my business is being able to see behind the scenes of other businesses, help them get the most out of technology and then see then flourish.

If you would like to use technology to improve your business give me a call and we can start the discussion.

I'm also writing this on Tuesday, the morning Microsoft experienced an outage of their O365 / M365 services. Even though a lot of people state that their particular service or offering has 100% uptime, I've been in business long enough to know that is never the case. Every service no matter from who it is from will have some sort of outage or downtime. The main issue from my point of view is how long the downtime is and how they communicate with their clients. If outages like this cause a detrimental affect on your business let me know as there are some services available that will allow you to have access to email while the main service is down.

Until next month, stay safe,
David Perkovic -

Security Tips

Security is one of the most important areas in the IT. It is also one of the most overlooked areas, but if you lose all your data accidentally or in a hacking attack what would you do and how much money would it cost you?

This month we will talk about hardware firewalls and how they protect your business.

Hardware Firewalls

A hardware firewall should be part of every businesses approach to layered security. Relying on just security software installed on each of your computer, while being a great policy isn't enough in today's world.

A hardware firewall provides an extra layer of security that helps prevent unwanted traffic entering and leaving your network.

Contact us at DP Computing or check out our blog articles for further information:

What is a Firewall and Why Do they Matter?

Why Your Business Needs a Firewall With Unified Threat Management

Why You Need Both Software and Hardware Firewalls

Out and About

Some of our work over the past month includes:

  • finishing off the rollout of Cisco routers and switches for a major financial institution. Out of over 60 sites we have 4 left to complete.
  • starting the rollout of routers and wireless AP's for another retail client.
  • setting up the IT side of things at a newly built kindergarten.
  • Troubleshooting some large screen displays.
  • our techs attended the September SMBiT Professionals meeting. We networked with other local IT service providers and learnt more about security from Sophos.

Some of the AP's we are installing at different sites across Adelaide.
Bevin troubleshooting some large screen displays at a new car dealer.
A nice view over the southern CBD while repairing some laptops.
Installing new computers and iPads at a new northern suburbs kindergarten.
Tech Tips

Two monitors are becoming the norm now for most business users. A lot of end users though don't know the simple Windows Key + P key press to help manage and setup their monitors.

We publish these tech tips each Tuesday morning to our social networks, so please join us on the following platforms:

Blog Articles

Our blog articles this month revolve around the coranavirus and how you can stay safe and work from home. We also have more blog articles and eBooks available on our website at:

Blog -

eBooks -

Why Everyone Should Be Terrified of Ransomware

When it comes to malware, ransomware is one of the most terrifying as it denies users access to their own files until a ransom is paid.

Check out our blog article to see what is ransomware, how it affects your business and what can you do about it?

Continue reading here ...

6 Things To Never Do On Your Work Computer

There are certain things you should never do when it comes to your work computer. Our latest blog article captures the top six things you should avoid doing on your work computer. This will protect both yourself and the business from possible security and privacy issues.

Continue reading here ...

How To Be Anonymous Online

Users browse the internet anonymously for a myriad of reasons, but what is the best method for my own needs?

Continue reading here ...

Finding IT Savings - eBook

Analysts predict IT budgets are declining. Instead of making cuts, find the areas you can adjust to find savings. This informative eBook identifies five key areas to consider to cut IT costs.

Click here to download

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.

One partner in the SA Technology Collective is Company Hub. They have recently rebranded and are now know as Axis Digital. They are still offering the same great services but now with a more technology focus and a fantastic new website which you can check out here

With restrictions relaxing in South Australia our regular networking / social drinks session will be resuming shortly. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the dates and times of when we will resume the meetings.

We Love Referrals

The greatest gift anyone can give us is a referral to your business colleagues. Referrals help us keep costs down so we can pass the savings to our clients. I personally promise we’ll look after your colleagues business with a high level of care and attention (just like we do with all our clients).


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