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Managing your IT

  1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit December 9, 2011 | slide RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Managing your IT Gordon Millner – Technical Advisor, RSC-EM www.rsc-em.ac.uk
  2. 2. December 9, 2011 | slide Some thoughts Backup Printing Cloud Computing Software Memory Broadband
  3. 3. Backup Solutions <ul><li>How are you backing up? </li></ul><ul><li>How quick is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you store it? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you tried to recover from it? </li></ul>December 9, 2011 | slide
  4. 4. Print Management <ul><li>Get rid of your printers </li></ul><ul><li>How much is it costing you to run in paper and toner </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you need them </li></ul><ul><li>What about electronic documents </li></ul><ul><li>Why do people need them on their desk </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a Multi-Function Device </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me printing </li></ul><ul><li>Security/confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective routing </li></ul><ul><li>Default settings – Draft, double sided </li></ul>December 9, 2011 | slide
  5. 5. Cloud computing December 9, 2011 | slide GoogleDocs Googlemail – lifetime email ? Backup hosting Anytime and Anywhere
  6. 6. Software support from Microsoft <ul><li>What OS are you using on your workstations and servers? </li></ul><ul><li>XP and Server 2003 not fully supported now </li></ul><ul><li>April 2014 expires </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 8 and Windows 8 Server coming April 2012-ish </li></ul>December 9, 2011 | slide
  7. 7. Memory Upgrades <ul><li>Cheap at the moment </li></ul><ul><li>Extend the life of your computers </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement in performance </li></ul>December 9, 2011 | slide
  8. 8. Broadband speed <ul><li>Broadband upload and download speeds differ </li></ul><ul><li>Important for uploading documents eg. backup </li></ul><ul><li>speedtest.net </li></ul>December 9, 2011 | slide
  9. 9. Any Questions? <ul><li>Gordon Millner – Technical Advisor, RSC-EM </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>T: 01509 618120 </li></ul>December 9, 2011 | slide

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