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Chris Troncone - IT Service Delivery Manager

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How much downtime can your business tolerate?

If you're trying to get your head around the difference between back up & business continuity, it ultimately comes down to downtime. How much can your business tolerate?

We strongly recommend every SMB has business continuity in place. Traditional back up isn't enough anymore to protect against all the cyber-threats that continuously try to push their way into your business.
Of course there's a cost, but in the long run you have peace of mind knowing you won't be losing days, weeks or even months of data if your business gets hit. Imagine how costly that would be.

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Office 365 Outlook. How does email in the cloud stack up for SME's?

Cutting to the chase, if you choose to take your business down the cloud-based-email path, you're going to be paying for more than just email. The Office 365 cloud offering (o365) is subscription-based and bundles together the standard Microsoft suite of products you likely use every day - Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.  

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BEC scams are big business in the Illawarra

Ever heard of a BEC scam? It's hitting the Illawarra and has the ability to cripple your business's cash flow if you and your team aren't alert. Watch my video to see how scammers are getting away with it.

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New data breach notification laws - do you have a plan?

In November 2017, HP researched 528 SMB's (10 - 99 employees) in Australia and found that 57% of them admitted to not undertaking any sort of IT security risk assessment in the last 12 months, despite a series of high profile breaches in that time. That's 57% of businesses that did not have any idea  as to how at risk their business was to a breach.

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Ransomware is everywhere

Our Business Continuity partner Datto recently published their annual State of the Channel Ransomware Report with findings that confirm Ransomware has truly become an unforgiving (and often costly) intrusion on SME's. And it's not going away any time soon.

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Know when the NBN will be at your door

NBNCo have improved the amount of rollout information they provide on their website. Our Marketing Manager Monique explains in the video (1:33) below.

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Security for your mobile team

 
For the purposes of this post, consider a mobile team to be anyone that can do any of the  following via any type of  mobile device (smartphones, tablets, laptops, PDA's and so on): 

 

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Why OneDrive, Dropbox & Google Drive aren't so good for business

When it comes to cloud storage for business, your security & productivity are paramount.
OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive & other similar cloud providers are affordable (often free) & easy to use, but dig a little deeper and you'll see where they fall down in these two key areas and can cause more harm than good for business users.

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The right time to refresh your IT hardware

Investing in new IT hardware can be expensive depending on your business needs, so it's not uncommon to avoid outlaying more money than you have to, any sooner than you really have to. 

But there does come a point when loss of productivity comes into the mix, perhaps costing you more than new hardware does. 

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Web browsers: the right pick for your business

With the recent launch of Windows 10, there's a new kid on the web-browser block - Microsoft Edge.

Replacing Internet Explorer, it looks to have a promising future for Windows 10 users. It's fast, intuitive and built to help you do what you do, simply with less distraction.
That being said, Microsoft are flushing out some bugs and it could be an iteration or two before we see a mass embrace of this shiny new way of web browsing.

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