You can now listen to the Tip-of- the-Week!
The day started off innocently enough. There were no signs of trouble anywhere in the office. I sat down to write this tip. Then one thing led to another, and I had to call in the big guns to handle the problem.
I am not talking about a break-in here.
I am talking about a cascading break-down. Maybe this has happened to one or two of you?
For a few days, I had intermittent problems with my fax, printers, e-mail, and access to the A.C.T. website. Maybe the cable connection was down? Had I inadvertently reset something? Despite all the security, a virus?
I turned everything off, unplugged the internet connections. To add injury to insult, I hit my head on the desk on the way up. I restarted each piece of equipment and waited. Changed the sequence and waited. Repeated the sequence and waited. Muttered at the equipment.
Next, I did the only sensible thing left-called in the experts to fix the problems: Robin Sagara, A.C.T.'s behind-the-scenes wizard; A.C.T.'s "Computer guy"; and the web host. And you should see the wire wrap job.
In case you mistake me for someone who decided years ago that I would be managing a web based business, I would have winked at you and said, "Yeah, right." But here I am. I know my limits.
Technology should serve you, not unnerve you.
You need a tech team to support you if:
· You do not have any burning desire to master computers
· You have no idea how to process credit cards, or sales taxes
· You don't trust buying and selling on eBay, or other internet sites
· You lack knowledge about marketing your work on the internet
All artists have to be computer and web literate these days to thrive in the art marketplace. And there are times when we all could use a little help.
Who you gonna call?
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