Get your IT strategy in line before the end of the year!

Hello and welcome to our October 2011 newsletter.

The year seems to be flying past with only 10 weeks of 2011 left! With this in mind it’s worth starting to think about any major projects that need to be scheduled in over the Christmas period – be these IT related or not. It’s a time when we are often asked to perform system rebuilds, relocate equipment, replace key infrastructure when the office is quiet or even something as simple as ensuring all the computer cases and cables are clean and tidy.

It’s also worth thinking about end of year backups and how you will ensure data and email is backed up when there’s no one in the office to change backup media. Even though your office may be closed down, you’re still likely to have emails coming in which need to be protected. This is where our online backup services can be very beneficial – automatic, reliable and secure. Your data is compressed and encrypted on your system before being sent over a secure connection to our local backup facilities. Contact us for further information and a trial.

One of the big topics at hand right now is migrating email to “the cloud” – we’re involved with a number of organisations moving their email to Microsoft’s Office 365 offering and are closely aligned with both Microsoft and Telstra as their partner of choice in South Australia. But it’s so much more than just email – there’s document management and communications/collaboration as well. If you’d like to know more about this and see what it can do for your business just ask.

We are now also fully qualified to provide “Test and Tag” services for your electrical cables – regular testing is a requirement under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2010 (Section 55).

Finally, recent changes in legislation (the “Consumer and Competition Act”) require us to provide you with a “Repair Notice” before commencing any work on your systems. This is a requirement for any organisation providing services on devices that are capable of retaining “user generated data” – this includes servers, PCs, notebooks, smart phones, USB storage etc. So when a support request is lodged with us we will be providing you with a repair notice before commencing any work – you don’t need to acknowledge it but it’s worth knowing why we’re providing this to you.

That’s it for this month. There’s some great articles below and plenty more available on our web site blog.

We wish you every success.

Calvert Technologies