BackupI have been reminded recently when one of my dear clients backup up ABM and stored the backup on a flash drive, which for a number of reason was lost. Sadly the PC also suffered a major hard drive event. In the event of any small business this represents a crisis.

One solution is to make use of cloud services such as Google Drive or DropBox.

You need the account set up on the computer running ABM and there will be a local folder set up for the cloud service. Inside this folder set up a folder called ABMBackups. In the scheduled tasks in ABM set up a schedule for the backup of the data, probably daily after work. Set the destination folder for the backup as the ABM Backups folder set up before.

When the task runs the backup will be saved to the local folder and then synced to the cloud service. The scheduled task will also create a zip folder of the backup to the local drive that will also be synced up. So now you have four copies of the backup, two offsite.

On your PC at home set up the service (Dropbox or GoogleDrive) and sync the folder as well. How you have six copies of you backup, 4 offsite.

On a regular basis rename the latest zip file by adding the date to the name of the file. The renamed file will not be overwritten so you will have a history of backups if you need to track back.

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Tosibox Australia

Tosibox Australia

Tosibox AustraliaTosibox Australia is a new arm of CBTech. Now and again something turns up which is groundbreaking and likely to make a difference. Tosibox is a one of those, a new product developed in Finland. Theidea is to move network remote access security from software to hardware. Basically it sees security as a simple matter of a physical lock and a physical key. Once the lock is on the network, no one gets in from outside without the device they are connecting from being equipped with the identified usb dongle. All the rest of you network security remains in tack, and rights username and passwords are still required.

We decided to use a separate focussed website for this product which is likely to revolutionise IT infrastructure for many, and make the office network a safer place.

David Beahan Computer Services


dbcsDavid Beahan Computer Services came to me looking for a new website. They had used an HTML for some time, but believed the time had come to move to a content management system.

We decided to use DNN for them as they have some experience with MS SQL server and it seemed a better option at the time for their purposes.

The design is marked by clean lines and straightforward navigation.

DBCS offer specialist programming services, and support for the Sybiz Vision Accounting programming.


You Are The Key

You Are The Key

You Are The KeyYou are the Key is an extension of the work of Coach Phil Evans (of PeopleStuff) and a few others.

The purpose of the site is to become a goto resource bank for a number of videos designed to help people get in touch with their own resources, and for those who want to go further to access course material for people who want to work through the matters, and a doorway for those who wamt to engage the services of Coach Phil Evans.

We made a decision early on that we were going to ensure that the site could be accessed from a mobile phone and be useable (in a practical sense) from mobile devices with small screens (I-Phones and Smart Phones etc).