The Heartbleed Bug

What is Heartbleed? So by now you may have heard of the Heartbleed bug- but what exactly is it? The problem affects a piece of software called OpenSSL, used for security on popular web servers. With OpenSSL, websites can provide encrypted information to visitors, so the data transferred (including usernames, passwords and cookies) cannot be…

The Privacy Reforms

Are you prepared for the Privacy Reforms? Late last year the government made a number of changes to the Privacy Act that took effect on 12 March 2014. If your business collects and processes personal or sensitive information, these changes affect you. It is important to prepare your business in order to achieve full compliance…

Are you embracing BYOA?

Your staff are embracing BYOA, but are you? Australian enterprises are struggling to keep up with the new ‘bring your own app’ (BYOA) trend taking over workplace cultures, with two-thirds already reporting their staff use personal applications for work. The research by tech analyst firm Telsyte, surveyed more than 460 ICT decision makers on their organisations’…

5 apps to keep you on track

Must-have productivity apps for people on the go If your job means being on the road or in the air most of the time, you know how challenging it can be to keep both your personal and professional worlds organised. In an ideal world, you would have a fantastic personal assistant keeping everything running. However,…

The End for XP

Microsoft XP – Going, going, gone! As mentioned in our previous blog – ‘The End is Near!’ , from 8th April Microsoft will no longer support the Windows XP operating system and we suggest anyone still running XP on their PC or laptop should upgrade now. What does “end of support” mean? Microsoft will no longer provide…

Don’t risk a blackout!

Don’t risk a blackout We’ve all been there – working hard on your important document and the power goes out. Losing work in this way is extremely frustrating, but it can be avoided! Here are some simple tips to prepare yourself for the next black out: Make sure you are “auto-saving” your work Programs like…

The Privacy Reforms

Are you prepared for the Privacy Reforms?  Late last year the government made a number of changes to the Privacy Act that will take effect from 12 March 2014. If your business collects and processes personal or sensitive information, these changes will affect you! It is important to prepare your business in order to achieve…

WatchGuard WAPs

As mentioned in our previous blog: WatchGuard Firewalls, the work environment is changing, and many offices now require wireless access to their network. The solution may seem simple enough, with hundreds of wireless access point (WAP) devices available, at increasingly competitive prices. However before taking the plunge, it is crucial to remember that opening access to…

HP DL380p G8 Server Deal!

Buy a HP DL380p this month and save. Powered by Intel Xeon® Processor Get a great price on a HP DL380p server this month. Plus collect up to $500 cash-back (ex GST) It’s definitely the right time to buy. About the HP ProLiant DL380 G8 Server HP ProLiant DL380 series Server are the top selling…

The IT Budget

What is a good benchmark for deciding how much to spend on IT for your business? We have read the findings from leading IT research firms such as Gartner and Computer Economics and these are our main take-aways. Proportion of income. The general consensus is that businesses spend between 2% and 6% of their annual income…