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The threat of DDOS attacks and how to mitigate them

Posted on July 02, 2018

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Ever since computers became mainstream in Australian offices, the threat of viruses and other malicious intrusions have been an issue that IT managers have needed to mitigate. And the latest threat businesses have to fear are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which can shut down an entire…

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Why the end of copper could be the start of something great

Posted on June 29, 2018

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For many businesses, telephony services are an ongoing source of dissatisfaction because of the gap between what is promised and what is delivered by mainstream telcos. As a result, enterprises often feel powerless when it comes to setting up phone lines, Internet services and other office technology…

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Boom in cloud adoption driving Australian IT transformation

Posted on June 11, 2018

Boom In Cloud Adoption Driving Australian It Transformation

The cloud has matured to such an extent that many organisations are now following a cloud-first or even a cloud-only strategy. Alongside this, momentum in software-defined infrastructure, containers and DevOps is fuelling the transformation of IT as business leaders look for increased agility from their…

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In-House PBX is so 90's! It's time to move to the Cloud

Posted on June 07, 2018

In House Pbx Is So 90S Its Time To Move To The Cloud

It's time for SMEs to get off the ground and into the cloud. If you’re still tethered to your desk with an old-school analog POTS (plain old telephone system) or IP-VoIP, you're behind the times. Your competitors are working in the cloud while eating your lunch. In fact, your competitors can stop for…

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Best Practice to reduce the risk of toll fraud

Posted on June 05, 2018

Best Practice To Reduce The Risk Of Toll Fraud

Toll fraud, or the unauthorised use of phone lines, is costly for both telecommunications companies as well as their customers. However there are some simple steps which can be taken to better protect yourself and your business to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of toll fraud. What is toll…

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5 smart reasons to get your small business in the cloud

Posted on June 01, 2018

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Small businesses are moving away from the traditional model of desktop computers and expensive software licences. You’re more likely to be working across your phone, a tablet and a laptop than spending all your working hours at a desk with your hard drive. Getting into the cloud doesn't have to mean…

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Why the office desk phone is far from dead

Posted on May 28, 2018

Why The Office Desk Phone Is Far From Dead

The rise of mobile telecommunications is paving the way for the demise of the landline telephone in Australian homes. Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) figures show that in 2009, nine out of 10 Australian households had a landline phone in their home. By late 2016, a quarter of the…

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Business Continuity Action Plan

Posted on May 25, 2018

Business Continuity Action Plan

It is essential that every business has a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). It means when disaster hits, your organisation can continue operating and have the resilience to recover quickly. What makes a good Business Continuity Plan (BCP)? Also known as a Business Continuity Action Plan or Business…

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Public vs private hosting: your best cloud computing solution

Posted on May 23, 2018

How To Get Started With Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is not a new concept, but the options available to businesses today are paving new ground for data sharing. The evolution of storing data in 'the cloud' began back in the 1950s, when companies employed time-sharing on computers to allow multiple users access to information on separate…

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