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What can you do with your old Computer?

What can you do with your old Computer?

By Jeandre de Beer updated by Emile Greyling

IT equipment has a limited life, but that does not mean that it can’t still be used by someone else.

So what can be done with your IT assets once it has reached the end of its life for your organization?




Here are a few ideas:

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The cost of not having reliable backups?

The cost of not having reliable backups?

By Jeandre de Beer updated by Emile Greyling

We all spend a great amount of time on our computers for important personal or business dealings. There are so many stories of people who have lost all of their files due to system crashes or computer viruses.

Backups must be an essential part of your to-do list. It is imperative to store your important files in a separate location from your computer.

If you have reliable backups and your computer crashes or become infected with a virus that results in a loss of files, you will still have access to your files on backup disks which you can then restore.

Do I really need backups?

Do not fall into the trap of thinking that data loss will never happen to you. Data loss happens more regularly than you think.

Imagine for a moment that one day you go to work to find that all your company data – meaning your email, your Word and Excel documents, PDFs, databases, contact lists, accounting data, billing information, etc. – has simply vanished, permanently.

Gone is everything that makes your company what it is and that has allowed it to operate and grow as a business.

How will your company recover? Are you going to recreate years worth of data in a few months, while trying to support and manage your current business obligations?

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How do I protect my eyes when using my computer?

How do I protect my eyes when using my computer?

By Jeandre de Beer updated by Emile Greyling



When using our computers for an extended period of time – our eyes can become sensitive and irritated.




What can you do to minimize these negative effects?

1. Clean your monitor on a regular basis.

Monitors can become dirty from dust and finger prints. Make sure the monitor is clean to reduce strain on your eyes – especially when reading text.

2. What is the ideal distance between your monitor and your eyes?

Though the size of the monitor does impact this… The best overall for proper viewing and reduction in eye strain is between 50cm and 75cm.

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How to Set up Parental Controls in Windows

How to Set up Parental Controls in Windows

By Emile Greyling






This article explains how to enable, change, or disable parental controls in Windows.







Before you start:

To use the most recent Windows Parental Controls and Microsoft Family Safety features, both you and your child need a Microsoft Account (not a local one). Although you can get a Microsoft account for your child before you configure available parental controls in Windows 10, it’s simpler and more straightforward get the account during the configuration process. Whatever you decide, follow these steps to get started.

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