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13
Apr

3-2-1 Rule for Backup

3-2-1 Rule Data backup is more complex than ever for businesses today, as companies strive to protect physical, virtual and cloud environments. “These incidents prove that today, more than ever, all companies need a comprehensive data protection plan, so that at least one copy of data will always survive.” It is recommended that companies follow the 3-2-1 rule: Make three copies of every piece of important data, store that data in two different formats and keep one copy offsite. Here’s a further breakdown. - Three copies ensure ...

13
Apr

Things move quickly in the realm of Information and Technology and at Brainworx we are always striving to keep up with the latest advancements - always keeping you our clients in mind, as to how technology can better your business. I thought this would be a good time to remind you of our current products and services (in no particular order): - VoIPWorx: Internet based phones systems using cloud based PABX - saving you money over traditional PABX systems - Dataworx: Cloud based Backups ...

12
Apr

Brainworx Staff Changes

2018 is off to a busy start for Brainworx with a number of changes occurring. Chris has decided to move on to pursue a more specialised role in IT Security and forensics. Chris’s last day will be Friday 20th April 2018. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris for his energy and support to both Brainworx and our clients, and no doubt you will join me in expressing your best wishes and thanks to Chris for his ...

04
Feb

Tech Support Phone Scams

Phishing attacks can occur by phone as well as email. Unsuspecting computer users can be victimized by fast-talking, legitimate-sounding scam artists who take remote control over their computers and install malware to steal confidential information or to create fake problems that need "fixing". With this last one we call this 'Tech Support Phone Scams". The calls can seem very genuine and often expressing urgency - for example they may say that ...

04
Feb

LifeProof Case for your iPhones

We all know iPhones are expensive, so why not protect your investment with a lightweight yet rugged casing which is dirt proof, dust proof, shock proof, snow proof and water proof. Brainworx can now supply LifeProof cases for your iPhone which does all of the above. I have personally used one for approximately 2 years now with my iPhone 5s and I can highly recommend the LifeProof case. Whether biking, running, rain ...

04
Feb

Norwex Optic Cloth

We are often asked by clients; "how can they clean their monitors". Now here is a great little product that makes cleaning your monitors a breeze. It is a superior, quality microfibre cloth from Norwex called the Optic cloth. Norwex Optic Cloth Eyeglasses, CD’s and camera lenses all work better if the light is perfectly reflected or absorbed evenly without distortion. Using the wrong cloth to clean such delicate surfaces can easily cause scratches. ...

04
Feb

After all my years in IT, I am still surprised how complacent people are towards their backups. Often it seems Brainworx care more about our clients data than they do themselves. Why is that? I think it is human nature. People like to believe data loss will never happen to them. If I quote data loss statistics they think I am scare mongering. If I offer a robust disaster recovery plan they only look at ...

04
Feb

Technical debt – what is it and how can you avoid it?

As the graphic above shows, often we are too busy "being busy" and we don't take the time to look at how inefficient equipment and systems, can be holding our businesses back. In this article I am going to use Technical Debt as a metaphor (based on the idea of financial debt) to describe the negative impact and consequence of running outdated computers, IT equipment and systems within your organisation. As you all ...

01
Dec

A very tiny PC

This is a great little product to tell you about. It is the Intel PC on a stick and it only measures 10cm x 4cm x 1.5cm. In essence it is a miniature PC that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor (powered by a USB cable).  Intel Atom processor, 2 GB Ram, 32GB space, with windows 10. It ...

01
Dec

Should you upgrade to Windows 10 or stay with Windows 7?

Windows 7 is now more than five years old and users are being prompted to upgrade to Windows 10. The question we are often asked is "Should I be preparing to upgrade the operating system (OS) on our business computers?" Despite Windows 8 being released more than two years ago, Windows 7 is still the dominant desktop OS. More than 55 per cent of computers browsing the web use Windows 7, compared to less than ...