Have you ever had that gut-wrenching moment when you realise that a critical piece of data or vital email has been deleted? It can happen to the best of us. Typically, after perhaps muttering a few choice words, we begin retrieval efforts, hoping against hope that not only has the data in question been backed up, but also that it can be quickly found. Still, if you are using Microsoft 365, everything important is backed up safely, right?
The one constant about business technology is that it is forever changing. This state of flux is what draws the creators, the innovators and the inventors to a career path that is endlessly eventful. The emergence of cloud, though, has caused a level of acceleration akin to Usain Bolt in an Olympic final. At the centre of this new technology world is Microsoft Azure, the cloud platform of choice for businesses of all types and sizes.
So, what is Azure, what should you know about it, and how do you know if it is the right platform for you? Here’s a quick FAQ to get you started.
When full-service Brisbane IT company TechPath evaluated the needs of its customers as they navigate a path into the cloud, it became clear that equipping all staff with a strong knowledge of the Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms would add exceptional value.
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.
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?
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.