WordPress Websites

Now I’m not much of a webmaster by any stretch of the imagination but I built this website with my bare hands. Mind you, WordPress made that very easy. It may not look a million dollars but it is quite functional and I reckon it’s quite neat.

I can build something like this for you and teach you how to update it yourself. You can use different themes on your site and add pictures and graphics and stuff – I just chose to keep this site clean and simple.

Let me know what you want to do and we’ll work out the best way forward.

Customer Relationship Manager

Do you need a CRM for your business but don’t think you can afford the monthly charges? I can install and configure an all-singing, all-dancing CRM on your own web server so that you can host your own and avoid the huge expense of subscribing to a commercial service.

Take a tour of SuiteCRM and see how it could help your business or organisation: Suite CRM

Drop me a line if you’re interested and let’s talk about it.

Why choose us?

Having a good computer guy is so important, just like a good car mechanic or baby sitter, etc. Often times, your whole life is on your computer and it is essential that you are able to trust your tech with all your personal information.

It would be easy for any tech worth their salt to gain access to all of your user names and passwords to your bank accounts, e-mail accounts, paypal, EBay, you name it – all the things that you really need to keep to yourself and it would be a disaster if they got into the wrong hands.

Choosing someone to fix your computer is a big decision, make sure that you can trust them. Sure, you can find someone on Gumtree who says he can work miracles for twenty bucks but would you trust them with all of the above information? I wouldn’t and nor should you.


Pop Ups and Viruses

If your Internet Explorer or Firefox keeps popping up with ads and such then your computer is infected by something. The infection will eventually slow your computer down to a crawl and will become unusable. Worse than that is the infection may be spying on you and possibly even ‘key logging’ where ‘they’ are able to harvest your passwords, credit card numbers, etc.

Your computer needs cheering up and I can help. I never know how bad a computer is until I start work but I will not spend more than two hours of my time on cleaning up your computer. A full spyware and virus removal will cost between $80 and $160 but most of them can be removed within the first 60 minutes.

If the virus cannot be removed or the damage done to the operating system is too great then sometimes I have to back up all of your data, reformat the drive and re-install the operating system before putting your data back. I prefer to do this in my workshop since your computer has many hours of work to do.

Again, I will do all that I can to keep your costs down.


Solid State Hard Drives

I’ve had my laptop for about five years now and it’s served me well. In that time, I had never re-installed Windows and it was starting to show. A bit buggy and too many crashes.

Rather than backing up and wiping, I purchased a solid state hard drive and installed a fresh operating system. What a transformation! Windows 7 now boots up in seven seconds and the computer is soooo fast now.

SSHD’s aren’t real cheap yet but if you want  decent upgrade on speed then this can be a great way to go.

Backing Up

It’s really important that you back up your files as often as possible. In my years of fixing computers I have seen so many hard drives fail and it’s not always possible to recovery the data.

If you want to keep your back up in house, your data must be COPIED to another hard drive, not moved. The external hard drive is just as likely to fail as the hard drive in your computer so your data needs to be on at least two hard drives.

Better still you can upload your data to an online back up site – there are plenty of them to choose from.

Hard drives are not terribly expensive but your data is priceless. Get it backed up!

$50 re-install of Windows…

Do you have an old computer or laptop knocking around that doesn’t work? Maybe it was full of viruses and you bought a new computer?

As long as there’s no data for me to back up, I will format your hard drive and install a fresh operating system for $50.

If you do have old documents and pictures and stuff that you want to keep then it will be a little more expensive but you’d still get change from $100.

The only thing is I would have to do the work in my workshop as it takes half a day 🙂

Data Recovery

If you have lost important data, photo’s, documents, etc. on a computer, external hard drive, USB drive, CD or floppy then it is entirely possible that we can get it off for you.

If you bought a new computer and all of your documents and stuff is still on your old one then again we can help by grabbing the data and migrating it to the new one.

Copying data takes ages but, when it’s done in our workshop we are able to do other things while the data is being copied so don’t have to charge for every minute. That’s why we don’t like doing data recovery or migration on site.

Recovering data from a broken or damaged hard drive is much more specialised and can be extremely time consuming and hands on. This type of work will be quoted on an individual basis. Sending a drive away for data recovery can cost thousands of dollars but I can assure you that will not happen with us. We do not run up bills on customers.

Slow Computers

Are you thinking of upgrading because your computer really slow now? If it was fast enough for you when you first got it – it is not the hardware that’s the problem.

Your computer is just full of junk and has way too many processes and programs running in the background. It needs cheering up. You will be amazed how quick your computer is when it’s been cleaned up a bit.

Give us a call to make an appointment to give your computer a spring clean.