The sudden and out of the blue discovery that a hard drive isn’t working can lead to people desperately trying to fix it themselves using pseudoscientific DIY solutions, often that they’ve heard through friends or on the internet. While it might seem like a good idea at the time, attempting an amateur data recovery can put the slim chance of a professional being able to recover the data at jeopardy.
An old myth is that freezing your hard drive can increase the chance of a successful data recovery. The idea behind this is that when a hard drive is frozen, the components will shrink, and when warmed to room temperature, they expand, causing the spindle to be released. While in theory this is true, putting your hard drive in the freezer can cause irreversible platter damage, and therefore data loss. Moisture may also get into the drive, reducing the chance of a successful recovery even further. (more…)
You might assume that it’s something only big businesses do. You might even think that there is nothing you would gain from it. Or you could even be among the few people who have never heard of an IT consultant. If you fall into any of these you would not have seriously considered hiring a consultant and why would you?
There are many great reasons to hire an external IT cosultant for your business and here we list the four we think you really should know about. (more…)
All homeowners will have a to do list. It will contain the essential property maintenance tasks necessary to keep their home running smoothly. It’s a spring clean of the heating, the windows and the waterworks. The basic maintenance which will keep the costly repair bills away. (more…)
Consumer engagement should be the number one focus of any business that’s looking to expand its operations. The emergence of new technologies, marketing formats and channels has made interaction with customers more complex. Marketers need to make good use of audience data to come up with better communication strategies. While most businesses are trying to confine customers to specific information, the current situation requires marketers to provide clients with a unified experience. A unified experience offers different opportunities for up-selling and cross-selling. To ensure that communication strategies meet the objectives of consumer-centric communication, marketers need to identify what their audience needs.
We all need to take time out once in a while to enjoy ourselves, whether it is after a hard day at work or a busy day in the home. Finding a way to relax and wind down is a bonus, and with the dawn of the internet there is plenty of choice. With most homes having an internet connection these days, and many Wi-Fi hotspots in public places, you can easily log into a website and play a variety of games, but have you tried online slot machines? These are virtual versions of the physical slot machine you find in bars and casinos, and they are great fun. (more…)
You floor is perhaps one of the greatest assets of your property. In fact, the type of floor you have can greatly influence the value of your property. Even then, when selecting your flooring type it is important to take into account various factors besides the appeal and style. (more…)
Solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs) are a brilliant way to keep your data safe. They build on the existing features of both hard disk drives and solid state drives. Whilst hard disk drives offered relatively low amounts of storage for a low cost and solid state drives offered high amounts of storage for a high cost, these hybrid drives give us the best of both worlds. With a solid state hybrid drive, you can store plenty of data at a more affordable price. (more…)
Office ergonomics is a huge industry, and it can be difficult to know which products you should be investing in for optimum employee comfort and productivity. As with any industry, you could opt for the cheapest products which will cost less upfront, but are likely to have to be replaced regularly and may not the best quality. Then of course, there is the top end of the spectrum where you can get the very best of the best with all the necessary bells and whistles, as well as some unnecessary aesthetic features. (more…)
It is a fact of contemporary business life that technology plays a huge part in how companies plan their short to long term strategies. Because we live in a digital age, IT support systems will have a direct effect on the success of the businesses that they serve. But are the fundamentals of good backup any different from the core issues that helped companies 40 years ago? Just because we do business in a digital age, it doesn’t mean that the essence of support has changed in any way significantly. In most cases, if a company management team is asked what they look for in this sector, they would more than likely specify stability and reliability as the major factors that influence who they use. These are the same for any backup support, whether it is digital or analog. (more…)