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Tips for choosing the best BYO Device for your child

As a growing number of Australian schools introduce ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) with many making it compulsory, a portable computer will now be added to your child’s back to school list. But selecting the right (BYOD) computer for your kids can be daunting. What do you need to buy, that will last, work well, [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Articles, Hardware, Tech Trends and Tips|0 Comments

7 tips for better eye health in the work place

If you spend more than 2 hours a day in front of a screen then you are at risk of suffering digital eye strain. Limiting our time in front of a screen for less than 2 hours a day these days is just not an option so here are some tips on what we recommend you [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, Productivity|0 Comments

Additions to Microsoft’s clever Surface family

Following the release of the Microsoft Surface Studio, Surface Laptop and Surface Pro last quarter, we are now expecting two new members in the Surface family. Late last month Microsoft announced the introduction of the Surface Pro LTE and the Surface Book 2 with pre-orders being taken from this month and delivery starting soon after. [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, News and General|0 Comments

KRACK WPA2 security vulnerability update

Late Monday a serious vulnerability in the Wi-Fi security protocol known as WPA2, was announced worldwide. This vulnerability has been named KRACK, a portmanteau of Key Renegotiation Attack. WPA2 is used universally as the most secure of the wireless encryption protocols, the previous protocols being WEP and WPA. This vulnerability applies also to WPA, and [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

New Locky Ransomware – what you need to know..

While Petya and WannaCry grabbed all the headlines recently, they were largely unsuccessful in that they made almost no money from ransoms – not so with Locky. The Locky ransomware was much more successful in this area, in what has been estimated as a $1 billion USD revenue for ransomware in 2016. Around the 1st [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Managed Services, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

Could your business benefit from Artificial Intelligence (AI) now?

Meet Alexa, Amazon's Artificial Intelligence personality Much to my wife and daughter's amusement (very different types of amusement), I introduced a new woman into our home recently... Not an actual person, but Alexa, Amazon's Artificial Intelligence personality as part of the Amazon Echo Dot product. Not officially sold in Australia yet, a fellow security/tech-crazy friend [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Business Value, Tech Trends and Tips|0 Comments

Local networks still important in the IoT….

For the first 25 years we’ve known about the Internet, it’s been an “Internet of Screens”, powered by an “Internet of Servers”. We’ve connected to the Internet via desktop computers, laptop computers, mobile phones and more recently TVs, watches, and health monitors. What’s different about the Internet of Things – a.k.a IoT – is that [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services|0 Comments

Our take on the new Surface Pro

Photo: Microsoft The new Surface Pro, announced by Microsoft May 23rd, is probably the most anticipated Surface product since the original Surface Pro was announced and launched in February 2013. The Surface Pro 4 (SP4) was a minor upgrade to the Surface Pro 3, but a popular one with our customers and staff, [...]

NBN Internet a risk for Australian SME’s

Australian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are currently being offered connections to the NBN, but many are unsure if it’s right for their organisation. For most SMEs outside of the Central Business Districts of Australia's Capital cities, the NBN will come as a Fibre to the Node (FTTN) connection, with the "last mile" being traditional copper [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Business Value, NBN, Tech Trends and Tips|0 Comments

Don’t get harpooned by a Whaler…

"Whaling" is a social engineering attack achieved often with a bare minimum of technological assistance, a simple but effective scam where an organisation's authority figure such as a CEO/CIO/CFO is impersonated, usually by email, in order to authorise some form of illegitimate data or funds transfer. Some of the successful scams have been very simple, [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Business Value, Managed Services, Security|0 Comments