50 Years of Moore’s Law

I remember reading about Moore’s Law more than 25 years ago and wondering how long it could continue. As it turns out – a very long time.

Gordon E MooreGordon E. Moore co-founded Intel and in 1965 he wrote an article predicting that the number of components (transistors, resistors, diodes or capacitors) in a dense integrated circuit would continue to grow exponentially. This observation became known as “Moore’s Law”.

I remember the comparison of the development of the first Intel integrated circuit, the 4004 and car development while studying Electronic Engineering at Uni in the 90s. Now that comparison is massively further apart.

If cars had developed at the same rate as the integrated circuit, today they would go almost 480,000Km/h, would use only 0.000117607 litres per 100km and cost around 5 cents to buy.

So the next time you are looking for some new computer hardware, just take a moment to consider just how good that technology is.

Find out more about Moore’s Law at Intel.

Customise your web and email with new top level domains

Want something more unique than a .com.au domain name?

NAR Design has just registered our first <businessname>.farm domain for a client. So instead of “john@smithrural.com.au” we can now have “john@smithrural.farm” with the website at www.smithrural.farm.

It is as simple as .agency, .beer and .coffee. You could be into .fitness or .photography. Have a look at the options and get into your .zone.

These are just the beginning of the expansion of domain names with many more expected to hit the market soon.

There are 261 options currently available. Contact us if you want to do something different.

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Step by step – a recent custom workstation build

NAR Design work with our clients to provide solutions catered for their needs including office networking and setup, choosing the best internet connection from the options available or providing email, hosting and training.

In this case a client was after performance for a large amount of image manipulation at a price. The solution is built for you below captured via a Nokia 1020 phone at various stages during the build process.

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Microsoft Office for iPad

Do you use an iPad® but want to use it with your documents? Microsoft Office for iPad is now available and combined with Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive allows you to create, edit and review your documents anywhere.

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Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security is complete user protection designed for small business and available now from NAR Design.

Trend Micro Worry-Free™ Business Security is the global leader in small business content security. It is an easy-to-use solution that provides complete user protection for everyone on your staff. Worry-Free Business Security is the only protection specifically designed for small businesses and features integrated mobile device security.

Trend Micro and NAR Design take care of your IT security so you can focus on growing your business.

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Country Business Mums’ presents Mother’s Day Business Lunch Friday 9th May

NAR Designs Country Business Mums Flyer Mothers Day 2014Mother’s Day is approaching and what a great time to celebrate being a mum in business and all of the hard work, sacrifice and joy this brings. Indulge in a day out with NAR Design’s Country Business Mums at Eldredge Vineyards, Spring Gully on Friday 9th May.

Our guest speaker will be Linda Eldredge from Eldredge and Associates.

Linda will take us on a rare personal journey of being a mum in business while travelling the world learning other cultures and experiences.

Her experience covers business, management, training and consulting as well of course as being a Mum.

This will be followed by networking, lunch and a glass of bubbles (or softdrink) in the beautiful surroundings of Eldredge Vineyards for only $36.

So come along on Friday 9th May from 11am at Eldredge Vineyards, Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully.

RSVP by 2nd May – 0433205661 meg@nardesign.com

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Want free McAfee Antivirus Plus?

McAfee Antivirus Plus from NAR DesignNAR Design have a number of McAfee Antivirus Plus subscriptions to give away to our Facebook friends.

Like and share NAR Design’s Facebook page or post for a chance to win one of the McAfee Antivirus Plus licenses that we have on offer, valued at $59.95.

Get in quick – we’ll have some winners soon!

McAfee Antivirus Plus – Essential, award- winning PC protection for carefree computing.

NEW Unobtrusive, High Speed Malware Scanning Engine— From startup to on-access scans, get high performance PC scanning that minimizes scan times and extends battery life.

NEW Vulnerability Scanner— Find and seal up holes in Windows and your favorite browsers and applications to frustrate hackers and prevent infections.

BETTER Anti-bot Protection— Let our advanced reputation analysis and defenses prevent contact with criminals who could steal your data and abuse your PC.

Real-time Antimalware Protection— Block threats like viruses, Trojans, and spyware in your files, email, and web downloads using instant risk assessments through the cloud.

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WD Black2 – Performance and Capacity

Do you need the ultra-fast performance of an SSD (Solid State Drive) but the capacity and comparable price of a HDD (Hard Disk Drive)?

WD has just released the first two in one SSD (Solid State Drive) and HDD (Hard Disk Drive) combined. This is not a hybrid drive – a hard disk drive with SSD cache – but a combination SSD and HDD in a single device. The SSD and HDD are combined but not compromised creating a single device with performance and capacity.

Experience the power of two with WDBlack2 and NAR Design

NAR Design has been delivering this combination in desktop computers for a number of years – but with two devices, an Intel SSD in 60GB, 80GB, 120GB or 180GB and a WD HDD of either 1TB, 2TB, 3TB or 4TB. Continue reading