Friday, January 6, 2017

DP Computing Newsletter - January 2017

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year.

In this newsletter we discuss:
  • Why Computers Slow Down Over Time.
  • Why You Should Not Use A Free Email Address For Business.
  • Will Clicking That Link Cost You Thousands?

We also have a new tech Jai, joining our team of onsite technicians. So say hello when you see him next.

If you have any questions or even suggestions for future newsletter articles please let me know.


Why Do Computers Slow Down Over Time?


Remember the way you felt when you turned on your new computer and up it came in a flash? Your computer was the envy of your business colleagues and you loved all that glory. Turn on your system and you were ready to go - those were the days!

After a few years the computer now doesn’t seem to be quite as fast. No, you’re not imagining it, it really has slowed down. There is a measurable drop in speed and power but the good news is that with a little maintenance your computer can be faster.

Click here to read further and find out what items can slow computers down and what you can do to help fix it.

Why You Should Not Use A Free Email Address For Business


Many businesses, clients and customers communicate primarily by email and as you know it provides a fantastic ROI - unless you’re using a free email address (like Hotmail, Gmail, or one provided by your ISP (or internet provider)). If you are still using a free email address you are most likely losing business each and every day.

There are many downsides to using a free email address. Click here to read more and found out what the downsides are.

Will Clicking That Link Cost You Thousands?


Ransomware has been a huge security threat in 2016. No-one was safe. Hackers targeted everyone and everything - including office networks and home PCs. In fact anything connected to the Internet (including smart TV's and surveillance cameras) was fair game for them.

With some users losing access to their files what can be done to reduce your risk? Check out the rest of the article here.