Tech Update

November 2020
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Hi *|FNAME|*,

Welcome to our November newsletter.

As we come to the end of another year, what plans do you have for 2021? Yes, your best laid plans for this year are probably in tatters now, but I believe that when you have been knocked down, you must pick yourself up and try again. (and again and again)

To be honest, we have no idea what next year has in store for us, but we can still dream big dreams and set big goals. Look for growth and development and positive change.

With the governments $150K instant tax right off there has never been a better time to invest in new IT equipment. Whatever you have got planned next year, if you are not currently with the right IT support partner, or if you are looking to upgrade your IT infrastructure then we really should talk.

Together with the SA Technology Collective we are restarting our social drinks sessions again this month - see below for more info.

Have a great month,
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 security software.

Antivirus Is It Enough?

A lot of businesses think that just having antivirus software on their computer is enough to protect them. In fact it isn't enough and an antivirus package is just one small part of a multi layered security approach that you need to properly protect businesses big or small. Those layers include a firewall on the perimeter to your network, multi factor authentication on all account, DNS filtering, staff training, regular installation of software and operating system updates as well as antivirus and firewall software on all computers.

Contact us at DP Computing or check out our blog articles for further information on how to better protect your business:

Does Having an Antivirus Program Make You Safe?

8 Cyber Security Tips To Help Secure Your Business

Why Your Business Needs a Firewall With Unified Threat Management

Out and About

Some of our work over the past month includes:

  • attending a breakfast at the Arkaba hosted by the Genesis Business Group with guest speaker Martin Haese from Business SA. He was talking about how businesses can move ahead with COVID and one of his main themes was that businesses should embrace technology and automation more.
  • Our data cabler Ben, now has his EWPA Yellow Card. Together with Dave F (who already has the card), this allows us to use and operate scissor lifts and other elevated work platforms to help with cabling and wireless access points installation and maintenance.
  • Stefan and Bevin completed their training on HP Nimble Storage. This will allow them both to perform warranty work for one of our partners.
  • David, Stefan and Bevin attended a SMBiT meeting where we saw the effects of a ransomware virus being executed live on a Windows 10 system. They saw the effects and ways in which a businesses data can be protected from such an attack.

Bevin installed the point of sale terminals and networking equipment for a new store in the Mile End Home Maker Center.

Bevin had a lovely view while doing some late night work in the Adelaide CBD.

Dave F up a scissor lift and about to
start replacing 22 wireless access
points at a retail store.

David attended a breakfast at the
Arkaba hosted by the Genesis Business Group with guest speaker Martin Haese from Business SA.
Tech Tips

Any online accounts you have need to have 2FA or MFA setup. This will greatly improve your accounts security. Do it now or contact us to help you out.

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

Blog Articles

Check out our latest blog articles below. We also have more blog articles and eBooks available on our website at:

Blog -

eBooks -

Keeping Your Hardware Safe and Secure

Most of us can differentiate between hardware and software. But how many know what firmware refers to? More importantly, is your business securing its firmware against security vulnerabilities?

Continue reading here ...

What is the Cloud?

Unless you have been living in a cave, you would have come across people talking about cloud this and cloud that. This blog article intends to help explain what “the cloud” is and why you should care about it

Continue reading here ...

Three Things You Can Do To Protect Your Business Data

Your corporate data is the life blood of your business. As such you need to take extra precautions and do everything you can to help protected that data from theft, loss or compromise.

Continue reading here on how you can protect that data ...

4 Things Your IT Partner Wishes You Did

Making your IT support team’s life a little bit easier will free up their time, so they can spend more of it proactively protecting your business and its data.

Here are four things that you can start doing to make their life a little bit easier.

Click here to continue reading ...

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.

With restrictions relaxing in South Australia our regular networking / social drinks session is back on the 17th of November from 4PM - 6PM at the Woodcroft Hotel. Come join us for some relaxed drinks amongst other business owners.

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 will 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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