Blog

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Debt as a metaphor (based on the idea of financial debt) to describe the negative impact and consequence of running outdated computers, IT equipment and systems within your organisation.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

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 ...

30
Nov

Brainworx hours over the holiday period

Merry Christmas :o) The holidays are almost upon us: sun, surf, family, friends and the smell of snarlers on the BBQ. Brainworx hours over the Christmas holiday period The Brainworx office will be closed from 2pm Thursday 24th December, opening Monday 11th January 2016. For emergency support during this period please contact Chris on 0274 808 556. With thanks for your Business and support, we do wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous ...

03
Nov

When should you retire your IT equipment?

I am frequently asked this question and my answer is that you should replace computers and servers at the end of their depreciation cycle. There are several reasons behind this: The computer has no book value and as far as your business is concerned it is no longer an asset. Indeed; this can be the turning point where a previously inexpensive computer to maintain could start to cost you more money as ...

05
Oct

Brother Colour Laser Multifunction printer

The Brother MFC9340CDW is an all in one machine that includes: - Colour Laser Printer - Copier - Fax - Scanner Special Price for the month of October 2015  is $450 +gst     For increased productivity, the MFC9340CDW offers fast and efficient colour and monochrome print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute. Looking for multiple functions? Look no further the MFC9340CDW  prints, scans, copies and is fax capable. With automatic 2 sided printing, you can print ...

04
Oct

To Cloud, or not to Cloud?

That is the question which many business owners face as they review their next server purchase or major software upgrade. There is so much marketing hype around the cloud, but is it the right thing to do? Our answer is: We have found there is a tipping point where the cloud can outweigh the cost of purchasing the equipment. When looking at solutions, we will run a scenario for clients where we compare ...

30
Sep

Why are all hard drives doomed to fail?

Described as spinning rust, most people see a hard drive as mundane; when actually despite being mass produced, they are extremely precisely manufactured and here are other facts about hard drives that turn the mundane in to the interesting. The read and write heads fly very close to the surface - riding a thin air-cushion which is created by the rotation of the platters. The read/write components are more effective the closer to ...

22
Sep

Dataworx Online Backups

Dataworx Online Backups: A quick history lesson Since computers first came into being, their number one nemesis has always been the loss or corruption of data. Loss of data can come about in many different forms – hard drive failure, theft of data, theft of hardware, spilling coffee on your laptop, fire damage, water damage, files corrupting for unknown reasons, overwriting a file that you didn’t mean too! – you name it – we have pretty much seen it all. Backups have come ...

02
Sep

Have you ever experienced data loss in the past? Do you want to take your backup system to the next level and ensure your important files are safe? In case you haven’t heard, Brainworx now provides “cloud backups” for your computer as a monthly hosted service under the brand of Dataworx Online Business Backups. Plans start at just $35 +gst per month for up to 5GB of Data. If you have more data, ...