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Jun 29 2022
Do you struggle with your VPN?

Do you struggle with your VPN?

With many of our mobile workforces now working in a hybrid environment or fully remote, technologies such as VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) have become invaluable when it comes to accessing company information, files and documents.   We are now seeing a growing trend among modern, forward-thinking companies where that are now ditching their VPNs in place for cloud file solutions such as Microsoft’s Azure file


Jun 29 2022
The most powerful Microsoft Teams feature you might not know about.

The most powerful Microsoft Teams feature you might not know about.

If you’ve been using Microsoft Teams for some time now, you’ll know how powerful it is for online collaboration between you and your colleagues. Teams have many features, and there’s one that you might not know about – that is the ability to make and receive telephone calls. It’s an additional bolt-on that can be enabled within the Office 365 environment – in this article.


Jun 29 2022
3 tips to speed up your internet (at home or in the office)

3 tips to speed up your internet (at home or in the office)

Almost all workforce employees rely on an internet connection to get their work done. In the office or at home, it’s now more important than ever that you have stable, fast access to your cloud services.   In this article, we will be discussing three of the best ways to increase internet speed, reduce dropouts and breathe new life into your internet connection.   Consider


Jun 19 2022
Is Starbucks the Biggest Danger For Your Business?

Is Starbucks the Biggest Danger For Your Business?

Did you know for a long time Starbucks has called itself as a 3rd place? Do you know what that 3rd place is? Is is the place between work and home. Interesting isn't it? And while it is a great place to work outside the office so you can be more productive(I am!) it is exposing your business data to a greater risk, well truth is


May 29 2022
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How Melbourne Area Small To Medium Businesses Can Quickly Eliminate Tech Problems in Their Offices

Now more than ever, we depend on technology to run our business (and our lives). When the "internet goes down," most Businesses in Melbourne are at a standstill until they are back online, costing thousands in lost productivity and sales. It is not just the BIG problem but things like file access, password protection, being able to print and recovering files or versions of files that


May 28 2022
Reduce the Burden Of Your Brain

Reduce the Burden Of Your Brain

Focus more, be interrupted less......and get stuff done.When you own or manage a business, your cognitive load can be overwhelming.Not only you have your own work to think about, but your focus often has to be split between that and what your people need from you. That can mean interruption after interruption; a mounting to-do list; and never quite achieving that work/life balance. Which was probably


May 05 2022
What You Should Include in a Cyber Incident Response Plan

What You Should Include in a Cyber Incident Response Plan

Data breaches or ransomware attacks are a scary reality for any small to medium enterprise. If you operate on the grid (or store your information on the cloud), your whole company could be at risk of a cyber incident at all times.   Statistics estimate that the average company could be affected by a virtual attack on its systems every 5 seconds. This figure might


Apr 14 2022
The 7 KPIs for ROI from IT

The 7 KPIs for ROI from IT

The 7 KPIs for ROI from ITHow to ensure your business's spend on IT is an investment, and never an expenseNo matter what kind of business you run, technology sits at the heart of it today. And it's going to beocme more and more important, in the future.Big business thinkers see IT as a long-term investment. They understand the correlation between the short-term impact to


Mar 14 2022
Is your business website hosted with GoDaddy?

Is your business website hosted with GoDaddy?

If your business’s WordPress website is hosted with any of these companies, you must take these urgent actions nowJust in the recent past GoDaddy mentioned about a major breach in its security, more than a million of its customers including major brands like tsoHost, Media Temple were the ones that were affected. Have you heard about GoDaddy at all? It is was one of the platforms


Feb 24 2022
How to Save 20% on the Cost of Microsoft 365 (for Business)

How to Save 20% on the Cost of Microsoft 365 (for Business)

Microsoft has done it again, and business users are worried that this might not all be good.   If you are a Microsoft Business and Enterprise user, then you should expect a price increase for software licenses across the board – and Microsoft is raising licensing costs for their software up to 25% for a full annual license.   There’s some good news for businesses


