New Zero-Day Vulnerability Hits Internet Explorer 9 & 10

TM zero day alert NAR Design

Breaking news from Trend Micro:

A new zero-day vulnerability in certain versions of Internet Explorer has been identified and is being used in targeted attacks. Microsoft has not released an official bulletin acknowledging this vulnerability yet, but has confirmed that both Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are affected. The newest version, Internet Explorer 11, does not suffer from this vulnerability. Continue reading

The Gums Childcare Centre web upgrade

The Gums ChildCare Centre web site upgrade by NAR DesignAs part of our ongoing work with The Gums Childcare Centre, NAR Design has redesigned www.thegumsccc.com.au as well as creating their new Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheGumsCCC.

The brief for the web site was to create a clean and simple site that could be managed quickly and easily by staff every week.

NAR Design provided the design as well as onsite training for staff, with the site hosted from NAR Design’s server.

The Gums is a family owned and operated business providing quality education and care to families in the Clare Valley and surrounding district.

HP ProBook Special

HP ProBook from NAR DesignStart the year with a great business laptop from HP with bonus HP Elementary Plus notebook case and HP x5000 wireless mouse included for only $850 (normally $1000).

Is it time to upgrade? HP have provided a great special and NAR Design are here to deliver. The HP 4540S ProBook has been a proven winner with NAR Design clients in a range of specifications and this special is priced just right.

Ideal for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB’s), this thin and light business notebook features a 15.6-inch diagonal HD display, multimedia tools, easy-to-use security, wireless capabilities and quality graphics.

The aluminium casing offers extended durability to keep up with mobile use. The smudge-resistant and wear-resistant HP DuraFinish keeps the metallic gray colour looking polished.

This special features an Intel i3-3120M processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB 7200rpm hard drive.

It comes licensed with Windows 8 Professional, but has Windows 7 Professional installed – please let us know if you need Windows 8 installed when you order.

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Intel NUC – Good things come in small packages

Intel NUC dimensions - available from NAR DesignNAR Design has recently been busy developing new business solutions with Intel’s latest product – the NUC or Next Unit of Computing.

It might sound like a funny name for a type of computer but the NUC is a game changer for small desktops and there are many applications.

The NUC is just 10cm x 10 cm in size, can have powerful current generation processors from Celeron to i5, run multiple high definition displays and deliver data incredibly fast via mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) technology.

There are plenty of advantages and applications, from a desktop replacement, Home Theatre PC (HTPC), Point of Sale (POS) and kiosks, security and Digital Video Recorder (DVR), digital signage and custom all in one touch screens – you can mount it on the back of the display. Continue reading

Intel Device Selector

Are you unsure about what to choose for your next device?

With so many new products on the market it is easy to get confused. Let NAR Design and Intel help you through the maze with the following infographic:

Intel SMB Device Selector Infographic with NAR Design(Click on the infographic to open and then zoom around for your device)

NAR Design can help you choose what is right for your needs as well as supply, setup, configure and help train you on you new devices. These include Desktops, All-in-ones (AIO), small form factors such as NUCs, tablets, 2-in-1, Notebooks and Ultrabooks as well as a range of printers and networking products to compliment them.

We partner with quality brands such as Intel, HP, Microsoft and Trend Micro to ensure service, quality and the right product for your needs. Contact us today.

HP SpectreXT Ultrabook

HP SpectreXT Ultrabook available from NAR DesignRob has been prolonging the life of his HP laptop for many years with fresh operating system installs and upgrading to faster solid state drives for storage – the latest being a 180GB Intel 335 Series SSD.

But after almost six years of daily use, the time had come to upgrade. The only question was which way to go?

It had to be fast and durable – the last HP laptop was turned on and off, opened and shut up to ten times a day over six years so there are big shoes to fill!

Battery life has improved so much in the last few years, working all day without a recharge is now an option.

Thin and light would also be nice as it is the main “tool of trade”, carried around everywhere to see clients for work including farms, wineries, medical practices and general offices around the Clare Valley.

The HP SpectreXT Ultrabook was the final choice with Intel i7 processor and 256GB SSD but there are also models with Intel i5 processor and 128GB SSD.

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Country Business Mums’ presents Lunch with Tracy – Friday 23rd August

NAR Design's Country Business Mums' Lunch with TracyNAR Design’s Country Business Mums is getting into the spirit of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival) by enjoying a day with Tracy Vandepeer from Venturas Visions Studio & Gallery in Auburn.

Tracy will take us on a tour of her gallery and the SALA exhibition and will discuss the importance of being creative in your life whether it be in an artistic way, doing the gardening or even writing a well-worded email.

To show how simple it can be Tracy will also create some artworks so we can see the magic happen.

We will also get to hear Tracy’s personal story of being a Country Business Mum and living with a disability.

This will be followed by networking and a delicious gourmet pub lunch with a glass of bubbles (or softdrink) on arrival at The Rising Sun Hotel, Auburn – recent winner of the Best Country Bistro award.

Friday 23rd August 2013 from 10am at Venturas Visions Studio & Gallery followed by lunch at The Rising Sun, Auburn ONLY $39.

RSVP by 16th August – 0433 205 661 – meg@nardesign.com

Download the flyer to send to other interested Country Business Mums.

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The new Office – Best for business

NAR Design offers Microsoft Office

In today’s world, businesses need to be able to work from anywhere, work together easily, and look professional with affordable technology.

The new Office from Microsoft provides:

  • Professional tools that enable your customers to visualize data in Excel, edit PDFs in Word, and create highly professional documents and presentations to impress their clients and drive revenue.
  • Anywhere access capabilities to familiar Office applications across multiple devices, from PCs to smartphones to tablets.
  • Work together capability by saving to the cloud and sending a link. And when it’s in the cloud; it’s backed up so your customers do not have to worry about losing work.

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NBN Roadshow coming to Clare 30th July

NBNRoadshow at ClareThe NBN (National Broadband Network) is a nation building project to provide a superfast broadband connection to all premises in Australia at an equitable cost.

When complete, 93% of Australian premises will have an optical fibre connection that allows a range of speeds and plans into the foreseeable future. The remaining 7% will connect via either fixed wireless or satellite but all users will have access to the same ongoing costs and plans.

There are great benefits to the nation to provide such a wholesale solution. Locally, the Clare region will see a vast improvement in both access costs and connection speed leading to benefits for business, education, health, agriculture and more.

NAR Design provides a range of services that will be impacted by the NBN and would like to help promote information on the rollout to our community.
The NBN Roadshow will be in Clare on the 30th of July 2013 at the Clare Sports Centre providing information and answering questions on the NBN and the rollout. You can register here.