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.
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.
NBNCo have improved the amount of rollout information they provide on their website. Our Marketing Manager Monique explains in the video (1:33) below.
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):
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.
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.
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.
With cybercrime being such a lucrative business, it's no wonder a new threat pops up every other day. McAfee's 2014 report noted that the cybercrime industry is said to now be costing the global economy anywhere between $375b - $500b annually (& growing).
Sadly the phenomenal amount of illegal activity this equates to can easily instill fear in any business owner, or person responsible for protecting business information.
To remain alert, it's important to understand the seven different types of cybercrime threats to your business - all of which fall under the term 'malware' - a digital threat.
We took a quick poll in the office, and learned that hardly anyone uses the Windows key for shortcuts. A few didn't even realise what the Windows key was! Could the same be said for your workplace?
It's human nature to be at least a little suspicious when Microsoft want to give away their latest upgrade to Windows 10 for free (to existing version 7 or 8.1 users).
It promises to include new functionality, user experience & intelligence which makes upgrading worthwhile.
But what are you getting for 'nothing'? Summarised by Microsofts' Joe Belfiore as delivering a personal experience, helping you get things done and "way more fun", we've taken a look at this new offering from Microsoft and put together our thoughts on which areas will benefit you and your team most.