Feb 15 2022
Why Your Business Should Ditch the Servers and Upgrade to the Cloud

Why Your Business Should Ditch the Servers and Upgrade to the Cloud

Business of all shapes and sizes and across all sectors are rapidly ditching their on-site servers for a much more convenient option: cloud computing. If you own and operate your own business, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of cloud computing and have toyed with the idea of making the switch; however, concerns about security risks and hacking may be holding you back. Believe it


Feb 14 2022

The 2 major selection criteria for choosing IT Provider

Why Do you need a responsive IT HelpdeskWith our Clients we work with them on all aspects of IT including developing a nice strategy to overcome any challenges they might have. We are also there for them when things go wrong, and this is about having a highly responsive IT Helpdesk. Now, if you are in the market for choosing an IT Provider , there are couple


Feb 13 2022

How to keep your business’s data ultra-safe during the Work From Home revolution

The security problem of John's "other" laptopWorking From Home and hybrid are here to stay, we all know that by now. As a business owner or a manager it is your responsibility to ensure that your staff member's IT equipemtn is fully secured or atleast as secure as your Office environment.I have written a new guide to look at all of these pressing issues.You can


Jan 26 2022
Your “Master Password” Should ALWAYS Be 100% Unique

Your “Master Password” Should ALWAYS Be 100% Unique

A Verizon Data Breach Report that was issued in 2017 revealed that 81 percent of all security breaches that occurred were the result of weak or repeatedly used passwords. It’s no secret that security breaches can cause major havoc, cost exorbitant amounts of money, and result in major headaches. In order to avoid the drama, creating a strong master password is an absolute much. Why


Jan 19 2022
Biggest Driver for SMB IT Budget Increases in 2021 Was IT Infrastructure

Biggest Driver for SMB IT Budget Increases in 2021 Was IT Infrastructure

In the small business sector, companies were forced to invest heavily into their IT infrastructure as they had no other choice but to have their employees shift to working from home and gain access to work remotely, migrated to the cloud, and bolstered their security. In an effort to assist employees who were new to the remote landscape with remaining productive, resilient, and dedicated to


Jan 09 2022

Would any of your staff actually click that link?

Would any of your staff actually click that link?There's a cyber-crime called phishing.It's a major pain. Criminals send emails pretending to be someone they're not, hoping one of your people will click a link and accidentally give them access to your data. Do you think your team would spot a phishing email? Here's an easy way to check.


Jan 07 2022
Defend And Invest Your Technology Strategy for 2022

Defend And Invest Your Technology Strategy for 2022

Defend and Invest Your Technology Strategy for 2022Did you get a short break at Christmas? Even if it was just a few days, that break can give you a clear mind about where to take your business this year. We call this the January Refresh & Refocus.Let us tell you the two technology areas that will be the most important in 2022. They are Defend and Invest. Defend is about


Dec 01 2021
How to Identify a “Smishing” Attempt on Your Smartphone

How to Identify a “Smishing” Attempt on Your Smartphone

Have you been receiving texts from political candidates, manufacturers, insurance companies, fundraising campaigns, or any other strange messages? If so, you’re probably scratching your head wondering how they got your phone number because you know for a fact that you have never sent them texts before. There’s a simple explanation for those unexplained texts. It’s called “smishing”, and it has become extremely common. Not only


Nov 27 2021

What are Virtual Chief Information Officer Services?

Are you a business owner or a Business Manager who has got no time or expertise to look at the IT expense as a whole? Well, this is where your Virtual CIO or Virtual Chief Information Officer comes in handy.Now, mainly most of the bigger Organizations have this as an exclusive role, but most of the SMB market try to pass on this role to


Nov 24 2021
3 Unbreakable Rules Of Business Technology

3 Unbreakable Rules Of Business Technology

Like it or not, technology in business has become one of the driving factors behind so many companies.   It’s no longer a game of who you know, what you sell or your unique selling point. The top-performing companies are using technology to beat out the competition and see year on year growth even during uncertain times.   In this article, I am going to



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