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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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Small business? Do more business with digital

Posted on May 21, 2018

Small Business Do More Business With Digital

Until recently, small businesses were limited in terms of market size. Local was local; and there wasn’t much to discuss beyond that. Over time, digital networks overcame this constraint, and today many small operators compete directly with large enterprises every day. Particularly during the last decade;…

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Is the data centre dead?

Posted on May 18, 2018

Is The Data Centre Dead

Cloud computing has become a preferred infrastucture model for many enterprises in the modern world. Australian Bureau of Statistics data has shown that the number of Australian businesses using commercial cloud computing services rose from 19 percent to 31 per cent from 2013-14 to 2015-16. But…

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Voice communication making a comeback

Posted on May 15, 2018

Voice Making Comeback

Something unexpected is happening in the digital age: voice communication is making a comeback. Perhaps upon reflection we shouldn’t be too surprised by this: after all, voice has always been at the heart of how people connect. If one thinks of human speech as having been around for 24 hours, then…

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