Refresh your aging network!

Four reasons to refresh your aging network Innovation in business requires innovation in the IT network and this makes your network more relevant than ever before. The growing number of devices and traffic need to be managed in a cost-effective and secure way to help you focus less on keeping the lights on and more…

90’s IT nostalgia

90’s IT nostalgia I was browsing www.mashable.com recently and they had a great article reminiscing about IT in schools back in the ‘90s. Let’s take a field trip back to the technology that made us productive students of the 90’s! What Dropbox? Floppy discs were the way to go (but they could only store half a photo).…

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…