Computer Selection

Not sure which computer will meet your needs? Confused about what makes a fast computer? Do you find those sales people in the big stores not being helpful, or trying to sell you things you don't need?

We will ask the right questions and guide you to the best, most cost effective solutions. These could be branded computers, custom builds, or even upgrades to your existing computers. Areas where we can help include:

  • Should I choose Apple technology over Windows (or even a Linux solution)?
  • What are the differences between Apple and Microsoft?
  • How can I get the most cost effective computer solution that meets my needs?
  • Should I throw away my computer or upgarde ?
  • What hardware do I need to get my games to run properly?
  • How do I future-proof my computer?
  • Is a laptop better than a desktop?

As an example, a customer was referred to us after getting "price shock" at a large retailer. The customer needed a fast laptop, printer and data transfer for a small home business. We supplied a solution for $1100 (compared with the retailer ecommendation of $3500). The next day, the customer rang to say how thrilled he was with the speed of the computer.
MAC versus PC question

Virus & Malware Management

Viruses, malware, phone scams - these are a constant issue for everyone, and the situation seems to be getting worse. There is no 100% prevention for these, and ultimately it comes down to your own vigilance. So what are the big threats, where do they come from, and how can you protect yourself from them? What does vigilance mean and how do you go about it?

We can advise on the best tools, methods and signs to improve your safety, as well as provide you with techniques which can help you identify a real situation from a false one.

We can also advise you on the level of risk you currently have when we review your computer circumstances.

Finally, we sell and support world-class anti-virus, ant-malware, anti-ransomware software through our product partner ESET.


ESET

Managed Backups

Did you know that most people do not back up the data on their computers? We have seen so many instances where a physical failure, or a mistake, has meant the possible loss of customer data. The golden rule is that all important data must be kept on at least 2 physically separate devices (where devices can be hard drives, SSDs, flash drives, cloud storage etc). 

We can provide advice, tools and techniques for backing up your data. From a simple backup utility built into Windows 10 that works effortlessly in the background, to a fully managed backup service which allows recovery of data from the beginning of time, and managed cloud backup.   

Examples of backups include:

  • to a device within the computer
  • to a device attached to the computer
  • to the cloud (many solutions here)
  • images, data and disk clones representing different backup types


With the Interbit managed backup service, we supply the software and monitoring, and you can be assured that your backups are happening properly. If not, we contact you and make arrangements to correct any issues. This solution is popular among small businesses where any data loss could be catastrophic.

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ShadowControl Managed Backup

Business Efficiency Consulting

30% to 40% efficiency gains are within your reach!
 
Do you spend most of your time being busy running your business? Do you wish you had the time and skills to find ways to reduce your costs, make processes faster and more efficient, and generally operate at a much higher level?

It is true that most small to medium businesses have not taken the time to analyse how their business performs, and from that analysis plan and execute simple changes to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Many studies show that a 30% to 40% reduction in costs is possible in service based organisations. This has a better impact on your bottom line that a doubling in your customer base!

Interbit offers Consulting in exactly how to do this. Whether you are looking for training to do this yourself, or need a specialist to do the work for you, contact us and we can discuss the best way to go forward for your unique situation. We use LEAN and Six Sigma techniques, as well as a subtle mix of organisational change management. Not achieving these gains could be the difference between a business leading the competition versus closing down.

Interbit has a masters certification in business process re-engineering, six sigma quality management and LEAN. We can provide advice, training and even planning for your business on how to improve efficiency of processes (including people) and reducing your day to day costs.

We offer a free 1 hour consultation to discuss with you your business goals and issues, and propose a way forward in writing to assist you in achieving ground-breaking improvements.

Improving business efficiency