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…

Polish your PowerPoint

6 tips for polishing up your PowerPoint presentation! A professional presentation can have a lasting impression on your clients and stakeholders so here are our six favourite tips for polishing up your PowerPoint: 1. Position your elements correctly. It’s important to align your images and text boxes to make your slides look neat and tidy.…

Banking in the future

From picking up bread and milk to covering your share of dinner, the way you pay for everyday staples just changed forever… Made possible by the convergence of world-class technologies, Commonwealth Bank have the world’s first ‘Tap and Pay’ service with Samsung Galaxy S4′s embedded NFC technology that enables mobile payment at any MasterCard® PayPassTM…

7 habits of good security

You might not think about it when you’re caught up browsing the web, shopping and interacting on social media, but you are the first line of defence to protect against cyber security risks. The power to be safe is in your hands and at your fingertips. Developing and maintaining good habits can make online activity…

Are you PCI compliant?

Closed to Risk, Open for Business: Is your business PCI compliant? What is PCI DSS and does it apply to my business? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.  Essentially, these…

Apps for business travelers

5 must have apps for business travelers Here are five mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet that will help make any work trip more productive: 1. TripIt Travel usually involves bookings for flights, accommodation and rental cars. Add to that scheduled meetings, dinners, directions to the hotel and you end up with a lot of…