Technology is everywhere in the modern age, including small business where it is vital to stay updated to remain competitive.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are today most vulnerable to cyber attacks as they are ill-prepared to deal with this modern day menace. Cyber crimes or cyber-enabled crimes hit one in four Australians – or over 6 million Australians – every day, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). A lot of these attacks on individuals are aimed at getting access to systems of enterprises they are employed in. Many of these enterprises are small and medium businesses.
Office communications were once simple as we all co-existed in the same space.
We would chat around the water cooler, share lunch together, meet together and socialise together to form bonds between office staff.
No longer does your company data need to be stored on local computers with the physical speed of connections varying considerably. Taking your business into the cloud offers so many advantages for businesses of all sizes, including saving time and money. But there are risks, many of which can be mitigated if managed carefully.
Small business owners under the pump often find themselves wearing the hats of CEO, receptionist, accountant, PR manager, and salesperson. “IT manager” gets pushed to the bottom of the pile, and many entrepreneurs feel they don’t have the time or financial resources to take advantage of the best digital technology available.
Promising faster service, more flexibility, and greater reliability, edge computing is a trend many are examining closely. We look at the future of computing and how it will change the network as we know it.
Cloud services are a massive industry with forecasts showing that Australians will spend $4.6 billion this year alone.
There are numerous reasons why so many small businesses are looking to the cloud for their data and system storage. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider making the switch today.
A natural disaster can be devastating for business, especially if it means downtime or the loss of critical information. In Australia and New Zealand, we are subject to a raft of natural disasters that include cyclones, earthquakes, fires and severe storms and flooding.
These disasters can deal out heavy damage to business premises and the server and IT technology housed within. How would you respond if a natural disaster impacted you? How long would you be out of business for? And would some—or all—of your data be lost forever?
Last year, global-leading research and advisory company, Gartner Inc, released a report predicting by 2020, 90% of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure services. “As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organisations will shift toward more industrialised, less tailored options,” said DD Mishra, research director at Gartner in a statement.
When you are setting up or upgrading existing IT operations in small business, there are many new technologies and considerations to factor in.
Here is your ultimate checklist to ensure all your IT needs are met and that your data and business operations are secure and available to access by all staff members.
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