Archive for the Information Category

Image Backup – Backup Strategies – Part 2

Image Backup – Backup Strategies – Part 2

Backing up Files vs Image Backup A regular backup copies your server files and is meant for restoring items on a small scale. An image backup, by contrast, copies the entire server or virtual machine. An image backup creates a snapshot of the operating system and all the data associated […]

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Backup Strategy for the Modern Office – Part 1

Backup Strategy for the Modern Office – Part 1

No business likes to think about loss of data or technology resources but it needs to be a major focus in your ongoing IT Plan. Data is valuable and you must have a firm plan in place that lets you know where and how often information is backed up, as well as the time needed to restore. Northern Computer works with clients, developing backup strategy and recovery plans that work. From incremental imaging to full off-site backups, we plan, implement, test and monitor to ensure backups are reliable.

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Windows 10 – First look and common issues.

Microsoft announced Windows 10 on July 29th, and it’s free if for Windows 7 and 8 users. It is primarily a blend of the Windows 7 interface and the Windows 8 infrastructure. The start menu is looking better and expanded on, Cortana (their new search product) is integrated and the new browser Edge is here (don’t worry, you can still run Explorer).

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What happened to the waterwheel?

What happened to the waterwheel?

Waterwheels were used in production facilities well into the 20th century. Water flow was converted into mechanical energy and used to produce goods. How come you don’t see them in use anymore? The simple fact is that it is more efficient to use electricity. I’m certain in […]

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Bandwidth Explained

Bandwidth Explained

The term Bandwidth refers to how much data is sent (uploaded) and retrieved (downloaded) from one source to another through the internet. Bandwidth is a term commonly used by both Internet Service Providers (ISP), and Website Hosting Providers to track and limit the data that is transferred […]

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What is the Cloud?

What is the Cloud?

“Cloud Computing”.  You may have heard or seen this new catch word that many organizations have adopted in to there line up of services. What is “Cloud Computing”? This can be a hard question to answer as many people have their own definition on this type of […]

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Time to toss your old computer – What about the data?

Time to toss your old computer – What about the data?

Are you thinking about recycling or reselling your old computer? If so, your first step should be to delete the data on it. Having data stolen, lost, or misplaced contributes to the ever growing number of people who are affected by identity theft. It can also cause […]

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Kelowna Digital Signage

Kelowna Digital Signage

Capture – Communicate – Entertain – Promote Digital signage is revolutionizing the way that we advertise and communicate information. Businesses are moving away from printed signs to more dynamic, flexible and customizable signs. What is digital signage? Digital Signage refers to an electronically controlled sign that you […]

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Office Ergonomics – Monitor Setup & Usage

Office Ergonomics – Monitor Setup & Usage

  As previously discussed, setting up your work space properly is essential in creating a comfortable workstation and preventing injury. Just as choosing the right mouse can reduce ailments, positioning your monitor is also important. The correct setup and positioning can avoid neck pain, shoulder pain and […]

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Kelowna System Cleanup – Computer Maintanence

Kelowna System Cleanup – Computer Maintanence

Do you ever notice that as time goes on, your fast new computer tends to slow down? You begin to notice that it is directly affecting your productivity which can be very frustrating. Many people feel as though the only solution is to either reformat or buy […]

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