Office IT Support Tech Tips

Tech tips from a IT Support Company

If you a small business it is always difficult to spend alot of money on getting a IT Professional to do the job. And by educating internal staff on the basics , can go a long way in saving money on call outs.

We at HMGTech a IT Support Company in Cape Town understand that, and that is why we have compiled a list of a few basic and troubleshooting tips that solves alot of the smaller issues.

Basic computer troubleshooting


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You are playing your very best game ever or at the center of a major report.Frequently, users get frustrated which they pay for a computer repair or go out and purchase a brand new computer. With a cool mind and a little know how, yet, it is not difficult to repair the most common computer issues. The truth is, the options I advocate below are free.

1. Speed up a PC that is lethargic

PC Decrapifier will remove other trash and trial software in a breeze.

To give a speed increase to an old PC, break the CCleaner out. Simply be sure to give it time to back-up the registry.

Snatch Duplicate Cleanser to remove duplicate files that may be clogging up the system. You do not need to inadvertently delete important system files.

In your cleaning procedure, you might discover software you need. Windows’ built in uninstaller tends to leave fragments. Those fragments can be removed by you economically with Revo Uninstaller.

2. The Blue Screen of Death

Thankfully, Windows’ dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” is getting to be a rare event, but it still occurs. When it does, it isn’t very helpful in helping you hunt down the problem.

The issue could be traced to poor memory modules. Memory is not expensive and purchasing additional RAM capacity is generally worthwhile for the performance increase. It is possible to learn what type of memory your computer requires with this scanner.

It is easy install and to remove memory modules. You’ll locate video tutorials at all the leading on-line memory shops.

Keep in mind to ground yourself when your computer open. You do not need to fry electronic equipment that is sensitive with static electricity.

4. SD card stuck in CD/DVD slot

If you are diverted or preoccupied, it is annoyingly simple to shove on an SD camera card into the superdrive of an iMac.

Send it or you do not have to take the machine. The fix is not difficult. Cut an L-shape from cardboard. Slide it in and pull the SD card out.

Watch this video to see how it’s done.

5. Network issues

If your wireless network is dead, your router, cable or DSL modem probably crashed. It happens. Reboot the gadgets by unplugging them for 30 seconds, then plugging them back in. That usually solves the problem.

If your signal is weak or the connection is slow or drops out, there are a few tricks you can try to improve your home Wi-Fi, such as the beer-can antenna booster. I made a fun video to show you exactly how to make your own. Watch it now.

South African tech companies with awesome employee perks

South African tech companies with awesome employee perks

Many South African telecommunications and technology companies offer their employees very cool perks, including concierge services and free food.

Axxess canteen

Technology companies are known for their excellent perks, which includes benefits like free food and free child minding services.

Google is one of the leaders in the field, and offers its employees on-site physicians and nurses, free travel insurance, and assistance with studying.

Facebook is also making headlines with its staff benefits, with four months paid parental leave, $4,000 “baby cash”, free meals, and kitchens stocked with snacks.

Not to be outdone, Netflix surprised the corporate world when it announced that it is offering “unlimited” paid time off to employees during their first year as new parents.

This raises the question: What unique benefits do South Africa’s prominent technology companies offer their employees?

Here are some local tech companies whose employees enjoy special benefits.


MWEB – a concierge service, the M-Cave gaming venue, and cool break areas

MWEB offers a concierge service for staff, where someone will collect your laundry, run errands, pay your traffic fines, collect your online shopping, and stand in queues for you.

The company also has an “M-Cave” with eight gaming rigs, Xbox and Playstation consoles, and a few retro arcade games. Its break areas are equipped with pool, foosball, and table tennis tables, and chill-out spaces.




Axxess – free breakfast and lunch, gym facilities, laundry service, and free uncapped Internet

Axxess offers its staff a healthy breakfast and lunch, a comfortable cafeteria, and gym facilities. It also has a laundry service and beer on tap after work on Fridays.

The ISP also offers bottomless Italian coffee and hot chocolate, and uncapped Internet access for all staff.

Axxess office

Axxess office