Improve your website ranking on Google

Your website Google ranking depends not only on having a secure certificate (https) but also on the speed of loading. You can  check the link of your website at this Google PageSpeed Insights page:  https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/  Note that it gives separate results for both the desktop & mobile versions of your website.  

The quest for the paperless office

Many of us have filing cabinets full of paper we’d either rather not have to store, or experienced times when we’re unable to find a particular document when we want it.  What are some of the ways that we can save paper & reduce the clutter in our lives? Saving documents electronically can be a […]

Pro Church Tools

Pro Church Tools is a website that teaches creative skills to get your church noticed.  Their content includes video, audio & articles on a huge range of great topics & most of the content is completely free.  Check it out at https://prochurchtools.com

Thou shalt make back-ups

Recently a client lost 100 Gb of data when a hard drive failed.  With no effective back-up for much of the data, thousands of hours of work were lost.  Are you able to cope with such a disaster?  Many of us go through life hoping that it will never happen to me! What are your […]

Good office ergonomics

Recently a friend of mine developed repetitive strain injury.  His work of developing written language for a people group in Cambodia requires extensive use of a computer keyboard.  This constant keyboard work exacerbates his injury & requires significant changes to resolve it.  Like most things in life, prevention is better than cure. What are the […]

Future Trends in IT; Hosted Services

Hosted Services seems to be a concept that is starting to come to the fore. Rather than purchase the software & hardware outright, you “rent” the service from someone else. In certain circumstances, particularly organizations with small to medium networks, it can be very cost effective. Hosted services include technologies such as hosted anti-virus & […]

Consider switching your computer mouse to your left hand

A couple of years ago I strained the muscles in my right forearm & exacerbated the injury regularly cycling to keep fit. Operating my computer mouse with my right hand continued to irritate my forearm & wrist. Out of necessity I decided to try using my mouse with my left hand. It took a few […]

Consider a UPS to protect delicate equipment

An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a battery backup unit that plugs in between your computer & the wall socket. If the power to your computer is suddenly cut, or drops significantly even for a moment, a UPS will cut in instantly & automatically supply power from its built-in battery. You then have time to […]

Consider using Dropbox for cloud storage

One of the apps I have found especially handy is Dropbox. It is basically a cloud storage facility that allows you access your data from various devices such as desktops, notebooks & smartphones. Dropbox is available free for 2GB of storage. Download the desktop app to sync your computer & the smartphone app to sync […]

Get the most out of Office with Microsoft Server Software

In simple terms, a server is a computer that provides a service to other computers (known as clients). Many of the new & high end functionalities of Office 2013 become available when they interact with Microsoft Server software. Products such Microsoft Lync Server provides unified messaging on the desktop. Think of it as Skype on […]