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…

Comparing laptops

Home vs Business Thinking of buying a new laptop for business? Consider that a business-grade laptop might be the way to go. It’s more expensive than the models you see in Harvey Norman and Dick Smith, but there are some distinct advantages of buying business-grade:             1. Easier to network…

What is big data?

Turning data into insights. IDC tells us that 90 per cent of the world’s total data has been created in the past two years. Thanks to the sharp rise of social networking and mobile computing, data is now being created as fast as it is being collected. IDC predicts the digital universe will expand this year…

The future of cars

Self-driving cars. Are they just around the corner? Over the next five years we are going to see amazing leaps in the technology that drives our cars. As a bit of a techno-geek I got excited by a recent infographic I saw on Mashable (www.mashable.com). This gives you a glimpse into the not too distant…

Microsoft in the Cloud

Cloud is an innovative way to deliver IT software and services without the files sitting on your PCs and servers. So long as a computer or tablet can connect to the Internet, it can access the Cloud. More and more technologies are moving to the Cloud as web technologies advance and the cost of delivering…