Happy new year and welcome to 2012!

We trust you enjoyed the Christmas and new year period and got to enjoy some downtime with family and friends.

Calvert Technologies is fully back on deck and we’re already working on a number of projects with clients, ranging from server replacements and disaster prevention planning to office relocations and migration to Office 365.

The recent hot weather reminds us that it’s important to ensure you have adequate cooling for your business technology, even when you’re not in the office.

Looking to the Future with Calvert Technologies

Hi folks.

Welcome to this July edition of our newsletter. We trust you had a great finish to FY11 and are looking forward to an even better and brighter FY12.

The prospect of the Carbon Tax being introduced is generating interest with businesses looking to implement “greener” solutions that consume less power - most importantly with regard to equipment that is left operational all the time (this being servers and printers). This not only saves money but is also a great bit of PR – imagine being able to promote your “green credentials”!

If you’re using equipment that’s over 3 years old then replacing it not only means you have warranty support from the manufacturer, but also the newer equipment is a lot more power efficient and hence has lower running costs.

Get your head in the Clouds

By Calvert Technologies Managing Director Dean Calvert

“Cloud computing” (or simply the “Cloud”) refers to using a computing resource that is located outside the four walls of your own building. In fact, the “Cloud” is not a new paradigm – consider the voicemail service for your mobile phone, your corporate website or even your webmail inbox.

Protecting Your Business From Disaster

You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard about, or experienced personally, the recent tragedies that have been hitting Australians. Floods, cyclones, heavy rains, power outages, bush fires, extreme heat - even though these are all part of living in this amazing country, they don't necessarily need to spell disaster for your business.