Have you been thinking about upgrading your computer?
We have some more of the popular ex-lease Dell Computers ready to go.
Sold Out for this lot of ex-lease machines. Please check out the next lot.
|Model:||Dell Optiplex 960 DCCY Small Form Factor|
|Price:||$400 +GST on Windows 7 Pro|
|CPU:||Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz|
|Hard Drive:||250GB SATA|
|Optical Drive:||DVD RW (Slimline)|
|OS:||Windows 7 Pro (Installation Required)|
* Limited stocks, these computers run out fast.
We can copy data from your old computer for nominal rates, please feel free to call to discuss the options with us.
We also have 19” LCD ex-lease monitors for sale at $95.00 +GST
While a lot of people often have a backup solution in place at the time of data loss, this does not always prevent data loss due to the backup not always being current or operating properly. It is important to diligently monitor and verify that a backup is successfully operating and capturing a current, accurate snapshot.
External hard drive backup are still the most used and sought after approach to backing up both business and personal data. Cloud and tape solutions are also often used. Yet, regardless of the solution, several common scenarios can lead to the surprise of data loss:
“Leveraging a data backup solution is critical for any business or individual protecting against data loss,” said Adrian Briscoe, general manager – APAC, Kroll Ontrack. “However, even a reputable cloud or external media solution does not always provide predictable results. An effective backup solution hinges on the user or IT administrator attentively validating that the solution is functioning as expected and verifying that the backup is complete.”
After experiencing data loss, the importance of implementing a backup solution becomes apparent. Yet it is the time and expense associated with research and administration to then be able to implement this which is the major barrier.
Tips for Backup Success
Computer Troubleshooters can help. We offer managed plans for your computer which include backup monitoring and administration where your backup is managed and monitored on a daily basis.
Computer Troubleshooters Christchurch West has moved to 35 Main South Road, Sockburn, Christchurch 8042. You can find out where we are located at our address page.
Remember, We Offer Mobile On site Computer Repairs and Computer Support Services in the western area of Christchurch: Belfast, Northwood, Harewood, Redwood, Casebrook, Northcote, Bishopdale, Papanui, Bryndwr, St Albans, Merivale, Burnside, Avonhead, Ilam, Russley, Yaldhurst, Upper Riccarton, Riccarton, Middleton, Sockburn, Broomfield, Hei Hei, Islington, Hornby, Hornby South, Prebbleton, Linclon, Rolleston, Templeton, Wigram, Halswell, Aidanfield, Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Burnham, Springston.
Best Practices for Disposing of Old Computers
Newer and faster laptops, phones and tablets are being released every day it seems, but what are
we supposed to do with the outdated devices we no longer want to use? The security of proprietary
and personal information and environmental issues are the primary concerns when disposing of
unwanted computers. Here are some guidelines we recommend when phasing out computers from
your business or home.
Deleting a File Does Not Actually Erase Information
When you delete a file from the hard drive, the operating system only deletes the information that
describes where the file is located. Simply deleting files, emptying the recycle bin or reformatting the
hard drive is not enough to cover your digital tracks. In addition to documents, photos, videos, and
private information that is accessible on your computer; there is also your Internet browser’s cache,
cookies and history; email contacts and messages; and the recycle or trash folder.
Don’t take a chance with the security of your business and personal information. A Computer
Troubleshooters technician can complete any of the following strategies when trying to secure your
personal information on an old device.
The most cost-effective and commonly used strategy is the use of a software utility that overwrites the
hard drive with random characters and binary data anywhere from three to more than 30 times. These
utilities are typically referred to as data destruction software, hard drive eraser software or disk wipe
Another effective but more costly solution is degaussing. This is the erasure of information through the
use of a powerful magnet. Degaussing disrupts the magnetic domains on the drive, which erases your
data while also rendering the drive permanently unusable.
The physical destruction of a hard drive is the only way to absolutely and forever ensure that the data
is no longer available. There are contractors who will perform this task on site, using the appropriate
tools and safety precautions. We do not recommend this type of hard drive destruction by consumers.
Donate or Recycle Your Old Computer
Extending the computer’s lifespan through re-use provides the highest environmental benefit.
There are many donation programs that bridge the digital divide by providing schools, non-profit
organizations, military personnel, low-income families and students with needed technology.
When you donate or recycle an unwanted computer, there are a lot of details you will need to be
concerned with such as; maintaining the security of information that was stored on the computer,
locating local technology recyclers and refurbishers, and tax guidelines for charitable donations. Don’t
feel overwhelmed by all of these details. Let your local Computer Troubleshooters take on the burden.
One of our professional technicians will be happy to explore the various options available to you when
deciding how best to dispose of an unwanted computer. Here are some considerations when donating
or recycling a computer:
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In New Zealand, business owners are always looking to squeeze even more productivity out of limited time, staffing and resources. Many New Zealand small businesses see cloud computing as a way to access advanced technologies that were previously affordable only for larger companies. A recent survey , stated that more than half of micro businesses (one to nine employees) and small businesses (ten to ninety-nine employees) use cloud-based business productivity applications. Analysts and industry leaders agree that global demand for hosted IT services will continue to expand rapidly as cloud-based solutions offer significant resolutions for organizations of all types and sizes. Can cloud computing services help your business succeed in the marketplace?
Give Your Business a Competitive Edge
Finding the right business tools is an important task. Cloud computing can help your business edge out the competition with reduced costs and enhanced productivity in a number of ways:
Cloud computing might sound over-hyped and tech-heavy, but in reality it’s a rising trend among small business owners. If you want to learn more about the advantages of cloud computing for your business, contact your local Computer Troubleshooters office. One of our computer professionals will be happy to meet with you to explore the benefits of cloud computing for you and your business.