Reports have been circulating in the media of cyber attacks aimed at Australia. These reports mention a sophisticated attack targeting Australian businesses and government departments, using a variety of methods such as exploits and phishing attacks.
It’s that time of year again. IT leaders are juggling competing demands and dollars, trying to make big plans fit into a rather more modest budget. Before heading down that well-worn path of replacing old technology with new, how about testing the status quo, and checking if that is really the best fit? Here’s our guide to creating an IT budget that will help you to do more in the coming financial year.
A keyword for all IT and business leaders now is adapt. Whatever your role, if you are involved in keeping your business systems on track, helping clients to stay online, or making sure staff can collaborate, this year has been one big series of adapting to new circumstances. IT professionals are accustomed to dealing with change and thriving on challenges, but by now, fatigue may be setting in. Streamline IT helps support your in house team and can solve many of their everyday frustrations.
Multi Factor Authentication is free, easy to use, and adds an extra layer of defense to your IT security. You just cannot afford not to enable this incredibly effective feature in your organisation. Australian businesses are losing millions of dollars to scammers each month, with over 80% of hacking-related breaches caused by stolen or weak passwords, or phishing scams. Strong passwords are no longer enough, so tightening the methods in which we access our business applications is crucial in reducing risk.
An IT project can be one of the largest tasks a business undertakes. While great planning and the right engagement is vital, ensuring everyone knows what their roles and responsibilities are throughout the process will eliminate any setbacks. Here are 6 key areas that will help make your project implementation a success.
If ever there was a time for cloud to show its value, it is in the midst of a pandemic. While the first priority must, of course, be health, it has become clear that enabling people to work from anywhere, and to collaborate with customers, colleagues and patients is essential for economic survival. Still, could organisations be getting greater value from their cloud investments? The answer is yes, absolutely, and this forms the basis of an essential cloud migration phase.
As more and more of our daily processes move online, so too does the rise in the number of passwords we need to create and store. The consequences of opting for simple passwords or using them across many accounts can be disastrous. With phishing scams and data breaches on the rise, it is vital now more than ever to adopt measures that protect your personal details from cybercriminals.
In part one of our cloud series, we took a look at the essential research you should perform before embarking on a cloud project. There is no substitute for doing your homework if you are to get the right outcome. But once you’ve established that the proposed solution suits your needs, identified the business problems you are solving, and considered security, it is time to look at implementation.
In its early days, cloud was oversold in some quarters as the solution to all business IT problems, so it is little wonder the more experienced IT professionals were sceptical. Now the initial burst of hype over cloud has abated, and better-designed service offerings are available, cloud offers many advantages – and an equal number of pitfalls. So, how does your business get better results from cloud technologies?
To say these are uncertain times would be a colossal understatement. With nations in lockdown and ten percent wiped off the ASX in a day, now is the time for steady, experienced leadership. Unsurprisingly, organisations are seeking savings and efficiencies, and those unhappy with IT investment must urgently rectify the situation. At times like this, businesses are more dependent than ever on technology to allow them to navigate through volatile waters. But what if technology isn’t well aligned with the organisation’s strategic goals?