Hyper-convergence is your data centre in a box, an all-inclusive hardware and software package to manage your business.
Planning for the future can be tricky, especially when it comes to predicting technology trends and new IT products that don’t even exist yet.
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.
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.
Cybercrime has become a major problem in Australia, with over 114,000 reports of cybercrime registered with the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) since 2014.
The handling of sensitive customer data in the digital world has become so important that the Federal Government has legislated mandatory data breach notifications, which started in February 2018.
Cybercrime is a real threat to small business in Australia today, with 516,380 businesses falling victim to attacks in 2017 alone.
Despite this, more than half of SMBs in our country are unprepared for a cyber attack.
This makes small businesses extremely vulnerable to attack, and the consequences of not being prepared can be devastating.
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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