Backing Up Your Computer – How And How Often

I often have people tell me that they ‘don’t have time’ to backup their computer. I tell them that unless they have time to redo months of work then they HAVE to make backing up a priority.

Backing up doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming or hard. It just needs to be a regular practise in your business.

The first thing I suggest my clients do is work out how often they need to backup their computer. In an ideal world, for most people, you probably need to do it weekly if you’re using your computer every day, fortnightly if you are an infrequent computer user. To be honest I have my backup running daily as I couldn’t stand to lose any of the information I have generated.  Continue Reading →

You Don’t Have to Be An IT Nerd to Know Your Computer’s IP Address

Do you know what your computer’s IP address is or how to find out? It is easier than you think. 

Every computer, printer or other device connected to the internet is given a number called an Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This number is used to identify (or name, if you like) all the machines using the web, as well as provide their general location.

You may have noticed that sometimes online ads are targeted to your local area. It can be a bit freaky, especially if you don’t know how they know where you are. In fact, they are using your IP address to find the location of your computer.

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