Apr 072016

Welcome to the DCS Managed Backup service.

No more sleepless nights wondering if you backed up before you left
the office, no more keeping fingers crossed that the worst case scenario won’t happen – with DCS Managed Backup we really
have got you covered.

The details

Managed Backup provides a cost-effective, affordable solution to a range of IT issues faced by businesses,
such as:

  • Data loss
  • Fire or flood damage to IT equipment
  • Theft of data, PCs or laptops
  • No access to files

The consequences can be significant, particularly for small to medium sized businesses:

  • Lost revenue
  • Reduction in service levels
  • Unhappy customers
  • Frustrated staff
  • Cost of resolving issues
  • Drain on resources

Managed Backup offers three services which are all designed to protect your business data, save you money
and give you peace of mind.

Getting your systems protected is easy. There is no hardware to install or any training required. Simply give
our Managed Backup team a call now and they will have your IT safe and secure in no time.

You can either go for a complete solution consisting of all three services, or take a step at a time. It’s ideally
suited to small and medium sized businesses that don’t have either the in-house capability or deep pockets of
larger organizations. You can even opt for a free trial.
Click here to download our Brochure. Call us now at (231) 924 3818 to discuss the backup programs

 Posted by at 12:47 am
Jun 072015

xl-2015-connochaetos-1Of course, Linux is open source. Most people mistakenly equate open source with “free,” as in pay nothing. Experienced Linux users know, however, that the open source concept separates the price of the software from the cost of obtaining enterprise-level modifications and support.

The notion of “free” does not mean there’s no cost to get it. Open source licenses prevent anyone from selling or owning the code. They allow the software to be used, modified and shared under defined terms and conditions.

In the open source sense, free software is free of proprietary drivers and related non-open source components. Not all Linux distros are “free” in this sense. ConnochaetOS is.

ConnochaetOS contains only free software; it includes no proprietary, non-free software. The developer removed non-free parts of the upstream distros and — where possible — replaced them with free counterparts.

That is perhaps one of this distro’s strongest characteristics. ConnochaetOS delivers a fully free GNU/Linux distro that is ideal for use on x86 computers with limited resources.

German developer Henry Jensen created the slack-n-free repository for ConnochaetOS. It contains many free replacements for Packages in the upstream distros with non-free parcels. For instance, he provides the Linux-libre kernel and complete free/libre versions of Mozilla’s Icecat, Icedove and Iceape.

Growing Slackware’s Roots

ConnochaetOS is based on the Slackware Linux Project and Salix OS, two foundations focused on giving users a GNU/Linux base that is fast and easy to use with a heavy measure of stability.

Slackware is the one of the oldest GNU/Linux distros still maintained and in popular use. At its core is a simple administrative design built around the command line interface, or CLI, rather than GUI-driven (graphical user interface) configuration tools.

This can make Slackware distros less user-friendly. ConnochaetOS improves upon this trait considerably. Still, this distro does not fully shed the harder-to-use mantra of other Slackware-based distros.

ConnochaetOS was last updated on May 12, 2015, with version 14.1. You can download it here. ConnochaetOS is a 32-bit only distro.

 Posted by at 10:56 pm
Apr 112013

Unplugging your electronics during a thunderstorm may seem old-fashioned, but you can save yourself lots of grief by keeping them off the power grid during storms.

Surge protectors help, but are not bullet proof. After all, if your equipment is not plugged in, it can’t be hurt.

Don’t forget to remove the phone line from your pc or dsl modem. Phone lines are the number one way computers get zapped.
Also unplug all connected equipment like printer’s, scanners, etc.


  • Plug all your connected equipment into one power strip
    This way you can just unplug the power strip.
  • Be care of the phone line.
    If a phone line connects to your equipment, remove it
  • Watch for MFP that fax
    If you have an all-in-one printer, watch for the fax line too.
 Posted by at 11:41 am
Feb 152013

Press to select “Settings” from your SpringBoard

Press to select “Mail” from the “Settings” menu.

