What you need to know about the new Federal Information Processing Standards

The Australian and United States governments take computer security very seriously.

While there is military grade encryption in that sector, the government sector is also protected by the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) which has been developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and approved by the Secretary of Commerce.

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Help at hand for small businesses making the transition to digital

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. 

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Edge Technology

The future is on the edge

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. 

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10 reasons for cloud computing for small business

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. 

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Connection issues with remote application servers and how they can be avoided

The modern world means that all of our work assets and operations are rarely housed in one office building anymore. With the increasing technology in mobile devices, workers are able to operate in the field and have access to company systems through the use of remote application servers.

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business resilience

Building Better Business Resilience

In days gone by, businesses used to deal with the possibility of risk by buying good insurance. Although still important these days, it is not enough to ensure survival. Businesses need to identify risk, then take action to mitigate those challenges and improve their chances of recovery. In short, organisations need to take steps to build business resilience to ensure work can continue when—not if—a crisis hits. 

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Disaster Recovery – Are you ready?

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?

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