Staying Connected: Keeping your Business Running While Waiting for Your Internet Connection

The ways businesses connect with customers, other firms and government is changing. Customers now expect to be able to deal with companies they do business with online, suppliers often have electronic ordering systems, and some government departments now require reporting to be done through online portals. It's no surprise, therefore, that in 2014, nearly 95% of Australian businesses had access to the internet. Unfortunately, a new internet connection can take some time to install; wait times for standard ADSL connections are about 10 working days, and for connections to the National Broadband Network (NBN), up to four weeks. Read More 

5 Reasons Your Computer Might Be Crashing

Most of the time, crashes are only a minor inconvenience, but when they happen regularly, it's a signal that something is likely to be wrong. Below are five of the major causes of PC crashes and what can be done about them. 1. Viruses & Malware From the early days of the internet, this has been a huge problem for computer users. The moment that your computer starts acting strangely, this should be a prompt to run a scan—they are simple to do and can be done in the background while other programs are being used. Read More 

Understanding Building Management Systems

For large buildings and industrial facilities, managing various devices located in different locations may prove difficult. This results in wastage and misuse of various facilities and, consequently, higher energy costs. Fortunately, an automated way of managing building facilities presents itself thanks to building system controls. What is building system automation? Building system automation is the interlinking or networking of various building facilities and managing them from a central control unit. This means that a networked interface is created that communicates with all the connected devices and manages their functioning. Read More 

How an Upgraded Whiteboard Can Make Meetings More Effective in the Office

No doubt most companies have at least one whiteboard in a conference room or elsewhere in the office, and they may use it regularly for meetings and presentations. Whiteboards have seen many improvements and upgrades to their overall design in the past few years, and an upgraded whiteboard from companies like Vista Visuals Australia Pty Ltd can make those meetings and presentations more effective than ever before. A popular choice today is called an interactive whiteboard, which hooks up to your computer and interacts with you as the user and with special software meant for the board. Read More