Tech Update

January 2021
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Hi *|FNAME|*,

Welcome to 2021 and I wish you all have a great year. I hope you all had a happy and safe Christmas and are enjoying a bit of a break. Thank you all for your support last year, no matter how big or small, we really appreciate it.

After all the issues we faced in 2020 I wonder what 2021 will bring? In the world of IT, I see security and remote work to again be the two big areas of growth.

I'm currently looking into ways in which we can help the local business community. The aim is to host seminars and workshops to help businesses gain some of the key skills that will help them grow in 2021. Stay tuned for more information and if you have any ideas or suggestions please let me know.

On a separate note, I've been a member of the SMBiT Professionals industry group since its inception in 2011. SMBiT is Australia’s leading industry association for IT business owners and professionals specialising in IT solutions for small and medium businesses. In 2021 I will be serving on their committee to help local IT providers provide a better service to their clients.

All the best for the new year and if you would like to catch up for a coffee please let me know.

David Perkovic -

Security Tips

Security is one of the most important areas in 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 and how business have become very lax about the area.

Many business owners think that they are too small to be a target for hackers, their antivirus software will stop any issues and that if they do get hit it will be a quick and easy fix.

Well they are wrong on all accounts.

1) Small business are a target for hackers as they usually don't have adequate security (thus are easier to hack than larger businesses) and are more willing to pay to get their data back.

2) Antivirus software only works against known issues. It won't stop hackers or unknown exploits. A layered approach to security is needed by businesses and staff training is essential.

3) Imagine what would happen if you couldn't turn on your computer and / or all you data was gone. All you accounting information, clients files, proposals, quotes, templates etc all vanished. Do your backups work and are they up to date or will you have to recreate them? How much time is lost when you can't do anything and your staff are sitting around with nothing to do? What happens if all your clients data was exposed on the internet, will they trust you again? How about your intellectual property exposed for all your competitors.

The more preparation and security layers you implement will help stop or restrict how easy you are to hack and how much data you lose. Contact us at DP Computing to evaluate your security.


Out and About

Well for December there were a lot of Christmas dinners and lunches, but we were also out and about doing various IT installs, upgrades and Osama was even teaching.

Stefan was lucky enough to set up the IT and get a sneak peak before the opening of the new Lego store in Marion.

Staff enjoying an Italian feast for our Christmas dinner at Trattoria Di Roma.

David enjoying a Chinese banquet lunch at Star House in Gouger Street for the industry group SMBiT Pro's Christmas breakup.

David enjoying another Christmas lunch
with other IT business owners.

Our new recruit Osama, was busy as he was away in Orange, NSW training a group about SharePoint.

Tech Tips

People don't realise that some cloud providers either don't provide a backup of their data or that the backup limited. Contact us to ensure your cloud data is properly backed up.

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Blog Articles

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

Blog -

eBooks -

Why Proactive IT Services Will Make Your Life Easier

Do you wait for something to break before getting IT Help to fix it? That will work, but proactive support would be even better! With Managed Services you'll have expert help managing and securing your technology. And it's affordable!

Continue reading here ...

Prevent Data Silos for Business Success

You know you want to make data-driven decisions, but there is just so much data and it is spread out across the business! Consider the disadvantages of data silos. Fortunately, technology can help prevent data silos, and maximize opportunities and efficiencies.

Learn more in our latest blog!

Why Do Computers Slow Down Over Time?

Why do computers get slower with time? There are three main reasons for computers slowing down and this blog article goes through them and what you can do about them.

Continue reading here ...

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.

If you are after a new website or are looking at improving you digital marketing, contact David and we will put you in touch with one of our partners.

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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