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3 February 2020 2:21 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Hackers Using Coronavirus to Spread Malicious Malware

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Coronavirus outbreak to infiltrate inboxes with malicious malware, so they can spy on victims and steal financial data.

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30 January 2020 1:13 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Windows 7 End of Support: Have You Upgraded Your Business Systems?

January 14 2020 marked the end of support for Windows 7. This means Microsoft will no longer provides security updates, fixes, or technical assistance, leaving your PC at greater risk from viruses and ransomware. If you haven’t already started moving your business systems to Windows 10, you need to make the move – sooner rather than later.

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16 January 2020 2:01 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

The New Criminals Targeting Your Inbox: How to Avoid Email Scams

From schoolchildren to grandparents, everyone with an inbox has received scam emails that take a mass distribution approach. There is, though, a new breed of scam that is carefully targeted at businesses… and some are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars before they find out.

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19 December 2019 3:45 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Minding Your Business: The In-Demand Skill for Today’s IT Professional

A glance at recruitment headlines could give the impression that IT is just about knowing your way around DevOps, AWS or Java, a purely technical role in the organisation. Sometimes, it is important to remind ourselves that IT isn’t just about technology. The skills and characteristics of today’s IT professional must extend far beyond the latest certifications.

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18 November 2019 12:06 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

A Gap in the Cloud: Is Your Cloud Backup as Safe as You Think?

We talk often about the importance of backing up data, and it is gratifying to see that the message is getting through. More often than not, organisations we encounter have a growing awareness of the value of data. Business leaders are more aware of the risk involved in losing access to data, even for a short while. With seemingly perfect timing, a wealth of cloud services emerged to make life easier. After all, when you’re using an app and click save, someone, somewhere, is protecting that data, right?

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24 October 2019 12:39 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Efficiency Measures That Make Business Safer

We can all be at risk from our own hectic agendas. In spite of all the devices and apps at our disposal, we strain to fit everything in – and in the midst of it all, sometimes important actions are missed. Sometimes, we take a calculated risk, where we weigh the importance of seeing a child’s football game against a ‘soft’ work deadline. Other times, when we are pulled into the vortex of overload, the process is less managed, and risk increases without us noticing. That is where some simple efficiency measures can make your business safer.

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22 October 2019 2:09 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Alert: Malicious Dropbox Links in Circulation

Fraudulent Dropbox Email Containing Malicious Link Over the last few days, we have received numerous reports from clients who have received a fraudulent email posing as a purchase order via a Dropbox link. The body of the email informs the receiver that a new purchase order has been shared with them and includes a purchase order […]

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30 September 2019 12:54 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

Should I Move My Business Internet to the NBN?

No matter what type of business you are in, the right internet connection is one of the most important decisions you will make. With the rollout of the NBN due for completion by 2020, businesses will soon need to decide whether they will make the switch or consider other alternatives.

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5 September 2019 2:06 pm

Author:

Rachael Adams

How To Put Your Business Through An Efficiency Bootcamp

We hear a lot in the IT world about efficiency. In fact, you’d be hard pushed to find a brochure or media release that didn’t use the word at least once. It is a worthy aim; we all want to do things better, smarter, but with less effort. There’s a saying that ‘efficiency is intelligent laziness’. While I don’t see it as lazy to seek improved outcomes for equal or less effort, I see it as a necessary part of delivering more.

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27 August 2019 9:08 am

Author:

Rachael Adams

The Four Things Slowing Down Your Key Business Applications

It decreases productivity and squashes employee morale, sluggish application delivery is often dismissed as ‘just the way it is’. But if you catch your sales reps drumming their fingers while waiting for a file to load, or your counter staff have to explain to customers that the system is running a little slow – again – then there are four common culprits that may be slowing business applications and undermining your business.

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