Select “Add Account” from the “Mail” menu.

Select “Other”

Select “IMAP”. Enter your name in the “Name” field, your full email address ( in the “Address” field and a description for the account in the “Description” field.

Scroll down and input the settings for your Incoming Mail Server. Enter “” in the “Host Name” field. Enter your full email address in the “User Name” field and your password in the “Password” field.

Scroll down and input the settings for the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP). Enter “” in the “Host Name” field and replacing “” with your own domain name. Enter your full email address in the “User Name” field and your password in the “Password” field.Click “Finish”.
Press the “Save” button in the top right hand side of the screen.

Mail will then check your mail settings. It will verify your settings and add the email account. Now when you press Mail it will take you to your mail account.

 Posted by at 1:13 pm
Apr 192012

Sometimes this is required if there was a change in your wireless security settings. Windows is attempting to use the old connection information to reconnect your computer. In doing so, the encryption may have changed and Windows does not know of it.

The easiest way to fix this is to drop that wireless connection from you settings, and then rejoin the network.

On windows 7:

To delete wireless networks in Vista, go to Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center, under Tasks click Manage Wireless Networks.

Delete the networks you don’t want to be stored (right click > Remove Network).

Now you can rejoin the wireless network as if it were a New Wireless Network.

 Posted by at 5:21 pm
Feb 172012

If you need to move your Microsoft Outlook data file from an old PC to a new PC, here is the documentation from Microsoft’s website that explains the steps.

Basically you need to locate your existing file, move it to new pc & reconnect to it.

CLICK HERE to read the full article

 Posted by at 2:06 pm
Jan 142012

Growth by 19% a year

The online shopping industry is growing by 19% per year and expected to reach $1.4 Trillion by 2015.  Your product or service should be in front of as many consumers as possible. If you existing site is not producing steady revenue, perhaps it’s time to look at a revision.

Choosing the Right Group to Design Your Website

Choosing the right web design group can be a very important decision for your business. With DCS we can provide you with follow-up support & quality web site hosting solutions. We’ll take all the technical jargon out of the conversation. You simply focus on the needs of your marketing and DCS will handle the rest. We’ll become your single point of contact for your online presence; a single phone call for your domain, website, hosting & technical programming!
We will take the time to get to know your industry and how your business relates to the field. This way, we can provide you with a powerful solution to your business needs. Let us deliver truly great results for your business. With over 13 years of technical experience, we can provide the highest level of service for:

  • html
  • php
  • asp
  • javascript
  • cgi
  • perl
  • dhtml
  • AJAX
  • scripting
  • User Management
  • Stores
  • Galleries
  • CSS (dynamic)
  • MySQL
  • Flat Files
  • XML
  • Rss Feeds
  • SOAP
  • REST
 Posted by at 1:31 pm
Dec 202011

Overheating Laptop:

Overheating and related shutdown problems are very common in laptops, especially in home use.

Common symptoms include:

  • Laptop is extremely hot to the touch, especially around the fan area, or directly under keyboard
  • Fan seems to be running constantly, but no air seems to be coming out of the vents
  • Your laptop shuts off by itself, or freezes up when playing a video
  • Laptop shuts off when playing games
  • The above symptom(s) appear to be getting worse over time

You can try to clean the fans yourself by gently running some compressed air BACKWARDS through the fan slits on the side/back of your laptop. Running the air backwards will help to loosen up collected dust, hair, etc. Be sure to perform this outdoors.

 Posted by at 12:52 pm
Dec 122011

Laptops can sometimes take a fall that will damage the actual DC jack that connects to the motherboard.

DC jack on the laptop is also called, AC DC connector, input, port, inlet, socket, receptacle, a piece inside of the laptop where you plug in your ac power adapter into.

We can repair or replace your existing dc jack and get your laptop running again. We use state-of-the-art equipment to provide a quality repair that will last.


 Posted by at 8:53 pm